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WVBR Obtains Reversal of Summary Judgment on UC Surgeon’s Retaliation Claims

By: WVBR May 19, 2021 no comments

WVBR Obtains Reversal of Summary Judgment on UC Surgeon’s Retaliation Claims

On May 19, 2021, WVBR won an appeal before the Ninth Circuit on behalf of dentist and surgeon Dr. Hieu Pham challenging summary judgment on Dr. Pham’s claims that U.C. San Francisco retaliated against him for raising safety concerns about another physician. The Ninth Circuit found that Dr. Pham had provided sufficient evidence of retaliation to require a trial, and reversed the summary judgment against Dr. Pham on those claims.

The appeal was handled and argued by WVBR partner Michael von Loewenfeldt.  A copy of the Court’s opinion can be found here. Oral argument in the case can be found here.