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Dority & Manning and Wisnia PC Secure $3.1M Victory for Client in Copyright Suit

Denver, Colorado (March 14, 2024) – Dority & Manning and Wisnia PC proudly announce a significant victory for their client, The Capture Eleven Group, in a recent copyright lawsuit against Otter Products LLC. Following a trial in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, a federal jury ruled in favor of The Capture Eleven Group, awarding approximately $3.1 million in damages.

The case centered on allegations that Otter Products unlawfully copied various images owned by The Capture Eleven Group, a business founded by photographer Justin L’Heureux. Despite the jury’s acknowledgment of an implied license between the parties, it found Otter Products had utilized the images “outside the scope of any implied license,” resulting in an award of $114,000 for actual damages and an additional $3 million in profits attributed to the unauthorized use of certain images.

For securing this victory, D&M proudly recognizes the exceptional litigation team members, Howard N. Wisnia, Nicole Cunningham and Tim F. Williams.

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