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Credit Union's Website Target of ADA Lawsuit. Court Rules Plaintiff Case Lacks Standing. Appellate Court Affirms

The Seventh Circuit affirmed a lower court’s ruling in favor of a Johnson & Bell credit union client.  The ruling likely will affect similar discrimination suits brought by a plaintiff’s firm across the country.  In the lower court case, Johnson & Bell Attorney, Ramses Jalalpour, secured dismissal of a federal lawsuit filed against his credit   Continue Reading »

OSHA to Host First Chicago Southland Conference

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will host its first Chicago Southland Occupational Safety and Health Conference on Thursday, July 18. The conference will take place at Prairie State College Conference Center from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will learn how to integrate safety compliance into organizational culture, acquire OSHA compliance guidance, plant   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Welcomes Christian Luciano-Santiago and John C. Marshall to the Firm

Johnson & Bell recently added two new attorneys to the firm. Christian Luciano-Santiago and John C. Marshall have joined the firm as associates. Mr. Luciano-Santiago focuses his practice on health care law, with an emphasis on the defense of medical malpractice claims against long-term care facilities, hospitals, and other health care providers. Mr. Marshall concentrates   Continue Reading »

J&B Hosts Hospitality and Retail Seminar for ALFA International Clients

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Nicholas R. Lykins, will be speaking at the ALFA International Hospitality & Retail Chicago Regional Seminar. The seminar will be taking place on Thursday, June 27, at Johnson & Bell’s Chicago office. This seminar will include topics on labor and employment issues affecting the hospitality and retail industry, in-house counsel, coverage,   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys Designated Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers in 2019

Congratulations to the Johnson & Bell attorneys designated as either Leading Lawyers or as Emerging Lawyers! 2019 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 Mark D. Belongia – Arts, Entertainment & Sports   Continue Reading »

Mark D. Belongia Delivers Informative Presentation, “Regulation Z: Private Student Loan Requirements and Right to Cancel”

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Mark D. Belongia, discussed Regulation Z provisions that impact private colleges and universities in originating private student loans.  The Department of Education and Federal Reserve Board oversee this area and if the forms are not correctly prepared and used by the schools, the schools can be exposed to fines, potential lawsuits   Continue Reading »

The Workplace Just Got More Complex to Manage in Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly recently passed multiple bills that will create new laws and amend existing laws that will impact the workplace for all Illinois employers and employees, if signed by Governor Pritzker. The following laws will create limitations on contract terms and employee handbooks, amend the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Equal Pay   Continue Reading »

Marconi, Malarkey Close Contentious Real Estate Transaction at Nearly Triple the Initial Valuation

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph R. Marconi, and Real Estate Attorney, John D. Malarkey, recently concluded a complex real estate transaction that resolved litigation between warring stakeholders that highly benefited their client. The dispute between partners of a senior manufactured housing development wound its way from trial court, to arbitration, and then on to a   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Welcomes T. Matthew Frost

Johnson & Bell recently added a new attorney to its Crown Point, Indiana office. T. Matthew Frost has joined the firm as an associate. Mr. Frost focuses his practice on medical malpractice litigation and transportation litigation involving serious personal injury.

Financial Services and Commercial Litigator, Mark D. Belongia, Joins Johnson & Bell

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. announced today that Financial Services and Commercial Litigator, Mark D. Belongia, has joined the firm as a Shareholder.  Mr. Belongia comes to the firm from Thompson Coburn, where he was a Partner advising and defending banks and thrift organizations in regulatory, litigation and transactional matters.  Mr. Belongia will join the firm’s   Continue Reading »
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