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Joseph R. Marconi to Discuss Complex Legal Malpractice Issues at ABA’s LPL Young Professionals Program

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Joseph R. Marconi will be a speaker on the Strategy Snapshots panel at the American Bar Association’s Lawyers’ Professional Liability Young Professionals Program scheduled for June 29 at the ABA HQ in Chicago. The program offers an educational and networking opportunity for young professional liability professionals and young lawyers. The Strategy Snapshots roundtable   Continue Reading »

Ruling Raises Questions about OSHA Worksite "Controlling Employer" Policy

An interesting legal development in Texas might prove significant for construction companies and other employers within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit – and any other jurisdiction that follows its view. The ruling should also encourage employers in other jurisdictions to challenge their circuit court’s rulings on multiemployer or controlling employer policies   Continue Reading »

Tammy L. Wade to Speak at ACI's 16th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Tammy L. Wade, will be a guest lecturer at the American Conference Institute’s 16th Annual Advanced Forum on Obstetric Malpractice scheduled for June 26-27, 2017, at The Union League of Philadelphia. The forum brings together unparalleled faculty of leading plaintiff and defense attorneys, medical experts, risk managers and insurance professionals to provide   Continue Reading »
Jeff Chrones

Jeffery G. Chrones to Chair Hellenic Bar Association's 2017 Judge's Night on June 8

On Thursday evening, June 8, 2017, Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Jeffery G. Chrones, will welcome 250 guests to the Hellenic Bar Association’s 2017 Judge’s Night at the National Hellenic Museum in Chicago.  Mr. Chrones serves as Chairman of the event, a position he has held for the past eight years.  It is the 5th consecutive year the event has sold out   Continue Reading »

Robert J. Dignam Helps Client Reach New Multi-Year Labor Agreement with Union Plumbers

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Robert J. Dignam, recently concluded multiple rounds of collective bargaining as lead negotiator for the Plumbing and Piping Contractors Association of Northern Indiana, helping the organization reach a new multi-year labor agreement with Local Union No. 210 of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting   Continue Reading »
Chris Carlos

Are Offices “Up in Smoke?” Chris Carlos Discusses Impact of Marijuana Legalization on the Workplace

Chris Carlos recently met with two companies to discuss the impact of marijuana legalization on the workplace. During a Joint Leadership Session conducted by both companies last week in Chicago, Chris facilitated a 90-minute discussion covering the dynamics of state marijuana legalization as it relates to Federal criminalization of marijuana use. Other topics addressed included   Continue Reading »

OSHA Suspends Rule Requiring Electronic Reporting of Injuries

On May 22, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) made an important announcement that affects the reporting of injuries at the workplace. OSHA announced it is suspending its previously issued electronic reporting requirements on workplace injuries. Earlier this year, OSHA had instituted a new rule that was to take effect in July that   Continue Reading »

Spitzzeri, Lizzadro Obtain Dismissal of Passenger's Claims in Airline Dispute

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, and Attorney, Michael J. Lizzadro, obtained partial summary judgment in favor of their airline client in a breach of contract dispute argued in federal court. In this airline dispute, a passenger sued the airline for breach of contract and violation of the Montreal Convention and EU 261 (the   Continue Reading »

ICYMI - Robert J. Dignam Discusses the Impact of Social Media in the Workplace at NW Indiana Event

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Robert J. Dignam, a member of the firm’s Employment group, was the featured presenter at the Society for Human Resource Management of Northwest Indiana’s program today.  More than 50 human resources professionals and managers attended Bob’s presentation, which covered four areas, including: Jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board over private   Continue Reading »

Dignam Successfully Defends Psychologist's Medical License

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Robert J. Dignam, obtained a voluntary dismissal of the Administrative Complaint against his client, a practicing psychologist.  An Indiana State Licensing Board had sought to revoke the client’s medical license.  Dignam demonstrated to the Office of the Indiana Attorney General that the license board’s assessment of the evidence was incorrect.  The   Continue Reading »
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