6th Circ. Won’t Rehear St. Luke’s Contract Termination Appeal

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By J. Edward Moreno (September 10, 2021, 5:57 PM EDT) — The Sixth Circuit won’t rehear St. Luke’s Hospital’s bid for a preliminary injunction barring ProMedica Health System from terminating insurance contracts with the hospital and its physician group.

In an order filed Friday, the Sixth Circuit denied St. Luke’s petition for an en banc hearing after a panel tossed the preliminary injunction on Aug. 10, ruling that ProMedica “had a legitimate business explanation” for ending its contract with St. Luke’s and that the damages the hospital is seeking are purely monetary, which does not meet the bar of “irreparable harm” required for a preliminary injunction.

In its one-paragraph order, the court…

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