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Litigation Center in the News

2014

Court: Physician not liable for patient's risky behavior (AMA Wire, June 24, 2014)

Attorneys argue patient safety case in mock hearing (AMA Wire, June 9, 2014)

Patient safety at stake in case before U.S. Supreme Court (AMA Wire, June 4, 2014)

Expert lawyers to argue antitrust law at mock trial June 9 (AMA Wire, May 30, 2014)

AMA, others support California's caps on damages law (AMA Wire, May 13, 2014)

Physicians go to court for their mental health patients (AMA Wire, May 5, 2014)

AMA welcomes high court review of federal infringement on states' powers (AMA press release, March 4, 2014)

U.S. Supreme Court to hear medical board patient safety case (AMA Wire, March 3, 2014)

Ruling protects doctors who stand up for patient safety (AMA Wire, March 3, 2014)

Disastrous Medicaid claims software hit with class action suit (AMA Wire, Feb. 28, 2014)

Overriding doctor's orders - Case takes up hospital observation (AMA Wire, Feb. 21, 2014)

Judge orders arbitration period for Medicare Advantage terminations (AMA Wire, Feb. 17, 2014)

Medical staff autonomy at stake in state supreme court case (AMA Wire, Feb. 3, 2014)

AMA: Court should uphold provisional reprieve on Medicare Advantage terminations (AMA press release, Jan. 21, 2014)

Physicians, insurer argue Medicare Advantage terminations in court (AMA Wire, Jan. 17, 2014)

2013

Dropped physicians deserve their day in court, AMA argues in filing (AMA Wire, Dec. 26, 2013)

Surgical patient safety at stake in Colorado's Medicare move (AMA Wire, Dec. 12, 2013)

U.S. Supreme Court could take up medical board patient safety case (AMA Wire, Dec. 10, 2013)

AMA Litigation Center takes on medical liability reform court challenges (AMA Wire, Nov. 17, 2013)

Georgia prompt pay law on trial, physicians to support in court (AMA Wire, Oct. 25, 2013)

Kentucky case questions physicians' right to review medical records (AMA Wire, Sept. 4, 2013)

Ruling places state medical boards at risk (On the Road with Dr. Hoven, Aug. 14, 2013)

Advocate in the courts: AMA Litigation Center a vital voice for medicine  (On the Road with Dr. Hoven, July 31, 2013)

High court gene patent ruling doesn't end legal battles (American Medical News, July 29, 2013)

Court gives hospital narrow win on peer review (American Medical News, July 8, 2013)

Litigation Center a strong voice for medicine before U.S. Supreme Court (AMA Wire, July 3, 2013)

An unwarranted antitrust risk for state medical boards (American Medical News, July 1, 2013)

Medicine scores several U.S. Supreme Court wins (American Medical News, July 1, 2013)

Supreme Court: Pay-for-delay drug agreements need greater oversight (AMA Wire, June 26, 2013)

Doctors participate in "mock trial" demonstration (AMA Wire, June 26, 2013)

Ruling slows out-of-network doctors' fight for fair pay (American Medical News, June 24, 2013)

High court defines when physicians can unite against insurers (American Medical News, June 24, 2013)

Genes safe from patents, but industry finds hope in ruling (American Medical News, June 24, 2013)

Will Medicare pay disclosure ruling be last straw for doctors? (American Medical News, June 17, 2013)

Ruling jeopardizes authority of state medical boards (American Medical News, June 17, 2013)

AMA: High Court Sides with Greater Oversight of Pay-For-Delay Agreements (AMA press release, June 17, 2013)

AMA Welcomes an End to Human Gene Patents (AMA press release, June 13, 2013)

Supreme Court sides with doctors in dispute over insurer's pay practices (AMA Wire, June 12, 2013)

New Jersey court: Expert witnesses must be in same specialty as defendant (AMA Wire, May 15, 2013)

The dangers inherent in gene patents (American Medical News, April 29, 2013)

