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Thursday, October 06, 2016

Ind. Decisions - "Court won't take Parkview rate suit: Hospital must reveal costs, discounts"

On September 6th, an ILB post began:

The Supreme Court oral argument last Thursday in Parkview Hospital, Inc. v. Thomas E. Frost, et al. (02A03-1507-PL-00959) (you may watch it here) is the subject of a Sept. 2nd story by Niki Kelly in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette.
Today Kelly reports that the Supreme Court voted Monday, Oct. 3, not to grant transfer, meaning the March 14th, 3-2 Court of Appeals ruling on an interlocutory appeal stands. (This information should be on the next Court's transfer list, which likely will not be issued until next Tuesday, October 12th.) Kelly's story this morning begins:
Parkview Hospital will have to release information in a local lawsuit about charges and discounts it provides to insured patients.

That’s because the Indiana Supreme Court decided this week not to take the case in question. The leaves in place a trial court and Indiana Court of Appeals decision in favor of Thomas Frost, who was catastrophically injured in a truck-motorcycle crash and taken by air to Parkview in October 2013.

The court heard oral arguments last month but ultimately voted 3-2 not to take the case.

Chief Justice Loretta Rush, along with Justices Steven David and Robert Rucker rejected the case while Justices Mark Massa and Geoffrey Slaughter would have taken it.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on October 6, 2016 09:16 AM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions