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For the record

March 25, 2011

Lap-Band lawsuits: A Business article that appeared online Feb. 10 and in print Feb. 11 about lawsuits filed against marketing company 1-800-GET-THIN reported that the Medical Board of California, in revoking Julian Omidi's license to practice medicine, accused him of failing to disclose that he had attended UC Irvine, which expelled him in 1990, and that he pleaded guilty to commercial burglary in Orange County in 1991. Both of these accusations were made by the board, but a subsequent court proceeding found that Omidi reasonably relied on the advice of his attorneys in failing to disclose the burglary conviction, which was dismissed after he completed probation and community service. In its final order revoking Omidi's license, the medical board included references to the burglary for "historical context," but the revocation itself was based on Omidi's failure to disclose his attendance at UCI. The article also reported that in a separate action the Medical Board of California accused Julian Omidi's brother, Dr. Michael Omidi, of being "grossly negligent" in the treatment of three liposuction patients. The board did make that accusation, but Omidi settled the case by agreeing that he had violated state law by performing surgeries on three patients at an unaccredited surgical facility. The board revoked Michael Omidi's license but stayed that action for three years' probation.

Elizabeth Taylor: A photo of Elizabeth Taylor on the set of "Giant" that accompanied Kenneth Turan's appreciation of the late actress in the March 24 Calendar section credited the photographer, Sid Avery, but should also have included the photo agency, MPTV.

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