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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: 2009
Date / Jurisdiction Caption Statement of Case Result Attorney(s)
12/30/2009
9th Appellate Dist.
Bozich v. Kozusko

Plaintiffs appealed decision enforcing arbitration agreement; trial court decision compelling arbitration affirmed.

Court affirmed Motion to Stay and Compel Arbitration
12/17/2009
Franklin
State ex.rel. Baker v. Manpower Coast to Coast

Trial defense of mandamus workers’ comp. claim involving  total loss of vision

Sole comp. for lens replacement surgery
12/16/2009
Franklin
State ex Rel. Dolgen Corp.  v. Joanne Simpson

Prosecution of Workers’ Comp.  mandamus action for reversal of allowance for claimant for award of full vision loss

Mandamus sustained; objections affirmed
12/9/2009
Scioto
E/O Catherine Hodge v. Pleasant Hill Manor

Defense of wrongful death nursing home and extended care liability claim

Defense Verdict
12/8/2009
7th Appellate Dist
Lisko v. Sharon Slag Inc.

Affirming summary judgment in favor of property owner who was not liable for injuries under attractive nuisance doctrine where trespassing child was injured after falling from landowner's dam.

Affirmed
12/8/2009
Hamilton
Concentra Health Services v. Orange Point SWS LLC

Prosecution of tenant/landlord dispute in commercial litigation claim

Plaintiff Verdict
12/7/2009
Mahoning
Donald Taylor v. Fitness International LLC

Arbitration defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim

Finding For Defense
12/4/2009
11th Appellate Dist
Anthony v. Andrews

Reversing sanctions issued against Defendant physician for failure to proceed in good faith at mediation confrence since privileged communications should not have been disclosed in mediator's report

Reversed
11/30/2009
Allen
Striff v. McCullough, M.D.

Defense of a wrongful death/medical malpractice case involving the death of a 43 year old man due to a heart attack.

Defense Verdict
11/24/2009
Allen
Estate of S. Strif v. W. Clear, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death, medical malpractice claim involving cardiac arrest against family practitioner.

Defense Verdict
11/20/2009
Lorain
F. Fannin v. W. Weidner Trucking Co.

Defense of admitted trucking liability personal injury claim

Plaintiff Verdict
11/20/2009
7th Appellate Dist
Click v. Georgopoulos

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant in wrongful death suit because Plaintiff failed to produce an expert witness demonstrating negligence.

Affirmed
11/19/2009
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
B. Andler v. Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc.

Defense of entertainment commercial premises liability, personal injury claim involving multiple fractures.

Plaintiff Verdict
11/18/2009
Hamilton
Kirk Morris v. KAZ, Inc.

Defense of products liability personal injury.

Defense Verdict
11/17/2009
Delaware
J. Mattox v. The Shelly Holding Company

Defense of workers' compensation claim for allowance of bilateral hip and back injury.

Defense Verdict
11/13/2009
Hancock
A. Myers v. B. Heck, M.D.

Defense of orthopedic surgical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
11/13/2009
5th Appellate Dist
Markel Ins. Co. of Canada v. Ali

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant where Plaintiff failed to establish evidence of Defendant's negligence where freight liners collided with one another.

Affirmed
11/6/2009
Summit
Cortez Reichers, a minor v. D. Biats, M.D.

Defense of cerebral palsy birth trauma medical malpractice case.

Defense Verdict
11/6/2009
Court of Appeals of Kentucky
Johnson v. Watson

Affirming denial of Plaintiffs motion in limine to exclude evidence regarding safety procedures where Plaintiff, a sanitation worker, was struck by a car while on the job

Affirmed
11/5/2009
Summit
E/O Magestro v. D. Mansour, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death psychiatric medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
10/27/2009
Franklin
Balfam LLC v. Miller Pipeline Corp.

Arbitration defense property damage claim arising out of construction project

Finding For Plaintiff
10/22/2009
8th Appellate Dist
Coleman v. Beachwood

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant since, inter alia , the city had immunity from a claim for intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Affirmed
10/20/2009
Mahoning
E/O Cheryl Haney v. Hector Gonzalez, DO, et al.

