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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

  • Year: 2007
Date / Jurisdiction Caption Statement of Case Result Attorney(s)
12/28/2007
11th Appellate Dist
Huffman v. Willoughby

Affirming denial of Defendant city's motion to dismiss since Plaintiffs properly stated a claim for drowning deaths caused by Defendants dam, and Defendant was not immune from liability.

Affirmed
12/17/2007
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Rutherford v. Columbia Gas & Transmission Corp.

Defense of landowner's claim for value of trees in eminent domain property use.

Finding For Defendant
12/7/2007
Cuyahoga
Panstares v. Lakeland Emergency Associates

Defense of medical malpractice emergency medicine claim.

Defense Verdict
11/28/2007
Butler County
Steward v. Gettysburg Estates

Arbitration defense of retaliatory eviction and property damage claim.

Finding For Defendant
11/19/2007
Stark
Javis v. Yarnevich, MD

Defense of podiatric and orthopedic surgery medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
11/15/2007
Stark
E/O Jackson v. Nash, MD

Defense of wrongful death surgical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
11/15/2007
8th Appellate Dist
Basie v. Mt. Sinai Med. Ctr.

Affirming dismissal of Plaintiffs medical malpractice suit based upon statute of limitations

Affirmed
11/15/2007
7th Appellate Dist
Davis v. Montenery

Reversing summary judgment granted in favor of Defendant attorney in legal malpractice case where the attorney had not discovered a deed relating to the transferability of an easement across property

Reversed
11/12/2007
Ashland
Shuster v. Kokosing Construction

Defense of construction liability personal injury claim of multiple plaintiffs.

Defense Verdict
11/12/2007
Hamilton
Northcreek Apartments v. Kokosing Construction

Defense of construction liability property damage claim.

Defense Verdict
11/8/2007
Franklin
Thomas v. Nelson Tree Service

Arbitration defense of auto liability personal injury claim.

Award for Plaintiff
11/8/2007
Lucas
E/O Duffy v. Southwest Anesthesia Services

Defense of wrongful death anesthesiology medical malpractice case.

Defense Verdict
11/1/2007
8th Appellate Dist
Sanson Co. Inc. v. Granger Materials Inc.

Affirming order requiring Defendant, a rock-crushing operation, to refrain from activities resulting in dust because it caused a nuisance to Plaintiffs, nearby businesses engaged in food sales, storage, and distribution.

Affirmed
10/29/2007
Mahoning
E/O Baker v. T. Nelson, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death neurosurgical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
10/24/2007
Ashtabula
J. Jedlick v. Hyndai America

Defense of catastrophic brain injury auto design liabiity claim.

Defense Verdict
10/24/2007
Supreme Court of Ohio
Manley v. Marsico

Affirming denial of Defendants motion to dismiss for failure to file affidavit of merit with compliant since such a decision was not a final appealable order.

Affirmed
10/23/2007
Montgomery
L. Woody v. Sears Roebuck

Defense of trial of workers' compensation appeal for allowance of cervical C4, C5 disc herniation arising out of automobile accident during employment.

Defense Verdict
10/23/2007
Franklin
F. Lewis v. M. Wayman, Esq.

Defense of legal malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
10/19/2007
Cuyahoga
E/O Strumbo v. Mason Dixon Truck Lines

Defense of wrongful death trucking liability personal injury claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
10/18/2007
Cuyahoga
J. Rogers v. Progressive Urban Real Estate

Defense of claimed real estate agent E&O and fraud claim.

Defense Verdict
10/18/2007
Summit
E/O Klever v. Rehmus, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
10/12/2007
Summit
S. Scarborough v. H. Herpy DDS

Defense of dental malpractice claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
10/12/2007
Medina
Bahle v. McKelvey, M.D.

Defense of medical malpractice wrongful death claim.

Defense Verdict
10/6/2007
Trumbull
K. Hay v. K. Jones, M.D.

Defense of surgical orthopedic medical malpractice case.

Defense Verdict
10/2/2007
Summit
C. Balazowich v. Soos

Prosecution of Plaintiff personal injury auto liability claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
9/27/2007
Cuyahoga
Koen v. Malament, M.D.

