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Johnson & Bell Receives the Seven Seals Award

Johnson & Bell received the highest state level award from the Illinois Committee of the Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve (“ESGR”) for its support for members of the United States military services. Presenting the award to firm founder William V. Johnson and firm vice-president Joseph R. Marconi were US Navy Captain Mark T.   Continue Reading »

Johnson and Johnson Receive Outstanding Defense Verdict Award – Medical Malpractice at the 2012 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award Ceremony

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Stanzione Awarded Not Guilty Verdict in Medical Negligence Case

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. attorney, Sharon L. Stanzione, received a not guilty verdict in favor of their client, an emergency room physician in an alleged medical negligence case. The plaintiff, the wife of the deceased, demanded upwards of $750,000 during the trial. The case involved a patient, a 77-year-old male with a history of coronary   Continue Reading »

Conforti and Reid Receive Favorable Defense Verdict

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Gregory D. Conforti and Lynn M. Reid, received a favorable verdict for their client in the case of Larry Shreve, Debbie Shreve v. Douglas Swalec, Verizon North Inc. Having been transferred onto the case only three and a half weeks prior to going to trial, the defense offered $3.25 million and   Continue Reading »
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Marconi and Pioli Receive Favorable Defense Verdict in Breach of Contract Case Seeking $2.5 Million

In a fraud and breach of contract case, Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph R. Marconi and Victor J. Pioli, received a favorable defense verdict in federal court for their client, a seller of an airplane. The purchaser of the airplane had alleged claims for breach of contract and fraud on the grounds that the plane   Continue Reading »
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Marconi Obtains $1.5 Million Settlement Against Big Five Accounting Firm

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph R. Marconi, settled an accounting malpractice case for $1.5 million against a Big Five accounting firm on behalf of six of its business clients.  The clients collectively invested in a software company based on financial statements that were audited and reviewed by the accounting firm.  The financial statements contained material misstatements, requiring   Continue Reading »

Spitzzeri and Carlos Secure Defense Verdict in EEOC Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph F. Spitzzeri and Christopher J. Carlos, received a verdict in favor of their client, an automobile parts and repair shop, in an Americans with Disabilities Act case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC sought both compensatory and punitive damages, the maximum potential of which totaled $350,000   Continue Reading »
Sharon Stanzione

Stanzione Successfully Defends Indiana Hospital Against Charges of Medical Negligence

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Sharon L. Stanzione, received a defense verdict in favor of her client, an Indiana hospital, in an alleged medical negligence case. The plaintiff demanded $1.25 million during the trial. The case involved a patient, a 68-year-old female, who had just undergone a proctectomy procedure. Following the procedure, the patient was received   Continue Reading »

Matthew L. Johnson Receives Favorable Result in Premises Liability Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Matt Johnson, obtained a favorable result for a national restaurant chain in a premises liability case. Plaintiff claimed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) stemming from a fall inside a restaurant which occurred while plaintiff, a 39-year-old beer delivery man, was transporting 2 kegs of beer plus a cylinder of beer (300 +   Continue Reading »

Bell Receives Not Guilty Verdict For Commonwealth Edison

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholder, John W. Bell, successfully defended his client, Commonwealth Edison, in an alleged retaliatory discharge case in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The trial was held between January 12, 2010 and January 27, 2010 which resulted in a verdict in favor of Commonwealth Edison. The plaintiff was employed at a unit   Continue Reading »
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