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On April 24, 2018, Which Team Won the IICF Trivia for Charity Challenge?

The correct answer is Team Johnson & Bell.  Yes, the wonderfully wise and quick-to-respond team of David J. Rock, Jennifer M. Theodore, Brian C. Langs, Jack E. Bentley and William K. McVisk took home the hardware last night, besting approximately 50 other five-person teams entered in the Trivia for Charity challenge.  Sponsored by the Insurance   Continue Reading »

Hearn, Stanzione and Kus Secure Directed Verdict in Favor of Hospital in Negligent Credentialing Dispute

In a case of first impression, Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Edward W. Hearn and Sharon L. Stanzione, and Associate Attorney, Alan M. Kus, obtained a directed verdict in favor of their hospital client in a negligent credentialing dispute. Plaintiffs are seeking millions of dollars alleging Johnson & Bell’s client negligently credentialed a cardiologist who allegedly   Continue Reading »

Bell, Geiser Secure Judgment for Defense in $7M Retaliatory Discharge Dispute

It took 14 years, but a large utility company finally put a retaliatory discharge dispute to rest with the assistance of Johnson & Bell Shareholders, John W. Bell and William A. Geiser. The dispute began almost immediately following the plaintiff’s termination by the utility company in 2004. The plaintiff filed suit, claiming retaliatory discharge as   Continue Reading »

William L. Niro

Plaintiff, Defendant, Fortune 500 company, mid-size, family-owned business, start-up enterprises, individuals. In his distinguished 40 year career in law, William L. Niro has represented all of them – in business transactions, in securing patents, trademarks and copyrights, and in resolving disputes through mediation,  trial and settlement.  He has tried cases on behalf of U.S. and   Continue Reading »

7th Circuit Affirms Judgment in Indiana Retail Slip-and-Fall Case

In a slip-and-fall case, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed summary judgment for a national retailer after finding that a woman who fell in an Indiana store failed to prove the store had knowledge of a hazard on its premises.  In this case, the plaintiff said she slipped and fell in the store and   Continue Reading »

Kevin G. Owens to Lead Product Safety Discussion with Off-Road Equipment Manufacturers

Product safety in off-road equipment will be the focal point of a conference in April 2018.  Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Kevin G. Owens, will participate in the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ Product Safety & Compliance – Product Liability conference in Lincolnshire, Illinois, on April 26, 2018. Mr. Owens will be speaking with six other attorneys   Continue Reading »

ABA Taps Victor J. Pioli to Discuss Lawyers’ Professional Liability Issues at April Workshop

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Victor J. Pioli, will participate in the American Bar Association’s National Workshop on the Advancement of Attorney Well-Being in the Law Firm Setting. The workshop takes place April 25-27, 2018 and is being held in conjunction with the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability (LPL). The workshop is intended to   Continue Reading »

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 »
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