Contracts Keyed to Crandall
Chodos v. West Publishing Co
Plaintiff was an attorney who specialized in the laws regarding fiduciary duties and entered into a contract with a publishing company to write and publish a treatise on fiduciary duties. While the plaintiff was in the process of writing the treatise the publishing company was sold to the defendant. After the plaintiff had spent countless hours on the treatise the defendant rejected the work because of marketing and economic concerns, and in fact the defendant admitted the work was premium quality. Plaintiff sued seeking restitution for the hours he spent working on the treatise.
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