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Spitzzeri, Lizzadro Obtain Dismissal of Passenger's Claims Against International Airline

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, and Attorney, Michael J. Lizzadro, obtained partial summary judgment in favor of their airline client in a breach of contract dispute argued in federal court. In this matter, a passenger sued the airline for breach of contract and violation of the Montreal Convention and EU 261 (the European   Continue Reading »

ICYMI - Robert J. Dignam Discusses the Impact of Social Media in the Workplace at NW Indiana Event

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Robert J. Dignam, a member of the firm’s Employment group, was the featured presenter at the Society for Human Resource Management of Northwest Indiana’s program today.  More than 50 human resources professionals and managers attended Bob’s presentation, which covered four areas, including: Jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board over private   Continue Reading »

Dignam Secures Dismissal of Indiana Agency’s Effort to Revoke Medical License

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Robert J. Dignam, obtained a voluntary dismissal of the Administrative Complaint against his client, a practicing psychologist.  An Indiana State Licensing Board had sought to revoke the client’s medical license.  Dignam demonstrated to the Office of the Indiana Attorney General that the license board’s assessment of the evidence was incorrect.  The   Continue Reading »
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Macksey, Boehm Secure Appellate Win in $2M Coverage Dispute

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, David M. Macksey and Garrett L. Boehm, Jr., secured a win in the Illinois Appellate Court First Judicial District for an insurance company and its insured parties in a difficult and complicated UIM insurance coverage case. Johnson & Bell’s clients were at risk for a $2 million award, but as a result   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Welcomes Brad R. Schneiderman

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. announced today that Brad R. Schneiderman has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Health Care group.  Mr. Schneiderman comes to the firm from Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP. “Our Healthcare group has enjoyed significant growth in the past two years,” stated William V. Johnson, president of Johnson & Bell,   Continue Reading »

Shear Steers Client Clear of Hit and Run Claim

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Steven M. Shear, obtained a defense verdict in Federal Court before Judge Gettleman.  The case involved a bicyclist who claimed she was side swiped when a truck driver and the trailer he was towing swerved into her lane of travel.  Shear’s client was not aware of the contact between his trailer and   Continue Reading »

American Overseas Group EVP and GC, Patricia A. Ryan, Joins Johnson & Bell

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. announced today that Patricia A. Ryan has joined the firm as a Shareholder.  Ms. Ryan comes to the firm from American Overseas Group Limited (AOREF), a Bermuda insurance holding company, where she served as executive vice president and general counsel for the holding company and operating entities since 2013.  She will   Continue Reading »

Tyler, Politakis Secure Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case Against Indiana Hospital

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Stephen A. Tyler, and Associate Attorney, Angelo P. Politakis, secured a defense verdict in favor of their hospital client after six days of trial.  The case involved an elderly female patient admitted to the hospital for atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure.  Due to the patient’s risk for stroke, she was   Continue Reading »

Vicarious Liability Issue Earns General Contractor a Defense Under Subcontractor's GL Policy

Johnson & Bell Shareholder William K. McVisk and Associate Attorney, David J. Rock, recently obtained judgment on the pleadings on behalf of their contractor client in an insurance coverage dispute in the Chancery Division in Cook County. The dispute involved whether the contractor was entitled to a defense under its subcontractor’s general liability insurance policy,   Continue Reading »
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Wilson v. Clark - Its Use and Its Ramifications

In a feature article in IDC Quarterly, Circuit Judge Donald J. O’Brien, Jr. (Ret.) and Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Charles P. Rantis, delve into the facts and other materials expert witnesses can and cannot include in their testimony at trial.  The authors outline how the adoption of Federal Rules of Evidence 703 and 705 by   Continue Reading »
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