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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: 2013
Date / Jurisdiction Caption Statement of Case Result Attorney(s)
12/26/2013
8th Appellate Dist
Daniel Gallagher v. Stonegate Mortgage Corp., et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial courts dismissal of complaint against financial institution defendants asserting claims of defamation and deceptive trade practices.

Judgment Reversed
12/19/2013
Kentucky Supreme Court
Edna Bratton, individually and as executrix of the estate of R.G. Bratton v. CitiFinancial, Inc.

Defense of action for per diem penalties pursuant to KRS 382.365. Court of Appeals reversed trial court judgment in favor of Plaintiff and granted judgment for CitiFinancial. Supreme Court affirmed.

Affirmed
12/19/2013
10th District Court of Appeals/Franklin Co
Sue Mercer v. Wal-Mart Stores et al. 

Plaintiff appealed adverse summary judgment ruling in premise liability case. 

Judgment Affirmed
12/4/2013
Trumbull
Bayus v. Chaney

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in legal professional liability claim

Judgment Affirmed
12/2/2013
Summit
E/O Kevin Ball v. J. Klein, MD, et al.

Defense of wrongful death anesthesia medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
11/27/2013
Summit
Sean Jacob Massey vs. Robert W. Baird & Co

Defense of broker dealer financial services liability claim

Motion to Dismiss Granted
11/25/2013
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
Ross v. Rodier, et al.

Dismissal of legal malpractice claims

Summary Judgment Granted
11/19/2013
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
S. Rainey, et al. v. Taylor and Patton

Defense of 1983 civil rights claims in using excessive force, illegal seizure and malicious prosecution.

Defense Verdict
11/18/2013
Allen
Estate of Seymour v. P. Bamdad, M.D., et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim

Dismissed during trial with no payment
11/18/2013
Lucas
Margaret M. Weisenburger, etc. v. John F. Wetli, et al

Defense of legal malpractice claim

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
11/18/2013
Mahoning
Vera Lewis v. Macy’s Inc.

Arbitration defense of commercial premises liability claim

Finding For Defendant
11/15/2013
Franklin
Jarvis v. Americas Urgent Care

Defense of wrongful death urgent care medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
10/29/2013
Lucas
A. Moore v. Covenant Care Ohio Inc.

Defense of pharmaceutical malpractice wrongful death claim

Summary Judgment Granted
10/24/2013
Cuyahoga
Norman D. Kvetensky vs. Scott Heather, et al.

Defense of broker in financial services liability claim

Motion to Dismiss Granted
10/18/2013
Summit
B. Nist, a minor, et al. v. R. Mitchell, M.D.

Defense of catastrophic fractured skull and brain injury baby claim

Defense Verdict
10/11/2013
6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company v. Youth Alive, Inc.

Defendant appealed adverse trial court judgment of denial of insurance coverage

Judgment Affirmed
10/11/2013
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Philadelphia Indemnity Insurance Company v. Youth Alive, Inc.

Declaratory Judgment action seeking determination of no-coverage under Commercial General Liability and Excess Policy

Motion for Summary Judgment granted; Appeal to Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed
10/11/2013
United States Disctrict Court for the Southern District of Ohio
Safety Today, Inc. v. Roy

Compelling disclosure of alleged attorney-client communications under crime-fraud
exception to attorney-client privilege and expanding application of doctrine

10/10/2013
Cuyahoga
K. Martin v. E. Lawrence, D.D.S.

Defense of dental malpractice case

Defense Verdict
9/30/2013
9th Appellate Dist.
Charles Green, et al. v. Full Service Property Inspections, LLC, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in miscellaneous prof liability claim against home inspection firm

Judgment Affirmed
9/25/2013
Clark
Richard Stewart v. American Line Builders Apprenticeship Program

Workers’ Comp allowance of appeal defense for ACL tear of left knee

Defense Verdict
9/24/2013
10th Appellate Dist
Maureen King v. East Worthington Village, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in commercial premises liability claim

Judgment Affirmed
9/24/2013
Cuyahoga
Dept. of Health and Human Services v. D. Doe, D.D.S.

