Firm News and Recent Decisions
ISBA Bar News
June 1, 2008
Citing Aristotle’s principles of persuasion – ethos, pathos and logos – Gino L. DiVito said of his law partner, Michael I Rothstein, that he has “the qualities of character, competence and conviction that are required of those who would lead.”
With that, DiVito, a retired appellate justice, administered the oath of office to Rothstein as the 41st president of the Appellate Lawyers Association.
In his remarks on June 13, Rothstein noted that 304 of the association’s 377 members have offices in Cook County. He pledged to expand outreach to downstate appellate lawyers through collegial and educational programs.
December 31, 2007
The Illinois Appellate Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of our client, Don C. Trossman, completely disposing of all claims against him. The decision was made following a successful (and seldom granted) petition for rehearing regarding a novel issue of great significance to Illinois business. The appellate court’s opinion is of particular importance because it rejected the equitable theory known as self-piercing, or reverse-piercing, of the corporate veil, which had been argued by our opponents. Firm partners Gino L. DiVito, Karina Zabicki DeHayes, and Michael J. Grant represented the client during the appeal, and DeHayes argued the case before the appellate court.
Trossman v. Philpsborn, et al.
Illinois Appellate Court (2007)
December 31, 2007
We obtained summary judgment in favor of our clients, a software development firm and a securities brokerage firm, in a multi-million dollar securities fraud and common law fraud actio
LaSalle Technology Inc., et al. v. ABN AMRO Inc., et al.
Circuit Court of Cook County (2007)
March 16, 2007
Editorial encourages the Illinois legislature’s adoption of a new criminal code, recommended by a panel led by partner and former Illinois Appellate Judge Gino DiVito and former Governor Jim Thompson.