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Daniel L. Stanner

Law360 Features Key Ruling Secured by TDR

Share:TDR and the Nelson Mullins firm recently helped their client, a machine manufacturer, obtain a key ruling. As a result of the opinion issued by the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, only a single claim of strict product liability remains in a case filed by a worker against TDR’s client. […]

TDR Wins Jury Trial in Will County

Share:TDR and the Nelson Mullins firm recently helped their client obtain a 1% liability allocation following a two week jury trial in Will County, Illinois. The case stemmed from a warehouse accident in April 2014. At that time, a sales representative was visiting a distributor’s warehouse. The distributor offered the sales representative a ride on […]

TDR Promotes Two Attorneys to Equity Partner

Share:Tabet DiVito & Rothstein is pleased to announce that Daniel L. Stanner and John M. Fitzgerald have been promoted to equity partner at the firm. Dan represents a wide range of clients in product liability defense, transportation litigation, construction litigation, professional malpractice, and commercial litigation. He has represented plaintiffs and defendants in hundreds of personal […]

Courts Continue to Apply Landmark Illinois Supreme Court Case

Share:Nearly twenty years ago, TDR partner Daniel L. Stanner won an appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court in Beretta v. City of Chicago. The City alleged that national distributors flooded the surrounding states with firearms knowing they would make their way into Illinois via an illegal black market. The landmark ruling held that the City could not […]

TDR Secures Appellate Victory

Share:On June 14, 2022, Tabet DiVito & Rothstein won an appeal in the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District. In the underlying lawsuit, the plaintiff brought a negligence claim against the firm’s client. TDR obtained a trial court victory, and the trial court dismissed the claim for lack of personal jurisdiction. On appeal, the Illinois Appellate […]

Illinois Supreme Court Holds That “Daily Fantasy Sports” Contests Are Not Gambling

Share: On April 16, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court signaled that traditional notions of gambling are changing and that Illinois law must evolve to embrace those changes.  The Court reached its decision in Colin Dew-Becker v. Andrew Wu, 2020 IL 124472 (2020).  The Court’s decision involves the "daily fantasy sports" website,  On websites like […]

Avoiding Pyrrhic Victories: How to preserve third-party contribution claims when a plaintiff might re-file a voluntarily dismissed action

Share: Lawyers are almost always happy to accept a voluntary dismissal of claims against their client.  However, such a dismissal can create a trap for the unwary.  In particular, a tort defendant might lose the ability to bring contribution claims against others if the plaintiff later re-files the action.  Fortunately, there are steps counsel can […]

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 […]

TDR Wins TRO in Federal Court in Corporate Governance Dispute

Share:TDR partners Caesar Tabet, Daniel Stanner, and John Fitzgerald, and TDR associate Uri Abt successfully represented a minority owner of a Delaware Limited Liability Company.  The controlling members planned to sell the assets of the company and then to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The controlling members scheduled a shareholder meeting to approve that transaction.  […]

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

Share: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 […]

TDR Successfully Resolves Toxic Water Class Action Against Illinois Municipality

Share:Marzano, et al. v. Village of Crestwood, et al. TDR attorneys Caesar Tabet, Jeff Patton, Daniel Stanner, and Reema Kapur successfully defended the Village of Crestwood, Illinois and one of its elected officials in a class action in the Circuit Court of Cook County alleging that the Village supplied chemically contaminated and carcinogenic tap water […]

TDR Secures Favorable Results in Property Damage and Personal Injury Lawsuits

Share:TDR client Hospira, Inc. retained us to represent it in connection with multiple lawsuits arising from an explosion of an industrial freeze dryer called a lyophilizer at its facility in North Chicago, Illinois. TDR represented Hospira in its lawsuit against the machine’s manufacturer to recover for the property and business interruption damages it sustained as […]