Chicago Shareholder Mitchell P. Morinec and Chicago Associates Nathan J. Law and Morgan Schumann recently prevailed in a commercial litigation trial in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.
Segal McCambridge's attorneys filed suit for injunctive relief on behalf of their client who had signed a publishing agreement to convert her Ph.D. thesis into a mainstream book. The client sought representation after her publisher repeatedly neglected its duties under the publishing agreement and threatened to assert a percentage interest in any book deal the client would sign with another publishing house. In filing suit, Segal McCambridge sought an order declaring the contract null and void.
At the conclusion of the trial, the Judge found in favor of Segal McCambridge's client and issued an Order declaring the publishing agreement null and void. The client is now free to pursue publishing her thesis with another publisher.