Sutter Says Doc Jumped The Gun With Whistleblower Suit

Law360, San Francisco (January 7, 2014, 3:53 PM EST) -- Sutter Central Valley Hospitals urged the California Supreme Court to stay a physician’s whistleblower suit accusing the hospital group of retaliating after he reported nurse misconduct, arguing Tuesday that the doctor failed to exhaust a required administrative review process before taking his allegations to court.

Sutter's attorney, Joseph Quinn of Hanson Bridgett LLP, argued that under California whistleblower statutes, Dr. Mark Fahlen was required to wait until a peer review of his medical performance was complete and a decision was reached, before he filed a lawsuit...
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