Suit against Round Rock doc­tor was re­tal­i­a­tion, her at­tor­ney says

Lawyer says doc­tor had asked for money her em­ployer owed her.

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE - By Claire Os­born cos­born@states­ Law­suit

The at­tor­ney for a for­mer Round Rock emer­gency cen­ter med­i­cal di­rec­tor who was sued by her em­ployer said the law­suit was filed in re­tal­i­a­tion for the di­rec­tor’s de­ci­sion to ask for money the em­ployer owed her.

Dr. Rena Sa­lyer, the for­mer Round Rock Fam­ily Emer­gency Room med­i­cal di­rec­tor, gave Dr. Henry Hig­gins about $350,000 partly to be­come part­ners in the emer­gency cen­ter busi­ness Hig­gins had started, said Sa­lyer’s lawyer, Eric Kirk­land.

When Sa­lyer de­cided she didn’t want to be a part­ner, she asked for her money back but Hig­gins wouldn’t give it to her, said Kirk- land, who prac­tices law in Los An­ge­les.

Hig­gins’ lawyer, Mary Dale, said Kirk­land isn’t a li­censed Texas at­tor­ney and she dis­agreed with his state­ments. “My clients stand by the al­le­ga­tions set forth in the plead­ings, and we are con­fi­dent the ev­i­dence and truth will ma­te­ri­al­ize in court,” Dale said.

Dal e is also rep r es­ent­ing an­other doc­tor in the law­suit —

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