Kisling, Nestico & Redick (KNR) is a personal injury law firm based in Ohio. In 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against KNR alleging that the firm engaged in unlawful business practices, including:
- Charging clients a $50 “investigation fee” that was never actually used to investigate their cases.
- Steering clients to certain healthcare providers who charged inflated rates for medical care.
- Settling cases quickly, without taking into account the full value of the client’s claim.
The lawsuit is still ongoing, but in 2022, the Ohio Supreme Court certified two classes of plaintiffs: one for the investigation fee claims and one for the healthcare provider claims. This means that the lawsuit can proceed on behalf of all KNR clients who were affected by these practices.
What are the next steps in the lawsuit?
The lawsuit is currently in the discovery phase, which means that the parties are gathering evidence. Once discovery is complete, the parties will file motions for summary judgment. If the court grants summary judgment, the case will be over. If the court denies summary judgment, the case will go to trial.
What are my rights if I was a client of KNR?
If you were a client of KNR, you may be entitled to compensation if you were charged the investigation fee or if you were steered to a healthcare provider who charged inflated rates. You should contact an attorney to discuss your rights.
How can I find out if I’m part of the class action lawsuit?
You can visit the website of the law firm representing the plaintiffs in the lawsuit to see if you are part of the class. The website is also a good resource for getting more information about the lawsuit.
What should I do if I think I was affected by KNR’s unlawful practices?
If you think you were affected by KNR’s unlawful practices, you should contact an attorney to discuss your rights. An attorney can help you determine if you have a case and can represent you in court if necessary.
Will I have to pay anything to participate in the class action lawsuit?
No, you will not have to pay anything to participate in the class action lawsuit. The attorneys representing the plaintiffs are paid on a contingency fee basis, which means that they only get paid if the plaintiffs win the case.
The Kisling, Nestico & Redick lawsuit is an important case for consumers. It could help to ensure that other law firms do not engage in similar unlawful practices. If you were a client of KNR and you think you were affected by their unlawful practices, you should contact an attorney to discuss your rights.
- Appeals court OKs class-action lawsuit against law firm over $50 ‘investigative fee’ charged to tens of thousands of clients: https://www.cleveland.com/court-justice/2022/04/appeals-court-oks-class-action-lawsuit-against-law-firm-over-50-investigative-fee-charged-to-tens-of-thousands-of-clients.html
- Cite as Williams v. Kisling, Nestico, & Redick, LLC, 2022-Ohio-1044: https://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/rod/docs/pdf/9/2022/2022-Ohio-1044.pdf