AMA: Put an End to Human Gene Patents (AMA press release, April 15, 2013)

The Litigation Center: A powerful advocate for the medical profession (AMA Wire, March 29, 2013)

AMA, Georgia physicians support state's prompt pay law in court (AMA Wire, March 29, 2013)

AMA and MAG Support Georgia Insurance Commissioner's Defense of Prompt-Pay Law (AMA press release, March 25, 2013)

Serving as legal champion for the medical profession, American Medical News, March 18, 2013

Doctors may lose potent legal tactic against insurers, American Medical News, March 18, 2013

2 cases test power of medical staff bylaws claims, American Medical News, March 6, 2013

High court ruling opens hospital mergers to more scrutiny, American Medical News, March 4, 2013

A voice for medicine before the nation's high court, American Medical News, March 4, 2013

AMA and others support physician fight for autonomy, AMA press release, Feb. 15, 2013

Judge bars prompt-pay law at insurers' request  American Medical News, Jan. 28, 2013

2012

Can doctors use hearsay to denfend medical liability claims?  American Medical News, Dec. 31, 2012

$120 million Aetna settlement isn't end of doctor pay dispute  American Medical News, Dec. 24, 2012

Physician groups eye mergers but blindsided by legal fights  American Medical News, Dec. 10, 2012

Ruling upholds role of medical liability screening panels  American Medical News, Dec. 3, 2012

Organized medicine moves to block end run on prompt pay for physicians  American Medical News, Nov. 26, 2012

Doctor appeal rulings that diminish error reporting protections  American Medical News, Nov. 19, 2012

American Hospital Assn. sues over retroactive Medicare pay denials  American Medical News, Nov. 19, 2012

Medical societies join to fight insurer prompt-pay lawsuit  American Medical News, Oct. 29, 2012

Court: Medical staff bylaws are not contracts between doctors and hospitals  American Medical News, Oct. 17, 2012 

AMA and MAG Seek Showdown with Health Insurers over Georgia's New Prompt-Pay Law  AMA press release, Oct. 12, 2012

Doctors can't challenge Medicare audits, appeals court rules  American Medical News, Sept. 10, 2012

Medical staff has no standing to sue hospital, court rules  American Medical News, Aug. 20, 2012

FTC decision jeopardizes authority of medical boards, doctors say   American Medical News, Aug. 20, 2012 

Medical liability: Court strikes down noneconomic damages cap American Medical News, Aug. 13, 2012

Court rules nurse anesthetists don't need physician supervision American Medical News, Aug. 6, 2012

Appeals court could uphold gene patents, legal experts say American Medical News, Aug. 6, 2012

Ruling on contributory liability defense could expose physicians to more lawsuits American Medical News, July 23, 2012

Lawsuit challenging protected medical error data dismissed by states appeals court American Medical News, June 15, 2012

Indoor smoking ban upheld by state high court  American Medical News, June 4, 2012

Challenges to peer review confidentiality rising  American Medical News, May 28, 2012

Minnesota ruling could put medical staff rights at risk  American Medical News, May 21, 2012

AMA Seeks Relief from FTC Overreach into State Regulation of Health Professionals  AMA press release, May 17, 2012

Missouri high court upholds damages cap, but another challenge remains  American Medical News, May 11, 2012

Appeals court to decide fate of Medicare audit challenges  American Medical News, May 7, 2012

Limit certain patients, not patient care  American Medical News, April 16, 2012

Pennsylvania not obligated to transfer funds to liability account, court rules  American Medical News, April 16, 2012

New York seeks physician help with out-of-network confusion  American Medical News, March 27, 2012

Screening panels in medical liability cases under scrutiny  American Medical News, March 26, 2012

AMA Welcomes Supreme Court Decision to Invalidate Prometheus Patents   AMA press release, March 20, 2012

In UnitedHealth case, doctors see the benefits from their day in court  American Medical News, March 19, 2012

Doctors can be sued for third-party injuries   American Medical News, March 19, 2012

