Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Our Long National Nightmare Continues: LICH Bidder Heads Back to Court, Suing SUNY on Thursday

Photo: MK Metz,
The legal battle to save Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Brooklyn from the state of New York should be called the Five Borough Attorney Employment Act.

The case is headed back to court on Tuesday. Make that Thursday. (The judge sent the papers back for correction.) This time, however, SUNY is not being sued by the entire Brooklyn community, or doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, patients or any of the various businesses it has screwed.

This time, SUNY is being sued by Brooklyn Health Partners, the group that won the allegedly crooked bidding war that SUNY oversaw after more than a year of lawsuits -- during which it shut down it's only source of income, LICH -- costing the state and taxpayers more than a quarter of a billion dollars.

First, on Monday, SUNY rejected BHP's bid.

Then late Monday, BHP said it's going to sue SUNY on Tuesday.

Now, they are really going to sue them. And a group representing black churches across NYC is going to rally because.

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Anonymous said...

Don't blame the attorneys. This deal was never going to work and the plaintiffs knew or should've known it would never work. At best, this bought some stalled time but the hospital will close and litigation won't change this fact. Even your "big man" knew it but he exploited it successfully.

Anonymous said...

Like Vietnam, this was a self imposes defeat.