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Macksey, Boehm Secure Appellate Win in $2M Coverage Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, David M. Macksey and Garrett L. Boehm, Jr., secured a win in the Illinois Appellate Court First Judicial District for an insurance company and its insured parties in a difficult and complicated UIM insurance coverage case. Johnson & Bell’s clients were at risk for a $2 million award, but as a result   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Welcomes Brad R. Schneiderman

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. announced today that Brad R. Schneiderman has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Health Care group.  Mr. Schneiderman comes to the firm from Anderson, Rasor & Partners, LLP. “Our Healthcare group has enjoyed significant growth in the past two years,” stated William V. Johnson, president of Johnson & Bell,   Continue Reading »

Shear Steers Client Clear of Hit and Run Claim

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Steven M. Shear, obtained a defense verdict in Federal Court before Judge Gettleman.  The case involved a bicyclist who claimed she was side swiped when a truck driver and the trailer he was towing swerved into her lane of travel.  Shear’s client was not aware of the contact between his trailer and   Continue Reading »

American Overseas Group EVP and GC, Patricia A. Ryan, Joins Johnson & Bell

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. announced today that Patricia A. Ryan has joined the firm as a Shareholder.  Ms. Ryan comes to the firm from American Overseas Group Limited (AOREF), a Bermuda insurance holding company, where she served as executive vice president and general counsel for the holding company and operating entities since 2013.  She will   Continue Reading »

Tyler, Politakis Secure Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case Against Indiana Hospital

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Stephen A. Tyler, and Associate Attorney, Angelo P. Politakis, secured a defense verdict in favor of their hospital client after six days of trial.  The case involved an elderly female patient admitted to the hospital for atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure.  Due to the patient’s risk for stroke, she was   Continue Reading »

Vicarious Liability Issue Earns General Contractor a Defense Under Subcontractor's GL Policy

Johnson & Bell Shareholder William K. McVisk and Associate Attorney, David J. Rock, recently obtained judgment on the pleadings on behalf of their contractor client in an insurance coverage dispute in the Chancery Division in Cook County. The dispute involved whether the contractor was entitled to a defense under its subcontractor’s general liability insurance policy,   Continue Reading »
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Wilson v. Clark - Its Use and Its Ramifications

In a feature article in IDC Quarterly, Circuit Judge Donald J. O’Brien, Jr. (Ret.) and Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Charles P. Rantis, delve into the facts and other materials expert witnesses can and cannot include in their testimony at trial.  The authors outline how the adoption of Federal Rules of Evidence 703 and 705 by   Continue Reading »
Health Care

Appellate Court Rules Hospital’s Internal Quality Control Documents Privileged

In a significant development for the defense bar, the First District Appellate Court overturned a trial court’s decision to deny a privilege claimed for a collection of documents from a hospital’s internal quality control review meeting following the death of one of its patients.  Johnson & Bell argued that the hospital’s documents were privileged under   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell's Indiana Office Marches Against Hunger

In the month of March, Johnson & Bell’s Indiana office participated in the 9th Annual March Against Hunger campaign.  The effort is sponsored by the Indiana State Bar Association and the Office of the Indiana Attorney General.  Associate attorney, Michael J. Bolde, who organized the effort, reports that our Indiana office raised $2,270 in donations   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Raises Over $1500 for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls' March for Kids Campaign

On Friday, March 17, 2017, Johnson & Bell, Ltd. attorneys and staff took to the streets of downtown Chicago to raise money for Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ March for Kids campaign. Associate attorney, Katherine A. Twardak, who organized the effort, reports that our attorneys and staff stood on the corners of Dearborn and   Continue Reading »
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