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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 »

Sciortino to Discuss Product Safety Standards at DRI Conference

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Meghan M. Sciortino will present at DRI’s Product Liability Conference taking place from February 7-9, 2018, in San Diego. Her product safety presentation will focus on the following topic, “Gray Areas Involving Industry Standards: Proposed Standards, the Period Between Publication and Effective Date, and Industry Responsibility to Be Proactive.” Her co-presenters   Continue Reading »

Jack E. Bentley

Jack E. Bentley concentrates his practice in general negligence, employment, products liability, medical malpractice, municipal and governmental tort liability. Mr. Bentley’s practice includes the defense of security consultants and loss prevention companies. Mr. Bentley’s first position out of law school was with the Reinsurance department at CNA, after which he spent four years as an   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 Attorneys Selected as 2018 Illinois/Indiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Congratulations to our 21 attorneys selected as Super Lawyers and our 8 attorneys chosen as Rising Stars in 2018! 2018 Illinois and Indiana Super Lawyers • William G. Beatty – Personal Injury Defense: General • John W. Bell – Civil Litigation Defense • Robert M. Burke – Civil Litigation Defense • John A. Childers –   Continue Reading »

Risk Shifting: McVisk Tackles Third-Party Coverage Issues at Construction Insurance Presentation

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, William K. McVisk, will serve as a panelist at the Construction Risk Shifting in Illinois presentation taking place on February 1 at the offices of Neal Gerber Eisenberg.  The session runs from 8 am to 9:30 am and will examine how contractors and project owners manage construction-related risks in Illinois using   Continue Reading »

Casciato, Swing Promoted to Shareholder at Johnson & Bell, Ltd.

Johnson & Bell has promoted Jack J. Casciato and Susan K. Swing to Shareholder at the firm. Please join us in congratulating our colleagues on this achievement. Jack J. Casciato focuses his practice on defending trucking companies in trucking accidents and hospitals and doctors in medical malpractice actions.  He also defends nursing homes in litigation   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 »
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