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Timothy A. Hudson

TDR Wins Early Dismissal of Consumer Fraud Class Action Lawsuit

On June 3, 2022, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois issued an opinion granting TDR’s motion to dismiss and dismissing a putative consumer fraud class action with prejudice. In the underlying lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that numerous air conditioning models sold by TDR’s client contained a common design defect that […]

TDR Wins in Seventh Circuit to Affirm Dismissal of Claims

On March 28, 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued an opinion affirming the district court’s order dismissing a breach-of-contract claim filed against the firm’s clients. In the underlying lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that our clients had defaulted on a multi-million dollar promissory note and personal guaranty executed in connection […]

Tim Hudson Moderates Federal Bar Association Panel on Voting Rights & American Democracy

Partner Tim Hudson served as the moderator for the Federal Bar Association – Chicago Chapter’s continuing legal education seminar entitled “Voting Rights & American Democracy.”  Panelists included Professor Ellen Katz from the University of Michigan Law School and Ami Gandhi, Senior Counsel for the Chicago Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights. Mr. Hudson is a partner whose practice […]

TDR Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

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 […]

Tim Hudson Installed as Treasurer for the Federal Bar Association – Chicago Chapter

TDR partner Tim Hudson was recently installed as the Treasure of the Federal Bar Association – Chicago Chapter, which represents and supports federal court practitioners and judges throughout the Chicagoland area. In a ceremony conducted via videoconference due to COVID-19 concerns, Hudson was sworn in by the Chief Judge of the United States District Court […]

Seventh Circuit’s Decision Limiting Autodialer Definition Provides a Powerful Check Against Abusive TCPA Lawsuits

In their ongoing efforts to keep the largest gravy train in modern legal history rolling, plaintiffs’ lawyers are working hard to find more companies to hit with spurious violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") by grafting thirty-year-old language on to twenty-first century technology.  Now, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has joined a […]

TDR Attorneys Selected as 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

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 […]

TDR Obtains Denial of Class Certification

Federal Court in Illinois Denies Motion to Certify Class for TCPA Claims On February 8, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied a motion to certify a class action against our client for claims arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).  Gordon, et al. v. Caribbean Cruise Line, […]

11 TDR Attorneys Recognized as SuperLawyers or Rising Stars

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 […]

FBA Installs Two TDR Partners

Rothstein – President-Elect; Hudson – Director On October 4, 2017, the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Assocition installed two TDR Partners as members of its management team. TDR partner and co-founder Michael Rothstein was installed as President Elect.  He will assume the office of Chicago Chapter President in the fall of 2018.  Mr. Rothstein […]

TDR Obtains Dismissal of Class Action Complaint

Credit Repair Organizations Act and Electronic Funds Transfer Act Claims Denied On August 11, 2017, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois granted our client’s motion to dismiss a putative class action brought on behalf of potential class members under the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA) and the Electronic Funds Transfer […]

TDR Wins Jury Trial Defense Verdict for Hospira

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 […]

10 TDR Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

Once again, SuperLawyers® Magazine has recognized nearly three-fourths of TDR partners for their high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Congratulations to: SuperLawyers•Karina Zabicki DeHayes•Gino L. DiVito•Mark H. Horwitch•Timothy A. Hudson•Christopher D. Liguori *•Michael I Rothstein•Caesar A. Tabet Rising Stars•John M. Fitzgerald *•Brian C. Haussmann•Daniel I. Konieczny * – First time honoree in this category […]

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 […]

TDR Wins Appellate Victory for Recording Company in Copyright Action

On January 8, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed in its entirety the district court’s Order dismissing with prejudice all copyright infringement and other federal claims in connection with a lawsuit filed against a U.S. recording company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. […]

TDR Wins Dismissal for Recording Company in Federal Court Copyright Action

On July 21, 2014, Judge Amy St. Eve entered an order dismissing with prejudice copyright and other claims in connection with a lawsuit filed against a U.S. recording company in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  Plaintiff alleged that the defendant recording company and its artists improperly used plaintiff’s purportedly […]

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 […]