Have You Received a Letter From Attorney Thomas P. Riley?
If you just received a letter in the mail from Thomas P. Riley, you may be wondering: Who is this guy, and why is he exaggerating or making false allegations that my business illegally displayed a boxing match available on pay-per-view or a streaming service?
Well, you’re not alone! In just the Central District of California, covering Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County, Mr. Riley has filed a staggering 2,834 cases, all on behalf of boxing promoters claiming illegal showings of their boxing matches.
DAZN App – Boxing Piracy
Nationwide, the number is a staggering 5,227 as of the writing of this blog post, and probably even more by the time you read this! We conducted some statistics on this mind-boggling number of federal cases relating to alleged piracy of boxing events, generally pay-per-view or modern streaming services, such as the DAZN and FITE app.
Thomas P. Riley Only Litigates the Issue of Boxing Piracy
For starters, virtually every case filed by Thomas P. Riley relates to the same issue of piracy.
|Type of Lawsuit||Number of Cases filed by Thomas P. Riley|
|Other Statutory Actions||2150|
|Other Civil Rights||4|
|Other Personal Property Damage||2|
|Recovery of Overpayment & Enforcement of Judgment||1|
|Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization||1|
|Constitutionality of State Statutes||1|
Thomas P. Riley’s Clients Are Almost Entirely Boxing Promoters with Pay-Per-View or Streaming Apps
|Client/Plaintiff||Number of Cases Filed by Thomas P. Riley|
|J & J Sports Productions, Inc.||2957|
|Joe Hand Promotions, Inc.||886|
|Kingvision Pay-Per-View, Ltd.||420|
|G & G Closed Circuit Events, LLC||319|
|Garden City Boxing Club, Inc.||190|
|Event Entertainment, Inc.||151|
|Innovative Sports Management, Inc.||127|
|Top Rank, Inc.||46|
|Integrated Sports Media, Inc.||37|
|New Contenders, Inc.||28|
|National Satellite, Inc.||13|
|Circuito Cerrado, Inc.||9|
|Main Events/Monitor Productions||7|
|Traffic Sports USA||2|
|Don King Productions, Inc.||2|
|GoBox Promotions, Inc.||1|
Thomas P. Riley Has Been Filing These Lawsuits since 1994, and Shows No Sign of Stopping
|Year||Cases Filed by Thomas P. Riley|
Thomas P. Riley Files Federal Lawsuits Mostly in California, Arizona, and Pennsylvania, as well as Texas, Arkansas, New York and Elsewhere
|Federal Court||Cases Filed by Thomas P. Riley|
Every Lawsuit Thomas P. Riley Has Filed
In case you’re curious, we’re releasing our full data set obtained through the Federal court system (PACER) for your review. Suffice to say, Thomas P. Riley is prolific in his litigation efforts.
To access Riley’s full data set as a Microsoft Excel file, please click here: Thomas P Riley Cases.
If you’ve received a letter or lawsuit from Thomas P. Riley, contact an experienced business attorney to advise you of your rights.