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Brian P. Gainer Secures Verdict in Favor of Chicago Police Sergeant on False Arrest Charges

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Brian P. Gainer, received a favorable defense verdict for his client, who was charged with false arrest and malicious prosecution.  The plaintiff claimed that the defendant, a Chicago Police Sergeant, fabricated the story of her arrest for Obstructing a Peace Officer and Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer.  Her testimony at trial   Continue Reading »

Joseph B. Carini Secures Defense Verdict in Construction Litigation Case Seeking $6.4 Million

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholder, Joseph B. Carini, III, received a not guilty verdict on behalf of his client, Meade Electric Company in a construction litigation lawsuit. The plaintiff, a hoisting engineer, was performing work in connection with a water main repair when the backhoe he was operating came to a sudden and violent stop   Continue Reading »

Appellate Court Affirms “Not Guilty” Verdict in $19M Legal Malpractice Case

The Illinois First District Appellate Court affirmed a “not guilty” verdict obtained by Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph R. Marconi and Victor J. Pioli, in a $19 million legal malpractice case.  Johnson & Bell defended a lawyer and her firm that had previously represented a start-up company and its incorporators in setting up the company and pursuing   Continue Reading »

Indiana Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Employment Discrimination Case Against Fencing Products Manufacturer

Edward Hearn, managing partner of Johnson & Bell Ltd.’s Indiana Office, obtained summary judgment in favor of a fencing products manufacturer involved in an employment discrimination/wrongful termination lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court, Northern District, Indiana. Digger Specialties, Inc., a Bremen, IN manufacturer of fencing products for the housing industry, was forced to lay off a significant   Continue Reading »

Marconi, Pioli Prevail in $17 Million Legal Malpractice Case Against Real Estate Law Firm

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph R. Marconi and Victor J. Pioli, successfully defended a Chicago real estate law firm and its partners in a $17 million legal malpractice case.  The real estate law firm had represented a local bank in a loan transaction for the acquisition and construction of a residential condominium building at 60 West Erie   Continue Reading »
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