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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)
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
7/10/2017
Franklin
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp. v. John Doe CorporationFinding For Defendant
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
3/17/2017
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
2/26/2017
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
1/18/2017
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
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
11/9/2016
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
9/20/2016
Marion County, IN
Kristi Johnson v. Planet Fit Indy 10 et. al.

Defense of retail and hospitality personal injury / invasion of privacy claim arising from a third party contractor alleged to have watched business invitee while she changed clothes in dressing room

Won on Defense Motion to Dismiss
9/16/2016
Allen
Estate of Barry King v. G. Herman, M.D.

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

Hung Jury
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
United States Court of Appeals for the 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