Doctor non-suits colleague from wrongful termination suit

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Jun. 27, 2011, 4:23pm

GALVESTON � A Houston pathologist entered a notice of non-suit without prejudice in a lawsuit against one of her colleagues.

Dr. Mary Yang, individually and as a member of Mainland Pathology Associates PA, filed the notice to non-suit Dr. Jameela Ahmeduddin on June 7 before the Galveston County 405th District Court.

The request comes three months after Yang filed suit and a month after her lead counsel, attorney Brent C. Perry of Houston, motioned to withdraw.

Yang's original petition, which was filed last Feb. 28, alleges that Ahmeduddin seeks to fire the plaintiff from MPA and remove her from its board of directors through illegal avenues.

The suit claims the defendant's actions violated the bylaws of the Mainland Pathology Associates adopted in 2002.

It shows the group operated on shareholders' share purchase and deferred compensation agreements from 2001 to the present time.

Yang, who consented with the defendant as director, became the owner of 50 percent of the MPA shares last year.

Yang and Ahmeduddin's professional relationship reportedly began to strain after the unsuccessful profitability of the Cytology Associates of Houston, which MPA acquired in 2006.

Yang says that she tried to obtain financial information about the venture, but the defendant neither handed the documentation over nor separated the entities.

The suit further explains that Ahmeduddin called for a special meeting to discuss termination to which the plaintiff objected.

The complainant then received a termination letter requesting that she and the defendant work toward an amicable separation by March 15.

She argues that the MPA must function with two directors and she must maintain her position since she and Ahmeduddin are the only members.

Ahmeduddin did not provide an original answer or any motions to the suit.

Case No. 11-cv-352

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