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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 »

Glenn F. Fencl and David J. Rock Obtain Summary Judgment in CGL Policy Dispute

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 »

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 »

Vicarious Liability Issue Earns General Contractor a Defense Under Subcontractor's GL Policy

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 »

Johnson and Bell Welcomes David J. Rock

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David J. Rock

David J. Rock focuses his practice on insurance coverage and defense. He handles coverage disputes, including preparing coverage opinions and advocating for clients in declaratory judgment actions. Dave has practiced insurance coverage since becoming a licensed attorney in 2011. He also handles general negligence litigation and labor and employment matters. Prior to joining Johnson & Bell, he worked   Continue Reading »

Fencl, Spitzzeri to Speak at EPLI Seminar in NYC

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Glenn F. Fencl and Joseph F. Spitzzeri, will be featured speakers at the Strategic Considerations and Practical Solutions for Managing Employment-Related and Professional Liability Claims Seminar, which will be hosted by ALFA International’s Insurance Law, Labor & Employment, and Professional Liability practice groups. This seminar will take place June 8-10, 2016   Continue Reading »

Fencl, McVisk and LeFevour Save Client $1.3M in Breach of Contract Insurance Dispute

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Glenn F. Fencl, William K. McVisk and Genevieve M. LeFevour, received summary judgment in favor of their client in a complex, and hotly contested, breach of contract insurance dispute.  By securing summary judgment in this breach of contract case, Johnson & Bell effectively saved its client, a private security company, $1.3 million.    Continue Reading »

Fencl Receives Summary Judgment in Construction Injury Coverage Dispute Seeking Recovery of $1.6M

In a construction injury coverage dispute, Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Glenn F. Fencl successfully argued that his client’s duty to defend or indemnify a construction contractor as an additional insured was never properly triggered under the policy.  Based on this condition, Mr. Fencl further argued that the construction contractor was therefore not entitled to potentially   Continue Reading »
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