Lubin Austermuehle in the News

The press coverage of the attorneys at Lubin Austermuehle demonstrates our extensive experience with business litigation, class action suits, shareholder, partner and LLC member disputes, defamation law, and trademark and copyright lawsuits. Our Chicago trial lawyers have handled numerous high-profile business disputes involving well-known organizations. At Lubin Austermuehle, our attorneys’ clients have included finance companies, national banks, marketing firms, and other large enterprises facing bet-the-company, high-stakes class action or shareholder lawsuits involving hundreds of millions in claimed damages.

We've helped companies and consumers across the nation achieve justice and successfully navigate complicated cases. Our commitment to the legal profession has earned us plenty of recognition: For instance, the settlement Peter Lubin reached as co-lead counsel in the class action case Erickson v. SBC was ranked as the third largest settlement in Illinois that year by Crain's Chicago Business. Take a look at the rest our news coverage to learn more about our achievements.

Lawyers: Rossi stole $100 million from Reditus to fund lavish lifestyle

Court docs reveal how Reditus CEO allegedly misappropriated company funds

Unsealed Records Point to Blurry Lines Inside Reditus as COVID Profits Soared
Judge to Unseal More Records in Reditus Cases, as Attorneys Reach Deal to Sell $6.5 Million Private Plane
Attorneys Will Get to Review Reditus Documents in Aaron Rossi Lawsuit
Reditus Labs receiver: ‘No reason’ to keep court records sealed
Document drama slows down Aaron Rossi civil suits
Aaron Rossi Invokes Fifth Amendment 10 Times to Avoid Answering Questions in Civil Case

Judge rejects Rossi plea to halt civil trial due to reported federal probe

Ousted business partner claims he owns more of Reditus Labs than Rossi

Reditus Labs partner Davie claims he is majority owner, not Rossi

Reditus Labs to be placed in receivership

WEEK joins news agencies in brief to unseal Rossi lawsuit

Rossi misses court for vacation, new date given

EXPLAINER: A Reditus CEO is being sued. Here’s why

Read more on Lawsuit: Reditus CEO "looted" company for personal, family gain at Lawsuit: Reditus CEO “looted” company for personal, family gain LogoDoctor Who Once Employed Aaron Rossi Calls Him a ‘Pathological Liar’ in a New Court Filing

Reditus CEO Aaron Rossi faces a seven-count complaint from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation accusing him of writing unauthorized prescriptions and spending company funds without authorization when he worked at a Bloomington orthopedics company.

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Law360Airline Wi-Fi Co. Gogo To Pay $17.3M To End Investor Suit

Airline internet service provider Gogo Inc. has agreed to pay $17.3 million to end putative class claims that its executives lied to investors about its Wi-Fi systems' technical issues,

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Reditus Laboratories placed in receivership amid Aaron Rossi's legal woesReditus Laboratories Placed In Receivership Amid Aaron Rossi's Legal Woes

Tazewell County judge Chris Doscotch approved Thursday an agreement to place Pekin- based Reditus Laboratories in a receivership.

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CIProud logoRECORD: Plaintiff wants to make some Reditus finances public

The legal battle continues between Reditus Laboratories CEO Dr. Aaron Rossi and his business partner, Dr. James Davie.

Read More LogoCourt Filings Accuse Reditus CEO of 'Pillaging' Company, Demand Testimony

James Davie is suing Pekin-based Reditus and CEO Aaron Rossi of Bloomington, claiming Rossi "squeezed him" out of the company and misspent company funds. Reditus later became a major coronavirus testing company for the state of Illinois.

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The Pantagraph LogoCourt Filings Accuse Reditus CEO of 'Pillaging' Company, Demand Testimony

One of the latest filings in a lawsuit brought by the business partner of Reditus Laboratories CEO Dr. Aaron Rossi alleges that threats have been made against witnesses who spoke against Rossi’s “pillaging” of the company.

Read More LogoCourt Filings Accuse Reditus CEO Rossi of Retaliation Threats in His Latest Court Case

Attorneys for Reditus minority owner James Davie led the claims in Tazewell County court on Wednesday as part of his lawsuit against Reditus and Rossi. The lawsuit accuses Rossi of....

Read More LogoRecords Show Reditus CEO Amassed a Fleet of Luxury Vehicles and 2 Private Planes

The owner of a lab that made hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money for running COVID-19 tests has amassed a fleet of luxury cars and at least two private planes, WGLT has learned....

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Journal Star LogoRecent Lawsuit Against Reditus Labs CEO Aaron Rossi Isn't First Between Business Partners

PEKIN — For two years before his indictment on personal income tax fraud charges, the founder of Reditus Laboratories had been battling his business partners in a series of lawsuits....

