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Garden Homes by E L Inc v. Charles Weis et al

A short and simple, if slightly unorthodox, copyright complaint over architectural designs.  Plaintiff contracted with Defendants, who represent the nonprofit Hannah & Friends (improving the quality of life for children and adults with special needs), to build a series of homes. After two homes and a “main lodge” were built by Plaintiff, Defendant allegedly had a third home built by a separate contractor using Plaintiff’s architectural plans. Plaintiff had registered the architectural plans with the U.S. Copyright Office prior to the alleged infringement.

Court Case Number:    3:11-cv-00115-RLM -CAN
File Date:    Friday, March 18, 2011
Plaintiff:     Garden Homes by E L Inc
Plaintiff Counsel:     James F Groves of Lee Groves and Zalas
Defendant:     Charles Weis, Maura Weis, Ryan Rans
Cause:    Copyright Infringement, Trade Dress Infringement
Court:    Northern District of Indiana
Judge:     Judge Robert L Miller, Jr
Referred To: Magistrate Judge Christopher A Nuechterlein