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Physician seeking exam exemption from national specialty certifying body must bring suit in Texas, where certifier is located

Forcing a New Jersey doctor to litigate claims against a national specialty certifying body in Texas was not unreasonable, a federal judge in New Jersey held June 9, dismissing the doctor's complaint. The court upheld a jurisdiction clause contained in an application for certification by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Charles Hage, an OB-GYN in New Jersey, maintained certification with the board, even maintaining it after 2002, when he developed an eye condition that prevented him from surgical or intrusive examinations, forcing . . .

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