Defense of DHHS investigation of alleged HIPAA privacy violations

No Action Taken
9/24/2013
Cuyahoga
Dept. of Health and Human Services v. J. Doe, D.D.S.

Defense of DHHS investigation of alleged HIPAA privacy violations

No Action Taken
9/20/2013
Portage
Carla and Larry Boyer v. Ronald Mineo, M.D.

Defense of orthopedic surgery rotator cuff and bicep tendon tear medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
9/19/2013
Cuyahoga
Sheryl Schroth v. Jai Lee, M.D.

Defense of medical malpractice alleged nerve injury surgery claim

Defense Verdict
9/19/2013
Huron
Winston Norris v. Schneider National

Trial Defense of workers’ compensation allowance claim

Defense Verdict
9/18/2013
Hamilton
Brooks, Guardian of E/O Willoughby v. CHS Ohio Valley, Inc.

Defense of alleged violation of nursing home resident rights under ORC §3721.13

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
9/17/2013
Cuyahoga
Dept. of Health and Human Services v. D. Doe, M.D.

Defense of DHHS investigation of alleged HIPAA privacy violations.

No Action Taken
9/13/2013
6th Appellate Dist
Donald Diamond, et al. v. TA Operating LLC dba Petro Shopping Centers, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in slip and fall premises liability claim

Judgment Affirmed
9/12/2013
Lorain
Joann Nagy, et al. v. Center for Orthopedics, et al.

Defense of orthopedic medical malpractice claim

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
9/10/2013
Mahoning
Richard Lee Dunlap v. Maren Engineering, et al.,

Defense of products liability personal injury claim

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
9/5/2013
Lucas
R. Evans v. Toledo Neurological Associates

Defense of catastrophic neurologist medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
9/4/2013
Morgan
Billy J. Battle v. Richard Cline & Co., LLC, ET AL

Defense of legal professional liability claim

Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings granted
9/3/2013
Franklin
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Comp. v. Cardinal Services, Inc.

Defense of group removal protest for self-insured employer as well as Bureau’s Order of combination of self-insured’s risk policies

Finding For Defendant
8/30/2013
Franklin
Ashley Adams v. HD Supply Waterworks, LTD et al.

Defense of trucking admitted liability personal injury claim

Favorable Outcome
8/30/2013
FINRA
Peter Accetta, et al. v. Ameriprise Financial Services, et al.

FINRA Arbitration defense of securities broker dealer

Favorable Outcome
8/26/2013
9th Appellate Dist.
Larry Cooper, et al. v. Akron Pest Control

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in a personal injury professional liability toxic tort claim

Judgment Affirmed
8/23/2013
1st Appellate Dist
Louis Manchise vs. Steven Ionnia,M.D., et al

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in medical malpractice claim

Judgment Affirmed
8/23/2013
Richland
Jeffrey J. Miller vs. Eric Murray   

Defense legal malpractice claim 

Summary Judgment Granted
8/22/2013
Cuyahoga
Dorothea Graves v. Shaker Square Dialysis

Medical Malpractice

Motion to Dismiss Granted with Prejudice
8/21/2013
Henry
Krantz v. Family and Community Services of Northeast Ohio

Defense of legal malpractice claim

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
8/15/2013
6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Rockies Pipeline LLC v. 4.895 Acres of Land, More or L, et al.

Property owner appealed adverse eminent domain evaluation and ruling

Judgment Affirmed
8/9/2013
U.S. District Court, Northern Ohio
Helsel v. Clawson

Motion for judgment on the pleading was granted in favor of client in defense of a class action legal professional liability claim.

Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings granted
8/6/2013
Mahoning
Michael Miller v. Grace Service, Inc.

Arbitration defense of property damage miscellaneous professional liability claim

Directed Verdict
8/2/2013
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Powell, et al. v. Tosh, et al.

Class action claims for agricultural nuisance and product liability

Motion to Decertify Case as Class Action (granted)
8/1/2013
Lorain
Y. Segun v. McDonald’s Restaurant, et al.

Arbitration defense of commercial premises liability personal injury claim

Defense Verdict
7/31/2013
Cuyahoga
Richardson Design v. Ministerial Day Care Assoc.

