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.

In November 2011, the 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 and abroad.

TDR attorneys Gino L. DiVito, Karina Zabicki DeHayes, and Brian C. Haussmann have worked on the appeal for Westfield.

Additional information regarding this case may found in our news posting dated November 30, 2011.