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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)
11/1/2019
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
Estate of Dates Buckley v. Bashar Alawad, MD, et al.,

Defense of medical malpractice wrongful death claim alleging failure to obtain cardiac workup in hospitalized patient with risk factors for coronary artery disease.

Defense Verdict
10/30/2019
5th Dist. Ct. Appeals
Autumn Health Care, et al v. Peoples Bank

Affirmation of trial court's granting of motion for judgment on pleadings and dismissal of all claims against bank-client. Also, reversal of trial court's dismissal of indemnification claim with instructions to the trial court allowing for seeking of judgment in favor for all attorney fees for defense of suit.

Judgment Affirmed
10/29/2019
Ohio Industrial Commission
John Slonager v. Amanda Bent Bolt Co.

Represented Plaintiff in pursuit of a VSSR award for an occupational accident caused by faulty equipment.

Favorable Judgment
10/25/2019
St. Joseph, IN
Hernandez vs. Anonymous Diagnostic Radiologist #1 and Anonymous Diagnostic Radiologist #2

Defense of claim against two radiologists alleging negligent diagnostic interpretations of a CT and then an ultrasound that caused pain and suffering and an emergent surgery.

Judgment for Defendants
10/23/2019
Fairfield
Kimberly Marcum v. Gayle Breidenbach et al.,

Defense of damages in an admitted liability auto accident.

Judgment granted on Plaintiff’s punitive damages claim limiting overall damage exposure in an admitted liability case
10/23/2019
Cuyahoga
Janet Vavro, Admr. E/O Dale D. Vavro v. Southwest General Health Center, et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim in failing to timely diagnose an aortic dissection

Defense Verdict
10/8/2019
Greene
E/O Major v. Windy City Carriers

Defense of wrongful death case with strongly disputed liability involving a trucking accident. Last demand was $1 million and plaintiff counsel asked the jury for $3.5 million; final jury verdict was $520,233.

Favorable Outcome
9/30/2019
Licking
Connie J. Minkos v. Brian Mortellaro, et. al. 

Obtained judgment in a case alleging harassment by employer.

Motion for Summary Judgment Granted
9/30/2019
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
Estate of David Nicolli v. Ohio Sinus, et al.

Defense of ENT surgeon in case alleging medical malpractice and wrongful death of 37 year old male who died from vertebral artery dissection and stroke following stent and spacer removal after sinus surgery.

Defense Verdict
9/30/2019
Franklin
A. Nicolli, Admr. E/O  David Nicolli v, Boris Karanfilov, MD, et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
9/29/2019
EEOC
Raquel Warren v. Hollingsworth Logistics, LLC

Defended logistics company in claim of alleged harassment in retaliation for engaging in a protected activity.  

Dismissal
9/26/2019
Ohio Civil Right Commission – Toledo, OH
Terree Walton v. Renhill Group, Inc.

Represented staffing service company in charge alleging discrimination based on race, sex and retaliation. 

Finding of No Probable Cause/Dismissal
9/26/2019
OCRC
Kenny Hobson v. Humbard Enterprise dba McDonald’s

Defense of claim against restaurant alleging harassment in retaliation to termination based upon behavior.

Dismissal - No Probable Cause
9/26/2019
OCRC
Tonya Grainger v. Amplex Electric, Inc., dba Amplex Internet

Defense of claim against broadband company by an employee alleging harassment in retaliation for engaging in a protected activity.

Dismissal - No Probable Cause
9/24/2019
Toledo
McGrew v. Subway Restaurants

Arbitration defense of alleged food contamination leading to illness

Defense Verdict
9/19/2019
8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 108077, 2019-Ohio-3774
Snyder v. Orange Board of Ed.

Employment discrimination claim dismissed by trial court by way of summary judgment motion practice and affirmed by appellate court on appeal.

Judgment Affirmed
9/18/2019
10th District Court of Appeals/Franklin Co
Williams, et al. vs. American Homes 4 Rent, et al.

