TDR Partner Quoted on Facebook BIPA Settlement

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 […]

TDR Victorious in Non-Compete and Trade Secret Misappropriation Case

Non-Competition Restrictive Covenant Ruled Enforceable On January 15, TDR obtained a preliminary injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for an automobile dealership against an ex-employee in a case involving allegations that the ex-employee misappropriated his former employer’s trade secrets and violated a non-compete agreement.  The district court found that the employer’s non-competition restrictive […]

TDR Partner Quoted in Articles About Constitutional Litigation

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 Obtains Consent Decree and Settlement in Anti-Discrimination Lawsuit

Opioid Addiction Rehabilitation Facility Development Approved On August 4, 2017, TDR filed a five-count complaint in the Northern District of Illinois to redress the unlawful acts of Kane County that resulted in the deprivation of a special use permit to develop and operate an alcohol and substance abuse rehabilitation center on a 120-acre site located […]

Collecting Biometric Data or Other Confidential Information May Carry Significant Liability Risks

The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin recently published Tabet DiVito & Rothstein associate Jacob Berger’s article (subscription may be required) regarding the Illinois Supreme Court’s decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., 2019 IL 123186.  That decision may have significantly expanded the scope of liability under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1 et […]

Kate O’Brien Quoted in The Associated Press

TDR partner Kate O’Brien spoke to The Associated Press about recent rulings TDR secured for our client the United States Conference of Mayors in City of Evanston and United States Conference of Mayors v. Sessions. The lawsuit challenges the Attorney General’s decision to impose unlawful, immigration-related conditions on the receipt of federal grant funds under […]

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, […]

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

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 […]

International Municipal Lawyers Association Recognizes Kate O’Brien

Tabet DiVito & Rothstein partner Katherine M. O’Brien has been awarded the Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association. The IMLA Amicus Service Award recognizes lawyers who have been actively involved in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments and IMLA, and who have done exemplary work to protect and advance […]

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 […]

TDR Partners Brian Haussmann and Kate O’Brien Brief the U.S. Conference of Mayors

TDR Partners Brian C. Haussmann and Kate M. O’Brien traveled to Washington, D.C. to brief the U.S. Conference of Mayors on the firm’s work in Chicago v. Sessions and on immigration-related legal challenges facing Chicago and other cities. Haussmann spoke on the second day of the Conference’s Winter Meeting on a panel titled “Immigration: Responding […]

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

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 Among “Best Law Firms” for Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Says U.S. News & World Report

Chicago-based litigation boutique Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC has been named a top-tier firm in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” the premier guide to law firms in the United States. Tabet DiVito & Rothstein (TDR) again received a Tier 2 designation in the categories of […]

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 Files Amicus Brief In Chicago “Sanctuary City” Litigation

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 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 […]