Defense of property damage excess & surplus risk claim

Defense Verdict
7/29/2013
Lake
Motorists Mutual Ins. Co. v. Cianfaglione

Defense of declaratory judgment action for denial of coverage

Finding for Motorists Mutual
7/23/2013
Cuyahoga
J. Aldoy, a minor, et al. v. Cleveland Clinic Lakewood Hospital

Defense of catastrophic birth injury case

Settled after two days of trial
7/12/2013
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky
Dublin Eye Associates, P.C., et al. v. Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins. Co., et al.

Breach of fiduciary duties under ERISA

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
7/11/2013
5th Appellate Dist
M. Phillips, et al. v. A. Phillips Deskin, et al.

Client- Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment dismissing claim for fraud, constructive trust and intentional interference of expectancy in inheritance

Reversed
7/9/2013
Cuyahoga
C. Gilson v. G.F. Cooper, et al

Defense of legal malpractice claim

Summary Judgment Granted
7/2/2013
Stark
M. Niesel v. Radiologist Associates of Canton

Defense of claimed delay diagnosis of breast cancer medical malpractice

Defense Verdict
6/28/2013
9th Appellate Dist.
Granger v. Auto Owners, Inc.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in professional liability claim

Reversed
6/27/2013
8th Appellate Dist
Ralph Watts v. Richmond Run #1 Condominium Unit Owners Association, Inc., et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in commercial premises liability personal injury claim

Judgment Affirmed
6/27/2013
10th Appellate Dist
Nadezhda Titenok v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in commercial premises liability personal injury claim

Judgment Affirmed
6/24/2013
4th Appellate Dist
Marianne Ray, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in commercial premises liability personal injury claim.

Judgment Affirmed
6/20/2013
Belmont
Theresa Schmidt vs. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.,

Defense of improper inspection and service to vehicle

Summary Judgment
6/14/2013
Cuyahoga
Stone Ridge Maintenance Association v. City of Seven Hills

Defense of improper design of a sanitary sewer system causing erosion to property

Summary Judgment
6/12/2013
Lucas
Yonker v. Harborside of Sylvania

Defense of long term care negligence claim

Summary Judgment
6/11/2013
Jefferson County, KY
Secura Insurance Company v. Cambridge Commons Patio Homes

Defense of breach of contract against homeowners’ association

Summary Judgment
6/10/2013
Jefferson County, KY
James White, deceased v. Kindred Nursing Center, Ltd., et al.

Arbitration defense of wrongful death hospital liability claim of 62 year old patient

Favorable Outcome
6/10/2013
Franklin
Spencer Korus, et al. v. 717 Parking Services of Ohio

Obtained directed verdict at trial dismissing property damage claims

Bench trial granting judgment as a matter of law and dismissal after Plaintiff’s case-in-chief
6/7/2013
Lucas
M. Edwards v. P. Johnson

Defense of OB/GYN medical practice claim claiming failure to timely diagnose post-partum endometritis and peritonitis.

Defense Verdict
6/6/2013
Cuyahoga
State Farm Mutual Ins. Co. v. CM Sonner

Arbitration defense of property damages auto liability claim

Finding For Plaintiff
5/28/2013
Mahoning
David Fry v. Heidi Hanni

Legal Malpractice

Summary Judgment Granted
5/22/2013
Summit
P. Porter v. Pederson, M.D., et al.

Defense of obstetrical malpractice claim involving cerebral palsy birth trauma from alleged delayed delivery

Defense Verdict
5/22/2013
Summit
P. Porter v. Ob-GYN of the Reserve, et al.

Defense of obstetrical malpractice claim involving cerebral palsy birth trauma from alleged delayed delivery

Defense Verdict
5/22/2013
Erie
E/O S. Patterson v. J. Kasten, M.D., et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim involving alleged improper treatment of early stage cervical cancer

Defense Verdict
5/22/2013
U.S. District Court, Northern District
Ghaster v. City of Rocky River, et. al

Defense of government regarding constitutional claims

Summary Judgment
5/17/2013
Fayette Cty, KY
Metra LeBlanc v Marriott Hotel Services, Inc., Diamondrock Griffin Gate Owner, LLC , et al

Defense of Dram Shop Act claims

Summary Judgment on behalf of Defendants
5/16/2013
Guernsey
L. Whitney v. J. Flanagan, M.D.

