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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)
11/16/2017
8th Dist. Ct. of Appeals
Fourtounis v. Verginis

Appeal of trial court's grant of motion for summary judgment in third-party legal malpractice action.

Judgment Affirmed
11/16/2017
Summit County
Marva Lloyd v. Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Corporation

Defense of personal injury retail & hospitality claim

Directed Verdict
11/16/2017
Marion County, IN
Rene McCullar v. American Asset Management Services, Inc.

Defense of premises liability claim

Defense Verdict
11/14/2017
Lucas
Richard Kronsperger v. Marco’s Pizza, Blaine Washington and Tyler Schneider

Defense of commercial auto liability personal injury claim

Defense Verdict
11/3/2017
Lima Municipal Court
Daniel and Teresa Diehl v. Dish Network

Arbitration defense of negligent installation causing damage to real property

Finding For Defendant
10/26/2017
6th Cir. Court of Appeals
Bagi, et. al. v. City of Parma   

Defense of First Amendment Freedom of Speech Claims  

Dismissal of Case Affirmed
10/19/2017
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
C. Pelland v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Arbitration defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim with large Medicaid lien.

Finding For Defendant
10/18/2017
Cuyahoga
Kenneth Ray Taylor and Cynthia Taylor v. Menard, Inc., Menards and Medical Mutual of Ohio

Defense of premises liability claim re one-way turnstile at its entrance without posted warning.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
10/12/2017
Ohio Civil Right Commission – Toledo, OH
Wa-El Nasser  v. Renhill Group

Defense of gender discrimination and retaliatory discharge by former employee

Finding For Defendant
10/12/2017
Union County Court of Common Pleas
Deborah E. Evans v. North American Theatrical Photographers, et al., Union County 

Defense of workers' compensation claim

Finding For Plaintiff
10/6/2017
Cuyahoga
F. Eisner v. Birchhall, M.D.

Defense of medical malpractice negligence from platelet rich plasma injection causing gangrene and permanent disfigurement

Defense Verdict
10/5/2017
FINRA Office of Dispute Resolution, Chicago, IL
Raymond Seibert v. Cetera Financial Specialists and Sherry Brooker

FINRA Arbitration

Award in favor of our clients
10/3/2017
Lucas
Shirley Ellis and Crystal Ellis v. ProMedica Goerlich Center and ProMedica Continuing Care Services

Defense of long term care wrongful death claim 

Motion to Dismiss Granted
9/29/2017
U.S. District Court, Northern Ohio
A. Melvin v. Village of Chagrin Falls

Defense of governmental liability claim for property damages arising out of demolition of Plaintiff’s condemned property.

Defense Verdict
9/29/2017
Lucas County Court of Common Pleas
Richard Evans et al. v. Mark Loomus, MD and Toledo Neurologic Associates

Defense of neurology medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
9/29/2017
Hamilton
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., et. al. v. United Food & Commercial Workers International Union, et. al.

Obtained permanent injunction on behalf of Plaintiffs preventing protests and demonstrations on private property.

Motion for Summary Judgment and Permanent Injunction
9/28/2017
Summit
Chester Danforth v. Matthew C. Willett, M.D. & Northeast Ohio Eye Surgeons, Inc.

Defense of ophthalmologic malpractice claim involving loss of vision in left eye

Defense Verdict
9/26/2017
Stow Municipal Court
Jennifer R. Pierce, et al v. Empowerment Homes, Inc., et al

Defense of property damage claim following accident with stolen vehicle

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
9/26/2017
Stark
Berkowicz v. American Marine Express, Inc., et al.

Defense of property damage claim in commercial trucking accident.

Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings granted
9/25/2017
Franklin County Municipal Court
Joy D. Taylor v. Capital Car Wash, LLC

Defense of negligence claim against automotive washing facility

Judgment Granted
9/22/2017
5th Appellate Dist
S.C., A Minor, et al. v. Licking Co. Health Dept., et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in governmental premises liability personal injury claim

Judgment Affirmed
9/21/2017
Wood
N. Martin v. Nielsen, M.D.

Defense of medical malpractice involving misdiagnosis of hyperthyroidism.