Defense of medical malpractice/wrongful death claim

(OHIC)

Defense Verdict
10/16/2009
Chicago, IL
A. McPherron v. D. Doroh

FINRA Arbitration defense involving a registered representative in a 419 Plan transaction

Finding For Defendant
10/16/2009
Shelby
Westfield Insurance Co. v. Lockhard Heating and Air Conditioning

Defense of construction liability property damage claim

Defense Verdict
10/9/2009
Erie
David Davis v. Firelands Hospital

Defense of catastrophic medical negligence claim

Defense Verdict
10/8/2009
Montgomery
Charles Ozvath v. CNA Ins. Co.

Defense of coverage duty to defense claim.

Favorable Outcome
10/7/2009
Delaware
Michael Reddy v. GMRI – Olive Garden

Trial defense of workers’ comp claim for post-traumatic stress disorder

Finding For Defendant
9/29/2009
Jefferson County
C. Kane v. Dixon Healthcare

Arbitration defense of nursing home liability case

Finding For Defense
9/22/2009
Lake
E/O Scholz v. A. Daher, M.D.

Defense of Medical Malpractice claim.

Hung Jury
9/11/2009
Butler County
Martin v. ANPAC

Defense of auto liability property damage personal injury claim

Plaintiff Verdict
9/11/2009
USDC - Eastern KY
S. Rasberry v. USF Holland Trucking Inc.

Defense of admitted trucking liability personal injury case

Plaintiff Verdict
9/11/2009
Geauga
R. Hohs v. C. Bordonaro

Arbitration defense of property damage auto liability case. 

Finding For Defense
9/1/2009
Supreme Court of Ohio
Delost v. First Energy Corp., et al.

a) The certified question is answered in Corrigan v. Illum. Co., 122 Ohio St.3d 265, 2009-Ohio-2524, 910 N.E.2d 1009, and the judgment of the court of appeals is affirmed.

Affirmed
8/28/2009
Muskingham
M. Merew v. American Honda

Defense of products liability claim of ATV purchase.

Plaintiff Verdict
8/27/2009
8th Appellate Dist
Anderson v. Snider Cannata Co.

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant contractors where Plaintiff subcontractor fell down a stairway while working on a construction site since Defendant had no duty to warn of the inherently dangerous.

Affirmed
8/26/2009
Franklin
B. Davis v. J. Simon, M.D.

Defense of uro-oncology medical malpractice claims

Hung Jury
8/26/2009
Supreme Court of Ohio
Schelling, et al. v. Humphrey

The Supreme Court, Cupp, J., held that generally, a patient cannot pursue a negligent-credentialing claim without prior finding or admission of negligence against subject physician

Court of Appeals Affirmed
8/24/2009
U.S. District Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
J. Bates v. Rockies Express Pipeline

Defense of eminent domain dispute for right of way and easement over Plaintiff’s land

USDC Southern Dist.
8/17/2009
Adams
Poneris v. A & L Painting LLC

Affirming jury verdict in favor of employer regarding intentional tort action brought by employee injured when he fell off a bridge while on the job

Affirmed
8/12/2009
Cuyahoga
State Farm Ins. Co. v. C & A Transport

Defense of trucking liability property damage claim

Defense Verdict
8/11/2009
Cook
Andler v. Clear Channel Broadcasting

a) The Court of Appeals, Cook, Circuit Judge, held that owner produced sufficient evidence to warrant a jury instruction on "open and obvious" hazards. b) Reversed and remanded.

Affirmed
8/8/2009
Summit
Estate of Saylor v. Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital and Robert Kent, D.O.  

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
8/7/2009
Cuyahoga
A. Linus v. Petco

Arbitration defense of professional liability veterinarian E&O case

Finding For Plaintiff
8/6/2009
8th Appellate Dist
Montanez v. MetroHealth Med. Ctr.

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant in medical malpractice claim regarding the removal of a portion of the Plaintiffs lung since statute of limitations had expired and Defendant medical center was not liable.

Affirmed
8/5/2009
Summit
L. Hardy v. Summa Health System, et al.