Supreme Court keeps California Medicaid pay cut lawsuit alive  American Medical News, March 5, 2012

United database settlement checks almost in the mail  American Medical News, Feb. 16, 2012

Physician assistants can't do needle EMG tests, N.J. top court rules  American Medical News, Feb. 13, 2012

Court Approves Award Payments in AMA Legal Battle Against UnitedHealth   AMA press release, Feb. 9, 2012

2011

Supreme Court hears arguments in drug patent cases  American Medical News, Dec. 19, 2011

Judge halts Washington state Medicaid limits on ED visits American Medical News, Dec. 5, 2011

Michigan and Missouri high courts to hear challenges to noneconomic damages caps  American Medical News, Dec. 2, 2011

Iowa nurses not trained to oversee fluoroscopy, judge rules  American Medical News, Nov. 30, 2011

Illinois case poses risk to peer review data going public  American Medical News,  Nov. 21, 2011

Indiana doctors face challenge to medical liability cap  American Medical News,  Nov. 9, 2011

Medicaid patient access at stake in high court case  American Medical News, Oct. 31, 2011

Supreme Court hears lawsuit challenging Medicaid rate cuts  American Medical News, Oct. 17, 2011

AMA Supports Holding Lawmakers Accountable in Court for Medicaid Funding Reductions  AMA press release, Sept. 30, 2011 

Third-party cases pose liability risks to doctors  American Medical News, Sept. 26, 2011

California's noneconomic damages upheld  American Medical News, Sept. 26, 2011

Major ruling overturned as gene patents are declared valid
American Medical News, Aug. 8, 2011

Conversation first step to ending racial bias among physicians
American Medical News, July 25, 2011

Ohio court ruling may expose doctors to unending lawsuits
American Medical News, June 20, 2011

Ruling a victory for Ohio tort reform measures, physicians say
American Medical News, May 23, 2011

U.S. appellate court will hear human gene patents lawsuit
American Medical News, April 4, 2011

AMA: Human genes should not be considered property
AMA Press Release, April 4, 2011

Supreme Court to hear case on generic drug labeling
American Medical News, March 21, 2011

AMA ends red flags lawsuit against FTC
American Medical News, March 14, 2011

Human gene patents limit access to care
American Medical News, March 7, 2011

Insurers' out-of-network pay changes likely mean they will pay less for care
American Medical News, Feb. 14, 2011

New database for out-of-network claims coming soon
American Medical News, Jan. 24, 2011

Much-welcome relief from red flags rule
American Medical News, Jan. 10, 2011

Obama signs red flags bill
American Medical News, Jan. 3, 2011

2010

Tennessee physicians to receive refunds in overpayment lawsuit. (American Medical News, Dec. 27, 2010)

Congress exempts doctors from "red flags" rule. (American Medical News, Dec. 20, 2010)

Congress passes bills keeping physicians from Medicare pay cut, "red flags" rule. (American Medical News, Dec. 13, 2010)

Congress passes bill that helps clarify scope of Red Flags Rule. (AMA Press Release, Dec. 7, 2010)

A victory for the sanctity of the doctor-patient relationship.  (American Medical News, Nov. 22, 2010)

Economic credentialing policy struck down by Arkansas high court. (American Medical News, Oct. 18, 2010)

Liability cap affirmed by Maryland high court. (American Medical News, Oct. 14, 2010)

Physicians prevail in Arkansas Conflict of Interest Case. (HealthLeaders Media, Oct. 6, 2010)

Judge grants final approval to AMA, United $350 million settlement. (American Medical News, Oct. 4, 2010)

Hospital system's economic credentialing policy ruled illegal. (FierceHealthcare, Oct. 1, 2010)

Baptist Health loses appeal of ruling. (Arkansas Democrat Gazette, October 1, 2010)

AMA Welcomes Arkansas High Court Decision to Uphold Physician Legal Victory Against Baptist Health. (AMA Press Release, Sept. 30, 2010)

