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Seeking $1.4M in Damages for Alleged Injuries, Plaintiff Feels Pain of Defense Verdict

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Charles P. Rantis, Jeffery G. Chrones and Timothy R. Couture, secured a defense verdict for their client, a public transportation agency, in a personal injury lawsuit.  At trial, the plaintiff sought $1.4 million in damages for alleged injuries suffered while a passenger on a vehicle owned by Johnson & Bell’s client.    Continue Reading »

Schneiderman Pours Cold Water on Plaintiff's Theory in Premises Liability Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Brad R. Schneiderman, obtained summary judgment on behalf of a Chicagoland hospital in a premises liability lawsuit.  The plaintiff’s theory of this case alleged her slip and fall caused a cerebrospinal fluid leak that necessitated neurosurgical intervention.  Plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell after stepping off a wet floor mat inside   Continue Reading »

Judge Dismisses Hospital with Prejudice from Ladder Lawsuit

Johnson & Bell Associates, David J. Thompson and Mackenzie J. Mahony, obtained summary judgment in favor of their hospital client in a premises liability matter involving a ladder lawsuit. In this case, a contractor hanging holiday decorations in the lobby of the hospital left his ladder unsecured, and it fell and struck the plaintiff. Plaintiff   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Secures Ruling in Favor of Municipality and its Police Officers in First Degree Murder Case

The First District Appellate Court recently affirmed summary judgment in favor of the defendants, an Illinois municipality and two of its police officers. The case arose from the arrest and prosecution of plaintiff for the murder of his one-month-old niece. After a jury found the man not guilty of first degree murder, plaintiff filed a   Continue Reading »

Owens, Garvey and Kotsalieff Secure Summary Judgment in $45M Steel Mill Case

Johnson & Bell attorneys Kevin G. Owens, Patrick T. Garvey and Angela M. Kotsalieff recently obtained summary judgment in favor of their client in a case pending in Porter County, IN.  The case involved the catastrophic collapse of a huge industrial machine that was in service at a northwest Indiana steel mill.  Plaintiffs alleged that   Continue Reading »

Mahony, Thompson Secure Defense Verdict in $1.5M Hospital Negligence Case

After a five-day trial stemming from a lawsuit claiming hospital negligence, Johnson & Bell Associates, Mackenzie J. Mahony and David J. Thompson, obtained a defense verdict for their client, a hospital in the suburbs of Chicago. The plaintiff alleged that the hospital was negligent in its transport of the plaintiff, resulting in a laceration to   Continue Reading »

Marconi, Pioli and Jalalpour Obtain Summary Judgment in $19M Legal Malpractice Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph R. Marconi and Victor J. Pioli, and Associate, Ramses Jalalpour, recently obtained summary judgment on behalf of their client in a hotly contested legal malpractice case. Johnson & Bell represented a commercial litigation firm based in Chicago and two of its partners who previously represented a woman who claimed she   Continue Reading »
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Gainer Secures Defense Verdict in Favor of Police Officers

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Brian P. Gainer obtained a defense verdict in favor of his municipal clients, who faced multiple charges, along with a demand for significant monetary damages. In this case, the police officers responded to a traffic accident where they encountered the plaintiff, who had been involved in the accident. Plaintiff became combative   Continue Reading »

Stanzione, Bolde Secure Defense Verdict in Wrongful Death Case Against Indiana Hospital

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Sharon L. Stanzione, and Associate, Michael J. Bolde, received a defense verdict in favor of their hospital client in a medical malpractice wrongful death case. The case involved a 28-year-old woman who came to the emergency room with chest congestion and was treated by an ER doctor and staff, then discharged.   Continue Reading »

Renken, Marshall Secure Defense Verdict in $2.75M Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Hospital

After nearly four weeks at trial, Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Sammi L. Renken, and Associate, John C. Marshall, obtained a defense verdict for their client, a major academic hospital in Chicago. Plaintiff sought $2.75 million in damages. In this case, plaintiff alleged the hospital was negligent by failing to prevent and treat a sacral pressure   Continue Reading »
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