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#SaveLICH Court Hearing Tomorrow Morning

Update: The hearing will continue tomorrow (Thursday, August 8), at 10:00 a.m., same place. There will be a hearing tomorrow (Wednesday, August 7) at 10:00 a.m. in Justice Johnny Lee Baynes’ courtroom on the fourth floor of 360 Adams Street at which oral arguments in the lawsuit against SUNY Downstate’s plan to close Long Island […]

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#SaveLICH: Brooklyn DA and State AG Both Investigating SUNY’s Actions

PIX11 reports that both the Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s office and the New York State Attorney General are investigating possible criminal activity by SUNY Downstate’s management in its efforts to shut down Long Island College Hospital. The DA got involved at the urging of Justice Johnny Lee Baynes of the New York Supreme Court, […]

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#SaveLICH Update: The TRO Stands

Update:According to this Eagle story the Appellate Division, to which SUNY appealed Justice Baynes’ TRO, has issued a temporary order preserving the status quo as of Friday, July 19 at 4:00 p.m. This means SUNY may take no further steps to transfer patients or shut down services. The Eagle quotes Gibson Dunn litigation partner and […]

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SaveLICH: The Warren Buffett Connection

It’s an indirect but real one, of which he is aware. It was in its inception highly beneficial, and had not Long Island College Hospital’s owners, with court acquiescence, used funds for purposes not contemplated in the terms of a gift, it could have averted the crisis LICH and the communities that depend on it […]

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#SaveLICH Update: Judge Issues TRO Barring SUNY From Immediate LICH Shutdown

Bill de Blasio’s trip to court today was successful. Justice Johnny Lee Baynes, who issued the original temporary restraining order barring SUNY Downstate from going ahead with its plan to close Long Island College Hospital, today issued another TRO in response to de Blasio’s petition. The order commands SUNY to appear in court on July […]

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#SaveLICH: Doctors Say SUNY Wants LICH Emptied Today; de Blasio Asks Court for New TRO

Update: We now have word that the state Department of Health has approved SUNY’s application to close LICH. See the official letter here.

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#SaveLICH: Suitors’ Plans Revealed

Update: Word has come via #SaveLICH that SUNY is now removing all patients from LICH and intends to padlock the hospital over the weekend. Protesters have gathered at Hicks and Pacific; Bill de Blasio and Steve Levin are there. The SUNY Downstate website now includes a summary of the seven suitors’ proposals for Long Island […]

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New #SaveLICH Events Monday and Tuesday

A reader has forwarded us a message from Michelle Green of the New York State Nurses Association: This coming week the Downstate Community Council and the SUNY Board of Trustees will be acting on their “sustainability” plan– and we plan to make our presence and opposition known. On Monday, at noon, the Downstate Community Council […]

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#SaveLICH Update: Millman Arrested; Cuomo’s Office and de Blasio Trade Barbs

State Assembly Member Joan Millman, whose district includes Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill, was arrested yesterday along with Cobble Hill resident and activist Dorothy Siegel and Peter Sikora, according to this Daily News story. The three were blocking pedestrian traffic on an approach to the Brooklyn Bridge and shouting “Governor Cuomo shame on you!” to protest SUNY’s attempt to close Long Island College Hospital. Millman joins Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and City Council Member Steve Levin in the rank of elected officials arrested during LICH related demonstrations.
Read more at Cobble Hill Blog.

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#SaveLICH: Millman Co-sponsors “Fail Safe” Bill to Keep “Downsized” LICH Open

According to Mary Frost’s Eagle story, bills have been introduced in the New York State Senate and Assembly that would assure the survival of a “downsized” Long Island College Hospital should SUNY Downstate Medical Center succeed in its plan to sell LICH. One of the sponsors of the Assembly bill, which is identical to the […]

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