Defense Verdict
9/20/2017
Kentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Emmett McKay v. Building Crafts

Medical fee dispute resolved in favor of the carrier.

Medical Fee Dispute Sustained
9/14/2017
8th Appellate Dist
Beard v. St. Vincent Charity Hospital

Plaintiff appealed defense verdict in medical negligence claim  

Judgment Affirmed
9/14/2017
Indiana Court of Appeals
Messmer v. KDK Financial Services, Inc.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in financial services liability claim

Summary Judgment Affirmed
9/12/2017
4th Appellate Dist
T. Anderson, et al.  v. Warren Local School District Board of Education

Plaintiffs appealed adverse trial court judgment in claim by homeowners alleging trespass and negligence by school district for fronting damages to their residences.

Judgment Affirmed
9/11/2017
3rd Appellate Dist.
Trevor Sheehan v. ProMedica Health System, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court in medical malpractice claim

Judgment Affirmed
9/8/2017
Lucas
Debra Mulford v. Todd Nye

Prosecution of divorce and custody dispute

Divorce and custody awarded
9/6/2017
Franklin
Enderle v. Avita Health System (Galion Community Hospital)

Defense of emergency room medical care claim leading to wrongful death

Defense Verdict
9/1/2017
Cuyahoga
Jamie L. Jirari, et al. v. Cleveland Clinic Health System, et al.

Defense of catastrophic medical malpractice injury claim involving stroke

Defense Verdict
8/25/2017
8th Appellate Dist
Lynn Cordova, et al. v. Emergency Professional Services Inc., et al.

Defense verdict to emergency physician involving allegations of failure to diagnose and treat diverticulitis. The court of appeals upheld the jury verdict and trial court's refusal to excuse a physician for cause as a prospective juror, and indicated that that decision as it relates to excusing jurors for cause due to impartiality is reviewed under an abuse of discretion standard.

Defense verdict upheld
8/25/2017
Butler County
Indiana Insurance Co. as subrogee of Indian Ridge Golf Club vs. E-Z-GO

Prosecution of subrogation action involving fire caused by product defect

Hung Jury
8/25/2017
Cuyahoga
Ronald Bell v. First Energy, et al.

Defense of putative class action alleging fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, unjust enrichment, and breach of privacy claims against an asset retrieval company for services performed throughout Ohio.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
8/22/2017
Mahoning
Wagner Landscaping v. West Blvd. Village Condominium Association

Defense of commercial dispute involving service provider’s claim for compensation for services and lost profits 

Judgment for Plaintiff
8/17/2017
Cuyahoga
City of Olmsted Falls v. Andrea Rocco, et. al. 

Defense of public record request/injunction

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
8/4/2017
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Jonathan Daniels v. Decker Truck Lines

Former employee’s claim of wrongful conduct associated with the reporting of motor carrier violations after the employee left employment with the company/client

Motion to Dismiss Granted
7/27/2017
Cuyahoga County
Heba El Attar, et al. v. Marine Towers East Condominium Owners’ Association, et al.

Defense of a Condominium Association and Board from a claim of breach of fiduciary duty brought by Plaintiff Owners who asserted improper reserve funding.  

Dismissal granted
7/27/2017
Preble
Erie Insurance v.  Omar Orozco/Professional Charter Services AND National Indemnity/Omar Orozco v. Paul Edwards

Defense of property damage subrogation trial

Judgment on Counterclaim
7/21/2017
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Mesa Underwriters v. Secret’s Gentleman’s Club et. al. 

Successful insurance coverage matter regarding duty to defend and indemnify.

Partial Summary Judgment Granted
7/19/2017
Jefferson County
Theresa Klaczak v. White Front Café, LLC

Defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
7/11/2017
5th Appellate Dist
Patterson v. Licking Township

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in governmental liability claim based on wage and hour compensation

Judgment Affirmed
7/10/2017
Franklin
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp. v. John Doe Corporation

Defense of group sponsor of Ohio state-funded employers from Bureau’s application of a higher premium ratio.

