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Joe Marconi

Marconi Obtains $1.5 Million Settlement Against Big Five Accounting Firm

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph R. Marconi, settled an accounting malpractice case for $1.5 million against a Big Five accounting firm on behalf of six of its business clients.  The clients collectively invested in a software company based on financial statements that were audited and reviewed by the accounting firm.  The financial statements contained material misstatements, requiring   Continue Reading »

Spitzzeri and Carlos Secure Defense Verdict in EEOC Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Joseph F. Spitzzeri and Christopher J. Carlos, received a verdict in favor of their client, an automobile parts and repair shop, in an Americans with Disabilities Act case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC sought both compensatory and punitive damages, the maximum potential of which totaled $350,000   Continue Reading »
Sharon Stanzione

Stanzione Successfully Defends Indiana Hospital Against Charges of Medical Negligence

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Sharon L. Stanzione, received a defense verdict in favor of her client, an Indiana hospital, in an alleged medical negligence case. The plaintiff demanded $1.25 million during the trial. The case involved a patient, a 68-year-old female, who had just undergone a proctectomy procedure. Following the procedure, the patient was received   Continue Reading »

Matthew L. Johnson Receives Favorable Result in Premises Liability Case

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Matt Johnson, obtained a favorable result for a national restaurant chain in a premises liability case. Plaintiff claimed Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) stemming from a fall inside a restaurant which occurred while plaintiff, a 39-year-old beer delivery man, was transporting 2 kegs of beer plus a cylinder of beer (300 +   Continue Reading »

Bell Receives Not Guilty Verdict For Commonwealth Edison

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. Shareholder, John W. Bell, successfully defended his client, Commonwealth Edison, in an alleged retaliatory discharge case in the Circuit Court of Cook County. The trial was held between January 12, 2010 and January 27, 2010 which resulted in a verdict in favor of Commonwealth Edison. The plaintiff was employed at a unit   Continue Reading »
Brian Gainer

Gainer Secures Not Guilty Verdict in Excessive Force Case

Johnson & Bell, Ltd. attorney Brian P. Gainer, received a not guilty verdict for their client after a two day, federal trial before Judge Amy St. Eve.  The plaintiff alleged that the defendants, Chicago police officers, used excessive force and failed to intervene to prevent the use of excessive force when he was being taken   Continue Reading »

Bell Prevails in Direct Participation Claim Against Parent Corporations

The First District Appellate Court recently affirmed an important victory for our client in the area of direct participant liability in the case of Linsner v. Exelon Energy Delivery and Exelon Corporation. The plaintiff was an employee of Commonwealth Edison and was injured while working on maintenance of substation equipment in Chicago. The plaintiff was working in   Continue Reading »

First District Appellate Court Affirms Summary Judgment in Favor of Forest Preserve District

On March 16, 2012, the First District Appellate Court affirmed the entry of summary judgment in a case that has significant ramifications on liability of a landowner under the Illinois Animal Control Act. Johnson & Bell represented the Forest Preserve District of Cook County in a lawsuit filed by Steven Cieslewicz, the Independent Administrator of   Continue Reading »
Health Care

Johnson and Johnson Obtain Defense Verdict for Hospital in HIV Transplant Case – Plaintiff Sought $45 Million

On November 16, 2011, firm president, William V. Johnson, obtained a defense verdict in favor of the University of Chicago Medical Center following a two-week jury trial in which damages in excess of $45 million were sought. The lawsuit arose out of allegations that proper informed consent was not obtained by a transplant surgeon prior   Continue Reading »
Sharon Stanzione

Stanzione Successfully Defends Hospital in Wrongful Death Case - Plaintiff Sought $2.6 Million

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Sharon L. Stanzione, obtained a verdict in favor of Community Hospital, following a six-day jury trial wherein damages in excess of $2.6 million were sought. The lawsuit arose out of allegations surrounding the wrongful death of a 25-year-old patient.  The patient suffered from a condition called Hereditary Angioedema (HAE)—a very rare and   Continue Reading »
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