IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS EASTERN DIVISION
April 1, 2013
FLAVA WORKS, INC., PLAINTIFF,
LEE MOMIENT, DEFENDANT.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Milton I. Shadur Senior United States District Judge
Until now the parties to this copyright action have principally engaged in procedural skirmishes that have not cast much light for this Court's benefit on the substantive issues involved. Now, however, plaintiff-counterdefendant Flava Works, Inc. ("Flava") has filed its Answer to defendant-counterplaintiff Lee Momient's counterclaim--and one of Flava's assertions suggests that some further input may be highly useful in narrowing the issues or, perhaps, even in resolving the parties' disputes.
Flava's Answer to Momient's Counterclaim states that Momient earlier entered into an agreement with Flava under a Commission Work Agreement, and (Counterclaim Answer ¶10): that Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff, Lee Momient agreed under paragraph 4 of the Agreement that Flava Works, Inc. shall own all rights to videos and photographs worked on by Defendant/Counter-Plaintiff.
That assertion calls for the prompt delivery to this Court of a copy of the signed Commission Work Agreement, together with any additional documentary evidence that is available to establish (or to negate) Flava's copyright violation claims or Momient's copyright violation Counterclaim. That information is ordered to be provided to this Court on or before April 19, 2013.*fn1