Court Overrules Providence’s Objections to Hoag’s Affiliation Lawsuit, Trial Looms
In a statement, Hoag stated that it welcomes the decision issued Tuesday.
A judge in California overruled Providence St. Joseph’s demurrer to the complaint by the Association of Presbyterian Members of Hoag to dissolve Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian’s affiliation with the Renton, Washington-based health system.
The ruling, issued Tuesday afternoon by David A. Hoffer, a judge of the Superior Court of Orange County in California, stated that the court was unable to conclude that Hoag’s complaint must be dismissed for lack of standing. A demurrer hearing was held Monday to to see if there was sufficient evidence to move forward with Hoag’s affiliation lawsuit. (More…)
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