Press Release

Kirkland Defeats Preliminary Injunction and Restraining Order for Chicago Cubs in Lawsuit Involving Wrigley Field Rooftops

Kirkland successfully defeated a preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order for the Chicago Cubs on April 2, 2015, in a highly publicized lawsuit brought by two rooftop buildings and businesses neighboring Wrigley Field. The rooftop plaintiffs sought to prevent the Cubs from erecting a large video board in right field that would obstruct the rooftops’ views into Wrigley Field. The ruling adopted Kirkland’s arguments on each element of the injunction request — finding no likelihood of success for the rooftops, no irreparable harm, an adequate remedy at law and that the balance of harms favored the Cubs. It further held that the Cubs did not breach the parties’ contract and that the plaintiffs’ antitrust claims failed on several grounds. 

Litigation partner Andrew Kassof led the team, and partner Dan Laytin handled and argued the antitrust issues. The team also includes litigation associates Diana Watral and Rachel Haig.