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Judge Upholds $3.3M Arbitration Award for Houston Medical Group Secured by Mahendru PC


A Montgomery County judge has issued a final judgment confirming a $3.3 million arbitration award for a north Houston medical group after Mahendru PC successfully argued that several of its former physicians failed to properly complete and terminate their employment agreements before opening a competing practice.   

Genesis Medical Group CEO and founder Dr. David P. Ellent initiated arbitration against Woodland Diagnostic Clinic P.A. to recover damages after a group of doctors left Genesis to form a competing clinic less than a block away, which was in direct violation of their Employment Agreements and Asset Purchase Agreements. 

Following the arbitration hearing, Genesis Medical Group was awarded $3.3 million in damages, which the defendants attempted to vacate. The defendants’ motion to vacate the arbitral award was denied, confirming the award secured by Mahendru PC.  

The case is David P. Ellent, P.L.L.C., d/b/a Genesis Medical Group v. Woodlands Diagnostic Clinic P.A., Maria Charron, M.D., Stephen Fillman, M.D., Sharon Ogidan, M.D., and Todd Youngblood, M.D., WDC Holdco, P.A. (f/k/a Northwest Diagnostic Clinic, P.A.), Jeffery Renton, and Amie Sun-Wright, M.D., Case No. 01-20-0014-3577 before The American Arbitration Association, Houston, Texas. 

Mahendru PC is a boutique commercial litigation firm whose attorneys are known for their tenacity, intelligence and experience. Founded in 2001, the firm has a simple philosophy: Your problem is our problem. We adopt it, understand it and solve it. Our objective is to resolve every case in the best, fastest and most cost-efficient manner possible. We never wait for our opponent’s next move, which means we spend a lot of time at the courthouse and are well-known there.  

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