Eric Church Files Lawsuit Against Merchandise Companies
March 15, 2012 at 11:33 AM (PT)
The NASHVILLE BUSINESS JOURNAL is reporting that EMI NASHVILLE artist ERIC CHURCH has filed a lawsuit against vendors for allegedley selling off-brand merchandise. The defendants are charged for traveling from venue to venue to sell the knock-offs, and then try to hide the evidence when approached by ERIC’S team.
So far the merchandise has been sold at shows in TENNESSEE, ARKANSAS, and VIRGINIA by JAMES ELLIS SMITH, KENNETH HARGROVE, JAMES B. SWEET, STEVEN WILLIAMS, and other “merchandise companies.”
Documents filed in the U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF TENNESSEE state “without a federal court order authorizing the seizure of infringing goods at and near … 2012 tour concert locations, (CHURCH) will lose innumerable and irrecoverable sums in merchandise sales and will suffer incalculable, irreparable damage to his reputation and goodwill.”
For more on ERIC visit www.ericchurch.com.