A unanimous Appellate Court affirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit by a departing member of a medical practice seeking compensation beyond what the practice’s membership agreement provided; the departing member had also asserted various claims for money damages against the practice. Berkowitz Lichtstein attorneys Stewart LevissEric Melzer and Evan Silagi successfully argued that the departing physician’s demands for reinstatement and access to the surgery center were properly dismissed by a trial court and that the physician’s claims for any damages or additional buy-out payments for his membership interest should be decided in an arbitration, not at a civil trial.  Click here for the Appellate Court’s decision in Ames v. Premier Surgical.