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Employment and Executive Compensation

TDR Victorious in Non-Compete and Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

Share:Non-Competition Restrictive Covenant Ruled Enforceable On January 15, TDR obtained a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for an automobile dealership against an ex-employee in a case involving allegations that the ex-employee misappropriated his former employer’s trade secrets and violated a non-compete agreement.  The district court found that the employer’s non-competition restrictive […]

TDR Obtains Dismissal of Alleged Employment Misclassification Claims

Share:FSLA, TILA and IRS Code Claims Against Motor Carrier Denied On April 21, 2017, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois granted our clients’ motion to dismiss a putative class action brought on behalf of hundreds of potential class members under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the IRS Code, the Truth […]

Seventh Circuit Indicates Willingness to Revisit Causation Standard for ADA Claims

Share:Although it left the issue undecided, the Seventh Circuit recently noted that the 2008 amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act may have altered its causation standard.  The case, Arroyo v. Volvo Group North America LLC, No. 14-3618, 2015 WL 5846595 (Oct. 6, 2015), was discussed by John M. Fitzgerald and Uri Abt in “The Bottom […]

What Constitutes “Intentional Discrimination” Under the ADA?

Share:A federal district judge recently answered a question still open in the Seventh Circuit, and that has split the other circuits: whether a plaintiff seeking compensatory damages under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or the Rehabilitation Act is required to show discriminatory animus to prevail, or whether mere deliberate indifference suffices.  Judge Jorge Alonso of […]

When Does an FMLA Claim Accrue?

Share:In Barrett v. Illinois Department of Corrections (opinion issued Oct. 20, 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided an important issue of first impression within this circuit: When does an FMLA claim based upon a wrongful denial of family and medical leave accrue? Deeming out-of-circuit authority to be “thinly reasoned” and […]

Corporate Executive Prevails on Breach, Defamation Claims

Share:Cook County Jury Verdict Reporter TDR attorneys Caesar Tabet and Mark Horwitch obtained a large jury verdict in favor of the former President and CEO of a North American subsidiary of a German conglomerate in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The firm’s client, a highly respected electronics executive, sued the subsidiary and the subsidiary’s […]

Jury Awards Over $13 Million to Former Executives

Share:Tabet DiVito & Rothstein won a resounding victory at trial on behalf of its client, the former President and CEO of a North American subsidiary of a German conglomerate. TDR’s client, a highly respected electronics executive, sued the subsidiary and the company’s Chairman for their breach of his executive employment agreement and for defamation. After […]