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UT Docs' Employee Status At Issue Before Texas High Court

Law360, Dallas (October 12, 2017, 8:37 PM EDT) -- As the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston aims to dump defamation claims against four doctors whose comments allegedly led the hospital to rescind an offer to a medical resident, Texas Supreme Court justices on Thursday weighed whether the doctors are considered hospital employees.

During oral arguments, the justices drilled down into whether the medical resident, Tomas Rios, could move forward with claims against the individual doctors, whom he accuses of publishing false statements about him and interfering with his appointment to the hospital’s...
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