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Bell, Geiser Secure Judgment for Defense in $7M Retaliatory Discharge Dispute

It took 14 years, but a large utility company finally put a retaliatory discharge dispute to rest with the assistance of Johnson & Bell Shareholders, John W. Bell and William A. Geiser. The dispute began almost immediately following the plaintiff’s termination by the utility company in 2004. The plaintiff filed suit, claiming retaliatory discharge as   Continue Reading »

Intellectual Property Attorneys William L. Niro and Christopher W. Niro Join Johnson & Bell

Intellectual property attorneys and business advisors, William L. Niro and Christopher W. Niro, have joined Johnson & Bell, Ltd. as Counsel.  They come to the firm from the Niro Law Group, where they were founding partners.  The new attorneys will enhance the firm’s intellectual property practice. “Bill and Chris add substantial depth to our intellectual   Continue Reading »

7th Circuit Affirms Judgment in Indiana Retail Slip-and-Fall Case

In a slip-and-fall case, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for a national retailer after finding that a woman who fell in an Indiana store failed to prove the store had knowledge of a hazard on its premises.  In this case, the plaintiff said she slipped and fell in the store and   Continue Reading »
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Kevin G. Owens to Lead Product Safety Discussion with Off-Road Equipment Manufacturers

Product safety in off-road equipment will be the focal point of a conference in April 2018.  Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Kevin G. Owens, will participate in the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ Product Safety & Compliance – Product Liability conference in Lincolnshire, Illinois, on April 26, 2018. Mr. Owens will be speaking with six other attorneys   Continue Reading »

ABA Taps Victor J. Pioli to Discuss Lawyers’ Professional Liability Issues at April Workshop

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Victor J. Pioli, will participate in the American Bar Association’s National Workshop on the Advancement of Attorney Well-Being in the Law Firm Setting. The workshop takes place April 25-27, 2018 and is being held in conjunction with the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability (LPL). The workshop is intended to   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Attorneys and Staff March for Kids

The annual March for Kids fundraising campaign kicked off on a cold spring morning in Chicago.  Several teams of Johnson & Bell lawyers and staff fanned out around the Chicago Loop to shake the can as part of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls’ annual March for Kids fundraising campaign. Since 1887, Mercy Home has   Continue Reading »

Joe Marconi Discusses Computer Forensics in Trade Secret Litigation with HaystackID

The use of computer forensics in trade secret litigation was the focus of a recent interview between Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph R. Marconi, and Lee Neubecker, chief information security officer at HaystackID. Joe and Lee have worked together several times over the years on various trade secret litigation and other matters.  Please click here   Continue Reading »

Hearn, Stanzione Secure Jury Verdict in Favor of Indiana Hospital and Clinic. Plaintiff Sought $3M.

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Edward W. Hearn and Sharon L. Stanzione, received a jury verdict in favor of an Indiana hospital and one of its clinics in a major medical malpractice lawsuit.  In addition, the jury ruled in favor of a Munster, Indiana cardiologist accused by hundreds of patients of implanting allegedly unnecessary heart devices.    Continue Reading »

Joseph Spitzzeri and Genevieve LeFevour Featured Webinar Presenters on Drafting EEOC Position Statements

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph F. Spitzzeri and Genevieve M. LeFevour, will be the featured presenters in C4CM’s webinar, “Drafting EEOC Position Statements: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Position Statements that Withstand EEOC Scrutiny,” taking place on Monday, March 26. According to C4CM, EEOC charges have become a virtual constant for employment counsel and human   Continue Reading »

Pat Gloor and Tammy Wade Explore the Impact of Genetics on Standard of Care, Patient Treatment and Healthcare Risk Management

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, D. Patterson Gloor and Tammy L. Wade, were guest speakers at the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society’s (CHRMS) Winter Program. Their discussion focused on the impact that genetics is having on the standard of care provided by physicians and health care institutions to patients. With the increasing availability of information about   Continue Reading »
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