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Surgery Centers Ask 9th Circ. To DQ Judge From Billing Suit

Law360, New York (October 4, 2017, 7:35 PM EDT) -- A group of surgery centers and their owners have asked the Ninth Circuit to disqualify a judge from their sprawling litigation that accuses insurance providers of failing to pay for weight-loss surgeries, saying a federal court should have excused the judge who they maintain is conflicted by his twin brother’s alleged involvement in the case.

The centers and their owners, Julian and Michael Omidi, on Monday said U.S. District Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald must be disqualified — and all his significant, potentially case-changing orders reversed —...
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Case Information

Case Title

Almont Ambulatory Surgery Cent, et al v. ILWU, et al

Case Number



Appellate - 9th Circuit

Nature of Suit

3791 Employee Retirement

Date Filed

March 3, 2017

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