East Bay Cardiovascular and Thoracic Associates, Inc. v Stanford Health Care-Valley Care, No. RG21101593 (Alameda County Sup. Ct.) (Denial of writ of mandate in action challenging client hospital’s quasi-legislative decision to change exclusive provider of cardiothoracic surgical services).
Wisner v Dignity Health, 85 Cal. App. 5th 35 (2022) (first-impression decision affirming the dismissal under the anti-SLAPP statute of a physician’s damages complaint against the client hospital alleging that the hospital had maliciously filed a false report to the federal government disclosing that the physician resigned his medical staff membership and privileges while under investigation; holding the report was both a mandated and a protected communication and the hospital was immune from liability under the federal peer review statute).
Dignity Health v Mounts, 2022 WL 538110 (Cal. App. 2022) (reversing denial of client hospital’s anti-SLAPP motion in action alleging retaliatory peer review of physician).
Bichai v. Dignity Health, 61 Cal. App. 5th 869 (2021) (secured complete dismissal of action by physician against a hospital following the medical staff’s recommended denial of the physician’s application for privileges because the hospital itself, a separate legal entity from the medical staff, had not taken adverse action on the physician’s application).
Wisner v. Dignity Health (San Joaquin Cty Sup. Ct.) (2021) (successfully represented Dignity Health in two lawsuits, persuading the court to grant an anti-SLAPP motion and a complete dismissal of action).
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Liang (C.D. Cal) (2019) (favorably resolved an action brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in federal court against a certified public accountant).
Cary Shakespeare, M.D. et al v. Adventist Health System/West (Placer Cty Sup. Ct.) (2018) (complete defense verdict for hospital system following trial of physician whistle-blower claims).
Ryan Kime, M.D. v. Adventist Health Clearlake Hospital et al, 254 F.Supp.3d 1071 (N.D. Cal.) (2017) (obtained dismissal with prejudice of EMTALA claims against hospital).