Legal Ethics

Suit Claims Chiropractor’s 800 Number Used to Refer Cases to Law Firm

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A Kentucky law firm that touts its “aggressive attorneys” is facing two lawsuits claiming it improperly accepts cases from an 800-number referral line operated by a Florida chiropractor.

The latest suit filed against Louisville firm Winters & Yonker seeks the return of attorney fees under Kentucky ethics rules that bar referrals in return for anything of value, the Louisville Courier-Journal reports. The complaint claims a caller who dialed 1-800-ASK-GARY was told to go to a Louisville medical office, where the law firm signed him up as a client.

A suit filed in February makes similar claims, the story says. The law firm also has offices in Florida.

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