The opinion of the court was delivered by: POLITAN
Deserving of lengthy, unusual comment.
Sanctions are sought in various forms
For alleged violations of discovery norms.
are asking that this Court now impose
Sanctions on plaintiff who failed to disclose
Materials they say are vital to their case,
If plaintiff's claims they must eventually face.
The matter arises from the alleged display
Of a boxing match, which plaintiff does say
The defendants screened while not bothering to pay,
Which they oughtn't to do, but they did anyway.
The genesis happened on an April night
When plaintiff promoted a boxing fight
For paying subscribers to watch on T.V.
The bout was between Messrs. Holmes and McCall
Whose pugilistic talents are well-known to all.
The match evoked international attention
But the outcome herein shall go without mention.
Defendants allegedly exhibited the match
In their respective taverns for their patrons to catch.
Plaintiff's complaint is based on that section
Installed in the Code for easy inspection
Which forbids such transmissions, recorded or live:
47 U.S.C. Section 605.
Plaintiff, the promoter, is asserting his right
To receive compensation for transmitting the fight.
On the night in question plaintiff sent out
Detectives to find who was showing the bout
Without paying for the privilege as they properly ought
In the vain expectation that they wouldn't be caught.
Investigator Mesis was among the hired legions
Who searched for non-payers in several regions.