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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 […]

Fitzgerald Quoted in Law360 Article

Share:TDR partner John M. Fitzgerald was quoted in the Law360 article, “Ill. Justices’ Focus On Legislators’ Intent Divides BIPA Bar.” The article discusses Tims v. Black Horse Carriers, a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision concerning the Biometric Information Privacy Act. Law360 quoted Fitzgerald’s views about the “justices’ comment about not thwarting legislative intent,” stating that […]

TDR Attorneys Named 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Share:Tabet DiVito & Rothstein is proud to announce that 12 of its attorney have been selected as 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Congratulations to all of them for attaining this high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 2023 Super Lawyers Gino L. DiVito John M. Fitzgerald Brian C. Haussmann Mark H. Horwitch Timothy […]

Fitzgerald Quoted in Law360 Article About Judicial Elections

Share:TDR partner John M. Fitzgerald was quoted in the Law360 article, “Open Ill. High Court Race Attracts Some Atypical Candidates,” published on June 23. The article discusses Illinois Supreme Court candidates in recently redrawn judicial districts. Law360 quoted Fitzgerald’s views on “judicial decision-making” – namely, that “it is a very complex skill,” and “it takes years […]

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 […]

TDR Wins Illinois Supreme Court Victory for Roadbuilders

Share:On April 21, TDR attorneys John Fitzgerald, Gino L. DiVito, Amanda Catalano, and Jonathan Kim won an impressive victory in the Illinois Supreme Court for the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association, and a coalition of other associations representing the transportation infrastructure construction and design industry, in litigation to enforce the Safe Roads Amendment to the […]

TDR Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Share:Once again, about 2/3 of TDR Attorneys have been named as either Super Lawyers or Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine and ThomsonReuters.  Super Lawyers recognizes attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their legal practice. Special recognition goes to Mark Horwitch who has been named a Super Lawyer for the 10th time.  He joins Gino DiVito, John […]

Fitzgerald Installed as ALA President

Share:On June 12, 2020, TDR Partner John M. Fitzgerald was installed as the 53rd President of the Appellate Lawyers Association, an association of lawyers who practice in courts of review and judges who serve on those courts.  In a ceremony conducted via videoconference due to COVID-19 concerns, Fitzgerald was sworn in by TDR founding partner, […]

“Used with a View to Profit”–An Interesting Statutory Phrase and a Property Tax Dispute

Share: In University of Chicago v. Department of Revenue, 2020 IL App (1st) 191195 (opinion issued May 15, 2020), the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court faced a unique property tax dispute that required the interpretation of a curious phrase in section 15-35 of the Illinois Property Tax Code.  Section 15-35 states that "all […]

Illinois Appellate Court: Shareholder’s Claim for Corporate Books and Records Fails

Share: Shareholders in an Illinois corporation have a statutory right to examine the corporation’s books and records.  See 805 ILCS 5/7.75.  Minority shareholder oppression claims frequently include allegations that the corporation has violated a shareholder’s right to examine the books and records, often with the added allegation that the books and records are being withheld […]

ISBA Publishes Fitzgerald’s “Guide to Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act”

Share:The Illinois State Bar Association has just published TDR partner John Fitzgerald’s Guide to the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The Guide is available in both hard copy and electronic formats. The Guide is the first published book about the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act and the rapidly developing case law interpreting it. It contains […]

TDR Partner Quoted on Facebook BIPA Settlement

Share:TDR partner John Fitzgerald was quoted in a news story by Law360 concerning Facebook’s $550 million settlement of class action litigation under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.  As Fitzgerald explained in the Law360 article, “This settlement shows that BIPA not only has teeth, but that those teeth are extremely sharp.”  See Allison Grande, BIPA Bares Its […]

Bankruptcy Stay Did Not Toll Limitations Period for Claims Against Accountants

Share: On New Year’s Eve, the Illinois Appellate Court issued an unpublished order that affirmed the circuit court’s dismissal of colossal claims against a major accounting firm.  See Ritchie Capital Mgmt, LLC v. McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, 2019 IL App (1st) 180806-U (order issued Dec. 31, 2019).  The order, while unpublished and thus generally non-citable […]

TDR Partner Quoted in Articles About Constitutional Litigation

Share:TDR partner John Fitzgerald has been quoted in several news articles (Article 1) (Article 2) this past week concerning disputes arising under the Illinois Constitution, including TDR’s representation of the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association and other transportation industry associations in constitutional litigation against Cook County.  TDR and its attorneys often represent clients in […]

TDR Attorneys Selected as 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Share:Tabet DiVito & Rothstein proudly announces that 12 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Congratulations to all of them for attaining this high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. 2019 Super Lawyers Karina Zabicki DeHayes Gino L. DiVito John Fitzgerald* Mark H. Horwitch […]

7th Circuit Lifts Stay On Preliminary Injunction Obtained By TDR In Welcoming City Litigation

Share:On August 29, 2018, TDR attorneys won an impressive victory for our client the United States Conference of Mayors in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The Conference represents the interests of cities throughout the country. As a result of the Seventh Circuit’s decision, the Attorney General is enjoined from imposing […]

11 TDR Attorneys Recognized as SuperLawyers or Rising Stars

Share:Once again, SuperLawyers® Magazine has recognized nearly three-fourths of TDR partners for their high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  In addition, one associate has benn named a Rising Star Congratulations to: SuperLawyers Meredith Martin Addy Karina Zabicki DeHayes Gino L. DiVito Mark H. Horwitch Timothy A. Hudson Christopher D. Liguori Michael I Rothstein Caesar […]

TDR Files Seventh Circuit Amicus Brief in Chicago “Sanctuary City” Litigation

Share:On January 4, 2018, TDR partners Brian C. Haussmann, John M. Fitzgerald, and Katherine M. O’Brien filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in City of Chicago v. Sessions, Case No. 17-2991. TDR filed the brief on behalf of the County of Santa Clara, the United States Conference […]

TDR Files Amicus Brief In Chicago “Sanctuary City” Litigation

Share:Yesterday Tabet DiVito & Rothstein attorneys Caesar A. Tabet, Brian C. Haussmann and John M. Fitzgerald filed an amicus brief as local counsel on behalf of Santa Clara County, California (the “County”) and 42 other local governments and organizations nationwide in City of Chicago v. Sessions, Northern District of Illinois Case No. 15-cv-5720 (Leinenweber, J.).  […]

TDR Wins Jury Trial Defense Verdict for Hospira

Share:After a three week jury trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, TDR partners Christopher Liguori and Timothy Hudson and TDR associate Katherine O’Brien won a defense verdict for clients Hospira Worldwide, Inc. and Hospira, Inc. in a breach of contract dispute brought by GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, S.A. The lawsuit […]

TDR Wins Appeal in Commercial Guaranty Litigation

Share:TDR partners Gino L. DiVito and John M. Fitzgerald and TDR associate Ashley Crettol Insalaco, along with their co-counsel, won an impressive victory in the Illinois Appellate Court in Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate v. Renaissant 1000 South Michigan I, LP, 2016 IL App (1st) 161783.  TDR represented three individuals who signed a guarantee […]