AMA split by dispute between chief and board of trusteesBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7302.1561/a (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1561
- Fred Charatan
The American Medical Association (AMA) is in turmoil after a decision by its chief executive to sue the association's board of trustees and its incoming chairman.
Dr E Ratcliffe Anderson, chief executive officer of the association, has filed a lawsuit claiming that the organisation took away his power to fire the head of the legal department after questions arose about a multimillion dollar property deal.
He is seeking more than $5m (£3.6m) in damages in the …