Day Pitneys Mike Furey was quoted in an April 13 article, “Hospitals suit over OMNIA health plan can continue, Appellate Division says,” in NJBIZ. Day Pitney is representing three New Jersey hospitals in a lawsuit against Horizon Healthcare relating to the formation of its new, multi-tiered health plan called OMNIA, most recently discussed here.
As the article reports, the hospitals can continue their case according to a court order from the Appellate Division which denied motions from Horizon that sought to stay the case until the states Supreme Court reviews an appeal pending before it. The Appellate Division also refused Horizons attempt to stop depositions and prevent the release of documents.
The decision by the appellate court is “very positive news,” Mike told NJBIZ. “(Fridays) ruling is an important step in moving this case forward and unraveling the secrecy surrounding Horizons ill-conceived OMNIA plan,” he said. “We remain confident that ultimately the public will learn the truth about OMNIA and that the court will rule in favor of the hospitals.”