Shay Phillips, Ltd. is well versed in defending or settling matters involving technology, intellectual property, and the internet. We can help you if you have received a letter regarding Joe Hand Promotions, Inc., UFC, or have been sued. We assist individuals and businesses throughout the United States (in federal matters such as this) and especially the Midwest. For more information, read below.
Joe Hand Promotions & UFC relationship
According to its fans and promoters, mixed martial arts is one of the fastest growing sports in America. The biggest brand in that sport is Ultimate Fighting Championship. It generates revenue by selling the rights to distribute UFC bouts to others. One distributor is Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. In Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, Joe Hand has filed over 334 lawsuits.
Joe Hand's policing of bars and taverns
Joe Hand Promotions polices bars, taverns, and other establishments to determine if its owners are not paying to broadcasting UFC bouts. When it believes an owner has not paid it enough, Joe Hand Productions lawyers send a letter.
Joe Hand Productions attorneys
Currently, the Pennsylvania firm of Jekielek & Janis LLP represents Joe Hand Productions. The most recent letters this firm has seen demand $12,500 to settle the purported violation of its distribution rights. The letter also threatens personal exposure to statutory damages greater than $100,000, attorneys fees and costs, and the cost of defending a law suit. So, what should you do?
What to do when you get a Joe Hand Promotions letter
First and foremost, do not call or speak to Joe Hand's attorneys. Contact your own attorney. While we would appreciate the opportunity to help you out, given our focus in cases like this, its important that you speak to some legal counsel.
Secondly, do not destroy any evidence. Do not get rid of TVs, laptops, or delete social media posts. Even if you did nothing wrong, or thought it was innocent to do so, a court might consider this "spoliation of evidence" and draw adverse conclusions from doing so.
We are familiar with recent court rulings, federal procedures, and other information pertinent to the Joe Hand Production cases. For example, in Central District of Illinois case number 14-3054, Joe Hand only received a judgment of $3,278.50, despite the Defendant failing to appear to defend himself. We can use this information to either defend against the claims or attempt to reach a more favorable settlement for you. Call us for a free consultation.