Donovan v. Quade, No. 05 C 3533, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 16, 2011) (Nolan, Mag. J.).

Magistrate Judge Nolan made findings of fact and conclusions of law after a bench trial in this copyright case related to the Late Nite Catechism plays (“LNC”):

  •  The Court allowed use of certain settlement discussions for the limited purpose of showing that defendant did not take a position.
  • The Court dissolved defendant QDE.
  • The Court awarded plaintiff $172k in copyright revenues for LNC sequels.
  • The Court awarded defendants royalties of an undetermined amount, to be set after an accounting for plaintiff’s LNC performances and sequels.