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The Layfield Law Firm Files Civil Conspiracy Lawsuit Against Wal-Mart

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In an effort to restore the hard work of Dr. Shah, The Layfield Law Firm has taken action against Wal-Mart and others. Numerous laws have allegedly been broken with the launching and operating of Dr. Shah inspired dental clinics in Wal-Mart stores. Plaintiff has requested a trial by jury.

The Layfield Law Firm, on behalf of its client Dr. Kianor Shah, has filed legal action against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Comfort Care Dental Management (CCDM), a registered Dental Service Organization (DSO) in Delaware, in addition to several other individuals. Filed in the Superior Court of California - County of Riverside on December 21, 2012, (Case # 1218772) this suit alleges counts of civil conspiracy, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of contract and confidence, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, and violation of laws, requirements, and regulations.

According to court documents in late 2008, Dr. Shah came up with the innovative idea of opening low-cost, full service dental offices in big-box retailers. Dr. Shah pitched the idea to Wal-Mart, who committed to put-into-action his clinics; however, Defendant Wal-Mart reverted back stating that it was no longer interested in having dental clinics inside their retail stores. Plaintiff alleges that Wal-Mart shared Dr. Shah’s proposition for the dental clinics with fellow Defendants Kent Reeves, former Wal-Mart VP of New Business Development, and Ken Antos, a long-term restaurant business partner. In 2012, Wal-Mart opened a Dr. Shah inspired clinic in its Moreno Valley,California store, run by Defendants Christopher Comfort, Kent Reeves and Ken Antos. The Plaintiff alleges that the entire plan for the in-store clinic is an exact duplicate of the ideas he originally shared with Wal-Mart – down to the very type of dental chairs used.

The Layfield Law Firm specializes in complex business litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters in California and across the country. The main office is located in El Segundo, California, with additional offices located in Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Palm Springs, Newport Beach, and Ventura. For inquiries, please contact Layfield Law offices at (800) 558-5679 or visit http://www.layfield-law.com.  


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Joel Goldman

I have no idea how Dr. Shah can claim the idea or concept of having a dental clinic in a big-box or any kind of retail store. This has been going on for at least twenty to thirty years. I recall the former Simpson's stores in Toronto having a dental clinic on an upper floor at the Yorkdale Mall in the 1980' or 1990's. In the United States there are many Sears stores that have dental offices located within. I'm sure that there are several other large retail chains that are either currently offering dental services or have done so in the past. Dr. Shah is, in my opinion, simply trying to re-invent the wheel and claim it as his own unique idea. Would there be any difference had Dr. Shah suggested that he run chain-wide, in-store snack bars, only to find out down the road that they did this without him? He has done nothing proprietary. He has not had his idea usurped.

Posted February 13, 2013 03:42 PM

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