About the Firm

Cassiday Schade has a 36 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.


Seventh Circuit Closes the Successor Liability Notice Requirement Loophole Under the MPPAA Regarding “Contingent” Withdrawal Liability

The Seventh Circuit closed the loophole pertaining to the successor liability notice requirement for purchasers of assets that come with a multiemployer union pension plan. In Tsareff v. Manweb Services, 794 F.3d 841 (7th Cir. 2015), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...


The Future Of Data Breach Complaints – Actual Harm Required

Courts are now requiring more than a mere increased risk of a data breach in order to have standing to file suit for data breaches. In Maglio v. Advocate Health and Hosps. Corp., 2015 IL App (2d) 140782 (Ill. App. Ct. August 6, 2015), the Illinois Appellate Court held that plaintiffs did...


The Reptile Lays New Eggs

A recent flurry of amended complaints in medical malpractice cases suggests that the plaintiffs’ bar seeks to extend the reptile strategy¹ to hospitals and private practice groups of physicians. These pleadings attempt to impose a duty upon hospitals and practices to promulgate by-laws, rules...