Nos. 86-5778, 86-5819.

857 F.2d 96 (1988)

Suketu H. NANAVATI, M.D., Appellant in 86-5778, v. BURDETTE TOMLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, and Executive Committee of the Medical Staff of Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital and Robert J. Sorensen, Appellants in 86-5819. Robert J. SORENSEN, M.D. v. Suketu H. NANAVATI, M.D.

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Decided August 24, 1988.

Petitions for Rehearing and Rehearing Denied September 26, 1988.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David H. Weinstein (argued), William B. Lytton, Kohn, Savett, Klein & Graf, P.C., Philadelphia, Pa., for appellant Suketu H. Nanavati, M.D.

F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, III (argued), F. Emmett Fitzpatrick, Philadelphia, Pa., for appellee Robert J. Sorensen, M.D.

Nina Wisznat Chase (argued), Carl J. Valore, Valore, McAllister, Westmoreland, Gould, Vesper & Schwartz, P.C., Northfield, N.J., Robert E. Paarz (argued), William M. Honan, Horn, Kaplan, Goldberg, Gorny & Daniels, Atlantic City, N.J., for appellees Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hosp.

Before HIGGINBOTHAM, BECKER and HUNTER, Circuit Judges.

Petitions for Panel Rehearing and Suggestion for Rehearing In Banc Denied September 26, 1988.


BECKER, Circuit Judge.


This case arises out of a bitter and quite public personal feud between Suketu H. Nanavati, M.D., and Robert J. Sorensen, M.D., two physicians at Burdette Tomlin Memorial Hospital ("the Hospital"), a small Cape May Court House, New Jersey hospital. The feud has spawned two actions with...

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