Success for Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center

On September 26, 2013 a jury returned a verdict in favor of BurnsBarton client Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, PLC, in a hotly contested breach of contract and unpaid wage lawsuit brought by founding member Ronald Barnet, M.D.   Dr. Barnet retired from the practice in 2011 but sued the company for breach of contract after it set off from his severance pay an amount he had been overpaid.  Dr. Barnet also claimed that his severance was paid late (because it was paid out over a year, rather than in a lump sum) and asked for an award of treble damages as a result.   The jury returned a verdict in favor of the eye center on Dr. Barnet’s breach of contract claim, and also refused to award Dr. Barnet treble damages on his unpaid wage claim.

David T. Barton is a veteran employment lawyer who has dedicated his career to the protection of good employers. He takes a common sense and practical approach to the law, helping employers find ways to accomplish their goals while avoiding legal liability. Mr. Barton is also a noted speaker and trainer and uses his presentation skills to the advantage of his clients whether in training or in the courtroom.

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