Broadcast Music Inc. Sues Conway Restaurant

Broadcast Music Inc. of New York is suing a Conway restaurant for copyright infringement.

According to the complaint filed March 13 in U.S. District Court in Little Rock, La Huerta Mexican Restaurant, 1052 Harrison St., has permitted “unauthorized public performance of musical compositions from the BMI repertoire.”

BMI has the right to license the 12 copyrighted songs that La Huerta had performed without permission, the lawsuit states.

Among those songs were “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About” and “When Did You Stop Loving Me?” Twenty-two copyright owners are listed along with BMI as plaintiffs in the suit.

BMI’s attorney, Amy Lee Stewart of the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock, did not return a call seeking comment. A La Huerta employee declined to comment and said managers and an owner were not available to answer questions.