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.

Nov
19

Statutory Formula To Be Applied In Maintenance Cases

Posted in Family Law

Commencing January 1, 2015, a significant revision will take effect to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, for cases in which the parties’ combined gross incomes are less than $250,000.00, such that judges will no longer have the discretion to determine if a maintenance award...

Nov
13

New Employment Laws Effective January 1, 2015

Posted in Employment

January 1st marks the birth of a new year and of many new laws. Two significant revisions to existing employment law – one to Illinois state employment law and one to federal employment law – become effective January 1, 2015. Maternity Leave In August 2014,...

Oct
23

Illinois Appellate Court Honors Venue Provision

Posted in Commercial

When entering into a business arrangement, venue provisions for future litigation are sometimes an afterthought. The prospect of litigation seems remote, and to some parties, it seems as if any venue provision will do. The First District’s recent opinion in Saba Software v. Deere &...

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