Courts Continue to Apply Landmark Illinois Supreme Court Case

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 […]

Chambers USA Recognizes TDR Partner Brad Lyerla

Tabet DiVito & Rothstein partner Bradford P. Lyerla has once again been named a Band One Intellectual Property litigator by Chambers USA in 2022. He is included in a small and select group of lawyers who Chambers has chosen for this designation in Illinois based on input from clients and peers, who note his effectiveness in […]

Fitzgerald Quoted in Law360 Article About Judicial Elections

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

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 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 Attorneys Win Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service

Tabet DiVito & Rothstein is proud to announce that partners Christopher Liguori and Amanda Catalano and associate Jake Berger received the 2022 Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service Award from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Chris, Amanda, and Jake were honored for their work representing an inmate at Stateville […]

Berger Authors Article in CBA Record

TDR attorney Jacob B. Berger authored an article in the March/April 2022 CBA Record titled, “Responding to Subpoenas Seeking Electronically Stored Information: 7 Basic Tips for Young Lawyers.” In the article, Berger provides guidance for responding to subpoenas that seek ESI. A copy of the full article is available here.

TDR Wins Illinois Supreme Court Victory for Roadbuilders

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 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 […]

Michael Rothstein Reappointed to Judicial Screening Committee

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis has reappointed TDR Partner Michael Rothstein to her Judicial Screening Committee. The Committee assists Justice Theis in evaluating the qualifications of applicants for judicial vacancies in the Circuit Court of Cook County. Mr. Rothstein has served on the Committee since 2012. An excerpt from the December 2, 2021 […]

TDR Secures Victory—Insurance Company Must Defend Sorority Members Under Sorority’s Policy

TDR partner Michael J. Grant and associate Amie M. Bauer obtained summary judgment in favor of policyholders and against an insurance company on the duty to defend.  The case concerned insurance coverage for two sorority members for an underlying lawsuit where they were alleged to have negligently caused the death of a sorority pledge. The underlying lawsuit alleged that […]

TDR Knocks Out Business Tort Claims Alleged Against Large Real Estate Company

TDR partner Michael J. Grant  and associate Amanda N. Catalano obtained summary judgment on claims of tortious interference with a contract and unjust enrichment asserted against TDR’s client, a large real estate company. The case concerned a dispute between real estate brokers over sale commissions associated with the rental of a large commercial property.  The court found that the […]

TDR Attorneys Published in Law360: “Key Considerations for Commercial Tenants Withholding Rent”

In this Law360 article, TDR Attorneys Brian Haussmann, Amanda Catalano, Amie Bauer, and Jonathan Kim analyze the key considerations for commercial tenants withholding rent. The article emphasizes how important it is for businesses and their advisors to understand the rights of commercial tenants and landlords, particularly whether and when a commercial tenant may withhold rent to offset losses cause by a […]

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 […]

Brian Haussmann Quoted in Law360 Filing on Behalf of U.S. Conference of Mayors

TDR Partner Brian Haussmann, on behalf of The United States Conference of Mayors, filed a brief in the Seventh Circuit on April 20, 2020.  The brief argues that the Court should affirm a lower court ruling allowing so-called “Sanctuary Cities” to receive needed federal public-safety funds.  The brief also argues that the Conference, as an association, has […]

Nationally Recognized Patent Trial Attorney Brad Lyerla Joins TDR

New Partner Expands TDR’s Intellectual Property Practice Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC is proud to announce that highly accomplished trial attorney Brad Lyerla has joined the firm as a Partner. Brad is a nationally recognized trial attorney in the field of intellectual property and unfair competition.  In addition to representing clients such as Amazon and […]

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

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 […]