Couch v. Bd. of Trustees of Mem. Hosp. of Carbon County, No. 08-8001 - U.S. Tenth Circuit
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Couch v. Bd. of Trustees of Mem. Hosp. of Carbon County, No. 08-8001

In a 42 U.S.C. section 1983 action alleging that defendant-hospital board deprived plaintiff-physician of his First Amendment right of free speech through a campaign of retaliation against him for speaking out about substance abuse at the hospital, summary judgment for defendants is affirmed where neither the hospital's investigation of plaintiff nor its warning letter to him constituted an adverse employment action for First Amendment purposes.

Read Couch v. Bd. of Trustees of Mem. Hosp. of Carbon County, No. 08-8001

Appellate Information

Filed November 17, 2009

Judges

Opinion by Judge Ebel

Counsel

For Appellant:

Elizabeth A. Phelan, Gregory R. Piché and Mark B. Wiletsky, Holland & Hart LLP, Boulder, CO

For Appellees:

Janet Schroer, Monty Barnett, John Lebsack and James M. Meseck, White and Steele, P.C., Denver, CO