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>Spotlight: William Meadows

Highly honored as a "Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year" in Cleveland multiple times, and as a Best Lawyer in America and as an Ohio Super Lawyer, Bill has dedicated himself to the defense of hospitals, physicians, nurse and every other category of health care provider.

Results

Date / Jurisdiction Caption Statement of Case Result Attorney(s)
3/14/2017
Franklin County Municipal Court
Cathren Watts v. Wal-Mart et. al,

Defense of negligence claim, allegedly resulting in automotive damage

Defense Verdict Following Bench Trial
3/10/2017
Clinton
Nationwide/Co-Alliance, LLP v. Stueve Construction, LLC

 Defense of claims for negligent design and construction of a fertilizer grain facility

Summary Judgment Granted
3/7/2017
Erie
Y. Morales v. Firelands Hospital

Defense of negligent credentialing and re-credentialing of podiatrist

Defense Verdict
3/1/2017
Fairfield
Krivda v. Pickerington Local School Dist. et. al

Defense of employment practices claim for governmental entity claiming discrimination based on national origin

Defense Verdict
3/1/2017
Lucas
S. Byrd v. Medline

Arbitration defense of products personal injury liability claim

Finding For Defendant
2/28/2017
Cleveland Municipal Court, Cuyahoga County
Annie Masimo v. Dairyland Insurance Company, et al.

Defense of an ambulance company from claims of negligence arising out of a motor vehicle accident

Motion to Dismiss Granted
2/28/2017
Tippecanoe Superior Court
Patricia Batta v. GMRI, Inc.

Defense of negligence claim brought by a Plaintiff who asserted that she tripped and fell while walking into a restaurant.

Summary Judgment Granted
2/26/2017
Kentucky Dept of Workers Claims
James Franklin v. Qualex Manufacturing

Claimant was seeking income and medical benefits for aggravation of a low back condition that resulted in a two-level lumbar fusion. Claim dismissed on the basis of defense evidence that contradicted Claimant’s testimony concerning a work-related injury and indicated Claimant had injured himself working on a project at home. 

Claim Dismissed
2/22/2017
FINRA Arbitration
Telian v. LPL Financial, LLC and Frank Congemi, FINRA No. 16-01326

Defense of a broker-dealer and broker against claims of unsuitability, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and negligence brought by a former client

Dismissal of All Claims
2/17/2017
Hamilton County, IN Small Claims
William B. Bass v. Ed Martin Chevy Cadillac

Arbitration defense of property damage retail premises

Defense Verdict
2/10/2017
Marion County, IN
Jeremy Stader v. Penske Car Rental Indiana, LLC et al.

Claims for negligent entrustment of automobile

Summary Judgment
2/6/2017
12th Appellate Dist
Richard E. Whitson, et al., v. One Stop Rental Tool and Party, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in personal injury claim

Summary Judgment Affirmed
1/25/2017
Butler County
Nancy Carr v. Walmart Stores Inc., et al.,

Plaintiff alleged to have slipped and fell as a result of a wet floor, alleging significant injuries and surgical repair and rehabilitation 

Summary Judgment
1/23/2017
Hendricks County, Indiana
Stacey Burkhard, as Parent and Legal Guardian of Seth Burkhard, Minor vs. Just Jump, LLC d/b/a Sky Zone

Summary judgment granted as to Plaintiff’s premises liability and failure to warn claims.

Summary Judgment Granted
1/20/2017
Cuyahoga
W. Snyder v. Turner Construction 

Defense of workers’ compensation claim  

Defense Verdict
1/18/2017
Cuyahoga
C. Ridenour v. G.M.A. Associates

Defendant dismissed after commencement of trial

Defense Verdict
1/17/2017
Cuyahoga County
Yvonne Jones v. T.G.I. Fridays

Defense of a restaurant from a claim of negligence brought by a Plaintiff who asserted she slipped and fell 

Summary Judgment Granted
1/4/2017
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Estate of James Barton vs. Hamilton County, NaphCare, et al.

Federal civil rights, medical malpractice and wrongful death action brought against Hamilton County jail, corrections officers and medical staff related to death of an inmate while in custody

Affirmance of District Court’s Dismissal
12/30/2016
Kentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Peggy Bowman v. Mubea North America

Claimant was seeking income and medical benefits for conditions in her neck, shoulders and low back that resulted in bilateral shoulder surgeries. Claim dismissed on the basis of medical evidence presented by defense indicating Claimant’s condition was not work-related.