Defense of neurological surgical medical malpractice case.

Defense Verdict
9/27/2007
10th Appellate Dist
State ex. rel. Dolgencorp Inc. v. Indus Comm.

Affirming denial of mandamus to vacate workers compensation benefits since worker did not voluntarily abandon employment.

Affirmed
9/24/2007
Ottawa
R. Reed v. Skicco, Inc.

Defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim.

Defense Verdict
9/24/2007
Allen
King v. R. Terrry, M.D.

Defense of orthopedic surgery medical malpractice case resulting in amputation of leg.

Plaintiff Verdict
9/22/2007
Cuyahoga
J. Block v. North Shore Auto

Defense of class action violation of state usery laws in automobile financing.

Defense Verdict
9/21/2007
Summit
Sollman v. Wadsworth Rittman HospitalDefense Verdict
9/21/2007
Cuyahoga
Allstate Ins. Co. v. Dayton Freight Lines

Arbitration defense of trucking liability property damages claim.

Finding For Defendant
9/20/2007
Summit
E/O Godfrey v. Clinical Hematology & Oncology/ J. Petrus, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
9/19/2007
Cuyahoga
E/O Berlin v. Heather Hill University Hospital

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
9/18/2007
7th Appellate Dist
Railing v. Shilot

Vacating summary judgment in favor of Defendant where Plaintiff was injured when a tanning bed cover fell on her arm since the Plaintiff had voluntarily dismissed the suit before the trial court granted summary judgment on the merits

Reversed
9/14/2007
USDC So. Dist. of OH, Cincinnati, OH
L. Pivnick v. White Getgey & Meyer Co., L.P,A.

Defense of legal malpractice claim involving commercial equine industry transaction.

Defense Verdict
9/14/2007
Medina
M. Nieman v. Old Navy, Inc.

Defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim.

Defense Verdict
9/12/2007
Erie
E/O McLaughlin v. Firelands Hospital

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
9/11/2007
Lucas
Cincinnati Ins. Co. v. Watkins Motor Line

Defense of trucking liability property damage claim.

Defense verdict and verdict on counter
8/24/2007
St. Joseph, IN
Williamson v. Ryan's Family Steakhouse

Defense

Plaintiff Verdict
8/16/2007
Lyndhurst Muni Ct.
H. Hanna v. R. Wazney, DDS

Arbitration defense of dental malpractice personal injury claim.

Finding For Defendant
8/9/2007
8th Appellate Dist
Lynch v. Studebaker

Motion for JNOV regarding Plaintiffs retaliation claim and affirming Plaintiffs damages award for employment

Affirmed
8/8/2007
Supreme Court of Ohio
Gliozzo v. Univ. Urologists of Cleveland, Inc.

Reversing denial of Defendant's motion to dismiss since active participation in litigation did not waive affirmative defense of insufficiency of service of process.

Reversed
8/3/2007
1st Appellate Dist
Grace v. Mastrserio, et al.

The Court of Appeals, Mark P. Painter, P.J., held that: i) privileged communications and acts statute did not limit client's waiver of common law attorney-client privilege to client's express consent or by his voluntary testimony on the same subject

Reversed and Remanded
8/2/2007
10th Appellate Dist
State ex. rel. Whatley v. Indus Comm.

Affirming denial of mandamus regarding denial of workers compensation benefits since worker did not provide adequate evidence of medical status.

Affirmed
7/30/2007
5th Appellate Dist
Foss v. Watson

Affirming defense verdict in medical malpractice suit regarding surgery to repair fractured arm

Affirmed
7/26/2007
Ashville, NC
Miller v. Ultimate Warranty

Arbitration defense of property damage product liability claim.

Finding For Defendant
7/26/2007
Hamilton
Medina v. Harold J. Becker Roofing Inc.

Defense of catastrophic injury employer intentional tort claim.

Defense Verdict
7/26/2007
8th Appellate Dist
Estate of Holman v. Kates

Reversing jury verdict rendered in favor of Defendant doctor in medical malpractice suit because trial court erred in prohibiting Plaintiff's testimonial statements

Reversed
7/25/2007
Hamilton
McGinley v. Garland DDS

Arbitration defense of dental liability claim.

