EDWARD TOBINICK MD VS THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CA

Case No.: BS170575    

Edward Tobinick, M.D., v. The Regents of the University of California,

Judge Mary Strobel

Hearing: April 23, 2019

BS170575

Tentative Decision on Motion for Attorney’s Fees and Costs

Petitioner Edward Tobinick, M.D. (“Petitioner”) moves for an award of attorney’s fees and costs in the amounts of $299,890 and $8,988.41, respectively, against Respondent The Regents of the University of California (“Respondent”).

Background and Procedural History

Petitioner is a physician board-certified in internal medicine and dermatology. (Saver Decl. ¶ 3.)[1] According to the verified petition, Petitioner is a former Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine. Petitioner alleges that he is the founder of the Institute of Neurological Recovery in Los Angeles, and the inventor of novel uses of the drug etanercept in neurology beginning in 1999. (Pet. ¶¶ 15-18; Petitioner’s Appe........