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Appeals court rules FTC attorneys have immunity for roles in LabMD case

Two Federal Trade Commission staff attorneys are immune from a lawsuit that alleged they had retaliated against a medical laboratory whose CEO harshly criticized their investigation of his firm, a federal appeals court ruled.

Georgia-based LabMD and its owner Michael Daugherty accused FTC attorneys Alain Sheer and Ruth Yodaiken of “ramp[ing] up” their investigation after Daugherty lambasted the commission’s conduct.

But a three-judge panel on the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed a district court decision and, in a unanimous ruling on...

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