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Brian C. Haussmann

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 […]

Brian Haussmann Quoted in Law360 Filing on Behalf of U.S. Conference of Mayors

TDR Partner Brian Haussmann, on behalf of The United States Conference of Mayors, filed a brief in the Seventh Circuit on April 20, 2020.  The brief argues that the Court should affirm a lower court ruling allowing so-called “Sanctuary Cities” to receive needed federal public-safety funds.  The brief also argues that the Conference, as an association, has […]

Illinois Appellate Court Provides Lessons for Parties to Multi-Phased Services Contracts

On Monday February 24, my colleague Amie Bauer posted an article on the purpose of Supreme Court Rule 213(f) as gleaned from ESP Global, LLC v Northwest Community Hospital, 2020 IL App (1st) 182023.  That same case also provides important lessons for parties wishing to engage in services agreements that contemplate multiple phases, and for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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.).  […]

Seventh Circuit: “Follow Form” Insurance Policy Does Not Allow Excess Insurer to Take Advantage of Arbitration Provision in Underlying Policy

In insurance, a follow form endorsement is typically understood to mean that an excess or umbrella insurance policy incorporates the terms of another underlying insurance policy.  An excess carrier with such an endorsement might reasonably expect, then, that it could take advantage of an arbitration provision in the underlying policy.  Not so fast, the Seventh […]

Appellate Court Holds that Trial Is Needed to Determine Whether Commercial Dispute Must be Arbitrated

The recent case of Sturgill v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc., 2016 IL App (5th) 140380, demonstrates that while most motions to compel arbitration pursuant to a written contract will be determined based only upon the allegations of the plaintiff’s complaint and the language of the contractual arbitration clause, there are times when more information is […]

Can Former Minority Owners of an LLC Bring a Legal Malpractice Claim Against Company’s Law Firm?

In Stevens v. McGuireWoods LLP, 2015 IL 118652 (Thomas, J.), the Illinois Supreme Court was called upon to decide whether former minority members of an LLC could bring a legal malpractice action against the LLC’s litigation law firm for allegedly failing to timely file a derivative action against the company’s former corporate law firm.  In […]

10 TDR Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers 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. Congratulations to: SuperLawyers•Karina Zabicki DeHayes•Gino L. DiVito•Mark H. Horwitch•Timothy A. Hudson•Christopher D. Liguori *•Michael I Rothstein•Caesar A. Tabet Rising Stars•John M. Fitzgerald *•Brian C. Haussmann•Daniel I. Konieczny * – First time honoree in this category […]

12 TDR Attorneys Recognized as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars

Karina DeHayes and Mark Horwitch Receive Special Recognition SuperLawyers® Magazine has recognized nearly three-fourths of TDR partners and one associate for their high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. In addition,  Karina DeHayes was named one of the Top 50 Women Lawyers and Mark Horwitch was named one of the Top 100 Illinois Lawyers. Congratulations to: SuperLawyers […]

Victory in Pension Lawsuit

On November 21, 2014, Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Belz issued an order (linked) finding Public Act 98-0599, a pension reduction law that was enacted in December 2013, unconstitutional and void in its entirety.  Working with attorneys representing various other plaintiff groups, TDR partners Gino L. DiVito, John M. Fitzgerald, Brian C. Haussmann, and […]

Brian Haussmann’s Work for LAF Featured in Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

LAF’s Young Professionals Board Has Come a Long Way in Five Years On March 3, 2014, The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin published a front-page article about the Legal Assistance Foundation’s Young Professionals Board.  In the article, TDR Partner Brian C. Haussmann, co-chair of the Board’s social committee, discusses the group’s roles, including fundraising, planning events […]

11 TDR Partners Named as SuperLawyers or Rising Stars

SuperLawyers® Magazine has recognized nearly three-fourths of TDR partners for their high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The list of Illinois SuperLawyers includes no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state.  Rising Star is a distinction reserved for the top 2.5% of Illinois lawyers who are under 40 or in practice for […]

TDR Wins Federal Court Injunction Prohibiting International Arbitration

In one of the few cases of its kind nationwide, TDR recently helped firm client Hospira, Inc. secure an injunction prohibiting a foreign corporation from forcing Hospira into arbitration in Geneva, Switzerland. Netherlands-based Therabel Pharma, N.V. filed the arbitration before the International Commerce Commission’s International Court of Arbitration (the “ICC”), naming Hospira and one of […]

DiVito, Haussmann and Fitzgerald Author Article on Attorney-Client Privilege

The July 2013 edition of the Illinois Bar Journal included an article by TDR partners Gino L. DiVito, Brian C. Haussmann and John M. Fitzgerald.  Their article, New Limits on Subject Matter Waiver of Attorney-Client Privilege, discusses the new standard for subject matter waiver of the attorney-client privilege that was announced in the Illinois Supreme […]

TDR Wins Appeal in the Illinois Supreme Court

TDR secured a significant victory in the Illinois Supreme Court, which today issued an important decision concerning a matter of first impression in Illinois:  whether the extrajudicial (i.e., out of court) disclosure to a third party of attorney-client communications waives the attorney-client privilege over private, undisclosed attorney-client communications concerning the same “subject matter.” In a […]

Update Regarding Illinois Supreme Court Appeal: ISBA, ACC, IADC and IDC Given Leave to File Amicus Briefs In Support of TDR Appeal

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. […]

TDR Secures 7th Circuit Victory in ERISA Class Action

Today, the Seventh Circuit affirmed a decision of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in Nauman v. Abbott Labs. and Hospira, Inc. in favor of TDR client Hospira, Inc. and its former parent company, Abbott Laboratories, and awarded both companies their costs on appeal. In the lawsuit, originally filed in […]

Fitzgerald, Haussmann Promoted to Partner; O’Brien Joins as an Associate

TDR attorneys John M. Fitzgerald and Brian C. Haussmann have recently been promoted to partner. Both are commercial litigators who have made important contributions to TDR cases, the firm, and the bar during their tenure at the firm. Fitzgerald joined the firm in 2006. He has represented many large corporations, small businesses, and individuals successfully […]