The Widening Battle for LICH
Last week, SUNY's sale of LICH was voided by a State Supreme Court judge on a motion to intervene by deBlasio and civic groups as stakeholders in the hospital's future, based on a finding that SUNY, which never intended to keep LICH open, had acted in bad faith.
The interveners have asked the court to put LICH's assets and medical records in trust to protect them from theft or exploitation while the hospital's future is decided.
SUNY almost succeeded in turning LICH into luxury condos, deBlasio said, but the interveners won't let that happen again. The battle will continue until the community has a seat at the table and a voice in determining who will run LICH, he said.
De Blasio, community groups, the New York State Nurses Association and other petitioners are negotiating in another court case to find a way to preserve the hospital's essential medical services.
De Blasio and the community groups are represented by law firm Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher.
Posted by Kip at Friday, August 30, 2013