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Significant recovery in a hidden franchise case
Substantial seven-figure recovery for six licensed dealers in litigation against a European manufacturer of luxury consumer products and its wholly owned U.S. distributor, alleging claims intentional non-compliance with U.S. state and federal franchise registration and disclosure laws.  Read More...
U.S. District Judge Upholds Racial Retaliation Claim Against The Chair Of The U.S. Civil Rights Commission
Carmen D. Caruso Law Firm and co-counsel Linda C. Chatman of Chatman Law Offices LLC brought suit against Martin Castro, who was chair of the IHRC at the time, and the IHRC, alleging that their client was subjected to retaliatory discharge in violation of the federal civil rights law, 42 U.S.C. Section 1981.  Read More...
Motion to Dismiss Defeated in Sexual Harassment Cases
Carmen D. Caruso Law Firm successfully defeated a hotel franchisor’s motion to dismiss our complaint alleging joint-employer liability for serial sexual harassment committed against multiple employees at a franchised hotel  Read More...
Tilted Kilt 'completely out of control,' developer's suit claims
Carmen Caruso Offers Advice on Overcoming Contractual Disclaimers Intended to Defeat Fraud Claims
In an article published by the American Association for Justice titled, “Licenses to Lie: Overcoming Contractual Disclaimers Intended to Defeat Fraud Claims”, Carmen Caruso discusses avoiding the mistake of turning down a potentially serious fraud claim merely because the defense will be able to point to a disclaimer clause.  Read More...
Practicing Law is a Profession First: The Importance of Mentoring Young Lawyers
Carmen Caruso shares his insights for young lawyers seeking to advance in their careers and grow professionally.  Read More...


This is, no doubt, a high stakes, high profile case … let me take the opportunity to recognize and acknowledge both you, Mr. Caruso, and your team of lawyers, as well as …, for the high caliber of advocacy and zealous advocacy.

Read MoreCook County Circuit Court Judge

“Carmen is one of the brightest and most tenacious litigators in franchising.”

Read MoreMark Siebert, CEO The iFranchise Group

"Carmen saved our business! It was evident at the arbitration hearing in our case that Carmen totally outperformed the Franchisor's big firm lawyer."

Read MorePaul & Patty Petersen, Northern Illinois Franchisees

“A lawsuit on day one would have been otherwise crippling if not for the legal expertise provided by Carmen at this critical time.”

Read MoreSteven Golden, President, The Nurse Agency

“Carmen Caruso and his associates introduced aggressive new defenses which led to a settlement of this case within our target range.”

Read MoreJames M. O'Brien, CFO, Herbst LaZar Bell, Inc.
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