Judge denies motion to dismiss lawsuit in Juweid case

BY DI STAFF | AUGUST 30, 2011 7:20 AM

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A motion from University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics officials in a lawsuit filed against them by UI radiology Professor Malik Juweid has been denied, according to court documents.

The lawsuit, which was filed by Juweid on May 6, names the state Board of Regents, the UI, and several university officials.

The suit alleges those named acted in retaliation after he spoke out against the discrimination of Arab-Americans, the medical mistreatment of children, and other matters of public concern, documents said.

The defendants filed a motion to dismiss the suit June 23, arguing taht Juweid failed to allege any direct claim against them, among several other issues. Juweid resisted the motion, and 6th District Judge Robert Sosalla denied the motion Aug. 26 and granted Juweid a motion to amend petition.

Juweid has 20 days to amend his complaints.

— by Eric Moore

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