Finding For Defendant
7/24/2007
Clermont
Byrd v. Smith

The Court of Common pleas held that: i) law of the case doctrine did not apply to preclude entry of summary judgment for employer's insurer

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
7/20/2007
Geauga
Hiatt v. Metttee

Defense of inadequate testing and misuse of a medication claim.

Defense Verdict
7/19/2007
Cuyahoga
Sandman v. Amaya

Prosecution of plaintiff auto liabiity personal injury claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
7/18/2007
Defiance
Wichman v. Goody's Family Clothing, Inc.

Defense of personal injury commercial premises liability claim.

Defense Verdict
7/16/2007
Muskingham
Pettit v. Findeiss Realty

Defense of real estate agent E&O claim.

Defense Verdict
7/13/2007
Montgomery
Dayton III - Oxford Assoc. v. TL Palms Painting Contractor, Inc.

Prosecution of construction liability property damage claim by owner developer against painting subcontractor.

Plaintiff Verdict
7/12/2007
Ashtabula
E/O Gustafson v. V. Goldman M.D.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim of 41-year old female

Defense Verdict
7/9/2007
Cuyahoga - Probate
B. Beveridge v. G. Beveridge, Executrix/Trustee

Defense of probate litigation trustee removal action.

Judgment for Defendant
6/27/2007
Trumbull
Olynyk v. Scoles

Affirming appellate court's ruling that double-dismissal rule, which provides that notice of dismissal operates as adjudication upon merits of any claim that Plaintiff has "once dismissed" in any court.

Affirmed
6/15/2007
Summit
Kreitzburg v. Piccone

Prosecution of auto liability plaintiff personal injury case.

Defense Verdict
6/7/2007
8th Appellate Dist
Adkins v. DuPont Vespel Parts & Shapes, Inc.

Affirming dismissal of Plaintiffs defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims against former employer

Affirmed
6/1/2007
Franklin
E/O Brasen Yoe v. State of Ohio

Prosecution of governmental liability plaintiff wrongful death claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
5/29/2007
US Court of Appeals - 6th Circuit
Preferred Capital Inc. v. Sarasota Kennel Club Inc.

Affirming dismissal of claim from federal court for lack of personal jurisdiction regarding rental payments for telecommunications equipment

Affirmed
5/28/2007
Cuyahoga
Daniels v. Dynamic Martial Arts & Fitness Center

Arbitration defense of commercial business litigation

Finding For Defendant
5/24/2007
Cleveland Municipal
Franklin v. Wal-Mart

Arbitration defense of property damage auto liability claim.

Finding For Defendant
5/23/2007
Erie
Swabley v. Lux, Esq.

Defense of admitted liability lawyer liabiility malpractice claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
5/23/2007
Summit
Allstate Ins. Co. v. Taggert & Zimmerman Trucking Co.

Arbitration defense of property damage trucking liability matter.

Finding For Defendant
5/20/2007
Hamilton
V. Jones v. T. Smith

Defense of auto liability personal injury case.

Defense Verdict
5/18/2007
Hamilton
E. Herdt v. Queen City Anesthesiologist

Defense of anesthesia medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
5/17/2007
Montgomery
D. Gipson v. Midwest Therapy Associates

Defense of physical therapy error and omissions personal injury claim.

Defense Verdict
5/16/2007
Cuyahoga
N. Morris v. R. Sustaric

Prosecution of plaintiff personal injury auto liability case.

Plaintiff Verdict
5/15/2007
Hamilton
Ziegenbush v. Wal-Mart

Arbitration defense of property damage products liabiity claim.

Finding For Defendant
5/14/2007
Cuyahoga
Markham v. Shumaker

Prosecution of plaintiff personal injury auto liability case.

Defense Verdict
5/11/2007
Cuyahoga
M. Lotinero v. City of Solon

Prosecution of plaintiff personal injury auto and governmental liability claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
5/10/2007
8th Appellate Dist
Prosecution of plaintiff personal injury auto and governmental liability claim.

Affirming a jury verdict in favor of Defendant in a premises liability claim for a trip-and- fall injury.

Affirmed
5/10/2007
8th Dist. Ct. of Appeals
Bohrer v. Bakers Square

Plaintiff appeals adverse trial court judgment in commercial premises liability claim

Judgment Affirmed
5/3/2007
8th Appellate Dist
Sigmon v. Southwest Gen. Health Ctr.

Affirming sanctions against plaintiffs attorney for frivolous conduct in bringing an inappropriate medical malpractice lawsuit against Defendants.

Affirmed
5/2/2007
Erie
R. Fluty v. R. Novotny

Defense of dental malpractice personal injury claim.

Defense Verdict
5/2/2007
Summit
J. Toles v. R. Schafrath

Arbitration prosecution of personal injury auto liability case.

Finding for claimant
5/1/2007
Lucas
Lowery v. McDonald's Restaurants

Arbitration defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim.

Award for Defendant
4/25/2007
Scioto
Henson v. Khoury M.D.

Defense of medical malpractice claim on behalf of vascular surgeon.

Defense Verdict
4/23/2007
Mahoning
T. Blazek v. R. Sallah, M.D.

Defense of medical malpractice infectious disease claim.

Defense Verdict
4/23/2007
Fayette County, KY
D. Connor v. Ultimate Warranty Co.

Arbitration defense of property damage insurance coverage claim.

Finding for claimant
4/20/2007
Franklin
V & A Vitullo v. ReMax Realty Inc.

Defense of real estate agent E&O fraud claim.

Defense Verdict
4/17/2007
Lucas
Data Research, Inc. v. DHL Express

Defense of commercial litigation contractual dispute claim.

Defense Verdict
4/16/2007
Boone County, KY
A. Knowle v. McDonald's

Defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim.

Defense Verdict
4/13/2007
2nd Appellate Dist
Nicholas v. McColloch- Baker Ins. Serv. Inc.

Reversing jury verdict in favor of Plaintiff injured at insureds home since Defendants failed to promptly notify insurance company of potential liability

Reversed
4/11/2007
Summit
J. Houston v. YMCA of Akron

Defense of commercial premises admitted liability personal injury claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
4/7/2007
Cuyahoga
State Farm Ins. Co. v. Associated Estates, Inc.

Arbitration defense of property damage subrogation commercial real estate claim.

Finding For Defendant
4/6/2007
11th Appellate Dist
Hoyle v. Gombeh-Alie

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant since expert testimony was necessary to establish prima facie medical malpractice

Affirmed
4/5/2007
Huron
W. Radune v. Decker Transport

Arbitration defense of trucking liability property damage claim.

Finding For Defendant
4/5/2007
8th Appellate Dist
First Am. Title Ins. Co. v. Chicago Ins. Co.

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant insurance company because Plaintiff company failed to comply with the notice and cooperation provision of the insurance policy

Affirmed
4/2/2007
Cuyahoga
S. Shapiro v. Freehold Cartage Inc.

Defense of clear liability trucking personal injury claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
3/26/2007
Cuyahoga
Mill v. Management Recruiters International

Arbitration defense of franchise dispute involving violations of Ohio Business Opportunities Act.

Finding For Defendant
3/21/2007
9th Appellate Dist.
McDowell v. DeCarlo

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant since Plaintiffs claims for wrongful death and personal injury were time-barred

Affirmed
3/21/2007
Supreme Court of Ohio
State Auto Ins. Co. v. Pasquale

Reversing appellate court's denial of insurance company's motion for summary judgment since contractual exclusion of vehicles designed for use mainly off public roads from uninsured and underinsured coverage was valid.

Reversed
3/20/2007
Cuyahoga
Hightower v. Metro Medical Center

Defense of birth trauma catastrophic medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
3/20/2007
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Andrews v. Columbia Gas Transmission Corp.

Defense of eminent domain easement rights property damage claim.

Defense Verdict
3/20/2007
Montgomery
J. Chorazewtz v. Kassem, M.D.

Defense of gynecological medical malpractice claim for hypoxic brain deficiencies.

Defense Verdict
3/15/2007
Cuyahoga
MacDowell v. DeCarlo

Defense of commercial litigation involving sanction for frivolous conduct and abuse of process.

