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Johnson & Bell Attorneys and Staff March for Kids

The annual March for Kids fundraising campaign kicked off on a cold spring morning in Chicago.  Several teams of Johnson & Bell lawyers and staff fanned out around the Chicago Loop to shake the can as part of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls’ annual March for Kids fundraising campaign. Since 1887, Mercy Home has   Continue Reading »

Joe Marconi Discusses Computer Forensics in Trade Secret Litigation with HaystackID

The use of computer forensics in trade secret litigation was the focus of a recent interview between Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph R. Marconi, and Lee Neubecker, chief information security officer at HaystackID. Joe and Lee have worked together several times over the years on various trade secret litigation and other matters.  Please click here   Continue Reading »

Mary K. Volk

Mary K. Volk concentrates her practice in the areas of medical malpractice litigation, hospital liability defense and long-term care litigation. Ms. Volk received her B.A., cum laude, from Lake Forest College in 2009 and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2013.  While a student at Chicago-Kent, Ms. Volk received the CALI award in   Continue Reading »

Hearn, Stanzione Secure Jury Verdict in Favor of Indiana Hospital and Clinic. Plaintiff Sought $3M.

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Edward W. Hearn and Sharon L. Stanzione, received a jury verdict in favor of an Indiana hospital and one of its clinics in a major medical malpractice lawsuit.  In addition, the jury ruled in favor of a Munster, Indiana cardiologist accused by hundreds of patients of implanting allegedly unnecessary heart devices.    Continue Reading »

Joseph Spitzzeri and Genevieve LeFevour to Participate in Webinar on Drafting EEOC Position Statements

Johnson & Bell Shareholders Joseph F. Spitzzeri and Genevieve M. LeFevour will participate in C4CM’s webinar, “Drafting EEOC Position Statements: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Position Statements that Withstand EEOC Scrutiny,” taking place on Monday, March 26. According to C4CM, EEOC charges have become a virtual constant for employment counsel and human resources. The manner   Continue Reading »

Pat Gloor and Tammy Wade Explore the Impact of Genetics on Standard of Care, Patient Treatment and Healthcare Risk Management

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, D. Patterson Gloor and Tammy L. Wade, were guest speakers at the Chicagoland Healthcare Risk Management Society’s (CHRMS) Winter Program. Their discussion focused on the impact that genetics is having on the standard of care provided by physicians and health care institutions to patients. With the increasing availability of information about   Continue Reading »

With Settlement Offer on Table, Plaintiff Heads to Trial to Win… Less

In a case of admitted liability, a Cook County jury found in favor of the plaintiff, but awarded less money than plaintiff demanded – and less money than the final settlement offer.  In this case, a Johnson & Bell trial team, including Charles P. Rantis, Jeffery G. Chrones, Timothy R. Couture and Valandis Vrakas, achieved   Continue Reading »

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 »

Catherine Breitweiser-Hurst

Catherine Breitweiser-Hurst concentrates her practice in civil litigation. Catherine is a U.S. Navy veteran, who pursued her education following her enlistment. After receiving her J.D. from Valparaiso University, Catherine spent more than 10 years as a deputy prosecuting attorney in Indiana, where she successfully handled several major felony jury trials. She holds the Lake County   Continue Reading »
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