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Lawsuit alleges Reditus CEO is 'pillaging' the company to fund lavish lifestyleLawsuit alleges Reditus CEO is 'pillaging' the company to fund lavish lifestyle

A motion led this week in Tazewell County court could reveal details of an ongoing lawsuit against Reditus Labs chief Aaron Rossi. The latest development in the business dispute comes just...

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Lawsuit Reditus CEO Looted Company for Personal Family GainLawsuit Reditus CEO Looted Company for Personal Family Gain

MANHATTAN (CN) — Faced with a $2.7 billion defamation suit, Fox News said in a motion to dismiss that the First Amendment protectspost-election reporting in which the electronic voting company...

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Courthouse News ServicesFox Wields 1st Amendment in $2.7B Election-Fraud Defamation Fight, Peter Lubin quoted as a libel attorney

TAZEWELL COUNTY – Indicted on six-year-old federal tax fraud charges last week, we are now learning the CEO of An ongoing Tazewell County civil lawsuit filed in 2021 accuses Aaron Rossi of taking...

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Cook County RecordCrain's List Illinois' Largest Verdicts and Settlements in 2004

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Law360Ex-Clients: Girardi Firm Took Boeing Deals Without Consent

Law360 (December 17, 2020, 7:52 PM EST) -- Two Indonesian families who lost relatives in a 2018 Lion Air plane crash that killed 189 people are alleging the troubled plaintiffs firm Girardi Keese accepted a low-ball settlement...

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Law360Airline Wi-Fi Provider Gogo Again Seeks To Nix

Law360 (September 22, 2020, 4:40 PM EDT) -- Airline internet provider Gogo Inc. has urged an Illinois federal judge to toss a proposed shareholder class action for the second time...

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Courthouse News ServicesClass Calls Barbizon School ‘Worthless’

CHICAGO (CN) – The Barbizon School dupes aspiring models for thousands of dollars in tuition by falselypromising “print, television, commercials and film” work at $50 to $150 per hour...

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Law360Auto Parts Co. Inks $3.3M Deal With Investors In IPO Suit

Law360 (November 12, 2019, 1:55 PM EST) -- Fenix Parts Inc. investors have urged an Illinois federal court to approve a $3.3 million settlement that would resolve their securities fraud claims...

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Cook County RecordBuffalo Grove Dentist: Woman's 'Defamatory' Online Reviews Not 'Innocent,' 'Opinion,' Not Shielded from $4M Lawsuit

Cook County Record - November 28, 2019. A Buffalo Grove dentist is fighting against the dismissal of his $4 million lawsuit in which he accused a woman of posting false reviews about his business.

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Chicago Daily BulletinBrodsky Gets Interim Suspension to Go With Prior Federal Timeout

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - June 21, 2019 Filing pleadings that revealed a client’s business secrets, divulging emails that contained a divorcing couple’s confidential mental health information and launching into what one judge called an “unhinged attack” on an expert witness are among the disciplinary charges facing Chicago attorney Joel A. Brodsky.

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Chicago Daily BulletinPanel Affirms Brodsky Sanction Over 'Egregious' Behavior

Chicago Daily Law Bulletin - January 23, 2019 A judge did not overstep her bounds when she sanctioned Chicago attorney Joel A. Brodsky for engaging in “egregious” behavior while representing a client in a civil case, a federal appeals court held.

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Cook County RecordOur Diamond Wholesaler Client Receives Full Retraction and Apology Following Filing of Multi-Million Dollar Libel Suit in Chicago Federal Court

Cook County Record - August 24, 2018. A legal dispute, in which one diamond wholesaler allegedly falsely accused another of fraud, has ended in a settlement to resolve a potential multi-million dollar defamation lawsuit.

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Chicago TribuneDrew Peterson's Ex-Attorney Appealing $50,000 Fine, Anger Management Order

Chicago Tribune - April 17, 2018. Convicted killer Drew Peterson's former attorney will appeal after a federal judge slapped him with a $50,000 fine and ordered him to undergo anger management training for his scorched-earth tactics in a straightforward lemon law case.

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Chicago Daily Bulletin'Vitriolic,' 'Nasty' Conduct Earns Brodsky a $50K Sanction

Chicago Daily Bulletin - March 29, 2018. Vitriolic. Contemptuous. Antagonistic. Confrontational. Nasty.Those are just some of the words U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Kendall used Wednesday to describe...

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Chicago TribuneRialmo, Peterson Attorney Fined $50,000, Ordered to Undergo Anger Management - May be Barred from Practice

Chicago Tribune - March 29, 2018. Drew Peterson's former attorney Joel Brodsky engaged in "unprofessional, contemptuous, and antagonistic behavior" and resorted to "false accusations and inappropriate diatribes" and "acts of intimidation and harassment" that "culminated in an unhinged attack."

