Press - Part 2

Daily Herald LogoCollege of DuPage Controller / Assistant VP of Financial Affairs in Board of Trustee's Crosshairs

Daily Herald - September 9, 2015. Lubin Austermuehle has been retained to represent embattled College of DuPage controller and assistant vice president of financial affairs, Lynn Saptya, in pre and post-termination administrative proceedings before the COD board of trustees. Despite receiving numerous accolades during her tenure and having an employment contract running through June 2017, COD has terminated Saptya in what has been described as a political firing following the election of three new board members and the installment of a new chairwoman who has long been critical of Saptya.

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Courthouse News Service LogoCertification Affirmed on Appeal

Courthouse News Service - June 1, 2015. A New Jersey appellate court has affirmed certification of a nationwide class in a lawsuit filed by Lubin Austermuehle against Hollister relating to a 2009 holiday gift card promotion. According to the lawsuit, Hollister promised $25 gift cards to customers who purchased $75 worth of merchandise but then voided all the gift cards on January 30, 2010, despite the fact that some of the gift cards had the words "no expiration date" printed on the back of them. The appellate court rejected Hollister's argument that the class should not have been certified because members of the class could not be ascertained.

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Super LawyersFour Lubin Austermuehle Attorneys Named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers - January 12, 2015. Four Lubin Austermuehle attorneys have been selected as 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers distinguishes the 5% of attorneys in each state in more than 70 practice areas recognizing those attorneys who have attained a high degree of professional achievement and peer recognition for excellence. Rising Stars are selected among those attorneys under 40 or who have been practicing for less than 10 years. Each year no more than 2.5% of attorneys in a state are selected as Rising Stars. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

This year, founding partner Peter S. Lubin, has once again been named Super Lawyer in the areas of business litigation, class action, and consumer rights. Patrick D. Austermuehle has been selected as Rising Stars.

The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Look for these attorneys' names and profiles in the Illinois Super Lawyers Magazine and in Chicago magazine.

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Cook County RecordScope of License at Issue in Font Lawsuit

Cook County Record - September 26, 2014. Lubin Austermuehle recently filed a breach of contract lawsuit on behalf of font software giant Berthold Types against Scripps Networks Interactive, a media company whose brands include HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, and Great American Country. According to the complaint, Scripps Networks Interactive allegedly used font software licensed from Berthold in violation of the license agreement.

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Cook County RecordSodexo Accused of Failing to Pay Employee's Overtime; Case Settled, Dismissed

Cook County Record - March 24, 2014. A woman is suing over claims her employer hasn't paid her for overtime work.

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Cook County RecordWoman Files Class Action Suit Over "MyFord Touch" System

Cook County Record - January 16, 2014. A woman has filed a class action lawsuit over what she alleges is a defective feature in the car she bought in March 2013.

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Chicago TribuneClass Action Lawsuit Filed Over Sale of Taylor Capital Group

Chicago Tribune - July 30, 2013. When Chicago-based MB Financial agreed to buy Taylor Capital Group not all of Taylor's shareholders were happy. A class action lawsuit filed by Lubin Austermuehle on behalf of Taylor's shareholders alleges that Taylor and its board of directors breached their fiduciary duties by agreeing to a sale that undervalues the company and shortchanges shareholders.

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Today's TMJ4Consumer Succeeds in Defamation Lawsuit Brought Against Him by Used Car Dealership for Internet Reviews

Today's TMJ 4 - July 12, 2013. When David Bates posted negative reviews online about a used car dealership, he never guessed it would land him in court. Lubin Austermuehle successfully defended Mr. Bates in a defamation lawsuit brought against him by the used car dealership by arguing that the negative reviews were protected by the First Amendment.

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ABC NewsCharlie Trotter Wine Sale Sours

ABC News - June 15, 2013. Famous chef, Charlie Trotter, sued for allegedly selling counterfeit bottle of wine.

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PRWeb logoNotice Goes Out in Class Action Suit Against Abercrombie & Fitch

PRWeb - May 24, 2013. Notice has gone out to notify members of the nationwide class of the pending lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch. More information and important documents can be found on the class notice website.

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Daily Herald LogoGrant's Class Action Lawsuit Settles

Daily Herald - February 12, 2013. A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit filed against Grant's Appliances and other Grant stores relating to a rebate program. As a result of the nearly $600,000 settlement, approximately 7,000 class members will receive checks later this year.

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Reuters LogoNationwide Class Certified in Lawsuit Against Abercrombie & Fitch

Reuters - March 2012. A Judge has certified a nationwide class in a consumer fraud class action filed by Lubin Austermuehle on behalf of consumers who received gift cards at Abercrombie stores as part of a 2009 holiday promotion. Abercrombie petitioned to decertify the class but the Seventh Circuit sided with Lubin Austermuehle and denied Abercrombie's petition. This case has been covered extensively in a number of blogs.

