Tag Archives: General Negligence
Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholders, William V. Johnson, John W. Bell, Brian C. Fetzer and D. Patterson Gloor, have been recognized as Best Lawyers in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers lists are assembled by conducting peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers evaluate their professional peers Continue Reading »
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 »
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 »
Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Katie E. Gorrie, obtained summary judgment in a construction negligence claim filed against her client, a large general contractor in Illinois. It is rare that motions for summary judgment are granted in construction negligence cases, which makes this ruling a development of potential interest to general contractors throughout Illinois. In this Continue Reading »
Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Edward W. Hearn received a very favorable outcome in a three-day jury trial in Federal Court in Indiana. The case involved a 65-year-old woman who took one step out of her car in a parking lot of a national retail pharmacy chain and fell, fracturing her femur, which required surgery, insertion Continue Reading »
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. The federal trial court found Continue Reading »
Kevin A. Pacini concentrates his practice in municipal and government tort liability, health care law, and general negligence. Mr. Pacini defends municipalities and law enforcement agencies throughout Cook County. He also defends hospitals, physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in all phases of medical malpractice and nursing home cases. Prior to joining Johnson & Bell, Mr. Pacini worked Continue Reading »
Jeremy A. Kogan concentrates his practice in retail and general negligence, with focuses on premise liability, pharmaceutical negligence and intentional torts. Mr. Kogan has experience in all stages of litigation, including: case management conferences, motion hearings, arbitrations, settlements, depositions and drafting motions. In law school, Mr. Kogan was Publications Editor of the Consumer Law Review and published the Continue Reading »
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