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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)
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
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
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
3/1/2019
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
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
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
11/15/2018
8th District Court of Appeals
Elizabeth Tomcho, et al. v. ALTL Inc., et al.

Filing of a Motion to Vacate Judgment resulting in a reversal of a $6 million default judgment against a truck driver in a multi-vehicle accident

Result: Judgment Reversed and Remanded

Judgment Reversed and Remanded
11/5/2018
Geauga - Probate
Institutional Trustee Client v. v. Thomas Pierce, et al

Following bench trial to the Probate Judge, successfully obtained court order, over beneficiary’s objection, a) approving institutional Trustee’s accounting and b) releasing Trustee for its conduct including payment of fiduciary fees and its litigation attorney fees, and for making loan to beneficiary secured by beneficiary’s fraudulent representation to the institutional Trustee.

Favorable Judgment
10/26/2018
Toledo
Michelle Murphy v. MAC Cosmetics

Arbitration defense of personal injuries related to negligent application of cosmetics by an employee.

Finding For Defendant
10/23/2018
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Maxum Indemnity Co. v. National Condo & Apartment Insurance Group, et al.

Obtained a judgment in the amount of $3 million in an insurance coverage dispute.

Judgment Granted
10/19/2018
Cuyahoga
D. Hagen v. Atta Asef, DPM

Defense of podiatric malpractice claim of unnecessary surgery

Defense Verdict
10/5/2018
Kentucky Court of Appeals Opinion
R. Beier v. New Falls Corporation

Plaintiff appeals adverse trial court judgment regarding non-wage garnishment

Judgment Affirmed
10/5/2018
6th Appellate Dist
Kirk Halliday, Ph.D. v. The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Erie and Ottawa Counties  

Plaintiff appealed adverse trial result in wrongful termination case

Judgment Affirmed
10/1/2018
Wood
D. Isbell v. Dollar General

Defense of premises liability personal injury claim

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
9/26/2018
1st Appellate District (Hamilton County)
Charles Patterson, et al. v. Adelta, Inc.

Appeal of summary judgment in premises liability case involving inherently dangerous work.

Summary Judgment Affirmed
9/24/2018
Erie
Koger v. Wal-Mart

Defense of personal injury slip and fall in restroom

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
9/20/2018
Lucas County Court of Common Pleas
C. Holman v. Columbia Gas of Ohio, Miller Pipeline Corporation and Perciles Grivanos

Defense of personal injury and property damage claim and alleged negligence, assault and battery and conversion.

Directed Verdict
9/20/2018
Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
Henry Dean Adkins, Sr. v. MedCentral Health System, et al. 

Defense of medical malpractice claim for alleged failure to diagnose subdural hematoma.

Motion For Summary Judgment Granted
9/13/2018
Hamilton
Marle Ray v. Wal-Mart Auto Care

Arbitration defense of property damage claim

Finding For Defendant
9/10/2018
Cuyahoga
E/O Cannon v. Marymount Hospital

Defense of emergency room wrongful death claim involving drug overdose

Defense Verdict
9/7/2018
Howard County, Indiana
E/Of Lillian Smith v. Indiana Heartland Federal Credit Union

Defense of negligence deception, and criminal conversion, alleging that the estate was entitled to punitive damages based on transfer of decedent’s funds

Defense Verdict
9/3/2018
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
K. Brown v. J. Evans, D. Calabrese and P. Conn

Defense of legal malpractice case alleging conspiracy

Motion to Dismiss Granted
8/31/2018
Jefferson, KY
R. Campbell v. Allied Ready Mix

Defense of property damage claim

Directed Verdict
8/20/2018
Lake Superior Court
Charles S. Wilson v. Frankie’s Auto Sales

Arbitration defense of Consumer Sales Practices Act violation allegations against selling car dealer

Finding For Defendant
8/15/2018
Cuyahoga
Hodoh v. Thistledown Racetrack, LLC

Defense of premises liability action

Motion for Summary Judgment (Oral Argument)
8/14/2018
Lake
Kirner v. Universal Truckload and Dwayne Gilson

Arbitration defense of personal injuries and property damage resulting from an automobile accident

Defense Verdict
8/14/2018
Lorain
Liberty Mutual Fire Insurance Company and Texas Roadhouse v. AA Fire Protection

Fire subrogation property damage claim

Defense Verdict
8/14/2018
Ohio Supreme Court
P. Portee v. Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Defendants appealed adverse Court of Appeal decision reversing summary judgment based on statute of limitations.

Judgment Reversed
8/10/2018
Erie
E/O Porter v Firelands Regional Medical Center

Defense of wrongful death claim involving a terminal airway obstruction resulting in cardiopulmonary arrest. 

Plaintiff Verdict
7/23/2018
Lake
Gugliotta v. Kelbach

Defense of property damage claim arising out of alleged golf cart operational negligence

Finding For Defendant
7/22/2018
Summit
Scott E. Buck, et al. v. Akron General Medical Center, et al.

Defense of medical malpractice in alleged missed diagnosis of stroke

Defense Verdict
7/18/2018
Lucas
Osborne, et al. v. Mercy Health, et al.

Defense of medical malpractice claim arising from abdominal hysterectomy

Defense Verdict
6/28/2018
8th Appellate Dist
Elsner v. Birchall, M.D.

Appeal of Medical Malpractice Defense Verdict

Judgment Affirmed
6/28/2018
Portage
Randy Dean Sr. v. Allstate Insurance Agency – Bill Farmakidis

Defense of insurance agent E&O claim

Motion for Judgment on Pleadings Granted
6/7/2018
Lorain
Mackenzy Cook v. EMH Regional Medical Center, et al.

Defense of medical malpractice claim involving shoulder dystocia during delivery resulting in a permanent brachial plexus injury

Defense Verdict
5/21/2018
Court of Appeals, Third Appellate District Union County
Betty Oliver v. City of Marysville

Defense of appeal against declaratory judgment and injunctive relief action decision from trial court.

Judgment Affirmed