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Chicago Sun-TimesLawsuit Claims Hair Treatment a Scam

Chicago Sun-Times - August 5, 2009. When laser therapy, scalp messages and dietary supplements didn't work, two clients of Deerfield-based Natural Hair Growth Institute sought refunds.

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Chicago CubsUnfriendly Confines

Justice for Cubs fan allegedly assaulted by a Wrigley Field Security Guard.

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Generic Cable CompanyEnding Unfair Fees

Class action suit for Chicagoans allegedly overcharged on cable late fees.

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The Kane Center AdvocateLubin Austermuehle Demonstrates Innovative Giving Option

The Kane Center Advocate - Winter, 2004. The Mandel Clinic was recently named as a recipient of funds remaining from several class action suits brought by the law firm of Lubin Austermuehle on behalf of a class of plaintiffs who were improperly charged an "occupancy" tax during their stays in several suburban hotels.

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Chicago Sun-TimesLawyer's Motives Questioned After Judge's Recusal

Chicago Sun-Times - June 3, 2004. Did lawyers for one side of a case hire the judge's former law partner just so the judge would recuse himself? It doesn't matter -- it "just simply looks bad," Dorothy Kirie Kinnaird, presiding judge of the Cook County Circuit Court's Chancery Division, wrote in a rare order knocking an attorney off of a case.

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Chicago Daily Bulletin LogoHotel Tagged for Allegedly Labeling Business Cost as Tax Charge

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - June 5, 2003. An increasingly common tactic by retailers is to advertise a product or service at a particular price and then tack on extra fees and charges. One particularly deceptive variation of this maneuver is to label extra fees in a way that makes them appear to be taxes or other government-imposed charges.

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Chicago TribuneWill County Settles Hiring Suit for $50,000 Man Who Says He Was Passed Over 5 Times Receives New Job, Back Pay

Chicago Tribune - August 9, 1999. Will County has settled for $50,000 a civil rights lawsuit brought by a University Park man who said he was passed over five times for jobs that went to younger, less qualified white applicants.

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Chicago Sun-TimesMrs. Illinois Wins Title all Over Again

Chicago Sun-Times - July 24, 1999. The judge's decision is in, and the winner of the 1999 Mrs. Illinois contest is: Mrs. Illinois 1999. Backers of reigning beauty queen Monica Skylling-Burke turned back a legal challenge Friday by first runner-up Lisa Appleby, who had sued last month to wrest the title from her.

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Chicago Sun-TimesSuit Against TCI Now Class Action Cable Late-Fee Charge Called Excessive

Chicago Sun-Times - February 19, 1998. If you have ever paid a late fee on your Tele-Communications Inc. bill, you are suing the cable TV giant to get a refund. On Wednesday, Cook County Circuit Judge Aaron Jaffe certified a class-action suit against TCI, a legal step allowing lawyers to pursue their case against the company. A trial could come as soon as late summer.

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Chicago Sun-TimesState Probing Cable Late Fees City Also Alarmed at Possible Overcharges

Chicago Sun-Times - September 28, 1997. Cable TV companies that charge millions of dollars in late fees are being investigated by the Illinois attorney general's office for possible consumer fraud, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. At the same time, the City of Chicago is preparing to get tough on Prime Cable and Chicago Cable TV over their late fees.

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Chicago Daily Bulletin Logo7th Circuit splits on arrestee booking fees

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - July 22, 2014. People forced to pay $30 to the village of Woodridge following their arrest won’t be getting their money back — at least, not any time soon.

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Client Reviews
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I was referred to Peter Lubin from someone in the car business to handle a law suit. From the moment I made the appointment Peter and his staff were outstanding. This wasn't an easy case, most lawyers had turned me down. However, Peter took the time to meet with me and review everything. He took on the case, and constantly communicated with me about updates and case information. We beat this non-compete agreement case in record time. I would use him again and recommend him to my closest family and friends. 5 stars is not enough to thank him for his service. Sebastian R.
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I worked on two occasions with Peter Lubin and his staff. They took their time with me and discussed each and every item in detail. The group makes you feel like you are part of the family and not just another hourly charge. I recommend Peter to anyone who asks me for a referral. If you are looking for a top notch attorney at a reasonable rate, look no further than Lubin Austermuehle. Kurt A.
★★★★★
Excellent law firm. My case was a complicated arbitration dispute from another state. Was handled with utmost professionalism and decency. Mr. Peter Lubin was able to successfully resolve the case on my behalf and got me a very favorable settlement. Would recommend to anyone looking for a serious law firm. Great staff and great lawyers! Albey L.
★★★★★
I have known Peter Lubin for over 30 years. He has represented me on occasion with sound legal advice. He is a shrewd and tough negotiator leading to positive outcomes and averting prolonged legal hassles in court. He comes from a family with a legal pedigree and deep roots in Chicago's top legal community. You want him on your case. You need him on your opponents case. He won't stop fighting until he wins. Christopher G.
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Peter was really nice and helpful when I came to him with an initial question about a non-compete. Would definitely reach out again, recommended to everyone. Johannes B.