A federal judge didn’t pull any punches—or puns—in an opinion ordering a bar owner to pay for intercepting pay-per-view boxing matches.
“This case is the latest round in an ongoing bout between pay-per-view licensors of professional boxing matches and commercial establishments intercepting such programming. J & J is a pay-per-view distributor and licensor,” U.S. District Judge Berle M. Schiller of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania wrote in his opinion in J&J Sports Productions’ case against Lawrence Smalls.
“J & J scores a technical knockout in the amount of $2,200. Lawrence Smalls and Small Gnt, Inc. are jointly and severally liable for this amount.”