Kate O’Brien Quoted in The Associated Press

TDR partner Kate O’Brien spoke to The Associated Press about recent rulings TDR secured for our client the United States Conference of Mayors in City of Evanston and United States Conference of Mayors v. Sessions. The lawsuit challenges the Attorney General’s decision to impose unlawful, immigration-related conditions on the receipt of federal grant funds under […]

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 […]

TDR Obtains Denial of Class Certification

Federal Court in Illinois Denies Motion to Certify Class for TCPA Claims On February 8, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied a motion to certify a class action against our client for claims arising under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).  Gordon, et al. v. Caribbean Cruise Line, […]

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 […]

International Municipal Lawyers Association Recognizes Kate O’Brien

Tabet DiVito & Rothstein partner Katherine M. O’Brien has been awarded the Amicus Service Award from the International Municipal Lawyers Association. The IMLA Amicus Service Award recognizes lawyers who have been actively involved in legal advocacy for and on behalf of local governments and IMLA, and who have done exemplary work to protect and advance […]

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 Among “Best Law Firms” for Patent Litigation, Patent Law, Says U.S. News & World Report

Chicago-based litigation boutique Tabet DiVito & Rothstein LLC has been named a top-tier firm in the 2018 edition of U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” the premier guide to law firms in the United States. Tabet DiVito & Rothstein (TDR) again received a Tier 2 designation in the categories of […]

FBA Installs Two TDR Partners

Rothstein – President-Elect; Hudson – Director On October 4, 2017, the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Assocition installed two TDR Partners as members of its management team. TDR partner and co-founder Michael Rothstein was installed as President Elect.  He will assume the office of Chicago Chapter President in the fall of 2018.  Mr. Rothstein […]

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.).  […]

TDR Obtains Dismissal of Class Action Complaint

Credit Repair Organizations Act and Electronic Funds Transfer Act Claims Denied On August 11, 2017, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois granted our client’s motion to dismiss a putative class action brought on behalf of potential class members under the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA) and the Electronic Funds Transfer […]

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 […]

TDR Wins Reversal in Patent Case before the Federal Circuit Related to the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter

TDR partners Meredith Martin Addy and Daniel Konieczny and TDR associate Ashley Crettol Insalaco, members of TDR’s patent litigation and Federal Circuit practice, won an impressive victory before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  The court reversed an adverse lower court decision in Thales Visionix, Inc. v. United States and Elbit Systems of […]

TDR Files U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Behalf of AIPLA

Interprets patent venue statute 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b) TDR partner Meredith Martin Addy and associates Ashley Crettol Insalaco and Kelly O’Neil filed an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, U.S., No. 16-341 (2017).  The American Intellectual Property […]

TDR Wins Appeal in Commercial Guaranty Litigation

TDR partners Gino L. DiVito and John M. Fitzgerald and TDR associate Ashley Crettol Insalaco, along with their co-counsel, won an impressive victory in the Illinois Appellate Court in Koenig & Strey GMAC Real Estate v. Renaissant 1000 South Michigan I, LP, 2016 IL App (1st) 161783.  TDR represented three individuals who signed a guarantee […]

U.S. News Names TDR to Best Law Firms

Singles Out Specialties in Litigation, Patent Law Tabet DiVito & Rothstein has been designated a top-tier law firm by U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers in their recently released 2017 “Best Law Firms” rankings. The firm received a Tier 2 designation in the categories of Litigation-Patent and Patent Law. To be eligible for […]

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 […]

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Quotes Tabet on Victory in Internet Sales Tax False Claims Act Case

On October 20, 2016, TDR partner Caesar Tabet was quoted by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in an article about the Illinois Appellate Court opinion in People ex. rel. Beeler, Schad and Diamond, P.C. v. Relax the Back Corp., 2016 IL App (1st) 151580.  The Appellate Court’s opinion exonerated TDR’s client of all liability under […]