Finding For Defendant
7/10/2017
Franklin
Owens v. Franklin Township Police Department

Arbitration defense of governmental liability police action for false imprisonment claim

Finding For Defendant
7/8/2017
Trumbull
Kucek v. Sam’s Club

Defense of personal injury claim leading to incarceration. (Wal-Mart)

Motion for Judgment on Pleadings granted
7/6/2017
Huron
O. Beat v. K. Allen, M.D. & North Central Eye Associates, Inc.

Defense of ophthalmology retina surgical case resulting in loss of vision in one eye

Defense Verdict
7/6/2017
Cambridge
J. Westfall v. Wal-Mart

Arbitration defense of commercial service dispute re installation of allegedly defective tires

Finding For Defendant
7/3/2017
Bryan
B. Dummitt v. Dish Network

Arbitration defense involving a breach of contract claiming over charging of termination fee

Finding For Plaintiff
7/3/2017
6th Appellate Dist
Gallagher, Extr. v. Firelands Regional Medical Center

Defendant appealed adverse trial court judgment in wrongful death medical malpractice case 

Reversed
6/30/2017
Estate of Perkins vs. Igby’s

Defense of wrongful death dram shop liability claim against bar/restaurant arising from fatal head-on automobile accident

Summary Judgment Affirmed
6/28/2017
8th Appellate Dist
T. Kryzwicki v. E. Flanagan

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in legal professional liability claim

Judgment Affirmed
6/16/2017
Delaware County, IN
Jewel Evans v. Planet Fit Indy 10, LLC and Muncie Planet, LLC d/b/a Planet Fitness

Defense of retail and hospitality personal injury claim arising from a gym member’s trip and fall over the electrical cable housing positioned in front of a row of treadmills.

Summary Judgment
6/16/2017
7th Appellate Dist
Merlin v. Ankle & Foot Care Centers of Ohio, et al.

Plaintiff appealed the trial court’s denial of motion for mistrial due to alleged unfair surprise related to supplemental discovery just prior to trial.

Judgment Affirmed
6/16/2017
Hamilton
J. Shaver v. Portsmouth Emergency Transport

Defense of property personal injury claim arising out of emergency vehicle accident

Defense Verdict
6/9/2017
Cuyahoga
C. Duelley, Extr. of E/O John Macecevic vs. S. Walsh, D.O., et al.

Defense of wrongful death delayed cancer diagnosis claim

Defense Verdict
5/24/2017
Clermont
M. Buchanan v. WalMart

Arbitration defense of property damage commercial premises liability claim

Finding For Defendant
5/23/2017
Cuyahoga
Myocare Nursing Home v. W. Hohmann, et al.

Defense of legal malpractice claim and counterclaim for fees

Defense Verdict and Verdict in Favor of Attorney Fees
5/19/2017
Lucas
Sidney Byrd v. Medline Industries, Inc.

Arbitration defense of medical device (rolling walker) product liability personal injury claim (Nixon & Co.)

Defense Verdict
5/19/2017
Lucas
Mark Hanusz v. Dish Network

Arbitration defense of property damage claim against media service supplier

Defense Verdict
5/15/2017
Cuyahoga
E/O P. Doran v. Z. Zumbar M.D.

Defense of wrongful death claim medical malpractice claim based on medication overdose

Defense Verdict
5/12/2017
54 District Court (MI)
Dustin Jaworowski v. Magnuson Hotel and Lucy Stevenson

Arbitration defense of hospitality liability claim for wrongful eviction and discrimination

Finding For Defendant
5/12/2017
Mahoning
E/O Baker v. K. Henson, M.D., et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim based on pulmonary embolism

Defense Verdict
5/11/2017
8th Appellate Dist
Terry Walker v. 24570 Lakeshore Property LLC & Greenwood Apts.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment against landlord by tenant in personal injury claim on condition of the premises

Judgment Affirmed
5/10/2017
Parke County
Lashawn Jackson v. Rich May d/b/a McCormick Saddle Barn

Negligence claims against operator of equine activities

Summary Judgment Granted
5/10/2017
3rd Appellate Dist.
Pelmear v. Henry County Commissioners

Plaintiff took out a loan for his business through a county revolving loan fund. The administrator for the loan inadvertently named the wrong debtor on the filings with the State. This misnamed debtor was another company owned by plaintiff. Plaintiff alleged damages as the result of the misfiling and also alleged that the paperwork in connection with the loan was fraudulent. Plaintiff defaulted on the loan and the County filed suit to collect on the loan and obtained judgment. The present lawsuits were filed in two separate actions by the plaintiff for damages. Court granted summary judgment on res judicata argument that the claims should have been asserted in the previous collections actions filed by the county to collect on the defaulted loan.

