Dear Minnesota Board of Cosmetology and its successors,
It has come to my attention that the Board of Cosmetology has made unauthorized enforcement work fines totaling $1900.00 imposed to eco Hair Braiders Association, LLC. natural hair braiding associates an action that violated a restraining agreed to order by construing Hair Braiding Services and Salons in the preparation of cosmetology licensed services and salons derived therefrom.
We have reserved all rights for Hair Braiders, Hair Braiding Services, and Salons which was first published on March 2013 in Minnesota Secretary of State register, and I have registered the transfer with the Board of Cosmetology in 2016.
The Board of Cosmetology has no authority, control or powers to issue SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND CEASE AND DESIST ORDER for T.Robinson # 171661 and V.Hines #191980 and all similarly situated individuals and business establishments, for conduct consisting of performing and/or furnishing “Hair Braiding” and Hair Braiding Services, as defined in the Agreed Order.
The Board neither asked for intervening action review nor received permission from the eco Hair Braider Association, LLC. to enforce, inspect, and fine thr hair braiders, as the basis for SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND CEASE AND DESIST ORDER nor to make a report or distribute copies of it on the state website portal.
Therefore, we believe the Board has willfully infringed Hair Braiders’ rights under 17 U.S.C. Section 101 et seq. and could be liable for statutory damages as high as $150,000 as set forth in Section 504(c)(2) therein.
We demand that you immediately cease the enforcement, extortion, harassment, and distribution of all infringing SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND CEASE AND DESIST ORDERS derived from the eco Hair Braiders Association, LLC. and it’s associates.
We demand all complaint copies, including electronic complaint copies, of same, that you deliver to hair braiders, if applicable, all unused, undistributed copies of same, or destroy such copies immediately and that you desist from this or any other infringement of our rights in the future.
Due to the circumstances listed above being realized, the Board agreed that the stay imposed by this order shall be lifted and those Hair Braiders similarly situated, shall be entitled to immediately proceed with litigation.
The Hair Braiders want to proceed with litigation pursuant of violation of the restraining order, and first request that the Court hold a conference with counsel and issue a scheduling order to govern the continuation of this matter.
If we have not received an affirmative response from the Board of Cosmetology by September 24, 2019, indicating that the Board of Cosmetology has fully complied with these requirements, we shall consider taking any and all legal remedies available to rectify this situation.
Hair Braiding Court Order
Eco Hair Braider Association, LLC.
Denise Jarrett, Director (612)407-2824 http://www.BraidersCourse.com