AMA Unites Organized Medicine in Successful Defense of Maryland's Cap on Jury Awards. (AMA Press Release, Sept. 27, 2010)

Oct. 5 deadline is set for filing a claim in United's $350 million settlement. (American Medical News, Sept. 20, 2010)

Specialty societies seek to enter "red flags" lawsuit against FTC. (American Medical News, Sept. 2, 2010)

Physician assistants can't perform needle electrodiagnostic tests, N.J. rules. (American Medical News, Aug. 19, 2010)

N.J. medical liability ruling gives patients flexibility in certification requirement. (American Medical News, Aug. 9, 2010)

Court says Wis. must repay malpractice fund $200M. (Bloomberg Businessweek, July 20, 2010)

United settlement: Helping doctors get their fair share. (American Medical News, June 28, 2010)

Red Flags may be delayed longer for docs. (HealthData Management, June 28, 2010)

AMA meeting: Physicians should not fall under "red flags" rule, FTC chair says. (American Medical News, June 28, 2010)

AMA meeting: Patents should not be issued for human genes. (American Medical News, June 28, 2010)

IMS files litigation to challenge nursing supervision of fluoroscopy. (Iowa Medical Society News, June 21, 2010)

AMA leads suit to block FTC rule telling doctors to police ID theft. (American Medical News, May 31, 2010)

"Red Flags" nuisance postponed (yet again); AMA and AOA sue to block it for good. (Rhode Island Medical Society News Flash, May 28, 2010)

Lawsuit wants to block docs from 'red flags' rule. (Modern Healthcare, May 26, 2010)

Medical groups challenge 'red flags' rule in U.S. court. (McKnight's Long-Term Care News, May 24, 2010)

Medical groups sue for exemption from new FTC credit rules. (Kaiser Health News, May 24, 2010)

Medical groups file suit against FTC. (MedPage Today, May 21, 2010)

Physicians file lawsuit on FTC's Red Flags Rule. (AMA Press Release, May 21, 2010)

Doctors rewarded by organized medicine's legal victories. (American Medical News, May 17, 2010)

AMA helps doctors recoup from United settlement. (American Medical News, May 3, 2010)

New AMA web site guides docs filing claims in $350M UnitedHealth settlement. (HealthLeaders Media, April 22, 2010)

AMA: Docs can file claims against payer. (HealthData Management, April 22, 2010)

Maryland high court to address general liability cap. (American Medical News, April 22, 2010)

AMA offers physicians help claiming damages from UnitedHealth settlement. (AMA Press Release, April 21, 2010)

Gene patents rejected by federal judge. (American Medical News, April 12, 2010)

Tort reform: Damage cap struck down in Georgia, upheld in Missouri. (American Medical News, April 5, 2010)

Anti-smoking groups want crackdown on fraudulent tobacco marketing. (American Medical News, March 19, 2010)

Fighting to protect tort reform laws. (American Medical News, March 1, 2010)

N.H. high court halts state raid on liability fund.  (American Medical News, Feb. 22, 2010)

N.C. high court narrows liability rule. (American Medical News, Feb. 22, 2010)

Tobacco threat contained but not extinguished. (American Medical News, Feb. 15, 2010)

Liability cap shot down by Illinois high court.  (American Medical News, Feb. 15, 2010)

Physician rights reaffirmed by Florida ruling. (American Medical News, Feb. 11, 2010)

Gene patent case begins. (American Medical News, Feb. 8, 2010)

Surgery center wins right to pursue antitrust claim. (American Medical News, Feb. 1, 2010)

Protection from prying eyes: Physician Medicare data stays confidential. (American Medical News, Feb. 1, 2010)

AMA suit against UnitedHealthcare nears end. (Health Data Management, Feb. 1, 2010)

Maryland high court upholds medical liability cap. (American Medical News, Jan. 28, 2010)

Court backs some tobacco ad bans, nixes others. (American Medical News, Jan. 25, 2010)

