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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.

Cleveland Scene settles lawsuit against Downtown Cleveland Alliance over removal of newspaper boxes—Cleveland.com

Alternative weekly newspaper Cleveland Scene has settled a First Amendment lawsuit it brought ...

Kisling, Nestico and Redick accused in lawsuit of kickback schemes, fraudulent investigations—Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com

Former clients of personal injury law firm Kisling, Nestico and Redick have sued, ...

Lawsuit claims KNR firm defrauded clients, took kickbacks—Cleveland.com

AKRON, Ohio – A lawsuit seeking class-action status in Summit County accuses personal-injury ...

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

Internal emails alleged to show Kisling, Nestico, and Redick maintains unlawful kickback relationships ...

RTA, Lakewood woman settle wrongful arrest, excessive force lawsuit—Cleveland.com

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 ...

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

Complaint alleged officer arrested and assaulted Plaintiff without probable cause; RTA suspended officer and placed him on probation CLEVELAND, OHIO – The Greater Cleveland Rapid Transit Authority (RTA) has paid $45,000 to ...

Sports Owners Dip Into the Public’s Purse, Despite Their Billions in the Bank—The New York Times

The day after the end of the NBA finals, I walked into the Cleveland office of Peter Pattakos An ebullient lawyer, a sports fan and an Akron native, he helped lead ...

Jury awards plaintiffs $392,750 in sexual abuse cover-up case involving Chagrin Falls Nanny School—Cleveland Scene

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 ...