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Healthcare Law Firm Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann Sued Over Health-Related Wrongful Termination of Founding Shareholder Robert Conroy

While awaiting a lifesaving liver transplant, Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann (KACS) attempted to terminate the health care benefits and compensation of founding shareholder Robert Conroy, considered by many to be one of the nation’s most influential healthcare attorneys. Diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver in April 2014, Conroy began aggressive medical treatments. Less than one year later, his law firm sought to cease his compensation and benefits. In March 2015, the firm independently concluded that Conroy had become “disabled.”

Conroy v. Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C., et al, was filed in the Superior Court of New Jersey on June 12, 2015. The suit was filed by Conroy’s attorney, John Hanamirian. The suit alleges breach of contract, fraud and statutory oppression and other shareholder-based statutory violations against the firm.

“To kick a founding shareholder to the curb in this situation is reprehensible and inhumane,” said Hanamirian, who was adverse to Conroy in a number of healthcare-related lawsuits in the past. “The firm has continued to trade on Robert’s name and reputation in the healthcare field throughout this difficult time. Yet, they choose to ignore his shareholder’s agreement and legacy for the sake of finances. Having someone try to take your health insurance and compensation away at the very time you have it and need it most is simply despicable.”

KACS, with offices in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois, has been representing physicians and other healthcare professionals for over twenty-five years.

Conroy continues to await the liver transplant necessary for his survival.



Read media coverage of this case:

Law360: Kern Augustine Sued By Ex-Shareholder In Disability Dispute

New Jersey Law Journal: Name Partner Claims Firm Ousted Him During Illness