Case Type: Civil
Case Submitted Date: 10/03/2007
Category: COM/CON - Commercial/Contract Litigation
Division: Cedar Rapids
Judge: Linda R. Reade
Case Name: Carolyn Brown, et al. v. The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.; breach of contract under Illinois law; plaintiffs created "Breakthrough to Literacy," a literacy program for schools; plaintiffs entered into a contract in 1997 and sold their rights to Breakthrough to Literacy; the contract contained a clause which required defendant to act "in good faith and with reasonable diligence" and required it to "use commercially reasonable efforts" with regard to the Breakthrough to Literacy products and services; defense verdict.