DiTommaso concentrates in consumer fraud cases, and are actively investigating auto-fraud, lemon law, infomercial fraud, unfair collection practices, illegal late fees, unwanted telemarketing calls, junk faxes and emails, predatory lending, as well as other types of fraud on consumers.
Aldis v. John Doe Car Dealership, Better Business Bureau of Chicago, 2018. Clients purchased a Lexus which, unbeknownst to them, allegedly had severe water damage. Case settled on confidential terms. Opposing Counsel: James Stark.
Dwyer v. John Doe Insurance Company, American Arbitration Association, 2018. Client purchased a used BMW and a vehicle service agreement. The BMW had total engine failure, so she filed a claim for the engine to be fixed. The service agreement provider denied the claim alleging the engine is not covered by the agreement. Case settled on favorable terms. Opposing Counsel: Brian Bedinghaus (Roetzel & Andress LPA).
Gallego v. John Doe Car Manufacturer, American Arbitration Association, 2018. Client leased a new Ford Focus and a vehicle service agreement. The Focus allegedly has an unrepairable transmission shudder and other manufacturer defects that could not be repaired. Case settled on favorable terms. Opposing counsel: Edward Fu (Donohue, Brown, Mathewson & Smyth, LLC).
Hoover v. John Doe Car Dealership, American Arbitration Association, 2017. Represented buyers in arbitration against dealership alleging that dealer improperly sold a used car as new and that the vehicle allegedly had frame damage. Parties amicably resolved the dispute prior to the arbitration hearing. Opposing counsel: Edward Fu (Donohue, Brown, Mathewson & Smyth, LLC).
Kennard v. John Doe Car Dealership American Arbitration Association, 2017. Represented buyer in arbitration alleging that dealer violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act in connection with the sale of a Mercedes-Benz with significant accident damage. Parties settled the dispute with buyer returning the vehicle and receiving the full purchase price back along with her attorney’s fees and costs. Opposing Counsel: Antonio DeBlasio (DeBlasio Gower).
Twyman v. S & M Auto Brokers, Inc., United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 2016-2018. Judge Virginia Kendall. Represented client who purchased a luxury vehicle that allegedly had undisclosed structural damage and allegedly was a rebuilt wreck. Case settled on confidential terms. Opposing Counsel: Joel Brodsky (Law Office of Joel A. Brodsky).
Zeglen v. John Doe Car Dealership, Better Business Bureau of Chicago, 2017. Client purchased a Maserati which, unbeknownst to him allegedly was a rebuilt wreck purchased at auction. Case settled on confidential terms. Opposing Counsel: Mark Lyman, Steve Varhola, Jason Christopoulos (The Lyman Law Firm).
Casciani v. Peter’s Highline Automotive II, Inc., Circuit Court of Cook County, Judge Diane J. Larsen. 2013-2014. Represented purchaser in action alleging violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act in connection with purchase of a truck. Case settled on confidential terms.
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