Armon and Bayus review two-count lawsuit against ASOS

Armon and Bayus review two-count lawsuit against ASOS
Federal District Court in Pennsylvania grants motion to dismiss physician’s claims of continued tortious conduct
Bruce D. Armon, Karilynn Bayus
Credentialing & Peer Review Legal Insider,HCPro, Inc.

Partner Bruce D. Armon and Associate Karilynn Bayus in the firm’s Health Practice reviewed a two-count lawsuit brought by a physician against the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (collectively, ASOS) alleging “continued tortious conduct” after ASOS refused to remove an article on its website that was ruled in a prior lawsuit to have placed the physician in a false light.

In the first case in April 2012, a jury found in favor of the attorney on the theory of false light invasion of privacy and awarded him $196,000. In the second case, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania held that since the physician had already received a monetary damages award for his false light claims, he was seeking impermissible injunctive relief, and dismissed this count of his complaint.