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The Plaintiff in this copyright infringement lawsuit is a professional photographer who took two photographs of the Defendant’s business, the Taprock Northwest Grill in Grants Pass, Oregon.

The Complaint alleges that Defendant exceeded an oral license for use of one image (the Photographer was paid “$200.00 in cash and one gift card in an amount of $100.00″) and had no authority to use the second image. 

The dispute has been going on since July 2014 with apparently many failed attempts by Plaintiff to resolve the matter amicably. The Complaint alleges that Defendant has also filed a declaratory judgment action in Circuit Court, which Plaintiff intends to challenge with a Motion to Dismiss.

Mander v. Southern Oregon Elmer’s LLC

Court Case Number: 1:17-cv-01298-CL
File Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
Plaintiff: Jasmandeep Mander
Plaintiff Counsel: Mathew L. Higbee, Esq. of Higbee & Associates
Defendant: Southern Oregon Elmer’s, LLC., abn Taprock Northwest Grill
Cause: Copyright Infringement
Court: District of Oregon
Judge: Mark D. Clarke