[Ed note: we still plan on our Tax Day action!]
Since UPMC never made any agreement to keep Braddock Hospital open, residents opposed to its closing have no legal standing to reverse the health-care provider's Jan. 31 decision to shut it down.
That was the conclusion of Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Gene Strassburger in a court order dismissing an appeal brought by borough residents and a group called "Save Our Community Hospitals."
In his ruling, Judge Strassburger upheld UPMC's preliminary objections to the lawsuit seeking to force the reopening of the hospital.
He heard testimony on that appeal on March 25 and issued his ruling March 29.
Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10090/1046987-100.stm#ixzz0jqdAIiur