LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles business that assists private and public nonprofits write grants alleges that text from a pamphlet is unlawfully being used.
The Grantsmanship Center Inc. filed a complaint on May 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Grant Writing USA Inc. and Does 1-10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that copyrighted text it uses in a pamphlet on grant writing is being used by the defendant in materials it sells or disseminates to its customers. The plaintiff alleges that the defendant's materials contain straightforward verbatim copies of its text.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks enjoin the defendant, profits and statutory damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott Alan Burroughs and David R. Shein of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 2:17-cv-03980-R-AFM