SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal jury has awarded more than $1.1 million to a former Huron surgeon after determining that her past employer had breached her contract.

The Argus Leader ( reports the jury found that Huron Regional Medical Center violated due process rights under its bylaws afforded to Dr. Linda Miller as part of her contract with the clinic.

The award came over six years after Miller had to put in her resignation to the center. Ken Barker, an attorney for Miller, says it’s a “victory for the jury process.”

Three doctors reviewed the outcomes of some of Miller’s cases during the medical peer review process. Contrary to the clinic’s bylaws, she wasn’t allowed to participate.

Barker says the clinic’s board manipulated the process to get rid of Miller.

Information from: Argus Leader,