A Pennsylvania federal judge has dismissed a RICO and abuse of process suit against a lawyer, his law firm and their client brought by a doctor who claims she was falsely accused in a 2000 lawsuit of committing malpractice in 1970 by a patient she never even treated.

In the suit, Hazel I. Holst claimed that attorney Harry J. Oxman filed a baseless lawsuit against her and then attempted to extort a $200,000 settlement.

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