NY Book Publisher Sues Stephen Baldwin for Breach of Contract
Posted on Jan 01, 2016
In a lawsuit filed on Oct. 2, a NY-based book publisher sued Stephen Baldwin for breaching his contract, and failing to abide by their agreement to deliver manuscripts by previously agreed-upon dates, and then ultimately, failing to return the $110,000 in advances they gave him towards anticipated proceeds from the book sales.
I've read the complaint, and quite frankly, I don't see how Baldwin gets out of this mess - unless:
1) he actually delivered the manuscript as called for in the agreement (a highly unlikely scenario, because then they wouldn't have agreed to amend the underlying agreement pushing back the date by which he had to deliver the manuscript); or,
2) he doesn't have the money to repay what he took, in which case the plaintiff-publisher might be pursuing a worthless judgment.
Time will tell.