When A Hospital Becomes A No-Standing Zone

Law360, New York (November 21, 2011, 1:36 PM EST) -- The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of South Carolina in In re Barnwell County Hospital, No. 11-06207 (Bankr. D.S.C. Oct. 27, 2011) held that an ad hoc community group of citizens formed for the purpose of attempting to keep the Barnwell County hospital open and operating in its current location (the community group) was not a party-in-interest in the hospital’s bankruptcy case and so lacked standing to challenge the debtor’s eligibility for relief under chapter 9 of the Bankruptcy Code.

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