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Nova Scotia appeal ends battle of cardiologist who lost research privileges

Friday, March 09, 2018 @ 12:23 PM | By Terry Davidson

The failed appeal of a doctor unsatisfied with a $1.4 million award for being stripped of research privileges shows an “unwillingness” of courts to fall for “artificial contracts,” said a lawyer involved in the case.

The Nova Scotia Court of Appeal’s decision in Horne v. Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre 2018 NSCA 20 ends a long legal battle between Dr. Gabrielle Horne and the hospital and the Capital District Health Authority.

Horne, a cardiologist, sued the hospital and the health authority after her research privileges...