Motion for Summary Judgment on mold exposure lawsuit upheld.

Motion For Summary Judgment
9/13/2019
Hamilton
Bunnavuth Chhun v. Physician Defendant

Defense of orthopedic medical malpractice claim.

Defense Verdict
9/5/2019
Hamilton
Douglas Hayes, Admin. for Est. of William Hayes v. Physician Defendant

Defense of medical malpractice claim alleging unnecessary spinal fusion and decompression.

Defense Verdict
9/5/2019
Cuyahoga
Plaintiff-Client vs. Attorney-Defendant

Time-barred legal malpractice complaint dismissed in its entirety following a grant of defendant-attorney’s motion for judgment on the pleadings 171 days after receipt of assignment.

Complaint dismissed with prejudice
9/4/2019
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
EO Stewart v. Solutions

Defense of federal civil rights action arising from jail suicide.

Summary Judgment Granted
9/4/2019
Trumbull
J. Sanson, et al. v. St. Moritz Security Services, Inc., et al.

Defense of negligence claim against a security company

Motion to Dismiss Granted
9/3/2019
St. Joseph, IN
Marcella Lottie v. Highland and Riverview Cemetery

Defense of negligence and discrimination claims.

Judgment for Defendant
8/27/2019
Licking
Kayla McGuire v. City of Newark, et al.

Defense of gender discrimination case.

Motion For Summary Judgment
8/22/2019
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Karen R. Taylor, et. al., v. Pavan K. Punukollu, M.D., et al., 

Defense of medical malpractice claim against neuroradiologist alleging failure to recognize indications of spinal epidural abscess on MRI.

Defense Verdict
8/22/2019
Cambridge
State of Ohio v. Ed McFarland

Defense of criminal trucking property damage case

Finding For Defendant
8/22/2019
8th Dist. Cuyahoga No. 107946, 2019-Ohio-3371
Baon v. Fairview Hospital

Medical malpractice claim dismissed by trial court by way of early motion practice and affirmed by appellate court on appeal.

Judgment Affirmed
8/20/2019
Summit
Woodard v. Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center

Defense of injury case against hospital.

Defense Verdict
8/16/2019
Lake Superior Court, IN
Nedzad Jakvpovic v. Boss Shop

Arbitration defense property damage claim involving commercial mechanical repairs. 

Finding For Defendant
8/16/2019
Lake Superior Court, IN
Nedzad Jakvpovic v. Boss Shop

Defense of claim against automotive repair company.

Judgment for Defendant
8/14/2019
Scioto
D. Warner, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., et al.

Defense of commercial premises liability claim.

Motion for Summary Judgment as to attorney fees
8/14/2019
Scioto
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. v. Pepsi

Prosecution of claims for indemnification and attorney fees

Motion for Summary Judgment granted for indemnity and attorney fees
8/2019
Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas
Plaintiff v. Attorney Defendant

Obtained dismissal of a malpractice claim at the pleading stage that alleged a failure to properly represent a client in an underlying criminal matter, on the basis that the claim was barred by the one-year statutue of limitations.

Dismissal of Claim
8/8/2019
Indiana Supreme Court
Marigold Overshiner and Earl Overshiner, Individually and as Parents and Guardians of their Minor Daughter, Kaitlyn Overshiner, and Kaitlyn Overshiner, v. Hendricks Regional Health and Ian Johnston, M.D.

Indiana Supreme Court denied transfer upholding the decision by the Court of Appeals affirming a directed verdict in favor of defendant hospital and physician following a jury trial alleging blindness to an infant.

Denial of Petition to Transfer
8/6/2019
Butler County
Alberta Statum v. Dolgen Midwest, LLC, et al.,

Obtained Decision and Entry granting summary judgment on a premises liability case with significant injuries.

Motion For Summary Judgment
8/2/2019
Lucas
Craig L. Holman, Sr. v. Columbia Gas of Ohio and Miller Pipeline

Plaintiff/Appellant appealed a directed verdict dismissing all Defendants as Plaintiff failed to prove both defendants were liable of tortious conduct as required to apply the doctrine of alternative liability. 

