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Gino L. DiVito

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

Share: 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 […]

TDR Obtains Complete Defense Victory

Share: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 […]

TDR Wins Appeal in the Illinois Supreme Court

Share: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 […]

Evidence Guide Now on Permanent Page on TDR Website

Share: TDR partner Gino L. DiVito has prepared a color-coded guide comparing the new Illinois Rules of Evidence with the Federal Rules of Evidence and providing commentary on the new rules.  DiVito is a member of the Special Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence, the body that formulated the rules and presented them to the […]

Update Regarding Illinois Supreme Court Appeal: ISBA, ACC, IADC and IDC Given Leave to File Amicus Briefs In Support of TDR Appeal

Share:On February 7, 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court granted leave to the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), including its Chicago Chapter, the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC), and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel (“IDC”) to file amicus briefs in support of TDR client Westfield’s pending appeal. […]

TDR Obtains Rare Supervisory Order for Client in Illinois Supreme Court Proceedings

Share:On January 18, 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court granted the motion of TDR’s client, John Crane Inc. (JCI), for a supervisory order and ordered the appellate court to consider JCI’s appeal on the merits. In the process, the Supreme Court vacated two earlier decisions by the Illinois Appellate Court that had refused to adjudicate JCI’s […]

TDR Prevails in Arbitration Capping Lengthy Family Dispute

Share:On December 9, 2011, TDR partners Gino DiVito and Mark Horwitch obtained a complete defense victory on behalf of the managing partner of an investment partnership sued by six of the partnership’s minority partners for breach of fiduciary duty. At the American Arbitration Association hearing, the claimants requested almost $1 million in compensatory damages, plus […]

Illinois Supreme Court Grants TDR Client’s Petition for Leave to Appeal

Share:Today the Illinois Supreme Court granted the petition for leave to appeal of TDR client Westfield America, Inc. and its affiliates to review an important decision of the Illinois Appellate Court concerning waivers of the attorney-client privilege in Illinois. Westfield is a well-known owner and operator of high end shopping malls throughout the United States […]