High Court Won't Hear Doctor's Free Speech Retaliation Case

Law360, Chicago (November 18, 2013, 12:27 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to take on an appeal from a doctor who claimed he was wrongfully terminated after blowing the whistle on systemic failures at a North Carolina hospital group that allegedly contributed to an inordinate number of patient injuries and deaths.

The high court issued an order denying Dr. B. Vittal Shinoy's petition for writ of certiorari, which had argued that the Fourth Circuit's May decision to uphold his termination essentially ignored his First Amendment rights and Congress' intent that doctors’ concerns...
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