An appeals court in Tallahassee has ruled that the Florida Medical Association and three Florida doctors are not immune from liability in connection with efforts to discipline a doctor who testified as a plaintiff expert in a malpractice case.

On Tuesday, a 1st District Court of Appeal panel unanimously held that state and federal laws governing physician peer review do not immunize the FMA and the doctors from a suit brought by a doctor who faced disciplinary action for his testimony.

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