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Digest for Week of April 28th, 2016

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Espejo v. So. CA Permanente Med. Group

April 22, 2016
Labor & Employment Law, Dispute Resolution & Arbitration, Health Law
(California Court of Appeal) - In a doctor's suit against a hospital alleging wrongful termination and whistleblower retaliation, the trial court's denial of defendants' petition to compel arbitration pursuant to plaintiff's employment agreement and associated documents, is reversed where the trial court erroneously excluded the declaration as untimely and further, the declaration established the existence of an agreement to arbitrate.
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US v. Onuoha

April 20, 2016
Health Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
(United States Ninth Circuit) - In a case in which the defendant was charged under 18 U.S.C. sections 844(e) and 1038(a)(1) for making phone calls instructing authorities to evacuate the Los Angeles International Airport, the district court's order authorizing the Bureau of Prisons to forcibly medicate the defendant to restore his competency to stand trial is reversed and remanded for further proceedings where although there is an important government interest at stake in prosecuting the defendant, the district court clearly erred in finding that the proposed course of treatment was in the defendant’s best medical interests.
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