With this cover letter are seven separate two hour pharmacy law CE sessions to be held in November 2009. Please note that the two hour time interval for each session is different, ranging from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Be sure to calendar the correct date and time. If a session fills up, we will take your name. Additional sessions may be added during the month of December to make certain everyone who needs law CE credits will have them before the end of the year. Click on READ MORE below and download the CE sessions to see what is available. Please feel free to e-mail me directly if you have any questions or requests relative to pharmacy law continuing education credits. Also, I want to know your preferences relative to future format, topic and time.
CASE UPDATE: I am pleased to report that the $2 million verdict awarded to pharmacist Cynthia Haddad against Wal-Mart was affirmed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in a decision dated October 5, 2009. The award includes $733,000 in front pay damages and $1,000,000 in punitive damages for Wal-Mart’s outrageous conduct in wrongfully terminating pharmacist Haddad. This case began in April 2004 and hopefully will now end in October 2009. As lead counsel throughout the case, this verdict represents the pinnacle of my legal-pharmacy career to date. More importantly, the victory represents justice for Cindy Haddad and her husband, Bill Haddad. Read the entire Supreme Court opinion on my website at Verdicts & Settlements and download the attachment on the related story dated 10-5-09.
Feel free to contact me at any time should you need legal advice. In my practice, I value pharmacists and any pharmacy related clients. For example, in the Haddad matter, three non-pharmacist lawyers turned the case down because the amount in controversy (less than $2,000 in unpaid wages) did not justify taking on the largest private employer in the world.
OCTOBER 5, 2009 UPDATE! MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT UNANIMOUSLY AFFIRMS $1 MILLION IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES AND $733,000 IN FRONT PAY DAMAGES TO PHARMACIST CINDY HADDAD. THERE IS JUSTICE!!! CONGRATULATIONS CINDY! more
OCTOBER 5, 2009 UPDATE! MASSACHUSETTS SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT UNANIMOUSLY AFFIRMS $1 MILLION IN PUNITIVE DAMAGES AND $733,000 IN FRONT PAY DAMAGES TO PHARMACIST HADDAD. THERE IS JUSTICE!!! CONGRATULATIONS CINDY!
Pharmacist Cindy Haddad alleged that Wal-Mart (WM) discriminated against her in wages and enforcement of WM policies (as compared to male pharmacy managers) and wrongfully terminated her under the pretext of having violated an ambiguous WM policy. WM fired Cindy, a 10 year dedicated employee, after a 45 minute “investigation” conducted by a non-pharmacist District Manager who had been promoted to the position just two weeks earlier and who had no experience whatsoever in the practice of pharmacy. Cindy is grateful to the jury. WM should be too…the jury could have reasonably awarded more!
This case involved claims for wrongful termination, violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act and disability discrimination pursuant to RSA 354-A. Cheryl Sweeney was employed as a Purchasing Clerk/Junior Buyer for Granite State Manufacturing (“GSM”) from January of 1999 until August 8, 2001. She was terminated in a 10 person Reduction In Force from this 100 employee company. Cheryl was a Type I insulin-dependent "brittle" diabetic. Just months prior to her termination, she was scheduled for a kidney transplant. more