Stuart T. O’Neal obtains dismissal for social worker client
Member Stuart T. O’Neal obtained a dismissal for a licensed social worker against civil allegations that she engaged in fraudulent business activities and unethical conduct. The client, now residing in Virginia, denied all allegations brought by the business’ partnership and her former employer, and was not charged criminally. District Justice Edward M. Lewis found not only in favor of the defense, but also ordered that all defense fees and costs be submitted to binding arbitration for potential reimbursement.
Note: The results obtained in a particular case are, of course, always heavily dependent on the facts and the law specific to that case.