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Academy Chicago Publishers v. Cheever

Supreme Court of Illinois

578 N.E.2d 981 (1991)

Summary
Procedural History
Judicial Opinion
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An agreement lacking definiteness and certainty in its material terms is generally not valid and enforceable unless the parties’ conduct demonstrates mutual assent to a common understanding of the terms.

Relevant Facts

Academy Chicago Publishers (plaintiff) entered an agreement with Mary Cheever (defendant) to publish an anthology of John Cheever’s short stories. The agreement lacked specific terms regarding the anthology's content and publication details.

Issue

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Dissent

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December 8, 2023

Judicial Opinion

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Procedural History

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Citations

578 N.E.2d 981 (1991)

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