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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 »

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 »

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 »

Burke, Boehm and Ryndak Recover $700K in Insurance Coverage Dispute

In this insurance coverage disputes, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed that Selective Insurance Company must defend and indemnify Johnson & Bell client, Target Corporation, in a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who claimed she sustained a traumatic brain injury when a dressing room door in a Target store fell on her.   Continue Reading »

Appellate Court Reverses Summary Judgment Ruling Against Plaid Paisley Enterprises in Contribution, Breach of Contract Case

In a third-party action by a touring production company against a concert promoter, the First District Appellate Court overturned a trial court’s decision to grant summary judgment dismissing the production company’s contribution claim and breach of contract lawsuit.  Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Garrett L. Boehm, Jr., represented the production company, Plaid Paisley Enterprises, before the   Continue Reading »

Appellate Court Ruling Expands Reach of Illinois Human Rights Act

In an expansive reading of the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA), the Illinois Appellate Court ruled that individuals can use the IHRA to file disability harassment and failure to accommodate claims.  Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, analyzes the ruling and its potential impact on pending and future employment litigation. Related Items of Interest:   Continue Reading »

Joseph R. Marconi Receives The John Marshall Law School Spirit Award

Johnson & Bell is pleased to announce that Joseph R. Marconi has been named a 2016 recipient of The John Marshall Law School Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is presented by The John Marshall Law School’s Board of Trustees to men and women in the John Marshall community who “display the true spirit of The   Continue Reading »

Product Liability Quick Reference Guide Only a Click Away

The ALFA International Product Liability & Complex Torts Practice Group has released its 2016 50-State Product Liability Quick Reference Guide.  This guide provides the basics for the defense of products claims in all 50 states, including relevant statutes of limitations and repose, available defenses, and more.  We hope you find it a useful resource. Shareholder   Continue Reading »

Brian P. Gainer Named Chairman of Johnson & Bell’s Municipal Liability Practice Group

Johnson & Bell is pleased to announce that Brian P. Gainer has been named chairman of Johnson & Bell’s Municipal Liability practice group. Mr. Gainer’s impressive qualifications in the courtroom, combined with his commitment to his clients, make him ideal for this leadership role.  Mr. Gainer’s trial record includes securing more than a dozen defense   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Illinois and Indiana Attorneys Selected as 2016 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to our 16 attorneys chosen as Super Lawyers and our 3 attorneys chosen as Rising Stars! For Kevin G. Owens, Charles P. Rantis and James K. Toohey this marks their tenth year on the Super Lawyers list. Every year, Super Lawyers creates a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as   Continue Reading »
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