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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.
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.
Lawyers for the village of Melrose Park say two people appointed by Gov. JB Pritzker to a state hospital regulatory panel improperly voted to allow a controversy-plagued hospital to close, because their appointments had not yet been approved by the state Senate.
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.
IL Supreme Court reinstates restraining order on Melrose Park hospital closure; appeals court had thrown it out
The Illinois Supreme Court has reinstated, for now, a temporary restraining order on the closure of a Melrose Park hospital, after a state appeals panel had earlier ruled the restraining order had been granted wrongly, because the village of Melrose Park had no power under the law to request the action.