Venable successfully opposed a motion by the Virginia Board of Health to dismiss Falls Church Healthcare Center’s appeal of the Board’s new regulations that require abortion clinics to meet building standards applicable to hospitals. Judge Kendrick of the Arlington Circuit Court ruled that the appeal would move forward to permit development and review of a full record, including a hearing before the Court. Michael Robinson
of the Tysons office successfully argued on behalf of FCHC. Larry Roberts worked with the client to address media inquiries.
In an October 9, 2013 article, the Associated Press
quoted Roberts on the victory, saying "we're thrilled." He said "Our main goal was to make sure that the full case will be heard." Law360
also reported Venable’s win in an October 10 article.
The Venable team, led by David Lasso and Michael Robinson, included Larry Roberts, Mona Haar, and Stephen Swart