Defense of catastrophic medical malpractice claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
7/28/2009
Hamilton
E/O Judith Thomas v. R. Berry, M.D. and Good Samaritan Hosp.

Defense of wrongful death medical and psychiatric malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
7/26/2009
USDC, Western KY
Barton Brands v. O’Brien & Gere of North America

Defense of architect & engineer malpractice case

Defense Verdict
7/24/2009
Cuyahoga
Mays v. Marcs

Defense of commercial premises liability – permanent cervical and knee disability claim

Defense Verdict
7/23/2009
Lucas
House, a minor, v. G. Swann, D.O.

Defense of obstetrical shoulder dystocia medical malpractice defense

Defense Verdict
7/21/2009
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
M. Mowerys v. Rockies Express Pipeline

Defense of eminent domain dispute for right of way and easement over Plaintiff’s land

Plaintiff Award
7/14/2009
Lucas
Putz, et al.  v. Willis Trucking

Defense of trucking clear liability personal injury case

Plaintiff Verdict
6/30/2009
Cuyahoga
Wargo v. White

Defense of Operation Room Fire

Defense Verdict
6/30/2009
10th Appellate Dist
Ohio Cent. R.R. Sys. v. Mason Law Firm Co., L.P.A.

The Court of Appeals, Sadler, J., held that: i) damages recoverable by operator were limited to the $100,000 self-insurance retention (SIR) that it paid under liability insurance policy;

Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded
6/30/2009
9th Appellate Dist.
Ningard v. Shin -Etsu Silicones of Am., Inc.

Affirming summary judgment against Plaintiff regarding FMLA and sex discrimination claims.

Affirmed
6/30/2009
6th Appellate Dist
Mallette v. Penske Truck Leasing Co., L.P.

Reversing summary judgment granted to Defendant since Plaintiff's injury, which occurred by way of faulty step on a truck, could reasonably have been caused by Defendants negligence.

Reversed
6/29/2009
Miami County
D. Stephenson v. Upper Valley Family Care

Defense of medical malpractice multiple defendants case involving delayed diagnosis of cystic fibrosis.

Plaintiff Verdict
6/25/2009
NY, NY
I. Schnipper v. D. Swartz

Arbitration prosecution of probate and trust litigation claim.

Finding For Plaintiff
6/25/2009
Cuyahoga
Netsoft Inc. v. Thermafab Alloys Inc.

Defense of commercial litigation involving technology services

Plaintiff Verdict
6/19/2009
USDC, Northern Disc. Western.
Branstetter, et al. v.  WEL Companies

Defense of admitted trucking liability claim

Plaintiff Verdict
6/19/2009
Warren
Erie Insurance Co. v. Thermospas Inc.

Defense of property damage fire loss product liability claim

Plaintiff Verdict
6/19/2009
2nd Appellate Dist
Tibbs v. Ernst Ents. Inc.

Affirming summary judgment in favor of employer where former employee brought action disability discrimination since the employee could not perform the essential function of his job as a commercial truck driver

Affirmed
6/15/2009
Butler County
D. Osborn v. Wal-Mart

Arbitration defense of property damage commercial premises services liability claim

Finding For Defense
6/10/2009
Cuyahoga
Greg Thompson, Guardian v. Paul Radis

Prosecution of probate litigation claim for rescission

Plaintiff Verdict
6/10/2009
9th Appellate Dist.
Miller v. Foster

Affirming a jury verdict in favor of Plaintiff for damages awarded where passenger van collided with tractor-trailer

Affirmed
6/5/2009
Franklin
Ohio State Dental Board v. Charles DiPasquale, DDS

Defense of State Dental Board grievance against dentist involving alleged multiple cases of deficient care.

Dismissal of Charges
6/4/2009
Morrow
Sexton & Stambaugh v. T.C. Wood Realty

Defense of real estate agent E&O claim involving commercial property management and counterclaim.

