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While doctors in New York may not be able to use the public health law to sue individuals who report them in bad faith, they can bring defamation claims instead. Photo: Amr Alfiky/AP While doctors in New York may not be able to use the public health law to sue individuals who report them in bad faith, they can bring defamation claims instead. Photo: Amr Alfiky/AP

Doctors in New York cannot use a section of state law to sue individuals who report them to the state for alleged misconduct, whether in bad faith or not, because that’s not what the Legislature intended when it enacted the statute, the New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

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Dan M. Clark

Dan M. Clark is the Albany reporter for the New York Law Journal. He covers the state Court of Appeals, the state legislature, state regulators, and more. Email Dan anytime at dmclark@alm.com.

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