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.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) has paid a $45,000 settlement to a Lakewood woman who accused an RTA police officer of using excessive force in a wrongful 2015 arrest.
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.
The day after the end of the N.B.A. finals, I walked into the Cleveland office of Peter Pattakos. An ebullient lawyer, a sports fan and an Akron native, he helped lead the battle against the sin-tax extension. Ask a question, and he’s off at a sprint. …
A jury in the case against the English Nanny and Governess school found for the plaintiffs this week, awarding $392,750 plus attorneys’ fees for Christina Cruz and Heidi Kaiser ($150,000 compensatory and $168,750 punitive for Cruz, and $20,000 compensatory and $54,000 punitive for Kaiser).
CLEVELAND, OH—On June 16, 2015, following a five-week jury trial in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, plaintiffs Christina Cruz and Heidi Kaiser were awarded a combined verdict of $392,750 plus attorneys’ fees against defendants the English Nanny & Governess School, a nanny-training school and placement agency in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, and its owners Sheilagh Roth and Bradford Gaylord.
The lawyer for a Lakewood woman who said she was roughed up by an RTA transit officer said her experience appears to track with recent findings that Cleveland police used excessive force against suspects without justifiable cause.
Pattakos wants to know that “what happened under Adams’ watch is no longer going to be tolerated,” he said. “At this point, we’re confident we’re
Lavelle Sullins, featured in a Scene cover story at the start of this year, has been embroiled in the courts since finding out that he had been featured on TV as a wanted fugitive.