Defense of general surgical medical malpractice claim.

Mistrial
5/16/2013
10th Appellate Dist
Archer, et al. v. Berger Hospital, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in hospital malpractice claim

Judgment Affirmed
5/9/2013
Greene
S. Smith v. Wal-Mart Stores

Defense of personal injury commercial premises liability claim

Plaintiff Verdict
5/6/2013
Belmont
E/O Henry Pytlik v. Zandex Health Care

Defense of wrongful death assisted living facility claim

Favorable Outcome
5/2/2013
Summit
William Sandor v. Richard Marks, et al.

Defense of Legal Malpractice claim

Summary Judgment Granted
4/30/2013
Dismissal of Action
CFP Board v. Thomas M. Archer, CFP, ChFC, CASL

Defense of disciplinary action by Certified Financial Planning Board

Chicago, IL
4/26/2013
Lorain
Avon Montessori v. ADG Partnership of Avon, et al.

Defense and counterclaims of commercial lease dispute

Each party walked away without liability
4/24/2013
Lake
Barbara Huntington v. Save A Lot

Defense of premises/retail and hospitality claim

Defense Verdict
4/22/2013
Hamilton
ELM 411, LLC v. Jimmy Flint

Defense of multiple commercial claim eviction action

Defense Verdict
4/19/2013
Franklin (Industrial Commission)
Cathy Donoho, Extrx. v. Kenny Houston Masonry Co.

Workers’ comp administrative prosecution of claim of specific safety requirements violation (VSSR claim)

Plaintiff Verdict
4/19/2013
Montgomery
Matusoff v. Kia Motors America

Defense of breach of auto warranty and Lemon Law claim

Defense Verdict
4/17/2013
Cuyahoga
G. Koch v. Hergenroeder, M.D.

Defense of orthopedic medical malpractice claim

Favorable Outcome
4/12/2013
U.S. District Court, Northern Ohio
Judith Strauser , et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores East, L.P.

Defense of commercial premises liability matter

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
4/8/2013
3rd Appellate Dist.
T. Rall, et al. v. C. Arora, M.D., et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in medical malpractice claim

Judgment Affirmed
4/5/2013
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Jason Milner, et al. v. Robin Biggs, et al.

Prosecution of Motion for Sanctions in legal professional liability case.

Granted
4/4/2013
8th Appellate Dist
Rebecca Lively v. Donald Dunning, D.D.S., Inc. et. al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse judgment re: malicious prosecution and emotional distress claims

Reversed
4/3/2013
Trumbull
Paul Martin, et al. v. American Modern Select Insurance Company, et al.

Defense of insurance coverage claim involving damage to insured dwelling during burglary

Judgment on the Pleadings granted
4/1/2013
U.S. District Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Jason Milner, et al. v. Robin Biggs, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in legal malpractice case

Judgment Affirmed
4/1/2013
USDC 6th Cir. Appeals No.
Jason Milner, et al. v. Robin Biggs, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in legal malpractice case.

Affirmed
3/21/2013
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Sur G. Novel v. Jeffery A. Zapor, et al.

Legal Malpractice

Motion to Dismiss Granted
3/21/2013
U.S. District Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
E/O S. Galloway v. Marion Psychological Inc., et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in wrongful death suicide claim

Judgment Affirmed
3/21/2013
U.S. District Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Choices in Community Living, et al. v. Michael Petkus, Jr., et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in favor of real estate agent in claim of fair housing act disability discrimination case

Judgment Affirmed
3/15/2013
Berea Municipal
State of Ohio v. C. Moscarino

Defense of criminal trespass, DUI and related charges

Defense Verdict
3/15/2013
Cuyahoga
Ghaster v. City of Rocky River, et. al

Defense of municipality

Trial Court Granted Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment
3/12/2013
Trumbull
Paul Martin, et al. v. American Modern Select Insurance Company, et al.

Defense of insurance broker errors and omissions claim

Court granted Motion for Judgment on the Pleadings
3/8/2013
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky
Powell, et al. v. Tosh, et al.

