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Former gossip columnist Karen Feld's nurse cleared

Washington Post Editors

A D.C. Superior Court jury ruled Thursday that a Virginia nurse who cared for former Washington area gossip columnist and journalist Karen Feld during Feld's recovery from brain surgery in 2008 did not misrepresent herself and was not guilty of fraudulent neglect, and ordered Feld to pay the nurse more than $6,000 in back wages.

The eight-person jury took about 2 1/2 hours to reach a decision after a four-day trial in which Feld accused her former private nurse, Inger Sheinbaum of Vienna, of fraud, abuse and negligence, and said that Sheinbaum did not have a nursing license when Feld hired her to serve as her personal home nurse for $1,000 a day.

Feld had sued Sheinbaum for $1.5 million.

Neither Feld nor her toy poodle, Campari, who accompanied her at the trial, were in the courtroom for the verdict. Feld's lawyer, Steven M. Oster, said his client was "extremely disappointed."

-- Keith L. Alexander

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 26, 2010; 8:14 AM ET
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Comments

This is sad news for whack jobs everywhere.
On the bright side though, now Feld can go back to "dogging" her brother and his family full time.

I say let's start a campaign to
"FREE COMPARI"!

Posted by: SoCali | March 26, 2010 10:18 AM | Report abuse

This is sad news for whack jobs everywhere.
On the bright side though, now Feld can go back to "dogging" her brother and his family full time.

I say let's start a campaign to
"FREE COMPARI"!

Posted by: SoCali | March 26, 2010 10:37 AM | Report abuse

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