McDermott Will & Emery represented Blue Macellari, a graduate student at Duke University, in a suit against R2C2, Incorporated and Digitalsmiths Corporation. McDermott represented the student on a pro bono basis. The suit related to the alleged unauthorized use on three Web sites owned and operated by R2C2, Inc. of a manuscript Ms. Macellari had written while an undergraduate. The suit was filed in the Southern District of Illinois on August 31, 2005. The parties have worked to negotiate a successful resolution of the case, the terms of which will remain confidential. Ms. Macellari was pleased with the results. McDermott was assisted by Teasdale, Murphy & O’Grady LLP of St. Louis, Missouri.
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