United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
August 27, 2003
NATIONAL SATELLITE SPORTS, INC., PLAINTIFF, VS. JUAREZ TACO'S INC., D/B/A EL CAIV1PEON, ESTHER'S (PLACE, INC., D/B/A EL CAMPEONL ESTHER GONZALES, INDIVIDUALLY, AND JUAN A. GUTIERREZ, INDIVIDUALLY, DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: James Moran, Senior District Judge
MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER
Plaintiff seeks total damages of $152,246.96 for defendants' unauthorized telecast of a boxing match on April 29, 2000. There is no doubt that defendants were well aware that the telecast was unauthorized. They should have paid $20 times the authorized maximum occupancy Of the bar, and they paid nothing. We are not told what the occupancy maximum was, other than that there were approximately 50 patrons present and there were several bartenders. We estimate, from that, a maximum occupancy of 150. In those circumstances, we believe that the appropriate damages are $20 times 150, times seven (to build in a deterrence factor), plus fees and costs of $2,246.96, or $23,246.96. [ Page 1]
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