Wyoming high court reschedules hearing of case involving doctor, facility
The Wyoming Supreme Court has rescheduled the case of Dr. Ronald E. Stevens and High Plains Anesthesia PC vs. Anesthesiology Consultants of Cheyenne LLC, et al.
The case was originally slated to be heard Sept. 19.
This fiduciary-duty case went to the Wyoming Supreme Court after Stevens and High Plains Anesthesia argued the decision of the district court over whether an eye surgery center had a protectable and continuing “corporate opportunity” for Anesthesiology Consultants of Cheyenne, whether the notice Stevens gave to ACC ratified his actions and/or rejected the opportunity, an agreement between Cassandra Rivers and ACC was a violation of the Federal Anti-Kickback law, whether claims of Stevens' violations of conditional privilege and speaking with malice amounted to defamation and whether the ruling was prejudiced because the court wouldn't admit an email exchange into trial.
In the original case, Anesthesiology Consultants of Cheyenne sought to recover the income of a nurse anesthetist at an eye surgery center that was allegedly taken by Stevens, according to court documents. The nurse was Stevens' wife and employee.
Wyoming Supreme Court case number S-17-0127