11th Circ. Affirms Toss Of Dispute Over Enbrel Use
Law360, New York (February 16, 2017, 4:50 PM EST) -- The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a number of Florida federal court orders that ended a doctor’s defamation suit against a Yale neurologist who blogged about the physician’s unorthodox use of arthritis treatment Enbrel to treat post-stroke brain issues and other ailments.
In all, the three-judge panel affirmed the lower court’s orders striking plaintiff Edward L. Tobinick’s California state law claims under the state’s anti-Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation statute against complaints intended to silence critics; twice denying Tobinick’s attempts to amend his complaint; granting summary judgment against Tobinick; and denying other types of relief.
Tobinick had sued Yale New Haven...
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