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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 »

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 »

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 »

Susan K. Swing Promoted to Shareholder at Johnson & Bell, Ltd.

Johnson & Bell has promoted Susan K. Swing to Shareholder at the firm. Please join us in congratulating our colleague on this achievement. Located in our Crown Point, Indiana office, Susan K. Swing focuses on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of premises liability, product liability, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, insurance coverage and toxic   Continue Reading »

Brad R. Schneiderman

Brad R. Schneiderman concentrates his practice in medical malpractice litigation, health care liability and premises liability.  He has experience representing hospitals, physicians, and other health care professionals in all phases of litigation.  He also defends hospital facilities in premises liability matters.  In addition, Mr. Schneiderman has represented clients in commercial litigation and other litigation matters.   Continue Reading »

Katie E. Gorrie Secures Summary Judgment in Significant Defense Win for General Contractor

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 »

Seeking Nearly $1 Million for Slip and Fall, Plaintiff Walks Away with $37,500

In a personal injury slip and fall case, 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   Continue Reading »

Burke, Boehm and Ryndak Recover $700K in Insurance Coverage Dispute

In this insurance coverage dispute, 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.   Continue Reading »
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