No. S096127.

124 Cal.Rptr.2d 701 (2002)

29 Cal.4th 32

53 P.3d 119

Robert ZUCKERMAN, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS, Defendant and Respondent.

Supreme Court of California.

August 26, 2002.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Ronald B. Kaplan, Chicago, IL, for Plaintiff and Appellant.

Catherine I. Hanson and Astrid G. Meghrigian, San Francisco, for California Medical Association as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Davis, Cowell & Bowe and Andrew J. Kahn, San Francisco, for Union of American Physicians and Dentists as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Russell Iungerich, Rolling Hills, for California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Ellen M. Berkowitz and Jack S. Yeh, Los Angeles, for California Chiropractic Association as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Plaintiff and Appellant.

Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Antonio J. Merino and Zaven V. Sinanian, Deputy Attorneys General, for Defendant and Respondent.

Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Carlos Ramirez, Assistant Attorney General, and Joseph P. Furman, Deputy Attorney General, for the Medical Board of California as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Defendant and Respondent.


Under California law, the State Board of Chiropractic Examiners (Board) may discipline any chiropractor who engages in professional misconduct. A chiropractor accused of misconduct is entitled to a hearing before an administrative law judge, whose proposed decision is reviewed by the Board. A chiropractor found to have committed misconduct may be ordered to pay the "reasonable costs of investigation and prosecution of the case," including attorney fees...

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