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Chicago Sun-TimesEx-Drew Peterson Lawyer Joel Brodsky Slammed, Fined by Federal

Chicago Sun-Times - March 28, 2018. A federal judge has fined a former lawyer for wife-killer Drew Peterson $50,000 and ordered him to take ethics and anger management classes as a result of his conduct in her courtroom.

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DCBA BriefAn Employer's Guide to Copyright Law's Work for Hire Doctrine

DCBA Brief - December, 2017. Your company just launched a new website. Great. Now the question is who owns the copyright of your website?

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Cook County RecordCourt says ex-Oakton C.C. cop can't press defamation claim vs school over 'problem employee' flyer

Cook County Record - July 7, 2017. A federal judge has granted a partial win to Oakton Community College, saying a former Oakton campus police of cer can't press her case the college defamed her when it included ...

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Chicago TribuneContrite Former Peterson Attorney Brodsky Apologizes for 'Going too Far'

Chicago Tribune - July 7, 2017. He falsely accused a rival attorney of running a "criminal enterprise" and tried to get an expert witness locked up in federal prison based on trumped-up allegations.

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Chicago Daily BulletinCollege of DuPage Wrongful Termination Lawsuit Ends in 3 Separate Deals

Daily Herald - June 23, 2017. Thomas Glaser and Lynn Sapyta, two former College of DuPage administrators who were fired by the school in 2015, have settled their federal wrongful termination lawsuit.

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Chicago TribuneFormer College of DuPage Settle Lawsuit Over Wrongful Termination

Chicago Tribune - June 22, 2017. Former College of DuPage Controller Lynn Sapyta, left, and former Treasurer Thomas Glaser settled their wrongful termination lawsuits with the school on June 22, 2017.

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Cook County RecordBerthold Says Volvo Violated Its Copyright Regarding Typeface

Cook County Record - June 22, 2017. A Chicago company is suing Swedish car manufacturer Volvo AB and its North American entities, alleging copyright infringement.

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Chicago TribuneDrew Peterson's Former Lawyer Joel Brodsky Back in Hot Water with Federal Judge

Chicago Tribune - March 29, 2017. Drew Peterson's cantankerous former attorney Joel Brodsky is back in hot water - and a federal judge's patience seems to be wearing thin.

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Super LawyersLubin Austermuehle Attorneys Recognized Among Top Illinois Litigators

Super Lawyers - 2016. Lubin Austermuehle attorneys named among top litigators in Illinois in the areas of Business and Class Action law.

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Chicago Daily Law Bulletin LogoPublic Safety Officer Cleared of Defamation Claim

Chicago Law Bulletin - November 8, 2016. Lubin Austermuehle successfully defended its client, a community college public safety officer, against a claim of defamation brought by a former co-worker. The plaintiff alleged that she had been defamed when the former co-worker superimposed a picture of her onto a flier advertising a seminar about dealing with problem employees. Lubin Austermuehle argued that the flier was not defamatory because it could be innocently construed as having a nondefamatory meaning. A federal judge agreed and dismissed the claim.

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Daily Herald LogoFormer COD Controller Wins Bid for Unemployment Benefits

Daily Herald - April 29, 2016. Lubin Austermuehle successfully defended former College of DuPage controller, Lynn Sapyta, against claims that she is not entitled to unemployment benefits because she engaged in misconduct. Following a hearing before an administrative law judge, the judge found in favor of Sapyta ruling that she is entitled to unemployment benefits. The judge expressly rejected COD's arguments that Sapyta engaged in misconduct instead finding that her work performance was acceptable and that she followed existing accounting practices and used what she believed to be best practices for her job.

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Reuters LogoClass certified in Yahoo TCPA Case

Reuters - January 4, 2016. A federal judge has certified a nationwide class of consumers who received text messages from Yahoo! allegedly in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (TCPA). The class could consist of as many as 500,000 individuals.

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Super Lawyers2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers - 2015. Four Lubin Austermuehle attorneys named 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

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Cook County RecordClass Action Demands Chicago Refund all Property Transfer Taxes Charged to Buyers of Fannie Mae Foreclosures

Cook County Record - December 8, 2015. A woman who bought a home last year in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood believes the city improperly charged her taxes on her purchase of the formerly foreclosed property from Fannie Mae.

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Cook County RecordShareholder Says Vasco Management Should Pay for Shares Crash Following News of Product Sales to Iran

Cook County Record - October 26, 2015. The directors and executive of an Oakbrook Terrace-based provider of digital financial security products has been hit with a lawsuit brought by a shareholder who has claimed the company's management should be made to pay for allegedly concealing from investors.

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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.
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.
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.