The following has not been made officially public:
1. On November 15, 2013, Dr. James Murtagh, a longtime GAP associate and lackey, sued Clark Baker of the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice in California state court for tortious interference with business relationships. The claim is that Baker used confidential information belonging to Murtagh to blacklist him in the temporary physician community. I, along with two other whistleblowers, was named as someone who owed and breached a duty of confidentiality to Murtagh. I was not named as a defendant, and both claims are false.
2. In characteristic fashion, Dr. Murtagh is attempting to cloak his lawsuit in secrecy, filing a motion to seal the entire record. I understand that a hearing on that motion is scheduled for Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 9am in room 731 of the Stanley Mosk courthouse, in Los Angeles. The docket number is BC527716. Dr. Murtagh is represented by Steven Dennison Smith of Blacksburg, Virginia, and Lurie & Associates of Los Angeles. Mr. Baker is represented by Mark Weitz of Austin, Texas, and Etan Lorant of Los Angeles.
3. In the first week of January 2014, I reviewed over 8,000 emails and narrowed down my production (pursuant to a subpoena from Baker’s attorneys) to over 2,800+ relevant emails and documents. I also drafted a 22-page timeline to recount the relevant events. Dr. Murtagh’s attorneys should now be in possession of this production. (Murtagh’s lawyer sent me a litigation hold notice in December but never followed up with a subpoena.)
4. My understanding is that the Government Accountability Project received a subpoena from Baker’s attorneys around January 12, 2014, but objected on technical and alleged relevance grounds. Their involvement will become apparent over time, if it hasn’t already.
5. I have nothing, absolutely nothing to hide, and I would reveal all 2,800+ emails and the timeline today if it were up to me.
6. That said, I did withhold a number of emails from my production and timeline to prevent further frivolous, derivative litigation. Upon consent or a court order, this information too will become available. This should not be construed as an admission or concession that the information is, indeed, privileged.
7. Despite GAP’s and its cronies’ sub rosa intimidation efforts since January, I will continue to provide testimonial assistance, and all will be revealed in time.
P.S. Also, this. Ask me someday why that letter was necessary.