AMA split by dispute between chief and board of trustees

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 30 June 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1561
  1. Fred Charatan
  1. Florida

    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 …

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