Thank you letter to the AMA. (Connecticut State Medical Society, Jan. 20, 2010)

Organized medicine pushes back on expansions of scope of practice. (American Medical News, Jan. 18, 2010)

Liability by locality: Practical standard or outdated notion. (American Medical News, Jan. 18, 2010)

Physicians appeal Health Net acquisition. (The New Haven Register, Jan. 15, 2010)

Appeals court rejects effort to sell Medicare physician claims data. (American Medical News, Jan. 11, 2010)

Physician privacy rights preserved. (AMA 2010 State Legislative Strategy Conference, Jan. 7-9, 2010)

2009

Advocating for Physicians: The AMA Litigation Center.
Connecticut Medicine, Dec. 2009

Fate of Missouri's liability cap before state Supreme Court.
American Medical News, Dec. 25, 2009

$350 million United settlement over physician pay gets preliminary approval.
American Medical News, Dec. 21, 2009

Ohio case could increase physician liability risk.
American Medical News, Dec. 14, 2009

N.J. surgery center wins ruling in health plan fraud case. 
American Medical News, Dec. 7, 2009

UnitedHealth wins court approval of $350 million settlement.
Bloomberg.com, Dec. 4, 2009

Tobacco firms lose round in court over ad restrictions.
American Medical News, Nov. 30, 2009

Judge allows challenge to gene patents.
American Medical News, Nov. 16, 2009

Malpractice lawsuits hit 10-year low in Missouri.
American Medical News, Nov. 12, 2009

New database for out-of-network pay set to replace disputed Ingenix system.
American Medical News, Nov. 9, 2009

Tort reform law challenged in Georgia.
American Medical News, Nov. 4, 2009

New reimbursement database underway in New York.
Healthcare Finance News, Oct. 29, 2009

Cuomo sets healthcare reimbursement reform.
Reuters, Oct. 27, 2009

Diagnostic test can be patented, appeals court rules.
American Medical News, Oct. 15, 2009

Certificate-of-merit law struck down by Washington Supreme Court.
American Medical News, Oct. 12, 2009

Challenges to medical liability caps go before Georgia, Maryland high courts.
American Medical News, Sept. 28, 2009

Appeals court upholds ban on cigarette sales.
American Medical News, Sept. 28, 2009

Gene patent suit stirs medical community.
American Medical News, Sept. 14, 2009

Physicians stop states from raiding liability funds.
American Medical News, Aug. 17, 2009

Wis. high court maintains limits on awards to third parties.
American Medical News, Aug. 10, 2009

Liability insurance rates stabilize in Illinois.
American Medical News, July 29, 2009

Ohio court blocks weeping records disclosure.
American Medical News, July 20, 2009

Senate report criticizes plans' use of Ingenix database.
American Medical News, July 13, 2009

N.H. doctors sue to stop state raid on medical liability fund.
American Medical News, July 13, 2009

Physician-patient privilege waived in fraud probe.
American Medical News, July 6, 2009

Lawsuits test boundary rights of medical patients.
American Medical News, June 29, 2009

Health system reform is coming — and you all helped.
American Medical News, June 1, 2009

Medicine scores legal victories in scope of practice.
American Medical News, May 11, 2009

Ariz. High Court Validates Standards for Expert Witness in Liability Cases.
American Medical News, April 6, 2009

AMA Sues WellPoint to Recoup Pay for Doctors.
American Medical News, April 6, 2009

W.Va. senator holds UnitedHealth's feet to fire.
Star Tribune, March 30, 2009

Getting physicians what they're owed: the aftermath of the Ingenix settlement.
American Medical News, March 23, 2009

Organized medicine-backed lawsuit knocks down hospital's attempt at economic credentialing. 
American Medical News, March 16, 2009

Fed court upholds New York City's calorie-posting rule.
American Medical News, March 9, 2009

AMA takes on Aetna, Cigna over use of flawed database. 
American Medical News, Feb. 23, 2009

