UAL sued WAL over Devon Larratt photo, Copyright Infringement, 06 April 2016

Devon Larratt - double biceps, Ultimate Armwrestling League (UAL) │ Photo Source: Ultimate Armwrestling League
Devon Larratt – double biceps, Ultimate Armwrestling League (UAL) │ Photo Source: Ultimate Armwrestling League

UPDATE (13 FEB 2017): WAL might have reached an agreement with UAL, considering that on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 there was filed a “STIPULATION to Dismiss Case pursuant to FRCP 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) filed by defendant WAL Branding And Marketing, LLC.(Brown, William) ” – you can find more info on pacermonitor.com.

Now let’s see what FRCP 41(a)(1)(A)(ii) means, I underlined with blue color the important part: According to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure › TITLE VI. TRIALS ► Rule 41. Dismissal of Actions ► (a) Voluntary Dismissal. ► (1) By the Plaintiff. ► (A) Without a Court Order. Subject to Rules 23(e), 23.1(c), 23.2, and 66 and any applicable federal statute, the plaintiff may dismiss an action without a court order by filing: ► (ii) a stipulation of dismissal signed by all parties who have appeared. – You can find more info on Rule 41. Dismissal of Actions | Federal Rules of Civil Procedure | LII / Legal Information Institute – www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/rule_41

I did some research and this is the original UAL – Ultimate Armwrestling League photo with Devon Larratt – double biceps flexing, photo published by UAL on facebook in August 2013.

An altered version of this photo appeared during an October 2015 airing of ESPN’s SportsNation program, even though UAL never gave its rival WAL – World Armwrestling League permission to use it.

The case is Ultimate Armwrestling League LLC v. WAL Branding and Marketing LLC et al., case number 8:16-cv-00642, in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Read more about this case on law360.com ► Armwrestling Leagues Tussle Over Photo In IP Suit

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 COMPLAINT Receipt No: 0973-17600928 – Fee: $400, filed by Plaintiff Ultimate Armwrestling League, LLC, a California Corporation. (Attorney Alexander Cortlin Eisner added to party Ultimate Armwrestling League, LLC, a California Corporation(pty:bkmov))(Eisner, Alexander). You can follow the legal details of this case on pacermonitor ► Ultimate Armwrestling League, LLC, v. WAL Branding and Marketing, LLC et al

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