of being back in that arena. I met him when he was a law-school intern at the Manhattan prison-reform agency where I was employed, and we have remained in touch over the years.
To those who have asked whether the suit will seek compensatory damages, I don't know -- and I doubt that we will until depositions have been conducted. We do not yet know how, and to what extent, Legacy has profited from our intellectual property.
I hadn't even considered the compensatory aspect -- although I agree it's a legitimate one -- until others raised it. I was simply determined to have Legacy's policies declared illegal and for a cease-and-desist order to be executed.But considering how much money and how many people are involved, it's impossible to predict what direction our case will take.
Legacy's law firm, Mandell, Menkes, is highly regarded, but our lawyer, who has practiced in New York and Washington, D.C. for more than 35 years, and returned to Chicago on New Year's Day, is widely known as an aggressive, principled and creative litigator. We're in good hands, people!