On May 28, 2015, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Thomas R. Mulroy granted a motion to dismiss that TDR filed on behalf of a Michigan-based signage company.

The motion was based on a broad forum selection clause contained in a license agreement between the parties.  This clause mandated Michigan courts as the exclusive jurisdiction for a dispute between the parties.

The plaintiffs filed a one-count claim under the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act.  TDR successfully argued that the parties’ agreement was broad enough to encompass all claims between the parties, including the plaintiffs’ statutory claim.

TDR Partner Karina DeHayes and Associate Uri Abt represented the Firm’s client in these proceedings.