About the Firm

Cassiday Schade has a 35 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.

Mar
05

FMLA Coverage to Now Include Same-Sex Spouses

Posted in Employment

On February 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Final Rule changes (RIN 1235-AA09) altering the definition of “spouse” under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and published the new definition in the Federal Register on February 25, 2015 (80 Fed. Reg. 10,162). The new rule will...

Feb
25

Challenge to Wisconsin’s Cap on Noneconomic Damages in Medical Negligence Cases

On October 3, 2014, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Conen held the $750,000 statutory cap on noneconomic damages for medical malpractice claims was unconstitutional as applied to Ascaris and Antonio Mayo in Mayo v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund (2012 CV...

Feb
16

Employer’s Delay Defeats Summary Judgment

Posted in Employment

Generally, employers are best protected from lawsuits for terminating an employee if they document the employee’s file with reasons for the termination before acting on it. However, in Ledbetter v. Good Samaritan Ministries, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 1943 (7th Cir. Ill. Feb 6, 2015), the...

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