Another Insurer Drops Flawed Reimbursement Database. 
MedPage Today, Feb. 18, 2009

WellPoint Said to Pay $10 Million to Settle Probe. 
Bloomberg, Feb. 18, 2009

Cigna forges agreement in NY reimbursement probe.
Reuters, Feb. 17, 2009

Cigna agrees to stop using Ingenix database.
Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, Feb. 17, 2009

Court sides with doctors on privacy of Medicare claims, reverses 2007 ruling.
American Medical News, Feb. 16, 2009

AMA sues health insurers in federal court.
Crain's New York Business, Feb. 10, 2009

AMA sues insurers for underpaying docs.
Crain's Chicago Business, Feb. 10, 2009

United agreement a victory for fair pay for physicians.
American Medical News, Feb. 9, 2009

Supreme Court allows states to sue cigarette makers for fraudulent labels.
American Medical News, Feb. 6, 2009

United agrees to pay $350 million, scrap system that undercut fees.
American Medical News, Jan. 26, 2009

California's high court bans balance billing.
American Medical News, Jan. 26, 2009

UnitedHealth strikes deal with N.Y.
USA Today, Jan. 13, 2009

Health insurer accused of overcharging millions.
TODAY, Jan. 13, 2009

2008

Patient privacy at stake in Ohio abortion case. (American Medical News, Dec. 29, 2008)

Illinois high court hears challenge to state medical liability cap. (American Medical News, Dec. 15, 2008)

Supreme Court cases on medical issues rare, but crucial. (American Medical News, Dec. 8, 2008)

Victory for Lawnwood medical staff. (AMA Voice,Nov./Dec.)

Board settlement can't be used in Minnesota liability trial. (American Medical News, Nov. 3, 2008)

Lawnwood ruling preserves medical staff role. (American Medical News, Oct. 13, 2008)

Litigation Center fights for AMA members — and wins. (American Medical News, Oct. 6, 2008)

Florida high court rejects curb on medical staff rights. (American Medical News, Oct. 6, 2008)

Victory in Palmetto Pathology Services v. Health Options. (AMA Voice, Sept/Oct. 2008)

Florida Supreme Court finds hospital law unconsitutional. (FMA and AMA press release, Sept. 4, 2008)

Illinois medical liability insurance premiums stabilize. (American Medical News, Sept.1, 2008)

Victory in Palmetto Pathology Services. (AMA Voice, Sept./Oct.)

Missouri court says midwives can continue to practice. (American Medical News, Aug.11, 2008)

Texas IPA's contract talks are price-fixing, appeals court rules. (American Medical News, June 23/30, 2008)

Organized medicine calls on court to block Nevada health plan merger. (American Medical News, June 9, 2008)

Blues HMO ordered to pay hospital pathologists. (American Medical News, June 9, 2008)

Cap on noneconomic damages is unconstitutional, Georgia judge says. (American Medical News, June 2, 2008)

Expression of gratitude to Litigation Center from Florida member. (AMA Voice, May/June, 2008)

Texas court finds board exceeded its authority and podiatrists' scope. (American Medical News, May 5, 2008)

104th NSMA Annual Meeting Highlights. (NSMA Executive E-Update, May 2, 2008)

Legal muscle in the doctor's corner. (American Medical News, April 21, 2008)

Minnesota physician can sue doctors critical of courtroom testimony. (American Medical News, April 21, 2008)

Oregon keeps wrongful death damage cap. (American Medical News, April 7, 2008)

Subpoenas issued to insurers in New York rate-setting probe. (American Medical News, March 24/31, 2008)

California medical students to get court-ordered tuition refunds. (American Medical News, March 17, 2008)

Washington state doctors, physical therapists battle over referrals. (American Medical News, March 3, 2008)

New York takes on United over tactics as industry arbiter of physician pay. (American Medical News, March 3, 2008)

Bulletproof bylaws: Maintaining the right to protect doctors — and patients. (American Medical News, Feb. 11, 2008)

2007