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Daniel L. Stanner

Illinois Supreme Court Holds That “Daily Fantasy Sports” Contests Are Not Gambling

On April 16, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court signaled that traditional notions of gambling are changing and that Illinois law must evolve to embrace those changes.  The Court reached its decision in Colin Dew-Becker v. Andrew Wu, 2020 IL 124472 (2020).  The Court’s decision involves the "daily fantasy sports" website, FanDuel.com.  On websites like FanDuel, […]

Avoiding Pyrrhic Victories: How to preserve third-party contribution claims when a plaintiff might re-file a voluntarily dismissed action

Lawyers are almost always happy to accept a voluntary dismissal of claims against their client.  However, such a dismissal can create a trap for the unwary.  In particular, a tort defendant might lose the ability to bring contribution claims against others if the plaintiff later re-files the action.  Fortunately, there are steps counsel can take […]

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 […]

TDR Wins TRO in Federal Court in Corporate Governance Dispute

TDR partners Caesar Tabet, Daniel Stanner, and John Fitzgerald, and TDR associate Uri Abt successfully represented a minority owner of a Delaware Limited Liability Company.  The controlling members planned to sell the assets of the company and then to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.  The controlling members scheduled a shareholder meeting to approve that transaction.  […]

TDR Wins Summary Judgment for Engineer in Cook County Personal Injury Action

On May 12, 2014, Judge Daniel Gillespie entered summary judgment for an Indiana engineer who was a defendant in a personal injury action filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  Plaintiff is an Illinois ironworker who was injured while off-loading and staging I-beams at a construction site.  Plaintiff alleged that the I-beams were constructed […]

TDR Successfully Resolves Toxic Water Class Action Against Illinois Municipality

Marzano, et al. v. Village of Crestwood, et al. TDR attorneys Caesar Tabet, Jeff Patton, Daniel Stanner, and Reema Kapur successfully defended the Village of Crestwood, Illinois and one of its elected officials in a class action in the Circuit Court of Cook County alleging that the Village supplied chemically contaminated and carcinogenic tap water […]

TDR Secures Favorable Results in Property Damage and Personal Injury Lawsuits

TDR client Hospira, Inc. retained us to represent it in connection with multiple lawsuits arising from an explosion of an industrial freeze dryer called a lyophilizer at its facility in North Chicago, Illinois. TDR represented Hospira in its lawsuit against the machine’s manufacturer to recover for the property and business interruption damages it sustained as […]