Hello, Different contributor here. Please permit me to assist. You asked:We wanted to know what our options would be as to a course of litigation as to what to sue for besides the money of course. Do we sue for an injunction until monies are paid? Do we file for an injunction with stipulations to the writer? A: You are describing what is, at base, a breach of contract claim: You paid for certain intellectual property which was not provided according to the contact terms. The breach gives you damages for the value of the benefit of the bargain to which you agreed in the contract.Injunctive relief would consist of preventing the writer from publishing the work in a manner that deviates from the agreed upon contract terms. This may be difficult to obtain, unless you can prove that you are the owner of the intellectual property (i.e., the copyright
), or that you have an exclusive license to distribute the intellectual property. I don't have sufficient information to evaluate this issue, without actually reviewing the contract and other evidence/corespondence related to the transaction.What I can tell you for certain, is that if there is an issue of copyright infringement
, because the writer has published the work without your consent, and you allege that you own the copyright, then that case can only be brought in U.S. District Court. A state court cannot resolve the dispute. This can make for a very costly lawsuit, because copyright infringement lawyers charge a great deal to take cases, unless the infringer has sufficiently deep pockets, and there is a near certain likelihood of success on the merits of the case. I'm not trying to paint a bleak picture here. However, I believe you should be entitled to a fully competent explanation of the issues, so that you don't end up throwing "good money after bad." I hope I've answered your question. Please let me know if you require further clarification. And, please provide a positive feedback rating for my answer (click 3, 4 or 5 stars) -- otherwise, I receive nothing for my efforts in your behalf.Thanks again for using Justanswer!