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Law Firm Admits ‘Unjust Enrichment,’ Agrees to $23 Million Settlement

By on October 5, 2018 in Law Firm Management, Litigation-Business

The Ohio law firm owned by disbarred attorney Stan Chesley has agreed to pay $23.5 million to hundreds of the firm’s former clients after a now-four-year battle over money a judge said they are owed, according to The Cincinnati Equirer.

Reporter Kevin Grasha writes that Chesley’s attorneys agreed there was “unjust enrichment” to the firm when it took millions of dollars more in fees than it should have as part of a class-action lawsuit.

Chesley, who was disbarred in Kentucky over his actions, was the sole owner of the firm, Waite Schneider Bayless & Chesley. Legal action against him will continue, said Angela Ford, the attorney who represents the 382 former clients.

Read the Cincinnati Enquirer article.

 

 

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