Cassiday Schade LLP News

CASSIDAY SCHADE LLP: Eight Attorneys Are Recognized by Thomson Reuters as 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars

By Press release submission | Jan 29, 2019

Cassiday Schade is pleased to annonce that eight attorneys have been named 2019 Super Lawyers Rising Stars by Thomson Reuters.

ExxonMobil still off hook for worker's severe injuries at Joliet plant in 2013, state appeals court rules

By Karen Kidd | Nov 13, 2018

A state appeals panel has said ExxonMobil can't be held accountable for severe injuries suffered by a worker in a mishap at the company's Joliet refinery, affirming a Cook County judge's findings that the oil and gas company had limited or no knowledge of the contract employer's allegedly unsafe procedures on the job site.

CASSIDAY SCHADE LLP: Marc Benjoya and Rudy Schade Named to 2019 Best Lawyers® List

By Press release submission | Aug 24, 2018

Cassiday Schade is pleased to announce two attorneys from our firm have been recognized in the 2019 edition of the Best Lawyers in America©.

CASSIDAY SCHADE: Cassiday Schade Attorney Jean M. Golden is Appointed as an Associate Judge for Cook County Circuit Court

By Press release submission | Jun 22, 2018

Jean M. Golden, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, has been selected for an Illinois associate judgeship in Cook County. Golden was one of 17 associate judges selected.

Cook County Circuit Court selects 16 to serve as associate judges; 17th selection headed to runoff balloting

By Cook County Record | May 21, 2018

Five current associate judges and 11 lawyers will take the bench in Cook County this summer, after the Cook County Circuit Court’s 252 elected circuit judges selected them to be appointed to serve as associate judges, filling vacancies in local courtrooms until at least next summer.

Appeals panel: Chance exists Ledcor might be held liable for other firm's worker, so insurer must defend

By David Hutton | Jan 7, 2018

Noting there is a possibility contractor Ledcor could yet be ordered to pay for injuries suffered on a job site by another company's employee, a state appeals panel has refused to let Pekin Insurance walk away from the case.

Man suing U of Chicago for 'anti-male' assault policies settles with female accuser, keeps suing school

By Scott Holland | Mar 3, 2017

A University of Chicago student suing the school over anti-male bias built into its sexual assault investigation system is continuing his lawsuit against the school, in which he is demanding $1.35 million, even though the school purportedly dropped its disciplinary action against him, and after he settled with a female student who allegedly triggered the disciplinary action by accusing him of sexual assault. 

White woman's lawsuit placed on hold vs sperm bank over insemination via black donor

By Scott Holland | Feb 2, 2017

A high-profile lawsuit brought against an Illinois sperm bank by a white woman who claims she was wrongfully impregnated by a black donor’s sperm is on hold after a federal judge in Chicago granted a motion to stay the case, to allow an Illinois appeals court to decide the fate of a nearly identical lawsuit dismissed from DuPage County court. 

CEO seeks court order requiring Yelp's help in identifying reviewer who besmirched him, his company

By Louie Torres | Jan 26, 2017

A CEO is suing Yelp Inc., seeking expedited discovery in connection with alleged defamation.

Appeals panel tosses 'labyrinth' of suits vs lawyers from man whose wife died in Colorado bus accident

By Scott Holland | Nov 16, 2016

A state appeals panel has cut through a complex web of legal malpractice actions brought by a man who had essentially alleged many of his ex-lawyers had conspired with intercity bus operator Greyhound Lines to keep him from suing over his wife’s death in a bus accident 15 years ago. The appellate order upheld a circuit court ruling on the consolidated cases that has involved several Illinois attorneys and more than 25 appeals. 

Appeals panel: Families of medical malpractice plaintiffs who die while case pending can add wrongful death claims to lawsuit

By Dan Churney | Apr 1, 2016

Unraveling what it called a “classic clash of apparently conflicting statutes,” an Illinois appeals panel has ruled the family of a woman who died while her medical negligence lawsuit was pending against a doctor, the University of Chicago Medical Center and affiliates is not blocked by a statute of repose from adding wrongful death claims to the preexisting lawsuit.

$5 million medical malpractice settlement OK'd vs doctors, Northwest Community Hospital

By Emma Gallimore | Jan 22, 2016

A $5 million settlement has been approved for a 64-year-old woman who claimed treatment she received at Northwest Community Hospital in Arlington Heights left her with brain damage.

Park Ridge homeowners win appellate round vs Advocate over Lutheran General flooding

By Scott Holland | Jan 2, 2016

Park Ridge homeowners have retained a window of hope in their campaign to hold neighboring Advocate Lutheran General Hospital liable for flooding. After the Cook County Circuit Court dismissed two counts of the homeowners’ class-action complaint, the First District Appellate Court reversed one of those dismissals in an unpublished order issued in December. The issue arose from a Sept. 13, 2008, storm and a subsequent Feb. 12, 2009, class action complaint.

Family of man who died after knee surgery awarded $8.25 million in hospital death suit

By Hanna Nakano | Nov 10, 2015

The family of a man who died after undergoing knee replacement surgery at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago has been awarded $8.25 million dollars.

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