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Amanda N. Catalano

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Illinois Supreme Court Holds that Collateral Source Rule Does Not Apply in Pure Economic Loss Tort Cases

Plaintiffs asserting purely economic losses in tort cases already face a significant hurdle in Illinois: the well-established economic loss rule, otherwise known as the Moorman doctrine.  But those plaintiffs now face an additional challenge, because in Lewis v. Lead Industries Ass’n, 2020 IL 124107 (opinion filed May 21, 2020), the Illinois Supreme Court held that […]

Seventh Circuit Issues Stern Warning to Violators of Telemarketing Statutes

The Seventh Circuit’s recent decision in United States v. DISH Network LLC, 954 F.3d 970 (7th Cir. 2020), comes with a stern warning to companies that violate state and federal telemarketing statutes: "Someone whose maximum penalty reaches the mesosphere only because the number of violations reaches the stratosphere can’t complain about the consequences of its […]

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 […]

TDR Obtains Dismissal of Alleged Employment Misclassification Claims

FSLA, TILA and IRS Code Claims Against Motor Carrier Denied On April 21, 2017, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois granted our clients’ motion to dismiss a putative class action brought on behalf of hundreds of potential class members under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the IRS Code, the Truth […]

Rule 2-619(a)(2) Motion to Dismiss May Constitute Arbitration Waiver

The Illinois Appellate Court recently ruled that, where a party raises a substantive arbitral issue in a motion to dismiss pursuant to Illinois Code of Civil Procedure § 2-619(a)(2), that party has submitted to the jurisdiction of the court and waives its right to compel arbitration.  Watkins v. Mellen, 2016 IL App (3d) 2016. Albert […]

Illinois Supreme Court Distinguishes between Confidential and Privileged Information

Do statutory confidentiality provisions mandate that information designated “confidential” is also non-discoverable?  No, the Illinois Supreme Court recently held in Klaine v. Southern Illinois Hospital Services, 2016 IL 118217.  Rather, “the confidential nature of information does not prevent it from being discoverable unless the plain language of the statute so provides.”  The Supreme Court’s ruling […]

What Constitutes “Intentional Discrimination” Under the ADA?

A federal district judge recently answered a question still open in the Seventh Circuit, and that has split the other circuits: whether a plaintiff seeking compensatory damages under the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or the Rehabilitation Act is required to show discriminatory animus to prevail, or whether mere deliberate indifference suffices.  Judge Jorge Alonso of […]