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UC board asks for Chesley's resignation

Apr 15, 2013
WCPO

UPDATE:  UC released the following statement Monday evening:

Statement by C. Francis Barrett, Chair, University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees

WCPO

Cincinnati lawyer Stanley Chesley - for decades one of the leading class-action trial lawyers in the country - has been disbarred from practicing law in Kentucky over his actions in a diet drug settlement.

The Kentucky Supreme Court accepted the recommendation of the Kentucky Bar Association to disbar Chesley from practicing law, but did not order him to pay $7.5 million in restitution, as the association had recommended.

Because Ohio has a reciprocal agreement with Kentucky, Chesley, who lives in Indian Hill, could lose his license to practice law in Ohio too.