The Diversion Program of California was hijacked by David Thornton, former Director of the California Medical Board. David Thornton appointed stealth Trial Lawyer Lobbyist Julie Fellmeth of CPIL as Diversion Monitor. Her 20 years of animosity towards Physicians and Diversion was legitimized and memorialized in her November 2004 biased audit. That is equivalent to hiring David Duke to audit the NAACP.
Julie Fellmeth is a Lobbist for the Trial Lawyers, hiding behind the title of Consumer Advocate Lawyer. Fellmeth has a collaborator named Tina Minasian, who in turn has a victim posse she trots out to hearings. Tina had a lower body lift. She was given written and verbal instructions not to resume smoking or put on weight. She did, then blamed and sued the MD for malpractice. It was as if she took her best pants in for alteration, put on enough weight to rip the seems, then wanted to hang the tailor. She lost the case. Her complaint to the Medical Board was investigated and thrown out. She lost two Appeals and a Supreme Court Decision (was ordered to pay Attorney costs to boot). She set up a complaint soliciting web site regarding Target Physician, and would pressure & harangue callers to make false complaints to the Medical Board, assuring them that filing false complaints carried no risk at all. What Mrs. Julie Fellmeth claims was the result of an "open and competitive" process was in fact done in secret w/out the knowledge of other more capable people.
Please see the following websites which explains much of what has happened: