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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: 2008
Date / Jurisdiction Caption Statement of Case Result Attorney(s)
12/26/2008
11th Appellate Dist
Auto-Owners Ins. Co. v. Feeler

Reversing dismissal of automobile accident victim's motion for dismissal from judgment since victim did not authorize release of claims against insurer fro personal injury.

Reversed
12/11/2008
Medina
E/O Tucker v. A. Alapati, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice case. (ProAssurance)

Defense Verdict
12/10/2008
Franklin
P. Koe-Krompecher v. Jason Wolford, et al.

Defense of complex auto liability personal injury claim.

Defense Verdict
12/5/2008
Highland
Defense of professional liability real estate agent E&O claim. (General Star)

Defense of complex auto liability personal injury claim.

Defense Verdict
12/1/2008
Stark
Michael Charney v. Drs. J. Casanova & L. Rosenberg

Defense of catastrophic brain damage medical malpractice case.

Defense Verdict
12/1/2008
Stark
Michael Charney v. K. Saadah, M.D. & 24 On Physicians, PC

Defense of catastrophic brain damage medical malpractice case.

Defense Verdict
12/1/2008
5th Appellate Dist
Natoli v. Massillon Community Hospital

The Court of Appeals, DelaneyJ., held that: i) expert's lack of knowledge of patient's medical history and physical condition went to weight and credibility rather than admissibility;

Reversed and Remanded
11/24/2008
Summit
E/O Almeida v. J. Petrus, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim (AP Assurance)

Defense Verdict
11/21/2008
Cuyahoga
R. Laraway v. John Blakemore, DDS

Defense of jaw constructive surgery oral surgical malpractice claim (OMSNIC)

Defense Verdict
11/21/2008
Lorain
E/O F. Jones v. Oberlin Clinic

Defense of wrongful death emergency medicine medical malpractice case (ProAssurance)

Defense Verdict
11/11/2008
8th Appellate Dist
Thomas v. Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland

Reversing summary judgment of medical malpractice claims granted in favor of Defendant surgeons since expert testimony created a genuine issue as to proximate causation of injuries

Reversed
11/10/2008
5th Appellate Dist
Rossetti v. OM Financial Life Ins. Co.

Reversing denial of Defendant insurance company's motion for leave to file amended answer

Reversed
11/3/2008
Hamilton
E/O Mary Lou Lomax v. The Residence at Parkview

Defense of wrongful death nursing home liability case (Preferred Managed Risk)

Defense Verdict
11/3/2008
12th Appellate Dist
Boettcher v. Gradall Co.

Reversing summary judgment entered in favor of manufacturer under strict product liability theory since there remained an issue of fact as to whether failure to equip forklift with drivers side and overhead mirrors was the proximate cause

Reversed
10/29/2008
Hamilton
Smith, et al. v. Talbert House - Crossroads Center

Defense of public entity liability personal injury claim based on alleged food poisoning (Phily Ins.)

Defense Verdict
10/23/2008
Summit
Mahaney v. Newness, M.D.

Arbitration defense of dental malpractice claim (MedPro)

Finding For Defendant
10/23/2008
8th Appellate Dist
Berardi's Fresh Roast Inc. v. PMD Ents. Inc.

Reversing in part summary judgment granted in favor of Defendant since there was an issue as to ownership of coffee blend formula in non-compete and civil conspiracy claims brought against former business owner.

Reversed in Part
10/20/2008
3rd Appellate Dist.
Martin v. Hixenbaugh

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendants regarding medical malpractice claim since it was not reasonably foreseeable that patient would cancel her cancer insurance based on physicians erroneous interpretation of CT scan.

Affirmed
10/10/2008
Lucas
R. Wingate v. D. Williams, M.D.

Defense of catastrophic medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
10/9/2008
8th Appellate Dist
Simeone v. Schwebel Baking Co.

Reversing summary judgment granted to Defendant since triable issue existed as to whether or not attendant circumstances made curling of floor mat open or obvious when Plaintiff tripped over it.

Reversed
10/6/2008
12th Appellate Dist
Wilson v. AIG

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant insurers sice employee killed in automobile accident while on the job was not covered under employer's policy

Affirmed
10/3/2008
Summit
E. Hoskins v. J. Rono

Prosecution of Plaintiff personal injury auto liability claim (E. Hoskins)

Plaintiff Verdict
10/2/2008
Fed. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of OH, Columbus, OH
Rockies Express Pipeline (REX) v. Robinson Trust, et al.

Eminent domain case to declare a taking (REX)

Judgment for Rockies Express Pipeline
9/30/2008
11th Appellate Dist
Adovasio v. Girard Community Commt.

Affirming summary judgment in favor of employer since employee was not fired in retaliation for filing a worker's compensation claim and was not discriminated against for his long hair and beard.

Affirmed
9/26/2008
Summit
Daniel Cole v. Ralph White, M.D.

Defense of medical negligence claim re delay in diagnosis of lung cancer (MED PRO)

Plaintiff Verdict
9/25/2008
8th Appellate Dist
Urbanek v. All State Home Mtge. Co.

The Court of Appeals, Melody J. Stewart, J., held that: i) mortgagor could not establish a fraud claim against mortgagee or broker based on alleged representations that it was in mortgagor's best interest to purchase the properties;

Affirmed
9/23/2008
10th Appellate Dist
Zachariah v. Roby

The Court of Appeals, T. Bryant, J., held that: i) genuine issues of material fact precluded summary judgment to teenagers.

Reversed and Remanded
9/19/2008
6th Appellate Dist
Miller v. Volkswagen of Am., Inc.

Affirming certificationof class in a breach of warranty suit against Defendant automobile manufacturer.

Affirmed
9/17/2008
Miami
Phillips v. Riff

Defense of tree trimmer involving car accident cause by wood chipper  parked on county road

(United Amercia)

Plaintiff Verdict
9/15/2008
Franklin
Bell, et al. v. Ohio Health Corp.

Defense of medical negligence claim (shoulder dystocia)

(OHIC/TDC)

Defense Verdict
9/8/2008
Vandalia
Drane v. Bryant

Defense of property damage claim involving tree trimmer (United America)

Plaintiff Verdict
9/2/2008
Willoughby Municipal Court
Copeland v. Cinemark

Defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim at movie theater.

Defense Verdict
8/27/2008
9th Appellate Dist.
Braden v. Sinar

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant since Plaintiff failed to establish a prima facie claim of medical malpractice without adequate expert testimony.

Affirmed
8/26/2008
Whitley County, KY
B. Beard v. Mann Enterprises, LLC (McDonald’s)

Arbitration defense of adulterated food commercial premises liability claim.

(Argo Group)

Finding For Defendant
8/22/2008
Franklin
C.D. Freiburger v. Four Seasons Golf Center, LLC

Defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim involving recreational activity.

(TIG)

Defense Verdict
8/22/2008
Franklin
K. Bunce v. L. Han, MD

Defense of General Surgical Medical Malpractice Claim

(AP Assurance Corp.)

Defense Verdict
8/18/2008
Lucas
J. Feedback v. ATLA-Sloan, LLC

Arbitration defense of property damage liability commercial premises liability claim (ATLA-Sloan LLC)

Finding For Plaintiff
8/18/2008
Cuyahoga County
Erieview v. Steelcase

Defense of breach of lease agreement and forcible entry.

Plaintiff Verdict
8/15/2008
Summit
E/O Cleo Scheck (Heydorn) v. A. Goswami, M.D

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim (Professional Underwriters Liability Ins. Co.)

Defense Verdict
8/7/2008
Hamilton
City of Cincinnati v. Asplundh Tree Co. 

Defense of traffic citation involved in overriding personal injury civil dispute. (ASPLUNDH TREE SERV.)

Charge dismissed
8/7/2008
8th Appellate Dist
Pappas v. Ippolito

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant since Plaintiff could not have relied upon Defendant's alleged representations prior to sale of apartment building

Affirmed
8/1/2008
Cuyahoga
Syvatchenko v. Ciccone

Arbitration defense of  property damage – auto liability case. (ANPAC)

Finding For Defendant
7/29/2008
Industrial Commission of Ohio
Baker V. Knowledge Learning Corp

Claimant's Application for Permanent Total Disability benefits DENIED.

Denied
7/25/2008
Portage
E/O Kathleen Hill v. Physicians Emergency Services Inc. (Dr. M. Baumgardner)

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice emergency medical care case (VERTICAL CLAIMS MANAGEMENT – TPA)

Defense Verdict
7/24/2008
Franklin
M. Shuter v. May Dept. Stores –

Defense of personal premises liability, personal injury claim

(FEDERATED DEPT. STORES)

Defense Verdict
7/23/2008
Trumbull
Nichols v. WalMart

Arbitration defense of  service auto liability property damage claim (WALMART)

Finding For Plaintiff
7/19/2008
Wayne
Jefferson v. Madigan

Arbitration defense of alleged dental malpractice claim (MedPro)

Defense Verdict
7/15/2008
Highland County
State Farm Ins. Co. v. Watson’s Pools and Spas

Arbitration defense of property damage products liability claim.

(CNA)

Finding For Defendant
7/14/2008
Cuyahoga
E/O D. Baker v. & Mansfield Orthopedics & M. Viau, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim (AP Assurance)

Defense Verdict
7/14/2008
Cuyahoga
E/O D. Baker v. Mansfield S. Hill M.D. and Mansfield Neurology

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim (MedPro)

Defense Verdict
7/11/2008
Fed. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. of OH, Columbus, OH
Kennedy, et al. v. City of Zainesville, et al.

Defense of governmental liability class action civil rights violation claims involving the supply of water.

(Kemper)

Plaintiff Verdict
6/30/2008
9th Appellate Dist.
Goodrich Corp. v. Commercial Union Ins. Co.

Affirming a jury verdict rendered in favor of insured Plaintiff and awarding prejudgment interest against two insurers with whom Plaintiff had held umbrella liability policies to indemnify against claims filed by

Affirmed
6/25/2008
Cuyahoga
R. Rice v. Dish Network

Arbitration defense of property damage fee charge.

Finding For Defense
6/24/2008
Richmond, Kentucky
D. Dones v. Gainey Corp. (Super Service, Inc.)

Defense of trucking liability catastrophic personal injury claim.

(Gainey Transportation)

Defense Verdict
6/20/2008
Portage
W. Wells v. Wal-Mart

Arbitration defense of property damage commercial service premises property damage claim  (WalMart)

Finding For Defendant
6/19/2008
U.S. Dist. Court, Southern Dist. Of Ohio, Columbus, Ohio
Brandy Andler v. Clear Channel Communication

Defense of entertainment liability personal injury claim.

(The Agency, LLC)

Plaintiff Verdict
6/12/2008
Cuyahoga
P. Piazza v. Marc Glassman, Inc.

Defense of civil rights and ADA violation claim by customer at retail establishment.

(Chubb)

Defense Verdict
6/12/2008
Clermont
J. Wells v. Frisch’s

Defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim.

(CNA)

Defense Verdict
6/12/2008
8th Appellate Dist
Eastman v. Hirsh

Affirming jury verdict in favor of Defendant in medical malpractice and wrongful death suit

Affirmed
6/12/2008
10th Appellate Dist
State ex rel. Medcorp, Inc. v. Ryan

Affirming denial of mandamus to vacate decision of Bureau of Workers Compensation to reclassify Realtor's status and increase premiums

Affirmed
6/4/2008
Supreme Court of Ohio
O'Toole v. Denihan

Reversing appellate courts denial of Defendants motion for summary judgment in wrongful death suit since children services agency and its employees were not reckless in failing to remove child after allegations of abuse.

Reversed
5/30/2008
Stark
Weiler v. M. Cecil, M.D.

Defense of orthopedic spine surgical malpractice claim.

(Medical Protective)

Defense Verdict
5/27/2008
Cuyahoga
Feng v. Kelly & Ferraro

Defense of legal malpractice claim on domestic relations representation.

(Fireman’s Fund)

Plaintiff Verdict
5/19/2008
Cuyahoga
W. Speer v. W. Seeds, M.D.

Defense of medical malpractice orthopedic surgery claim.

(OHIC)

Defense Verdict
5/12/2008
9th Appellate Dist.
Jones v. Birney

Reversing summary judgment granted in favor of Defendants since there remained a genuine issue as to whether the Defendant's doctor's actions were the proximate cause of death in medical malpractice suit.

Reversed
5/7/2008
Franklin
Laddie & Jerry Young-Hatten v. A. Taylor, Esq.

Defense of legal malpractice case involving alleged negligence in the handling of underlying medical malpractice case.

(Professionals Direct)

Defense Verdict
4/25/2008
Erie
D. Sharkey v. J. Chandran, M.D.

Defense of orthopedic and neurological medical malpractice claim.

(MedPro)

Defense Verdict
4/24/2008
Montgomery
J. Pett v. Smith Trucking

Defense of admitted trucking liability personal injury claim.

(Gallagher Bassett)

Verdict for the plaintiff
4/24/2008
Cuyahoga
H. Talley v. Sam’s Club

Arbitration defense of property damage and Consumer Sales Act violations.

Finding For Defendant
4/21/2008
Butler County
E/O B. Jones v. McCullough Hyde Hospital

Defense of medical malpractice wrongful death claim.

(OHIC)

Defense Verdict
4/21/2008
Summit
Richard Roll v. Summa Health Systems, et al.

Defense of orthopedic medical malpractice claim involving amputation.

(AP Assurance)

Defense Verdict
4/15/2008
Lake
E/O Mancini v. Lake Hospital

Defense of wrongful death in medical malpractice case (ProAssurance)

Defense Verdict
4/14/2008
Stark
Michael Woods v. Linda McIntosh

Arbitration prosecution of plaintiff personal auto liability personal injury claim.

(Michael Woods/Kisling Nestico)

Finding For Plaintiff
4/10/2008
8th Appellate Dist
N. Shore Auto Financing v. Block

Dismissing an appeal for lack of final appealable order where Defendant buyer returned financed car to seller since lower court did not rule on all appealed claims.

Appeal Dismissed
4/2/2008
Supreme Court of Ohio
State ex rel. L.P. Cavett Co. v. Indus. Comm.

Affirming denial of mandamus to vacate an award of workers compensation benefits since examining physician was not precluding from changing diagnosis of workers injuries.

Affirmed
4/1/2008
Hamilton
C. Canfield v. Werner Enterprises

Arbitration defense of property damage claim to commercial vehicle.

Defense Verdict
3/31/2008
Summit
E/O Harrison v. Evant, Inc.

Defense of admitted liability claim involving wrongful death in trucking and commercial transportation vehicle accident.

(Philadelphia Ins.)

Plaintiff Verdict
3/31/2008
10th Appellate Dist
Otto v. Country Mut. Ins. Co.

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant insurance company where Plaintiff was injured in a motorcycle crash while avoiding an unidentified driver since the physical contract requirements in automobile insurance policies was permissible

Affirmed
3/28/2008
Franklin
E/O Robert Swogger v. Columbus Surgical Center

Defense of a surgery center wrongful death medical malpractice claim involving an outpatient shoulder surgery.

Defense Verdict
3/28/2008
11th Appellate Dist
Lanzone v. Zart

Affirming jury verdict in favor of Defendants where newborn child was injured during delivery.

Affirmed
3/25/2008
10th Appellate Dist
State ex rel. Bricker v. United / Anco Servs. Inc.

Affirming denial of mandamus to vacate order refusing lost wages for workers compensation claim since worker did not adequately demonstrate his inability to return to work without

Affirmed
3/20/2008
Cleveland
Board of Commissioners v. Glenn A. Broz, Esq.

Defense of grievance and disciplinary procedure from the Ohio Supreme Court against Attorney.

(Glenn A. Broz, Esq.)

Finding For Defendant
3/20/2008
Hamilton
D. Kohler v. Mail Contractors of America

Defense of admitted trucking liability personal injury claim (AIG)

Plaintiff Verdict
3/20/2008
Massillon Municipal
J, Henry v. B. Bach, DDS

Arbitration defense of dental malpractice claim

(Med Pro)

Finding For Defendant
3/20/2008
Cuyahoga
Philadelphia Indemnity v. James Lloyd, et al.

Arbitration defense Third Party Complaint for auto and trucking liability property damage

 

Finding For Defendant
3/19/2008
Butler County
C. Poneris v. ANL Painting Co.

Defense of catastrophic employer intentional tort  

Defense Verdict
3/19/2008
7th Appellate Dist
Peters v. Tipton

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant insurer since employer rejected Defendants offer of UM coverage.

Affirmed
3/17/2008
West District Court, Eastern Division, Youngstown Ohio
A. Tentler v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim.

(Wal-Mart)

Plaintiff Verdict
3/16/2008
Kenton Circuit Court, Kentucky
J. Bakst v. Towne Properties, et al.

Arbitration defense of real estate property transfer dispute.

(CAU Insurance Co.)

