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Firm Represents Village of Crestwood in Toxic Tort Contamination Lawsuits

Chicago Tribune, p. 1

February 15, 2010

The article describes the law firm's representation of the Village of Crestwood against various toxic tort and class action lawsuits. The lawsuits involve alleged environmental contamination of the drinking water in the Village of Crestwood in the 1980s and 1990s.

DeHayes Speaks at CBA Seminar on Preliminary Injunctions

October 19, 2009

On October 19, 2009, TDR partner Karina DeHayes was the featured speaker at the Chicago Bar Association Commerical Litigation Committee and presented on the topic Offense and Defense: TROs and Preliminary Injunctions. Her discussion included practice tips and described recent case law and the rule changes regarding temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.

Arbitrator Rules in Favor of Hospira

March 31, 2009

On March 31, 2009, an arbitrator ruled in favor of Hospira, finding that its exclusive supplier of flush syringes had breached its supply contract with Hospira. The arbitrator ordered Hospira’s supplier to deliver to Hospira 74 million additional syringes. In addition, the arbitrator awarded Hospira over $500,000 in attorney fees. The arbitrator also ruled in Hospira’s favor on its supplier’s counterclaim that Hospira was in breach of the parties’ agreement. Hospira was represented in the arbitration by TDR attorneys Gino DiVito, Christopher Liguori and Brian Haussmann along with co-counsel.

Hospira, Inc. v. Excelsior Medical Corporation

JAMS, REF# 1340007267

Deborah Decker Speaks at ISBA Seminar on Education Law

Illinois State Bar Association

March 19, 2009

Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC partner Deborah E. Decker was a speaker at the ISBA CLE seminar Safe and Sound: The Attorney's Role in School Safety and Security, presented by the ISBA Education Law Section on March 13, 2009. Ms. Decker presented on the legal ramifications surrounding the use of various school security measures, including videotaping, security cameras, metal detectors, sex offender lists, visitor logs, and security entry systems.

Arbitrator Grants Hospira Two Preliminary Injunctions

March 5, 2009

On February 13, and on March 5, 2009, an arbitrator granted Hospira’s motions for a preliminary injunction requiring its exclusive supplier of flush syringes to continue syringe shipments until a resolution of the merits of the parties’ breach of contract claims. Hospira was represented in the arbitration by TDR attorneys Gino DiVito, Christopher Liguori and Brian Haussmann along with co-counsel.

Hospira, Inc. v. Excelsior Medical Corporation

JAMS, REF# 1340007267

Appellate Court Affirms Circuit Court’s Order Granting Hospira TRO

February 2, 2009

On February 2, 2009, the Appellate Court for the First Appellate District, affirmed a Circuit Court’s order granting TDR client Hospira, Inc. a TRO, which required Hospira’s exclusive supplier of flush syringes to continue syringe shipments while the parties arbitrated their breach of contract claims. Hospira was represented by TDR attorneys Gino DiVito, Christopher Liguori and Brian Haussmann.

Hospira, Inc. v. Excelsior Medical Corporation

Docket No. 09-0266, Appellate Court of Illinois, First Judicial District.

TDR Secures TRO Against Exclusive Supplier in Breach of Contract Action

January 28, 2009

On January 28, 2009, TDR, on behalf of its client Hospira, Inc., obtained a TRO requiring Hospira’s exclusive supplier of flush syringes to supply Hospira with 3.5 million additional syringes while the parties arbitrated the underlying merits of their breach of contract claims. Hospira was represented by TDR attorneys Christopher Liguori and Brian Haussmann.

Hospira, Inc. v. Excelsior Medical Corporation

Docket No. 09 CH 3225, Circuit Court of Cook County.

Summary Judgment in Insurance Recovery Case

December 31, 2008

TDR won summary judgment on behalf of our client in an insurance recovery action. Our client, an investment advisor firm, sued its insurer to compel the satisfaction of its duty to defend in connection with an underlying lawsuit seeking damages of approximately $9.5 million.

First Specialty Insurance Corporation v. Federal Street Advisors, Inc., et al.

Circuit Court of Cook County (2008)

TRO Obtained for TDR Client in Employment/Restrictive Covenant Case

December 31, 2008

We won a temporary restraining order for a medical practice client to enjoin a former employee from establishing a competing practice and engaging in improper solicitations. Within three months, we secured a favorable settlement for our client in which the terms of the temporary restraining order were extended for a period of two years from the date of defendant’s termination of employment.

Foot & Ankle Clinics of America, LLC v. Alameda

Circuit Court of Cook County (2008)

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