About the Firm

Cassiday Schade has a 34 year history of litigating cases with impressive results. We handle lawsuits throughout Illinois as well as mass litigation in multiple states, and we act as national or regional counsel for clients facing nationwide exposures. Some of the firm’s recent trial experience includes the defense of class action challenges to allegedly defective medical products, underground storage tank and toxic injury cases, catastrophic birth injury cases, intellectual property and professional liability litigation. In addition to trial and appellate work, our attorneys are often retained before litigation ensues so that risks can be analyzed and prevented.

Apr
24

Northwestern NLRB Decision’s Effect on Worker’s Compensation

Posted in Employment

Collegiate sports are a $60 billion industry with some university programs generating more money than their respective professional counterparts, including the National Basketball Association.  However, under the purview of the non-profit National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”), the...

Mar
31

Appellate Court Clarifies Deadline to Respond to Requests to Admit, Bases for Discovery Extensions

Posted in Civil Procedure

In Armagan v. Pesha, 2104 IL App (1st) 121840, the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District clarified the rules of service for responding to requests to admit. In Armagan, the plaintiff filed suit alleging that the defendants, who held an interest in a coin shop, converted...

Mar
26

Illinois Supreme Court Concludes that the Good Samaritan Act Applies to Volunteers and Not Those Who Are Compensated to Treat Patients Within the Scope of Their Employment Even If the Patient is Not Billed for Services

Illinois physicians can no longer claim immunity under the Good Samaritan Act if they are compensated for their time within the scope of their employment despite the fact that the patient was not billed for the emergency care provided.  Home Star Bank and Financial Services, Guardian of the...

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