The Ohio Supreme Court has sided with referendum backers in the Quicken Loans Arena renovation deal case, ruling that City Council Clerk Pat Britt had no authority to reject 20,000+ signatures that sought a referendum on the city of Cleveland’s legislation related to the deal.
In what attorneys are calling a victory for state policies against child abuse and a vindication for the First Amendment, Ohio’s Eighth District Court of Appeals upheld the trial victory of a former student and former employee of the Chagrin Falls-based English Nanny & Governess School.
Alternative weekly newspaper Cleveland Scene has settled a First Amendment lawsuit it brought last month against the Downtown Cleveland Alliance over the removal of 26 of its distribution boxes in the city’s main business district.
Former clients of personal injury law firm Kisling, Nestico and Redick have sued, alleging the firm took kickbacks from other companies and charged clients for investigations that never happened.
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.
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.
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).
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