Finding for Defendant on both Plaintiff's claim and Counterclaim
6/1/2009
Cuyahoga
Berardi’s Fresh Roast, Inc. v. PMD Enterprises dba Caruso’s Coffee

Defense of alleged theft of trade secrets claim

Defense Verdict
6/1/2009
3rd Appellate Dist.
Boserman Aviation Equipment, Inc., v. United States Liability Insurance

a) The Court of Appeals, Rogers, J., held that absolute pollution-exclusion provision did not clearly and unambiguously exclude coverage.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
5/29/2009
Cuyahoga
Guardian of Alyssa Santiago v. MetroHealth Medical Center

Defense of catastrophic medical malpractice claim

Plaintiff Verdict
5/29/2009
Kenton, KY Circuit Ct – Appellate Division
Gerald Hinners v. Brad Robey DBA Robey’s Pawn World

We appealed ruling on Motion to Dismiss for lack of personal jurisdiction

Judgment Reversed
5/27/2009
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Martin v. CSX Transp., Inc.

The District Court, Katz, J., held that: i) owner was not required to allege that settlement extinguished manufacturer's and seller's liability in order to state contribution claim, and

Motions for Summary Judgment denied
5/21/2009
8th Appellate Dist
Outlaw v. Werner

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendant regarding a claim for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress

Affirmed
5/12/2009
Hamilton
State of Ohio v. Gabriel Rodriguez

Defense of driving under the influence charge

Acquittal
5/8/2009
Butler County
Jamia Brown v. Wal-Mart StoresFinding For Defense
5/8/2009
Cuyahoga
V. Batt v. Sun Health Care

Arbitration defense of nursing home abuse of patient claim

Finding For Defense
5/7/2009
Delaware
Shawnee Associates, Inc. v. Village of Shawnee Hills

Defense of commercial claim of improper sewer assessment and business damages for cut off of services

Defense Verdict
4/23/2009
Franklin
T. Herwig v. J. Southard, M.D., et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
4/17/2009
2nd Appellate Dist
Warman v. L. Patrick Mulligan & Assoc. Co.

Affirming summary judgment in favor of Defendants legal malpractice action where attorneys represented Plaintiff in a criminal matter since one-year statute of limitations for legal malpractice, rather than four-year statute for fraud

Affirmed
4/15/2009
Court of Appeals of Kentucky
Claypoole v. Gailor

Affirming denial of Plaintiffs claims for enforcement of an attorney's lien and for damages for contractual interference regarding representation of relatives of individual killed in a car accident

Affirmed
4/13/2009
Cuyahoga
J. Baker v. City of Cleveland

Prosecution of Plaintiff personal injury automobile case

Plaintiff Verdict
4/11/2009
Franklin
Ricart Automotive v. Chester, Willcox and Saxbe

Defense of legal malpractice case claiming negligent representation in class action litigation

Defense Verdict
4/11/2009
Licking
B. Christopher v. Licking County Coalition for Housing

Arbitration defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim

Finding For Defense
4/8/2009
Hamilton
C. Perry v. The Coral Company

Arbitration defense of construction residential multiple defect claim

Award for Claimant
4/8/2009
Mahoning
D. Smith v. J. Martini

Prosecution of Plaintiff personal injury auto liability claim

Plaintiff Verdict
3/30/2009
9th Appellate Dist.
Strickler v. First Ohio Bank & Lending, Inc.

Affirming denial of Defendant bank's motion to stay proceeding pending arbitration since arbitration provisions did not apply to class action claims.

Affirmed
3/20/2009
Wood
F. Blount v. P. Lube

Arbitration defense of property damage commercial premises auto service liability claim

Finding For Defense
3/19/2009
Jefferson County
E/O Sylvia Woods v. Carriage Inn of Steubenville

Defense of wrongful death nursing home liability claim

Defense Verdict
3/19/2009
Lake
E/O Vance v. D. Dolgan, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
3/18/2009
Cuyahoga
M. Schwartz v. Rent-A-Center, Inc.

Arbitration defense of commercial dispute involving consumer sale practices act

Finding For Defense
3/17/2009
Clayton - GA
E/O Kelly v. Honda Motor Corp.

