Thank you, friend.
Okay, then Illinois has proper jurisdiction under IL 5/2-209
.Can you give me an opinion of this matter with regards XXXXX XXXXX luck in suing them along with an idea of how dollar amounts are determined with regards XXXXX XXXXX?
I can give you an informal opinion about suit - yes. Money damages - hard to say.
To sue in a state court, one needs to have a "cause of action." There are numerous causes of action, such as "breach of contract
," "negligence," "fraud," "unjust enrichment," etc., as well as causes of action rooted in statutory law. Every state has their own although they are very similar to each other in every state.
Here, they can possible be held liable of the following causes of action: interference with contractual relations
and invasion of privacy
The elements of the tort
of interference with contractual relations are set out in Zamouski v. Gerrard (1971), 1 Ill. App.3d 890, 275 N.E.2d 429.
These include: (1) the existence of a valid and enforceable contract
between the plaintiff and another; (2) the defendant's awareness of this contractual relation; (3) the defendant's intentional and unjustified inducement of a breach of the contract; (4) a subsequent breach by the other, caused by the defendant's wrongful conduct; and (5) damages.Invasion of privacy
includes misappropriation, which is someone using your likeness without your permission.
To get damages, you would have to show if/how you lost business, but the bulk of your damages may be in the form of PUNITIVE damages
, which depends solely on the Judge or Jury trying your case - see here
(typical jury decision chart for this).
An attorney is recommended. May I recommend the Illinois Bar referral program - here
. The attorneys are vetted and qualified. You should be able to find an attorney you are confident with and whom you can trust, and who is available ASAP.
I hope this helps and clarifies. Good luck.
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