Ongoing Legal Pursuit of Dr. Richard Kaul Highlighted in Rutgers University Newspaper Article

Apr 18, 2013, 09:13 ET from Dr. Richard Kaul

NEWARK, N.J., April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On April 16, in the Rutgers University Newark newspaper, The Observer, a story, "New Jersey Taxpayer Funds Used for Personal Pursuits" was published calling into question the ongoing pursuit of Dr. Richard Kaul by the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners. The student journalist has been attending the hearings and has questioned the efficacy of spending $800,000 of taxpayer funds, at a time when professors are resorting to spending their own money to purchase the paper they need for classes in these times of budget constraints.

Doreen Hafner, Esq., the attorney arguing the case for Attorney General Chiesa's office, declined to comment, but the writer's source indicated that $800,000 has so far been spent on this case – and the hearing in front of Judge Howard Soloman, doesn't officially begin until May 1. Dr. Kaul has countless supporters, including patients, fellow physicians, friends and those who have been helped by his several charity projects, who have been moved to sign petitions to Governor Christie, comment on his website, tweet and friend him on social media pages, etc.

In addition to the State of New Jersey v. Dr. Richard Kaul, there is another lawsuit of relevance. Dr. Kaul has filed a six-count suit against five doctors, including the State's expert witness, Dr. Gregory Przybylski, and Dr. Robert Heary, who, on multiple occasions, has avoided being deposed in a malpractice suit involving Dr. Kaul. As a result, a bench warrant (BER-L-2867-11) for the arrest of Dr. Heary has been issued.  The suit, filed in Bergen County Court alleges defamation, commercial disparagement, intentional interference with prospective economic advantage, unlawful restraint of competition, conspiracy, and aid in the commission of tort against five doctors who may be motivated by greed, power and money. The suit claims that competition in the medical field in the State of New Jersey has led to illegal activities by these doctors. The suit asserts that these doctors have been intent in damaging the reputation of Dr. Kaul, publicly demeaning his qualifications, and publicizing disparaging assertions about him and his medical practice for the purpose of suppressing the fair-market competition within the medical field in New Jersey, and to reduce the ability of Dr. Kaul to practice in the lucrative field of minimally invasive spine surgery.

A jury trial has been demanded, and compensatory damages; consequential damages; punitive damages; treble damages; costs, interest and attorneys' fees; and such other relief as the Court deems just and equitable are being sought by Dr. Kaul.

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