Defense of auto liability design wrongful death claim

Defense Verdict
3/17/2009
Cuyahoga
D. Carter v. DHL Motor Lines

Arbitration defense of property damage trucking liability claim

Plaintiff Award
3/17/2009
10th Appellate Dist
Young-Hatten v. Taylor

Affirming jury verdict in favor of Defendant in legal malpractice suit.

Affirmed
3/13/2009
Floyd - KY
D. Belcher v. CSX Transportation, et al.

Defense of trucking liability personal injury claim.

Plaintiff Verdict
3/13/2009
Belmont
M. Berger v. Belmont Community Hospital

Defense of hospital nursing malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
3/3/2009
Supreme Court of Ohio
Toledo Bar Assn v. Johnson

The Supreme Court held that: i) attorney violated Rules of Code of Professional Responsibility, and ii) suspension of six months, stayed on condition of no further violations of Rules of Code of Professional Responsibility and restitution

Affirmed
2/25/2009
Lorain
Kolenda v. L. Hodges, et al.

Defense of trucking liability personal injury claim.

Defense Verdict
2/24/2009
Franklin
D. Drake v. Colony Insurance Co.

Defense of uninsured motorists admitted liability claim

Plaintiff Verdict
2/23/2009
Mahoning
G. Flower v. Bianco & Son Marine.

Arbitration defense of property damage commercial premises liability claim

Defense Verdict
2/20/2009
Summit
Y. Palmer v. D. Verbiak

Prosecution of Plaintiff personal injury auto liability case

Plaintiff Verdict
2/20/2009
Franklin
C. Cross v. Cowan Trucking Systems

Arbitration defense of property damage trucking liability claim

Finding For Defense
2/11/2009
Cuyahoga
E/O William  Wazevich v. P. Galloway, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death general surgical

Defense Verdict
2/6/2009
Court of Appeals of Kentucky
Acceptance Indem Ins. Co. v. Liberty Mut. Ins. Co.

Granted to Primary insurer regarding excess insurers claim for 'equitable subrogation' in regard to automobile accident since primary insurer did not act in bad faith to expose the insured to an unreasonable risk of judgment in excess of

Affirmed
2/5/2009
8th Appellate Dist
Lombardo v. Mahoney

Affirming summary judgement against Plaintiff since voicemails did not rise to level of intentional infliction of emotional distress

Affirmed
2/4/2009
Hamilton
McCarthy v. Texana Tank Car & Manufacturing

Defense of catastrophic injury claim in products liability case

Directed Verdict
2/2/2009
Hamilton
D. Cook v. Wal-Mart

Arbitration defense of property commercial services liability claim.

Finding For Defense
1/29/2009
8th Appellate Dist
Cosgrove v. Rose

Affirming order of probate court which determined that a trustee had the authority to make monthly distributions of funds to a contingency trust beneficiary

Affirmed
1/28/2009
Lucas
Anjelika Manakhimova v. Scott Kalniz, DDS

Arbitration defense of dental malpractice claim

Finding For Defense
1/22/2009
8th Appellate Dist
Miller v. Management Recruiters International Inc.

The Court of Appeals, Patricia Ann Blackmon, J., held that: i) trial court did not abuse its discretion in refusing to vacate award based on arbitrator's alleged bias,

Affirmed
1/20/2009
Huron
Progressive Casualty, et al.  v. K-Limited Carrier Ltd.

Defense and prosecution of multiple vehicle trucking liability personal injury and property damage claims.

Defense Verdict
1/12/2009
Franklin
Hartford Fire Insurance Co. & The Daimler Group v. E. Tatman, et al

Arbitration -Prosecution of Plaintiff property damage subrogation claim in auto collision liability circumstance.

Finding For Plaintiff
1/7/2009
Supreme Court of Ohio
Holbein v. Genesis Healthcare Sys.

a) The judgment of the court of appeals is affirmed on the authority of Fletcher v. Univ. Hosps. of Cleveland, 120 Ohio St.3d 167, 2008-Ohio-5379, 897 N.E.2d 147.

Affirmed
1/7/2009
Cuyahoga
E/O Washington v. K. Stearns, M.D.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict