Editor’s note: The following news story was written by Independent Record reporter Phil Drake, who is also named in this lawsuit.
A Lewis and Clark County 1st Judicial District Court judge has dropped some counts in a summary judgment request and allowed others to remain in the case of an oncologist who filed a wrongful termination suit against a hospital.
Judge Michael Menahan on Thursday dismissed breach of contract violations, breach of covenant of good faith and fair dealing, civil conspiracy and violations of the Montana Unfair Trade Practices Act filed against Dr. Randy Sasich, a pulmonologist, by Dr. Thomas Weiner, an oncologist. Both had practiced at St. Peter’s Health.
However, the judge denied requests to dismiss summary judgment for defamation and punitive damages.
Weiner’s attorney declined comment. One of Sasich’s attorneys did not return an email seeking comment.
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Menahan’s 15-page decision is the latest in a series of rulings on summary judgment requests in Weiner’s lawsuit against St. Peter’s Health and others. His ruling addressed the seven remaining