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Dougherty v. Haag, G038335

In a case involving a procedural fairness inquiry by plaintiff expert witness brought to overturn his censure by a gatekeeper organization (AFTE) founded to promote the integrity of expert testimony, denial of plaintiff's writ of mandate to overturn censure is affirmed over claims of error that: 1) plaintiff was not afforded notice and opportunity to be heard by AFTE; 2) plaintiff's censure was contrary to California's litigation privilege; 3) judgment on the pleadings was not correct; and 4) AFTE's anti-SLAPP motion was frivolous.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 07/28/2008
  • Published 07/29/2008



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Levin & Oberman, Jeffrey T. Oberman, Beverly Hills;  Law Offices of Arezou Kohan, Arezou Kohan;  Golden & Fonte and Edmund W. Golden, Metairie, LA, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • Green & Hall, Brian C. Plante, Eurus Cady, Markus D. Self, Santa Ana;  Law Offices of Alan E. Wisotsky and Alan E. Wisotsky, Oxnard, for Defendants and Respondents.
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