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ER doc gets $900,000 for job tort claim (access required)

A Salem hospital has been hit with a $900,000 jury verdict in a case where a doctor accused hospital officials of getting her fired from her practice group for supporting disgruntled nurses. The case points up a potential area of liability for healthcare organizations in their interaction with affiliated professionals who are not direct employees. The ...

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  1. If the major question in this case involved federal preemption, I wonder why defense counsel didn’t move to remove the case to federal court, and have the federal court decide the preemption question. If the argument is that the NLRA preempts a state law cause of action for tortious interference, then I would have rather had a federal judge making the decision.

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