Monthly Archive: September 2013


Illinois Appellate Court Broadens Protection of Hospital Liens to Allow Recovery Against Damage Awards Traditionally Deemed Off-Limits

Lien protection and preservation has been at the forefront of the ongoing evolution of personal injury law in Illinois for the last decade.  The recent First District Appellate Court decision in Manago v. The County of Cook, 2013 IL App. (1st) 121365, offers insight into the application of the...


The Amendment to the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act: To Lien or Not to Lien

House Bill 5823 (“HB5823”) became law on January 1, 2013. This amendment to the Illinois Health Care Services Lien Act (“Act”), 770 ILCS 23/1 et seq., made significant changes to the Act. It established a new process for medical providers who are lien holders on personal injury judgments....


CLIENT ALERT: New Time Limits and Other Obligations in Civil Settlements

On August 26, 2013, Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn signed into law Illinois Senate Bill 1912 (Public Act 098-0548), which will place time limitations on “settling defendants” to tender draft releases and settlement payments with resultant penalties for the failure to do so. The law, which...


Clarification of the Treatment of Future Medical in Liability and No Fault Cases on the Horizon

Progress is being made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) toward implementing rules for addressing future medical in the context of liability cases.  This week, CMS forwarded for review to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) CMS’ Notice of Proposed Rule Making...


Cassiday Schade LLP announces the addition of a Matrimonial/Family Law Practice.

Posted in Family Law

We are pleased to offer a Family Law practice group as an additional service to our past, current, and prospective clients.  Please contact the family law group with any questions you have for family law including divorce, child custody issues, post-decree matters, business valuations and other...