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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)
4/19/2018
Hamilton
Margaret Milatz v. Loud and Clear, Inc., et al.

Defense of claim alleging improper installation of ramp at an annual outdoor festival, which resulted in physical injury to plaintiff.

Summary Judgment Granted
4/13/2018
Delaware
Estate of Dorothy Rayburn, Deceased vs. Lawand Saadulah, MD

Defense of medical malpractice intensive care unit claim

Defense Verdict
4/4/2018
Kentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Angela Smith v. Crosswater Canyon

Defense of workers' compensation claim seeking permanent income and medical benefits, including coverage of surgery, for an alleged work-related knee injury.  

Claim Dismissed
4/3/2018
Porter County Superior Court Valparaiso, Indiana
Raymond E. Olson v. Partners Management Company, LLC

Defense of property owner in suit alleging liability for damages resulting in substantial personal injuries.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
3/30/2018
Cuyahoga
J. Winston, et al. v. R.  Kutsikovich and Premier Dental

Defense of dental malpractice claim alleging chronic pain from implants and overdentures

Defense Verdict
3/30/2018
Kentucky Dept of Workers Claims
Nancy Bainer v. Sinkula Investments

Claimant was seeking income and medical benefits, including chiropractic treatment, as a result of back pain following an incident. Defense was able to secure complete dismissal with favorable causation opinion from treating physician, avoiding expense of an IME.

Claim Dismissed
3/29/2018
Delaware County, IN
Ryan E. Shreeve v. Muncie Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., Stephen Deanda

Successfully obtained dismissal of a suit filed against client car dealership.  

Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Granted
3/23/2018
Jefferson County, KY
Beasey v. Able Construction Co.

Defense of construction liability and personal injury claim, resulting in a jury verdict that was $562,000 less than the damages originally requested by the plaintiff

Favorable Outcome
3/22/2018
USDC, Bankruptcy
L. Wohleber v. L. Gentile, et al.

Defense of legal professional liability in domestic relations matter

Directed Verdict
3/19/2018
Erie
Miller v Firelands Hospital

Defense of negligent recredentialing of foot surgeon

Defense Verdict
3/14/2018
Ohio Supreme Court
In Re: Dove Le Moor

Motion to Dismiss Writ of Mandamus granted in favor of client in defense of professional liability claim.

Motion to Dismiss Writ of Mandamus Granted
3/5/2018
11th Appellate Dist
Paolucci v. Morgan

Dismissal of a negligence claim against a stable owner for injuries to two horses

Dismissal of Claim
2/28/2018
Montgomery County Common Pleas
Douglas Current v. FedEx Freight, Inc.

Defense of workers' compensation claim involving fusion surgery and permanent inability to work

Defense Verdict
2/27/2018
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, Indianapolis Division
Christopher Dyer v. Thorntons Inc.

Defense of convenience store in premises liability case alleging slip and fall on ice resulting in personal injuries.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
2/23/2018
6th District Court of Appeals
Gaye Lynn Harris-Miles, et al. v. Lakewood Hospital, et al.

Defense of medical malpractice appeal

Judgment Affirmed
2/13/2018
Cuyahoga
Argie et al v. Powall, et al.

Defense of alleged estate planning legal malpractice. Motion for Summary Judgment granted in favor of attorneys, resulting in dismissal of entire lawsuit.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
1/30/2018
Hamilton
Larry Wagers v. Dr. Geoffrey Gold, D.D.S.

Defense of dental malpractice claim resulting from a tooth extraction.

Judgment for Defendant
1/25/2018
8th Appellate Dist
Hendry v. Lupica, III

Appeal of summary judgment in wet basement case

Judgment Affirmed
1/23/2018
Cuyahoga
Anne M. Sutch, Admr.  E/O Paul Sutch v. Lake Hospital System, Inc., et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice involving robotic assistance laparoscopic nephrectomy

Defense Verdict
1/19/2018
Elkhart
Martin Essig as Grand Piano Masters (sole proprietorship) vs. RC3 Realty, LLC and Robert W. McCoige

Bench trial – Dismissal of all claims asserted against our client pursuant to Indiana Trial Rule 41(B) after Plaintiff rested his case-in-chief; judgment in favor of our client on counter-claim.

Dismissal of All Claims
1/19/2018
Fairfield County Court of Common Pleas
G.S., a minor v. John Scott Delong, D.O.

Defense of obstetrician in medical malpractice brachial plexus injury claim.  

Defense Verdict
1/12/2018
Coshocton
New Wave Motors v. Wal-Mart

Bench Trial of alleged employer garnishment violation pursuant to Ohio law.

Finding For Defendant
1/8/2018
7th Appellate Dist
Kavanagh v. Caruthers, et al.,

Appeal of class action certification

Judgment Affirmed
1/4/2018
Cuyahoga
American Arbitration Association v. Melohn

Arbitration defense of contractual dispute for professional services rendered (REMINGER - AAA)

Finding For Plaintiff
12/28/2017
Summit County
Michael A. Mazzaggati v. Peyton N. Burrell, et al.

Motion for summary judgment granted in favor of a commercial insurance agency dismissing all claims in their entirety.

Motion For Summary Judgment
12/21/2017
8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 105538
Wynveen v. Corsaro, et al.

Appeal of probate court’s grant of motion to disqualify counsel

Judgment Affirmed
12/18/2017
Portage County Court of Common Pleas
Trickett v. Masi

Motion for summary judgment granted in favor of client in defense of legal professional liability claim.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
12/13/2017
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Western Division
Nancy Arsan v. David Fierst, et al

Obtained dismissal and judgment as a matter of law in federal court on civil rights claims brought against a guardian ad litem due to the defendant’s absolute immunity in performing a quasi-judicial function.

Dismissal of Charges and Summary Judgment
12/12/2017
Ohio Seventh District Court of Appeals
Pipino v. Gallagher Sharp

Motion for Summary Judgment in favor of client in defense of legal professional liability claim affirmed on appeal.

Affirmed
12/8/2017
Delaware Circuit Court I
Robert Ginsbach v. Rachelle Bullock, Chrysalis Counseling Center, Donovan Hill, Barbara Schwartz, Melvin Swauger, Jr., Morgan Timberlake and Tara Wright-Timberlake

Successfully obtained dismissal of insured mental health counseling center and its counselor after it was sued for alleged unauthorized disclosure of mental health records. Court granted dismissal of the case for lack of personal jurisdiction under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.  

Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Granted
12/6/2017
Putnam County Circuit Court
Marigold Overshiner, as parent and best friend of Kaitlyn Overshiner , et al. v. Hendricks Regional Health, et al.

Medical malpractice case alleging blindness, cerebral palsy and other injuries due to hyperbilirubinemia.

Directed verdict for the defendants
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. Rocco, OPBA, et. al.

Defense of public record request/injunction

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
8/10/2017
8th Dist. Cuyahoga Nos. 103868 and 103888
Dueck v. Clifton Club Co.

Appeal of probate court’s grant of summary judgment

Judgment Affirmed
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
7/2017
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Gary Dressler v. Bradford Rice, et al.

Defense of security guard and his employer against civil rights violation charges by plaintiff.

Motion For Summary Judgment
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

Defense of governmental liability police action for false imprisonment claim

Defense Verdict
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
6/20/2017
Erie
Gaye Lynn Harris-Miles, et al. v. Lakewood Hospital, et al.

Defense of orthopedic medical malpractice

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
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