LOS ANGELES – A Rancho Circle corporation is accused of using a New York man's copyrighted photograph without authorization.
Andrew Paul Leonard filed a complaint on June 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Lifepharm Inc. and Does 1 through 10 alleging copyright infringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from having his two-dimensional image "Scanning Electron Microscopy of Human Bone Marrow Stem Cells 3" used without his consent. The plaintiff holds Lifepharm Inc, and Does 1 through 10 responsible because the defendants allegedly publicly displayed plaintiff's images on their website without giving credit to the plaintiff.
The plaintiff seeks to enjoin the defendants, statutory damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Stephen M. Doniger, Scott A. Burroughs and Howard S. Han of Doniger/Burroughs in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:17-cv-04224-DDP-JEM