CHICAGO (WLS) — Dozens of Westlake Hospital employees came to the Dirksen Federal Building to get the brand new on the financial ruin filed by means of its proprietors.
The bankruptcy basically shut down operations on the Melrose Park health center regardless of a nation courtroom ruling to preserve the medical institution open.
On Tuesday, a federal decide heard there is an ambulance stationed on the ER entrance to transport the ones in want of care to different hospitals, and that the skeleton body of workers has no longer been paid since August tenth.
The choose is expected to rule on whether the bankruptcy violates the nation order and feasible crook court cases if that movement is granted. Also at the schedule is a category motion lawsuit on behalf of Westlake personnel who allege they weren’t given right layoff be aware.
“The village’s view is the bankruptcy became filed in bad faith and simplest to get across the nation court docket injunction,” stated Ari Schrag, a lawyer for Melrose Park.
“We have handled generations of patients within the place. The medical institution is embedded in the residential region so human beings actually walk there, sporting their youngsters or carrying an unwell person,” said Dr. Nabil Saleh, Westlake Hospital pediatrician.
Meanwhile, Jussie Smollett’s legal professionals were in the courtroom for a status update before they choose. They are fighting the city’s try to collect money from Smollett.
The City of Chicago claims Smollett must reimburse the city for prices associated with the notorious alleged hoax wherein Smollett stated to Chicago police that he became the victim of a racist, homophobic assault.
Also in federal court docket these days– detention hearings. One became for the suspect in ultimate week’s shooting at the VA Hospital. But in place of detention listening to, the legal professional for Bernard Harvey Jr. Requested a mental health evaluation, and the federal prosecutor cited previous mental health remedy.
Harvey’s father and sister have been in court. They did no longer comment.
Farhan Sheikh becomes additionally in court docket Tuesday. He allegedly threatened to “slaughter” personnel at a women’s reproductive medical institution in Chicago on social media.