Directed verdict affirmed on appeal
8/1/2019
Cuyahoga - Probate
In Re: Estate of Eckard Scholtz, Deceased

Represented siblings in will construction/contest lawsuit and declaratory judgment complaint in which motion was filed for removal of Executor, brother of the deceased

Favorable Ruling
7/31/2019
Wood County
National Collegiate Student Loan Trust 2007-2 v. Richard J. Heber, et al.,

Successfully represented creditor in securing summary judgment on plaintiff/creditor’s complaint for the principal and interest due and further securing for creditor an order of summary judgment on counter-claims filed by debtor.

Summary Judgment
7/29/2019
EEOC
Raquel Warren v. Hollingsworth Logistics, LLC

Defense of employment practices claim

No Probable Cause
7/26/2019
Lake County
E/O Radan, et al. v. W. Ho, M.D., et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice for failure to timely to diagnose necrotizing pancreatitis.

Defense Verdict
7/26/2019
Sandusky
Shawn Oney, et al. v. J. L. Misslers, Inc et al.

Defense of premises liability claim.

Motion For Summary Judgment
7/23/2019
U.S. Court of Appeals - 7th Circuit
J. Graham, Jr. v. Arctic Zone Iceplex, LLC

Plaintiff appeal adverse trial court judgment in alleged violation of ADA and wrongful termination.

Judgment Affirmed
7/15/2019
Daviess County, Indiana
Hugh Mclemore v. Old National Bank

Dismissal of premises liability claim

Dismissal
6/20/2019
Cuyahoga
Slover v. Central Transportation

Defense of trucking liability property damage claim.

Favorable Outcome
6/14/2019
Shelby County, IN
State of Indiana County of Shelby Decatur County v. Sagamore Health Network, Indiana University Healthcare, Methodist Hospital, Neace Lukens, LLC Southeastern Indiana Health Organzation, Inc, and HCC Medical Insurance Services

Successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance brokerage firm facing claims that they failed to procure, advise, and were otherwise negligent regarding a stop-loss insurance and laser policy for a governmental entity.

Summary Judgment
6/11/2019
Lucas
Iffland v Omni Heath

Defense of emergency medicine malpractice claim in 6-day jury trial alleging failure to diagnose soft tissue infection resulting in gangrene, multiple surgeries, and permanent injury.

Defense Verdict
6/5/2019
Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas
Estate of Copeland v. Matthew Colflesh, MD, et al.

Defended internal medicine/ attending physician in case alleging wrongful death of 33 year old high school track coach from pulmonary embolus.

Defense Verdict
6/5/2019
Mahoning County Court of Common Pleas
Roberta Hanick v. Thomas P. Ferrara  

Plaintiff filed a lawsuit against our insurance agent client, alleging that the insurance agent recommended unsuitable insurance products and committed fraud through alleged misrepresentations and omissions in presenting the products to the client. We successfully defended the insurance agent and obtained a complete dismissal of all claims.

Motion for Summary Judgment Granted
6/3/2019
Delaware
Wallace v. Delaware County Agricultural Society and Alex Lyon and Sons Sales Managers and Auctioneers

Defense of premises liability case alleging significant injury

Summary Judgment
6/3/2019
Jefferson County Court of Common Pleas
Estate of Jeffrey Copeland v. Trinity Health Systems, et al

Defense of wrongful death suit alleging failure to adequately treat pulmonary embolism in a 36-year-old man.

Defense Verdict
5/29/2019
Clermont
Colwell v. Elliott

Defense of fraudulent misrepresentation claim.

Defense Verdict
5/22/2019
Morgan County Superior Court (Indiana)
Hydro Harvest, LLC vs. Sherri Rigney, American National Property and Casualty Company, and American National Insurance Company

Successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance agent and insurance carrier facing claims of negligence and breach of contract, respectively.