Summary judgment affirmed, appeal dismissed
5/8/2017
Washington
T. Weaver v. Walmart

Defense of commercial premises liability claim

Defense Verdict
5/5/2017
6th Appellate Dist
Leo v. Burge

Plaintiff was allegedly injured in a work site accident. Plaintiff named the wrong party in complaint and was advised in discovery that wrong party was named. Plaintiff dismissed suit and then refiled. However, plaintiff never preserved the statute against the real party in interest and his claim was barred by the statute of limitations. 

Summary judgment affirmed, appeal dismissed
4/30/2017
Franklin
Ford Motor Credit v. Ryan & Ryan, Inc. et al.

Defense of conversion vehicle repossession

Defense Verdict
4/27/2017
8th Dist. Ct. of Appeals
Alkire v. Alsfelder

Motion for summary judgment granted in favor of client was affirmed on appeal in defense of legal professional liability case.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
4/26/2017
8th Dist. Ct. of Appeals
Carol Lytle v. Mathew et. al.   

Disqualification of Plaintiffs’ counsel in a medical malpractice action

Affirmance of trial court’s order disqualifying Plaintiff’s counsel
4/2017
Ohio Industrial Commission
Noyes v. Macy’s

Successfully defeated a motion requesting a total loss of use of the claimant’s left arm, saving the Self-Insured Employer $191,025.

Defeated Motion
4/19/2017
United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
Randall K. Jackman vs. ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor LLC

Defense of industrial personal injury claim arising from fall at steel mill claimed by business invitee

Defense Verdict
4/18/2017
Johnson County, IN
Allen Morford and Loan Nguyen v. Green-Owens Insurance Agency

Errors and omissions claims for negligent procurement of insurance, fraud, misrepresentation, and failure to advise as to proper insurance coverage

Defense Verdict
4/14/2017
Clark, IN
Lovett vs. Dollar General

Defense of personal injury commercial premise liability claim

Defense Verdict
4/12/2017
Scioto
Justice v. Wal-Mart

Defense of personal injury commercial premise liability claim

Defense Verdict
3/30/2017
Lake County Court of Common Pleas 
Kelly Ulrich v. Bixel Organization, Inc., et al. 

Defense of an insurance agent from a claim of declaratory judgment brought by a Plaintiff who asserted that she should have been the only beneficiary on a life insurance policy.  

Summary Judgment Granted
3/20/2017
Allen County, Indiana
Jennifer Cameron v. Georgetown Members, LLC et. al.

Defense of personal injury claim arising from an invitee alleging to have tripped and fallen on landscape feature of client’s business property

Summary Judgment
3/20/2017
8th Appellate Dist
Portee, et al. v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in medical malpractice claim

Reversed and Remanded
3/17/2017
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Easley v. TRN

Motion for partial judgment on the pleadings was granted in favor of client in defense of FCRA case.

Motion for partial judgment
3/17/2017
EEOC
Tenorio v. ESD

Determination of no probable cause in favor of client in defense of employment discrimination charge.

No Probable Cause
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
2/28/2017
11th Appellate Dist
K. Elliott-Thomas v. David Kane Smith

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in intentional misconduct by attorneys representing plaintiff’s adversary

Affirmed in part/ Reversed and remanded in part
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
2/22/2017
Defiance
Sheehan v. Dr. Chehade

Claim of improper insertion of a catheter causing significant and permanent injury to the plaintiff's urinary system.

Defense Verdict
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
1/19/2017
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Sweeney v. Culpepper & Associates

Defense of wrongful termination case

Motion to Dismiss granted for failure to prosecute
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
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
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