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12 TDR Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

Karina DeHayes and Mark Horwitch Receive Special Recognition SuperLawyers® Magazine has recognized nearly three-fourths of TDR partners and one associate for their high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. In addition,  Karina DeHayes was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers and Mark Horwitch was named one of the Top 100 Illinois Lawyers. Congratulations to: SuperLawyers […]

MIchael Rothstein Elected Treasurer of Federal Bar Association, Chicago Chapter

Michael Rothstein has been elected Treasurer of the Federal Bar Association’s Chicago chapter.  With over 16,000 attorneys and 1,200 federal judges in its national ranks, the Federal Bar Association is the leading bar association focusing on attorneys who practice in the federal courts.  The FBA’s Chicago chapter works closely with the judges of the United […]

Jack Barber Authors Article About Electronic Gaming in Illinois

In his Law and Accounting Column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Jack Barber discussed a recent Illinois Appellate Court case involving two Illinois laws relating to the gaming industry.  In Tomm’s Redemption Inc. v. Hamer, 2014 IL App (1st) 131005 (March 14, 2014), the Appellate Court discussed two statutes that impact the gaming industry. […]

Jack Barber Writes Column About Tax-Exempt Organizations

In this Law and Accounting column in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Jack Barber discussed a recent Illinois Appellate Court opinion holding that the Illinois Department of Revenue was not bound by its prior determinations that an organization was tax exempt.  In Meridian Village Association v. Hamer, 2014 IL App (5th) 130078 (March 28, 2014), […]

TDR Wins Summary Judgment for Engineer in Cook County Personal Injury Action

On May 12, 2014, Judge Daniel Gillespie entered summary judgment for an Indiana engineer who was a defendant in a personal injury action filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  Plaintiff is an Illinois ironworker who was injured while off-loading and staging I-beams at a construction site.  Plaintiff alleged that the I-beams were constructed […]

Brian Haussmann’s Work for LAF Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

LAF’s Young Professionals Board Has Come a Long Way in Five Years On March 3, 2014, The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin published a front-page article about the Legal Assistance Foundation’s Young Professionals Board.  In the article, TDR Partner Brian C. Haussmann, co-chair of the Board’s social committee, discusses the group’s roles, including fundraising, planning events […]

11 TDR Partners Named as SuperLawyers or Rising Stars

SuperLawyers® Magazine has recognized nearly three-fourths of TDR partners for their high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The list of Illinois SuperLawyers includes no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state.  Rising Star is a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of Illinois lawyers who are under 40 or in practice for […]

TDR Wins Federal Court Injunction Prohibiting International Arbitration

In one of the few cases of its kind nationwide, TDR recently helped firm client Hospira, Inc. secure an injunction prohibiting a foreign corporation from forcing Hospira into arbitration in Geneva, Switzerland. Netherlands-based Therabel Pharma, N.V. filed the arbitration before the International Commerce Commission’s International Court of Arbitration (the “ICC”), naming Hospira and one of […]

DiVito, Haussmann and Fitzgerald Author Article on Attorney-Client Privilege

The July 2013 edition of the Illinois Bar Journal included an article by TDR partners Gino L. DiVito, Brian C. Haussmann and John M. Fitzgerald.  Their article, New Limits on Subject Matter Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege, discusses the new standard for subject matter waiver of the attorney-client privilege that was announced in the Illinois Supreme […]

TDR obtains dismissal of state and local tax controversy case involving sales tax on Internet sales

On March 12, 2013, Judge Thomas R. Mulroy of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division, dismissed with prejudice a state and local tax controversy case alleging that TDR’s client incorrectly calculated tax on sales made through the client’s website. The lawsuit was one of over 100 individual suits filed against Internet retailers from […]

TDR Obtains Complete Defense Victory

TDR recently secured a dismissal with prejudice of all claims brought against its clients in a hotly contested seven-figure breach of fiduciary duty case pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County. TDR’s clients were sued for breach of fiduciary and related claims by their purported joint venture partner. The purported partner alleged that TDR’s […]

Michael Rothstein Named to Supreme Court Rules Committee

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Michael Rothstein to the Rules Committee.  This three-year appointment will become effective on January 1, 2013. Former Illinois Appellate Court justice Gino DiVito explains, “That committee is regarded as one of the most important of all the committees of the Illinois Supreme Court.  Our firm is honored to have one of its […]

TDR Wins Appeal in the Illinois Supreme Court

TDR secured a significant victory in the Illinois Supreme Court, which today issued an important decision concerning a matter of first impression in Illinois:  whether the extrajudicial (i.e., out of court) disclosure to a third party of attorney-client communications waives the attorney-client privilege over private, undisclosed attorney-client communications concerning the same “subject matter.” In a […]

TDR obtains favorable judgment on behalf of trustee in family trust dispute following bench trial

On July 20, 2012, TDR partners Caesar Tabet and Daniel Konieczny obtained judgment on the merits in favor of their client, a trustee of several interrelated trusts, in a contentious family dispute over the management of the trusts.  The judgment is the culmination of four years of litigation that began when a co-trustee and a […]