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Spitzzeri to Moderate July 28 Employment Roundtable Discussion

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Joseph F. Spitzzeri will moderate the roundtable session, “A Sierra Nevada Look into Recent Employment and Labor Law Developments,” during the ALFA International 2017 Labor & Employment Conference. Mr. Spitzzeri’s session will review recent developments in employment law and analyze how the change in philosophy in the executive branch might affect   Continue Reading »

Thirty Johnson & Bell Attorneys Designated Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers in 2017

Congratulations to the Johnson & Bell attorneys designated as either a Leading Lawyer or as an Emerging Lawyer! 2017 Leading Lawyers William G. Beatty – Employee Benefits Law; Products Liability Defense Law John W. Bell – Medical Malpractice Defense Law; Personal Injury Defense Law; General Products Liability Defense Law Robert M. Burke – Personal Injury   Continue Reading »
Joe Marconi

Joseph R. Marconi to Discuss Complex Legal Malpractice Issues at ABA’s LPL Young Professionals Program

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Joseph R. Marconi will be a speaker on the Strategy Snapshots panel at the American Bar Association’s Lawyers’ Professional Liability Young Professionals Program scheduled for June 29 at the ABA HQ in Chicago. The program offers an educational and networking opportunity for young professional liability professionals and young lawyers. The Strategy Snapshots roundtable   Continue Reading »

Ruling Raises Questions about OSHA Worksite "Controlling Employer" Policy

An interesting legal development in Texas might prove significant for construction companies and other employers within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – and any other jurisdiction that follows its view. The ruling should also encourage employers in other jurisdictions to challenge their circuit court’s rulings on “multiemployer/controlling employer” policies in an   Continue Reading »

Tammy L. Wade to Speak at ACI's 16th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Tammy L. Wade, will be a guest lecturer at the American Conference Institute’s 16th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice scheduled for June 26-27, 2017, at The Union League of Philadelphia. The forum brings together unparalleled faculty of leading plaintiff and defense attorneys, medical experts, risk managers and insurance professionals to provide   Continue Reading »
Jeff Chrones

Jeffery G. Chrones to Chair Hellenic Bar Association's 2017 Judge's Night on June 8

On Thursday evening, June 8, 2017, Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Jeffery G. Chrones, will welcome 250 guests to the Hellenic Bar Association’s 2017 Judge’s Night at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.  Mr. Chrones serves as Chairman of the event, a position he has held for the past eight years.  It is the 5th consecutive year the event has sold out   Continue Reading »

Robert J. Dignam Helps Client Reach New Multi-Year Labor Agreement with Union Plumbers

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Robert J. Dignam, recently concluded multiple rounds of collective bargaining as lead negotiator for the Plumbing and Piping Contractors Association of Northern Indiana, helping the organization reach a new multi-year labor agreement with Local Union No. 210 of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting   Continue Reading »
Chris Carlos

Are Offices “Up in Smoke?” Chris Carlos Discusses Impact of Marijuana Legalization on the Workplace

Chris Carlos recently met with two companies to discuss the impact of marijuana legalization on the workplace. During a Joint Leadership Session conducted by both companies last week in Chicago, Chris facilitated a 90-minute discussion covering the dynamics of state legalization as it relates to Federal criminalization of marijuana use. Other topics addressed included trending   Continue Reading »

OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries

On May 22, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) made an important announcement that affects the reporting of injuries at the workplace. OSHA announced it is suspending its previously issued electronic reporting requirements on workplace injuries. Earlier this year, OSHA had instituted a new rule that was to take effect in July that   Continue Reading »

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 »
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