11th Circ. Won't Review US Sanctions Ruling In Physician Case

Law360, New York (April 10, 2012, 7:42 PM EDT) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday refused to rehear before the full bench its decision vacating sanctions against federal prosecutors for failing to disclose the cooperation of key witnesses in a case where a physician was acquitted of 23 counts of illegally distributing pharmaceuticals.

The court said in a published opinion that U.S. District Judge Alan S. Gold erred when he awarded physician Ali Shaygan attorneys' fees under the Hyde Amendment since the superseding indictment was not brought in “bad faith,” and when he held that discovery...
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