Summary Judgment
5/17/2019
Cuyahoga
Plaintiff v. Attorney-Defendant

Defense of legal malpractice claim against appellate attorney alleging a failure to object to the State's submission of inadmissible exhibits into the appellate file.

Dismissal of complaint
5/16/2019
Lorain
Lindon v. OLAP

Represented professional services assistance program alleged to have violated plaintiff's constitutional civil rights.

Court Granted Motion for Judgment on Pleadings in Favor of Client
5/16/2019
Cuyahoga
Sergii Prysiazhniuk v. International Insurance Group, Inc.

Defense of insurance agent E&O claim arising out of motor vehicle accident.

Directed Verdict
5/13/2019
Trumbull
Menard, Inc. v. Dipaolo Industrial Development LLC

Represented plaintiff in breach of contract and conversion case against contractor for failing to perform adequate demolition work in a timely manner.

Plaintiff Verdict
5/10/2019
Bedford Municipal Court
Michael Richardson v. Kokosing Construction Company

Successfully overturned Magistrate’s bench trial verdict awarding Plaintiff full damages, fees, and interest during oral arguments on objections and motion for a new trial. Immediately after, successfully argued for a directed Defense verdict based on the first trial’s transcript in lieu of a second trial.

Reversed
5/7/2019
Cuyahoga County
Plaintiff-Client v. Defendant-Attorney

Former client-business owner brought a legal malpractice lawsuit against former attorney for alleged deficiencies in the handling of a business dispute and probate matter.

Obtained full dismissal by way of offensive motion for judgment on the pleadings
4/29/2019
Wood
Debra Isbell v. Dollar General

Plaintiff/Appellant claimed she slipped and fell on spilled sour cream in the cooler section at Dollar General and incurred injury.

Summary Judgment Affirmed on Appeal
4/26/2019
OCRC
Elizabeth Harris v. Renhill Staffing Services, LLC

Represented staffing service company in charge alleging termination as result of a disability.

Finding of No Probable Cause/Dismissal
4/24/2019
Montgomery County-Probate Court
Estate of Betty Haskell

Obtained breach of fiduciary duty verdict against estate executor for failing in her duty to diversify the estate’s assets and prudently invest the same that resulted in fiduciary’s removal.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
4/11/2019
Cuyahoga
Morehouse v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Defense of wrongful death claim involving interventional pulmonologist.

Defense Verdict
4/8/2019
6th Cir. Court of Appeals
Powell v. Medical Department Cuyahoga County Correctional Center

Appeal of a civil rights lawsuit against prison healthcare providers.

Affirmation of trial court decision
4/4/2019
Dubois Circuit Court
Federal Insurance Company v. Ruxer Ford Lincoln, Inc.

Successfully obtained partial summary judgment on a claim for bailment that a truck servicing center should be liable for tools and equipment that were stolen out of a locked truck on which they had just completed warranty servicing.

Partial Summary Judgment Granted
3/28/2019
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
Chad E. Mathis v. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co.

Obtained dismissal on behalf of a a broker of disability insurance facing claims of negligent procurement of insurance.

Dismissal granted
3/27/2019
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Thomas Meros v. Christa Dimon, et al.

Defense of RICO claim.

Summary Judgment
3/27/2019
Wayne County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division
Estate of George Seese, III

Client was appointed administrator of the decedent’s estate over competing applicant after successfully demonstrating at evidentiary hearing and through motion practice that competing applicant was unsuitable for appointment

Client’s contested application to be appointed estate administrator granted by Magistrate’s Decision
3/26/2019
10th Appellate Dist
Moses McCormick, et al. v. Hsiu Chen Lu, et al.

Defense of a legal malpractice claim with a summary judgment granted at the lower court.

Judgment Affirmed
3/20/2019
Summit County
Ultra Tech Machinery v. Michael Hess

Defense of employment discrimination claim.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
3/19/2019
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
William R. Dunlap v. Township of Harris, County of Ottawa, Ohio, et al, 

Defense of age discrimination claim  

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
3/18/2019
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Hammock v. Rogers et al

Granting motion for judgment on the pleadings filed on behalf of county jail medical care provider because deliberate indifference claims brought under 42 U.S.C. 1983 were time barred as a matter of law, and tolling/relation back doctrines did not apply to save Plaintiff's claims.  

