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Foley Mansfield in the News

Our experienced attorneys handle high-profile cases, winning newsworthy settlements and verdicts for our clients, which often puts us in the spotlight of local and national media. In addition, we routinely weigh in publicly on issues of local concern. Visit our newsroom to learn the latest updates.

Illinois Supreme Court Announces Amendments to Rule 102

“You’ve got mail been served.” The Illinois Supreme Court has announced amendments to Rule 102, allowing for electronic methods of service by special order of the court. The revised Rule 102 makes service of process easier when defendants, by choice or circumstance, are difficult to serve. The changes to Rule […]


September – Transition and Moving Forward By: Ashleigh Johnson

September is a month of transition. It is the month when school starts in earnest (because, let’s face it, no one ever does anything the last two weeks of August). It is the month where those of us who love autumn decide to will it into being, regardless of 100 […]


When Former Employees Go Off the Rails: Obtaining Relief from the Court to Stop Threats and Harassment by Former Employees By: Tessa Mansfield Hirte

Terminating an employee is often a challenging and emotional process, and terminated employees may react with shock, sadness, frustration, or even aggression. But what can an employer do if a former employee takes it a step further and starts harassing—even threatening to harm—his or her former coworkers? How can the […]


Partner Kasia Nowak Discusses Asbestos Litigation with CLM Magazine

Chicago Partner Kasia Nowak was interviewed for an article in CLM Magazine, a publication of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The article, titled “A Toxic Tale of Exposure,” features a discussion of Kasia’s experience with asbestos litigation cases, including one of her most memorable claims involving asbestos exposure. Read […]


Illinois Governor Signs Senate Bill 72 Into Law Allowing Pre-Judgment Interest for Plaintiffs in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits – An Overview by Rachael Palmer.

On Friday, May 28, 2021, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 72, which will allow plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits to collect interest against defendants from the time the lawsuit is filed, rather than from the time judgment is entered.   Bill History (HB […]


Legal Update: The US Supreme Court rules on triggers for CERCLA Statute of Limitations. By Ilene Munk

The US Supreme Court rules on triggers for CERCLA Statute of LimitationsThe Territory of Guam v. United States Decision by the U.S. Supreme Court(May 24, 2021) The Supreme Court has issued a decisive and clear message on the issue of statute of limitations calculations under CERCLA, 42 U.S.C. § 9601 […]


Missouri Supreme Court Revises Civil Discovery Rules By E. Timothy Assouad

On March 2, 2021, the Missouri Supreme Court made notable changes to civil discovery practice and ordered that the new rules take effect September 2, 2021.  The changes will bring Missouri’s discovery rules more in line with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.  The discovery rules were originally to go […]


Well-Being – Breaking Precedent By Ashleigh Johnson

In law school, one of the first things you learn (likely after the rule about never angering court clerks) is that precedent guides our judicial system.  When making an argument to any court of law, an attorney’s strongest position will be to cite to a similar, favorable ruling which occurred […]


Foley & Mansfield Supports Florida Supreme Court in New Federal Summary Judgement Standard

On behalf of Foley & Mansfield, partner Eddie Medina drafted and submitted comments to the Florida Supreme Court in support of its rule change adopting the federal summary judgment standard. As noted in the comments, the firm believes that the amended rule will ensure greater consistency between state and federal […]