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Appeals court affirms trial victory for plaintiffs in nanny-school sex-abuse cover-up case

CLEVELAND, OH – On June 8, 2017, the Eighth District Court of Appeals in Cuyahoga County issued its ruling on the appeal in Cruz v. English Nanny & Governess School. The ruling affirms the trial victory for Plaintiffs Christina Cruz (a former student of the nanny school) and Heidi Kaiser (a former employee). The evidence at trial showed that the nanny-training school and placement agency in Chagrin Falls, Ohio and its owners, defendants Sheilagh Roth and Bradford Gaylord, retaliated against Cruz and Kaiser when they resisted defendants’ efforts to suppress Ms. Cruz’s report that she witnessed the defendants’ client sexually abusing his nine-year-old daughter.

Lawsuit claims KNR firm defrauded clients, took kickbacks—

AKRON, Ohio – A lawsuit seeking class-action status in Summit County accuses personal-injury law firm Kisling, Nestico and Redick (KNR) of defrauding clients injured in car accidents by receiving kickbacks from chiropractors.

The suit is filed on behalf of former KNR clients Member Williams, Naomi Wright and Matthew Johnson, the complaint in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. It accuses the law firm—known for its “Hurt in a car…Call KNR!” ads—and owners, Alberto Nestico and Robert Redick, of working with chiropractors who cold-called people “in the wake of painful car accidents when the clients are at their most vulnerable,” offering free transportation to a chiropractic clinic.

Personal-injury law firm KNR accused of deceiving and defrauding its clients with kickback schemes involving chiropractors and loan companies

CLEVELAND, OHIO – A proposed amended complaint filed on March 22, 2017 in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas by three former clients of the Ohio personal-injury law firm of Kisling, Nestico, and Redick (“KNR”), alleges that the firm and its owners, Alberto (“Rob”) Nestico and Robert Redick, have intentionally deceived and defrauded their clients with kickback schemes involving a network of chiropractors and a now-defunct loan company called Liberty Capital Funding. The class-action complaint further alleges that the Defendants have engaged in a scheme to defraud their clients by charging a fraudulent “investigation fee” for so-called “investigations” that are never performed, and for basic clerical services that are not legally chargeable to the firm’s clients.

RTA pays $45,000 to Lakewood woman assaulted by RTA police officer

CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority (RTA) has paid $45,000 to Jessica Ferrato, in settlement of her lawsuit for being unlawfully assaulted by now-former RTA police officer Jonathan Pacholke in March 2015 as she was exiting the Lakewood W 117th Street station. Ferrato sued the RTA and Pacholke in February 2016, alleging claims for U.S. constitutional violations, including for unlawful seizure and excessive force under the Fourth Amendment, and Ohio-law claims for battery and false arrest.