Motion For Summary Judgment
3/8/2019
Licking County Court of Common Pleas
Autumn Health Care v. Peoples Bank

Plaintiff filed a lawsuit against our banking client, alleging the bank improperly handled the collection on a loan. We successfully argued that the bank acted properly under the loan documents and applicable law, and obtained complete dismissal of all claims.

Motion for Judgment on Pleadings Granted
3/1/2019
Lake County, Indiana Superior Court
Pleasant v. Defendant Cardiologist and Defendant Cardiology Group

The plaintiff claimed that the cardiologist failed to diagnose an acute aortic dissection resulting in her husband’s death. Following a three-week long jury trial with numerous experts, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the defendant cardiologist.

Defense Verdict
2/27/2019
United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Portia A. Boulger v. James H. Woods

Appeal of defamation and invasion of privacy case.

Judgment Affirmed
2/21/2019
Indiana Court of Appeals
Marigold Overshiner and Earl Overshiner, Individually and as Parents and Guardians of their Minor Daughter, Kaitlyn Overshiner, and Kaitlyn Overshiner, v. Hendricks Regional Health and Ian Johnston, M.D.

Indiana Court of Appeals affirmed judgment in favor of the defendant hospital and physician following a jury trial alleging blindness to an infant.

Directed Verdict Affirmed
2/19/2019
Third District Court of Appeals, Union County
E/O Glenna Zellner, v. Prestige Gardens Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, et al

Plaintiff appeal adverse trial court judgment in long term care case based on signed arbitration agreement

Judgment Affirmed
2/14/2019
6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Joel D. Naselroad v. Dennis Mabry, Mark Craycraft

Appeal of summary judgment in § 1983/personal injury case

Judgment reversed in part and remanded for trial
2/2019
Cuyahoga - Probate
Young et al v. Kaufman et al.

Obtained directed verdict against two children who had been disinherited from their mother’s estate and trust after 4 days of jury trial in a high value/high stakes will and trust contest.

Directed Verdict
2/11/2019
Hamilton
Michael Gray and Judy Gray v. Sky Zone Fishers and Fishers Ridge, LLC

Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a trampoline park facing claims of negligence and premises liability.

Summary Judgment
1/25/2019
Cuyahoga
Plaintiff v. Hospital

Defense of obstetric medical malpractice claim alleging severe neurologic birth injury

Trial ended after 6 days of trial
1/19/2019
8th Dist. Ct. of Appeals
Terry L. Jochum, et al., v.  Ezio Listati, et al.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment in defense of legal malpractice claim.

Judgment Affirmed
1/10/2019
Mahoning
E/O Krugel v. The Assumption Village Nursing Home

Defense of claim alleging wrongful death against a nursing home

Defense Verdict
12/27/2018
7th Dist. Case No. 18 MA 0053
A. Hopson v. J. Delatore, M.D.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court judgment on medical malpractice claim based on failure to produce Affidavit of Merit.

Judgment Affirmed
12/26/2018
Indiana Court of Appeals
Shreeve v. Muncie Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc.

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial court dismissal of claim based on failure to prosecute.

Judgment Affirmed
12/21/2018
Cuyahoga
Plaintiff v. Hospital

Defense of medical malpractice claim alleging damages including lost future wages   

Trial ended after 4 days of trial
12/14/2018
Cuyahoga
Estate of S. Sullivan, v. The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, et al.

Defense of wrongful death medical malpractice claim

Defense Verdict
12/13/2018
Kentucky Supreme Court
Raymond Hayes & Dena Hayes v. D.C.I. Properties-D KY, LLC and the Nelson Stark Company

Defense of appeal of summary judgment involving the attractive nuisance doctrine.

Judgment Affirmed