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Seventh Circuit Bars "Every Exposure" and "Cumulative Exposure" Theory of Causation

On August 31, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld key rulings on the admissibility of expert testimony in light of substantive law regarding causation.  Click here to download the ruling. Charles Krik alleged that his lung cancer was caused, in part, by exposure to asbestos attributable to his work at an Exxon Mobil   Continue Reading »

Glenn F. Fencl and David J. Rock Obtain Summary Judgment in Complex Coverage Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Glenn F. Fencl, and Attorney, David J. Rock, received summary judgment in favor of their client in a complex insurance coverage case in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Messrs. Fencl and Rock represented an insurer which issued Commercial General Liability (CGL) and Employers’ Liability (EL)   Continue Reading »

David J. Rock Gets Summary Judgment in Coverage Case, Saving Client $300K

Johnson & Bell Attorney, David J. Rock, got summary judgment in favor of his client in a complex Underinsured Motorist (UIM) insurance coverage case in Cook County Chancery court. In this case, the plaintiff previously won an arbitration award for his UIM claim in the amount of $3 million against Rock’s client, an insurance company.   Continue Reading »

LeFevour, Dignam Help Hospital Negotiate Labor Contract with AFSCME

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Genevieve M. LeFevour and Robert J. Dignam, recently concluded multiple rounds of collective bargaining as lead negotiators for their hospital client and reached a new multi-year labor contract agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).  AFSCME represented the hospital’s nursing employees. Related Items: Johnson & Bell   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Trio Helps Hospital Succeed at Labor Arbitration

Johnson and Bell Shareholders William K. McVisk and Genevieve M. LeFevour, and Johnson & Bell Associate Kevin A. Pacini successfully defended a hospital client in a labor arbitration proceeding alleging wrongful discharge.  The grievant, a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, maintained he had been wrongfully discharged and that even if there were   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 »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »
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