Claim Dismissed
12/21/2016
Board of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court, No. 2015-029
Toledo Bar Assn. v. Crosser

Attorney appealed disciplinary Board of Professional Conduct suspension order for violation of Rules of Professional Conduct

Judgment Affirmed
12/19/2016
Monroe County
Evelyn Messmer v. KDK Financial Services, Inc., Fred Kern, and Dwight Wade

Complaint alleging financial services fraud

Summary Judgment
12/6/2016
U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Novel v. Lane Alton & Horst, Rick Marsh, Ray Pantel

Defense of Racketeering & Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and fraud claims against law firm and attorneys

Affirming dismissal of Motion to Dismiss
12/5/2016
United States Disctrict Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Walker v. Village of Addyston

Defense of township against claims for various public employee benefits

Order dismissing claims for public employee benefits
11/18/2016
Montgomery
Estate of Ruby West vs. Crestview Manor 

Defense of nursing home malpractice claim of 63 year old female patient

Defense Verdict
11/18/2016
Cuyahoga
Beard, et al. v. Dr. Tucker & MetroHealth Medical Center 

Defense of medical malpractice following complications with bariatric surgery 

Defense Verdict
11/18/2016
Monroe County
Virginia Rudolph, et al. v. James J. Goodpaster, D.M.D., et al.

Dental malpractice case alleging a dislocated jaw during tooth extractions

Plaintiff Verdict
11/10/2016
8th Appellate Dist. No. 103404
Groves v. A. Ihsanullah, M.D., et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court verdict and judgment in wrongful death medical malpractice case based on alleged sanctioning of Plaintiff’s counsel

Reversed and Remanded
11/9/2016
Franklin
Dianne Doughty vs. Central Ohio Gaming Ventures, LLC

Workers’ compensation right to participate appeal by Plaintiff

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
11/7/2016
Cuyahoga - Probate
Dzurinda v. Curtice 

Successful Plaintiffs’ verdict regarding caretaker financial exploitation and undue influence

Plaintiff Verdict Granted in Bench Trial
11/4/2016
Clermont
A. Roberts v. PBR Construction, LLC

Defense of construction liability personal injury matter

Plaintiff Verdict
11/4/2016
Hamilton
T. Chumney v. Jeff Wyler Kings, Inc. d/b/a Jeff Wyler Kings Nissan

Arbitration defense of Consumer Sales Practices Act claim arising out of automobile sale

Finding For Plaintiff
11/2/2016
Jefferson County
E. Johnson vs. L. Painter and Painter Financial, LLC

FINRA arbitration of broker/dealer financial services liability claim

Defense Verdict
10/28/2016
Stark
P. Schweizer v. R. Palutsis, MD

Defense of orthopedic surgery malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
10/28/2016
Hamilton Cty., IN
S. Peacock v. B. Clarke, M.D.

Defense of gastroenterologist medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
10/27/2016
8th Appellate Dist
Conte, Jr.  v. Blossom Homes, LLC

Contractor appealed trial court’s denial of enforceability of arbitration agreement in residential construction contract

Reversed and Remanded
10/13/2016
Lorain
E/O L. Born v. Marker, M.D., et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim involving deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus

Plaintiff Verdict
10/13/2016
Franklin
J. Horne, et al., v. D. Jensen, DMD

Defense of dental malpractice

Defense Verdict
10/12/2016
Henry
N. Pelmear v. Walmart

Arbitration defense of commercial services property damage liability claim

Finding For Defense
9/29/2016
7th Appellate Dist
Sunoco Pipeline L.P. v. Teter

Defendant appeals adverse trial court judgment on issue of eminent domain for “liquid energy pipe lock.”

Judgment Affirmed
9/16/2016
Lucas
Estate of Barry King v. G. Herman, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice case involving deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus

Plaintiff Verdict
9/15/2016
Franklin County Municipal Court
Ruth Mickens v. Pep Boys

Defense of negligence claim, allegedly resulting in automotive damage

Defense Verdict Following Bench Trial
9/6/2016
Cuyahoga
Lynn Cordova v. Dr. Thomas Mucci

Defense of medical negligence claim again emergency medicine physician allegedly resulting in catastrophic bowel injury

Defense Verdict
9/2/2016
Sandusky
E/O Robert Turner v. Wal-Mart Stores East, Inc.

Defense of premises liability claim

Motion For Summary Judgment
8/30/2016
Franklin
R. Thompson, etc. v. W. Knobeloch, et al.

Defense of catastrophic pharmaceutical reaction in 6 year-old 

Defense Verdict
8/25/2016
U.S. District Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Ruiz-Bueno (Est. of Edward Peterson) v. Dr. John Tilley 

Allegations of deliberate indifference to medical needs against psychologist

Affirmed motion to dismiss on statute of limitations grounds
8/24/2016
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Estate of Stone v. People’s Insurance Agency LLC

Defense of alleged failure to procure insurance coverage for a farm

Summary Judgment
8/23/2016
2nd Appellate Dist
Walling v. Wagner

Defense of legal malpractice claim

Judgment Affirmed
8/19/2016
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Bagi, et. al. v. City of Parma

Defense of First Amendment Freedom of Speech Claims

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
8/19/2016
Pickaway
Estate of James Phillip Brown v. Campbell-Wall After Hours, LLC et al.