Finding For Defendant
3/14/2008
Franklin
N. Smith v. R. Hede, MD

Defense of cardiological medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
3/13/2008
8th Appellate Dist
Semirale v. Jamieson

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant since inspection and purchase of real estate was qualified so as to release Defendants from liability for defects discovered after the sale was completed.

Affirmed
3/7/2008
Clark
Schrader v. Taco Bell Corp.

Defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim.

Defense Verdict
3/7/2008
Cuyahoga
J. Melvin v. G. Sarkisian, D.O.

Defense of orthopedic medical malpractice case.

Defense Verdict
3/6/2008
Federal Dist. Court, Northern Dist. of Ohio
Jowers v. Arcos Industries

Defense of federal welding rod class action litigation.

Defense Verdict
3/6/2008
8th Appellate Dist
Brooks v. Merchant

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendants since Plaintiffs failed to produce evidence to establish the liability of Defendants for termite damage found in Plaintiffs home shortly after purchase.

Affirmed
3/5/2008
Supreme Court of Ohio
The State ex rel Lapp Roofing & Sheet Metal Company, Inc., v. Kevin Carter

Defense of workers' compensation claim involving establishing the sufficiency of Notice of Appeal filed by unrepresented employer.

Affirmed
2/29/2008
Putnam
E/O B. Kiene v. J. Elven

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim.

(MedPro)

Defense Verdict
2/14/2008
Medina
E/O Rogers v. Medina Surgical Associates, et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim.

(ACE USA)

Defense Verdict
2/14/2008
Medina
B. Botzum, et al. v. Maynard

Prosecution of Plaintiff auto liability personal injury claim (Botzum)

Plaintiff Verdict
2/14/2008
8th Appellate Dist
Colon v. Fortune

Affirming dismissal of Plantiffs medical malpractice suit

Affirmed
2/7/2008
Hamilton
F.Farley v. Wal-Mart

Arbitration defense of property damage commercial premises liability claim.

(Wal-Mart)

Finding For Defendant
2/6/2008
Oakland County, MI
K.Roesner v. Wick Building Systems

Arbitration defense of construction liability property damage claim.

(Wick Building Systems)

Verdict for Defendants
1/31/2008
Summit
Moscarello v. S.Trump, M.D.

Defense of catastrophic birth injury claim.

(AP Capital)

Defense Verdict
1/30/2008
Cuyahoga
D.White, Jr. v. M. Mendeszoon, M.D.

Defense of orthopedic medical malpractice claim.

(MedPro)

Defense Verdict
1/29/2008
Mahoning
C.Caruso v. Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership

Defense of construction liability and toxic tort claim of multiple plaintiffs.

(Philadelphia Ins. - Carrier / Selective Ins. Co.)

Plaintiff Verdict
1/29/2008
Summit
Parker v. Jordan, et al.

Prosecution of Plaintiff auto liability personal injury case (Parker)

Plaintiff Verdict
1/23/2008
Montgomery
Thomas v. McDonald Restaurants

Defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim.

(Waussau Insurance)

Defense Verdict
1/23/2008
Cuyahoga
D. Knat v. DHL Transportation

Arbitration defense of property damage claim. (DHL)

Finding For Defendant
1/19/2008
Lake
Trevena v. Prime Health & R. Mulcahy

Defense of catastrophic medical malpractice claim involving 52 year old stroke victim. (OHIC)

Defense Verdict
1/18/2008
Marion
Garber v. Phillips

Defense of Trucking company with stipulated liability in rear-end accident (CNA)

Plaintiff Verdict
1/17/2008
Lucas
Wick Building Systems v. Roesner

Arbitration prosecution of property damage claim. (Wick Building)

Plaintiff Verdict
1/16/2008
Lake
D. Kinat v. DHL Carriers

Arbitration defense of trucking liability property damage claim (Specialty Risk Services)

Finding For Defense
1/11/2008
Montgomery
Galvin v. McDonald’s

Defense of commercial premises liability claim. 

Defense Verdict
1/11/2008
6th Appellate Dist
Skiles v. Bellvue Dev. Corp

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendants since there is no private remedy for individuals who claim to have been injured by violations of NEPA requirements resulting in water well contamination

Affirmed
1/9/2008
Cuyahoga
K. Krist v. D. Daniels

Arbitration defense of auto liability property damage claim (D. Daniels)

Finding For Defendant