Class action claims for agricultural nuisance and product liability

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
3/6/2013
Franklin
R. Sterid v. Orange Township, et al.

Defense of sexual harassment in employment and governmental context as well as gender discrimination case

Plaintiff Verdict
3/5/2013
Cuyahoga
Viola v. Milano

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

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
2/27/2013
9th Appellate Dist.
Dawn M. Heller v. Pre-paid Legal Services, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in legal malpractice case on issue of enforcement of arbitration agreement

Judgment Affirmed
2/27/2013
Ohio Supreme Court
E/O Boyd v. Lourexis, Inc., et al.

Wrongful death plaintiff appealed Court of Appeals decision affirming trial court dismissal of claim of negligent security consultation purportedly leading to shooting death at apartment complex.

Court Denied Jurisdiction
2/26/2013
Cuyahoga
D. Brookshire, et al. vs. Mayfield Boneyard, LLC, et al.

Defense of dram shop liability action

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
2/25/2013
7th Appellate Dist
C. Rastaedt v. City of Youngstown

Defendant appealed governmental liability case to court of appeals based on trial courts denial of summary judgment in personal injury claim arising out of municipalitys duty to maintain highways.

Reversed and Summary Judgment Granted
2/21/2013
10th Appellate Dist
N. Jackson-Brown, Admrx. of E/O E. Brown v. United States Liability Insurance Co.

Third-Party Plaintiff appealed denial of insurance coverage for liquor liability based upon the assault, battery and firearms exclusion from adverse trial court judgment.

Affirmed
2/20/2013
Franklin
State of Ohio Medical Board v. Godofsky, M.D.

Defense of State Medical Board licensure removal claim.

Favorable Outcome
2/19/2013
Rockcastle County, KY
Merritt v. Superservice

Defense of catastrophic trucking liability case

Plaintiff Verdict
2/18/2013
Ohio Supreme Court
Hewitt v. L.E. Meyers Co.

Employer appeals to Supreme Court in Court of Appeals reversal of trial court judgment in so-called 'intentional tort case' involving statutory definition of 'equipment safety guard'

Judgment Reversed
2/12/2013
Lorain
Ohio Casualty Company v. Allied Technical Services

Prosecution of subrogation claim for failure of defendant to properly size a sewer by-pass pump resulting in sewage backup.

Defense Verdict
2/8/2013
Summit
Susan and Robert Rhodes v. Kia Motors America

Defense of products liability Lemon Law case

Defense Verdict
2/8/2013
Wayne
Bozner Construction Co. v. Schaffer, Johnston, Engineers & Surveyors, Inc.

Defense of construction design liability claim

Favorable Outcome
1/31/2013
Court of Appeals of Ohio Seventh District
Antoine E. Davis v. Plato J. Kalfas

Defense of legal malpractice claim

Appeal Dismissed
1/28/2013
Cuyahoga
Kilroy v. Kilroy, et al.

Prosecution of probate ownership counterclaim

Counterclaimant verdict
1/23/2013
Jefferson County, KY
E/O Gentry v. Regis Woods Nursing Home

Arbitration defense of wrongful death of long term care claim

Finding For Plaintiff
1/22/2013
Franklin
Maureen King v. East Worthington Village, et al.

Defense of commercial premises liability claim

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
1/16/2013
Cuyahoga
Flex-Temp Employment Services v. Axis Surplus Ins. Co.

Defense of Insurance Coverage Issue

Trial Court Granted Defendants Motion for Summary Judgment
1/13/2013
9th Appellate Dist.
Heiland v. Smith

Motion for summary judgment granted in favor of client was affirmed on appeal in defense of legal professional liability claim.

Affirmed in Part, and reversed granting of summary judgment
1/11/2013
Venango County, PA
F. Alcorn v. Barleyville United Methodist Church, et al.

F. Alcorn v. Barleyville United Methodist Church, et al.

Court ruled in favor of Defendant’s Motions for Summary Judgment
1/9/2013
U.S. District Court, Northern Ohio
Shieldmark, Inc. v. Creative Safety Supply, LLC

Defense of legal malpractice claim in patent infringement case

Filing of 3rd Party Complaint to include direct claims under Inequitable Conduct Theory of Patent invalidity denied