A Cook County (Ill.) Circuit Court judge dismissed seven of eight counts in a second complaint filed by E. Ratcliffe Anderson Jr., former executive vice president of the American Medical Association, against his former employer but let stand Andersen's claim that he was fired by the AMA in 2001 in retaliation for whistle-blowing. Earlier, the judge had denied the AMA's request to dismiss the five counts in Anderson's first complaint, allowing the case to proceed based on claims of breach of contract, constructive discharge and intentional interference with a contract. The case is pending. Charles Pautsch, Anderson's attorney, said he expects a trial against the AMA and three current or former officials -- Timothy Flaherty, Thomas Reardon and D. Ted Lewers -- to begin in the summer or fall of 2004. -- by Michael Romano
Judge rules on second complaint against AMA
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