Defense of wrongful death nurse practitioner claim

Defense Verdict
8/18/2016
Henderson, KY
Vidal v. Viox

Defense of commercial premises liability claim

Defense Verdict
8/17/2016
USDC 6th Cir. Appeal
Jonah Holbrook v. Stephanie Dumas (Village of Lincoln Heights)

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in First Amended retaliatory discharge claim

Judgment Affirmed
8/12/2016
Erie
Deborah Boothe v. Michael Felter, M.D. and Sandusky Orthopedics

Defense of orthopedic total knee replacement malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
8/2/2016
Jefferson County, KY
Hardin v. Highwood Condominium

Defense of racial discrimination and retaliation complaint against condominium association

Defense Verdict
8/1/2016
4th Appellate Dist
Bender v. Logan

Appeal of trial court grant of motion for summary judgment in business dispute action

Judgment Affirmed
7/14/2016
EEOC
Burke v. Stella Maris Rehabilitation Center

Defense of claims of race and gender discrimination, as well as a retaliation claim for engaging in unspecified protected activity

No violation of statute
6/29/2016
Ohio Supreme Court
Edward Formica, et al. v. Jeffrey A. Dehner, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse Court of Appeals decision in legal malpractice claim

Denied Jurisdiction
6/27/2016
5th Appellate Dist
Kinder Morgan Cochin, LLC v. Robert Simonson, Trustee

Defendant appealed adverse trial court judgment regarding eminent domain law for purposes of building pipeline.

Judgment Affirmed
6/23/2016
Mahoning
Michael H. Lewis v. JP Morgan Chase Bank, et al.

Defense of legal malpractice action 

Motion to Dismiss based upon immunity granted
6/16/2016
Cuyahoga
State Farm v.  National Indemnity

Defense of property damage premises liability claim

Finding For Defendant
6/9/2016
Hamilton
L. Smith v. A. Rosenacker

Defense of admitted liability in personal injury claims

Plaintiff Verdict
6/3/2016
Mahoning
H. Cowin, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, et al.        

Defense of admitted liability personal injury claim

Plaintiff Verdict
5/27/2016
NLRB
Lopez v. Executive Caterers at Landerhaven

Defense of Concerted Action Charge

Charge Withdrawn with Board Approval
5/23/2016
U.S. District Court, W.D. of KY, Bowling Green Division
Amy Labron v. Safeguard Properties Management, et al

Dismissal of FDCPA claim asserted against property preservation company

Motion to Dismiss Granted
5/13/2016
EEOC
Casini v. Caldera  

Defense of sexual harassment, hostile work environment and retalitation claims

Dismissal and Notice of Rights
5/12/2016
8th Appellate Dist. No. 103758
Estate of J. Kinaz v. Diplomat Healthcare, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in wrongful death medical malpractice case based on lack of expert testimony

Judgment Affirmed
5/6/2016
Indiana Court of Appeals
DeHeer v Ray's Trash Service Inc

Plaintiff appealed summary judgment in favor of defendant on claims of negligence and products liability. Summary Judgment affirmed.

Judgment Affirmed
5/4/2016
Hamilton Cty., IN
Ragsdale v. City of Fisher

Defense of intentional infliction of emotion distress

Motion to Dismiss Amended Complaint and Motion for Attorney’s Fees Granted
4/26/2016
Kentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Clarinda Rambacher v. University of Kentucky

Claimant was seeking permanent income and medical benefits for an alleged cervical spine and upper extremity injury. Claim for permanency was dismissed, with claimant awarded only temporary total disability and medical benefits as previously voluntarily paid.

Claim Dismissed
4/22/2016
Marion County, IN
Courtney Wycoff v. White Construction

Defense of employer negligence claim

Summary Judgment
4/18/2016
Wood
Wisniewski v. Trainco, Inc. Wood County Court of Common Pleas

Defense of whistleblower claim

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
4/14/2016
Allen
S. Jesse, et al. v. C. Fleming, M.D.

Defense of catastrophic dental malpractice case resulting in trigeminal neuralgia

Defense Verdict
4/11/2016
Hancock
Truck Pro Equipment Sales, Inc. v. Insurance Professionals of New Palestine, Inc.

Negligent failure to procure worker’s compensation insurance. 

Summary Judgment in favor of Defendant
4/11/2016
Cuyahoga
Jane Doe v. St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, et al.

Defense of involuntary imprisonment claim against hospital and psychiatrist

Motion For Summary Judgment
4/6/2016
Cuyahoga
Ward v. Genuine Parts Company

Defense of mesothelioma asbestos wrongful death claim

Favorable Outcome
4/5/2016
Bullitt County, KY
John Hoskins v. Zappos Fulfillment Center, et al.

Defense of third party claim against employer for negligence

4/5/2016
Miami
Benjamin Hiser v. Wal-Mart Tire & Lube Express

Arbitration defense of commercial services liability claim

Finding For Defendant
3/30/2016
U.S. District Court, Northern Ohio
Anne E. Ferguson v. Beard Pension Services, Inc., Mark Smallwood, Scott C.  Otermat dba as Scott C. Otermat & Assocs. And Robert Ferguson

Defense against claims asserted by a Plan participant for improper distributions of Plan assets

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted