Monthly Archive: November 2013


New Illinois Appellate Court Decision Affects Enforceability of Non-Competes

When employers craft non-compete agreements for new hires and current employees alike, they are likely aware of the factors courts traditionally consider when analyzing their enforceability.  These factors include the length of the non-competition and non-solicitation, and the geographic...


Chicago Daily Law Bulletin article discusses Cassiday Schade’s family law practice

Posted in Family Law

Cassiday Schade Partner Brian J. Hickey was interviewed and quoted in the November 18, 2013 issue of Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. The article, titled "Litigation defense firm wades into family law", highlights the firm's decision to broaden their scope of services to include family law.


Illinois Appellate Court Broadens Scope Of Anti-Indemnity Act To Protect Illinois Contractors

Posted in Construction

In a decision that benefits construction companies doing business in Illinois, the Illinois Appellate Court recently published a decision broadening the scope of the Illinois Construction Contract for Negligence Act, more commonly known as the Illinois Anti-Indemnity Act. The decision is also a...


Cassiday Schade LLP Obtains Substantial Post-Trial Reduction of Damages for Medical Expenses

Cassiday Schade LLP is one of the first defense firms to have an appellate decision reducing a medical malpractice verdict by nearly 33%, pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/2-1205. This is an important ruling for medical malpractice defendants with respect to a statute that is rarely used. The decision in...


Illinois Supreme Court Clarifies Proper Method for Naming an Estate as a Defendant in Cases of Unknown Death of Party Under 735 ILCS 5/13-209(C)

In Relf v. Shatayeva, 2013 IL 114925, the Illinois Supreme Court refined its analysis of the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure when a plaintiff mistakenly sues a decedent, and offered insight into how it interprets the Illinois Compiled Statutes by analyzing indirectly related statutory...