A fired physician in New York who is seeking $14 million in severance pay from Beth Israel Medical Center will not appeal a decision denying his request for an order barring the hospital from reviewing e-mail communications between him and his attorneys.

In Scott v. Beth Israel Medical Center, 602736/04, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Charles E. Ramos held that the e-mails, which were sent via the hospital’s system, were not protected by the attorney-client privilege.

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