Defense Verdict
3/15/2007
Hamilton
Schatzel v. Quality Services

Defense of trucking liability personal injury claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
3/14/2007
Lake
Geller v. Kozan

Prosecution of plaintiff personal injury claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
3/12/2007
7th Appellate Dist
Gialousis v. Eye Care Assoc Inc.

Affirming summary judgment for Defendants in medical malpractice claim since claim was time-barred

Affirmed
3/8/2007
8th Appellate Dist
Estate of Fisler v. Fisler

Reversing trial court's failure to apply the proper statute of limitations that precluded recovery on a promissory not signed by appellant.

Reversed
3/8/2007
8th Appellate Dist
Straka v. Fisler

Apply the proper statute of limitations the precluded recovery on a promissory note signed by appellant.

Reversed
3/7/2007
Hamilton
Bench Billboard Co. v. Geriatric Nursing Care dba Bench Media Advertising

Defense of intellectual property trademark and copyright infringement injunctive and damage case.

Judgment for Plaintiff
3/5/2007
Lawrence
Bragg et al. v. Farmers et al.

Defense of private nuisance and damage claim involving commercial motocross race operation.

Banning commercial activity--allow personal use
3/2/2007
Butler County
W. Ashley v. McCullough Hyde Hospital

Defense of hospital medical malpractice case.

Defense Verdict
3/1/2007
Summit
Smith v. Sullivan, M.D.

Defense of medical malpractice claim against endocrinologist.

Defense Verdict
3/1/2007
8th Appellate Dist
Kowalski v. Marymount Hospital

Reversing jury verdict rendered in favor of Defendants doctors in medical malpractice suit due to a jury instruction given at trial which probably misled the jury in a matter substantially affecting the complaining party's substantial rights.

Reversed
2/22/2007
Ashtabula
E/O Lambert v. D. Brant, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
2/21/2007
Cuyahoga
Americab v. Cohen & Company

Defense of accounting malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
2/15/2007
Geauga
E/O T. Kidd v. C. Noall, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
2/15/2007
Lucas
K. Johnson v. T. Kalniz, DDS

Defense of claimed dental malpractice, assault and battery and punitive damages claim.

Defense Verdict
2/7/2007
Van Wert County
D. Robert v. Wal-Mart

Defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim.

Defense Verdict
2/2/2007
Richland
Riggenbach v. Thomay DO

Defense of catastrophic injury medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
2/2/2007
Richland
Riggenbach v. Mooney, M.D.

Defense of catastrophic injury medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
2/2/2007
Summit
J. Hipps v. T. Wehmann, DO

Defense of general surgical medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
1/31/2007
9th Appellate Dist.
Hazard v. Klein

Affirming jury verdict in favor of Defendants in wrongful death suit since doctors did not breach standard of care in diagnosing and treating breast cancer.

Affirmed
1/26/2007
L. Luster v. J. Bordau, Esq.

Defense of legal malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
1/25/2007
Medina
D. Zeck v. S. Sokol

Prosecution of professional liabilty misappropriation forgery claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
1/25/2007
Cuyahoga
E/O Valle v. Miller, M.D.

Defense of medical malpractice wrongful death.

Directed Verdict
1/24/2007
Johnson County, IN
J. Bowers v. Fire Mountain Restaurants dba Ryans Family Steakhouse

Defense of commercial premises liability claim.

Defense Verdict
1/24/2007
Hamilton
M. McGary v. J. Hoffheimer

Administrative defense of professional lawyer liability grievance.

No violation
1/19/2007
Butler County
D. Leer v. Frisch's Restaurant

Arbitration of adulterated food personal injury claim.

Award for Defendant
1/19/2007
Butler County
R. Klasmier v. Residential Services Group

Defense of a trucking clear liability personal injury claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
1/12/2007
Summit
E/O A. Brady v. Akron General Medical Center

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
1/11/2007
Cuyahoga
Lehmann v. Krahe, DO

Defense of orthopedic surgery medical malpractice case.

Defense Verdict
1/3/2007
Franklin
Kerber v. Waste Management of Ohio

Arbitration defense of property damage trucking liability claim.

Award for Plaintiff
1/1/2007
Clark
McOwen v. T. Rak, M.D.

Defense of orthopedic malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict