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Cischke, Connery Secure Defense Verdict in Scoliosis Diagnosis Dispute Seeking $4M in Damages

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Stacey A. Cischke, and Attorney, Margaret A. Connery, obtained a defense verdict in favor of their health care clients from a Cook County jury in a medical malpractice dispute.  In this case, the plaintiff sought between $3-4 million in damages over an alleged failure to diagnose scoliosis in an adolescent, resulting   Continue Reading »

OSHA Increases Fines, Issues Standard Corrections and Wants Your Injury and Illness Reports

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced increased fines, corrections on standard clarification, as well as issues a reminder for injury and illness reports. OSHA has issued the maximum penalty amounts, with the annual adjustment for inflation. The penalty information is intended to supplement the penalties and debt collection   Continue Reading »

Monica Burkoth and Matthew D’Avanzo Promoted to Shareholder at Johnson & Bell

Johnson & Bell is pleased to announce that Monica Burkoth and Matthew P. D’Avanzo have been promoted to Shareholder.  Prior to being promoted, Ms. Burkoth and Mr. D’Avanzo were associates at the firm. “We are proud to welcome Monica and Matt to the rank of Shareholder,” said Joseph R. Marconi, president of Johnson & Bell,   Continue Reading »

Bank Deposits, Regulation CC and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Belongia Breaks It Down

Join Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Mark D. Belongia, as he discusses, “Regulation CC: Availability of Funds and Collection of Checks” during a live webinar on Jan. 29, 2020 from noon to 1:30 pm (CDT). During this live webinar, Mr. Belongia will cover how Regulation CC implements the Expedited Funds Availability (EFA) Act and the Check   Continue Reading »

Hearn, Grabarek Secure Positive Outcome for Indiana Attorney Facing Felony Theft Charge, Six Year Sentence

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Edward W. Hearn, and Counsel, Christopher J. Grabarek, secured an extremely positive outcome for an Indiana attorney who was charged with stealing her client’s settlement proceeds – a level five felony carrying a maximum six-year prison sentence.  In this case, the Indiana attorney (our client) was retained to represent a Gary   Continue Reading »

Illinois Will Ring In New Year with Recreational Use Pot Law

Beginning January 1, 2020, the recreational use of marijuana will be permitted by law. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation on June 25, 2019, making Illinois the eleventh state to approve marijuana for recreational use. The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act permits employers to adopt “reasonable” zero-tolerance or drug-free workplace policies, so long as such   Continue Reading »

OSHA No Longer Accepting CIC Certifications

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recently issued an enforcement policy for crane operator certifications issued by Crane Institute Certification (CIC). OSHA now requires crane operators engaged in construction activity to be certified by an entity accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency. The CIC no longer holds such   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Sponsors Table at 2019 Unity Award Dinner

Johnson & Bell sponsored a table at the recent Unity Award Dinner, which is hosted by the Diversity Scholarship Foundation in partnership with The John Marshall Law School.  At this year’s dinner,  the Hon. Rebecca Pallmeyer, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, received the 2019 Unity Award for her contributions to the   Continue Reading »

Cischke, Jasinski Secure Defense Verdict for Dermatologist in Dispute Seeking $3.6M in Damages

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Stacey A. Cischke and Attorney, David F. Jasinski, obtained a defense verdict in favor of their client, a dermatologist, from a Cook County jury in a medical negligence case.  In this case, the plaintiff sought $3.6 million in compensatory damages over an alleged failure by the dermatologist to obtain informed consent   Continue Reading »

LeFevour, Lukowicz Secure Dismissal of Multiple Charges Before the IDHR and the EEOC

In one week, Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Genevieve M. LeFevour, and Associate, Amber N. Lukowicz, received dismissal of multiple charges against their clients in front of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR).  The multiple charges involved allegations of sexual harassment, retaliation, age discrimination and discrimination based on   Continue Reading »
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