LOS ANGELES – An independent production studio alleges two Australian individuals are unlawfully using its photos and stalking its employees.
Thunder Studios Inc. filed a complaint on Feb. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Charif Kazal Tony Kazal and Does 1 to 100 alleging copyright infringement and stalking.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it has suffered damages to its business and that the defendants are stalking it and its employees. The plaintiff holds Charif Kazal, Tony Kazal and Does 1 to 100 responsible because the defendants allegedly used plaintiff's photographs on their website, and failed to respond to the plaintiff's request to take down the copyrighted photographs, and have emailed plaintiff's employees with inflammatory and libelous statements.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks general damages not less than $5 million, enjoin the defendants, actual damages, exemplary and punitive damages, all legal fees plus interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Seth W. Wiener of Law Offices of Seth W. Wiener in San Ramon.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-00871-KS