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Pipeline Health: Melrose Park broke law by asking Cook County judge to find Pipeline in contempt for Westlake bankruptcy
As a Cook County judge prepares to handle the question of whether to hold the owner of a Melrose Park hospital in contempt for filing bankruptcy, the hospital owner has in turn asked a federal bankruptcy judge to find the village of Melrose Park broke federal law by asking the Cook County judge to find them in contempt.
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Saying the owners of Westlake Hospital have proceeded in “bad faith,” the village of Melrose Park has asked a federal bankruptcy court to refuse to allow Westlake Hospital to proceed with its bankruptcy and the fate of the financially-troubled hospital should be decided in Cook County court.
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Faced with a possible court order forcing them to keep open a hospital they claim is hemorrhaging money, the owners of Melrose Park’s Westlake Hospital have asked a federal bankruptcy court to take oversight of the owners’ long-running efforts to wind down operations at the hospital, and take it out from under the Cook County courts, for now.
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Fired Melrose Park firefighter can't dodge residency rules by owning a home rented to someone else in village
CHICAGO -- A former Melrose Park firefighter has lost his appeal in the Illinois First District Appellate Court to overturn the decision to terminate his employment for his failure to abide by residency requirements.
Melrose Park hospital owners say village and Kim Foxx have no say whether privately run health care facility closes
The owner of Westlake Hospital in Melrose Park said village officials and Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx have no skin in the game to keep the financially struggling facility open against the owner’s wishes.
Melrose Park could use TIF property tax money to pay class action firm Edelson in Westlake Hospital court fight
Class action law firm Edelson P.C. could be poised to claim a cut of the property taxes paid to Melrose Park by Westlake Hospital, should the firm succeed in helping Melrose Park stop the hospital's owners from closing the health care facility.
Legal fight over fate of Westlake Hospital draws in unusual players, in 'complex, complicated' court fight
'Complex, complicated' court fight over Westlake Hospital places judges, state officials at center of unprecedented fight over attempt to close money-losing Melrose Park health care facility.
The village of Melrose Park is suing the new owners of Westlake Hospital, accusing the owners of committing fraud by attempting to close the hospital only months after the village claims the owners promised the village and Illinois state regulators the hospital would remain open.
Cook suburbs join together to sue opioid makers; doctors added as defendants to keep case out of federal court
Ten Cook County suburbs have sued opioid makers in connection with what they allege is widespread drug abuse and overdoses from so-called opioid prescription painkillers. And in a bid to ensure their lawsuit doesn’t get shipped off to a Cleveland federal court to be consolidated with the bulk of the opioid litigation pending in U.S. courts, the plaintiffs have also tacked on as defendants three doctors they accused of operating a “pill mill.”
Melrose Park didn't violate fired firefighter's due process rights in termination over residency rules
The village of Melrose Park was within its rights to fire a firefighter for failing to abide by its residency requirements, a federal appeals court has ruled, dismissing an attempt by the firefighter to claim his termination violated his due process rights.