Pa. Appeals Court Affirms Block On Single-Source EMS Law

Law360, Philadelphia (May 24, 2013, 2:59 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday upheld an injunction preventing an Erie County town from enforcing an ordinance naming a sole emergency medical care provider and blocking competitors from offering alternative ambulance services, ruling that the law unconstitutionally infringed companies' right to do business.

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled that Millcreek Township's 2010 ordinance preventing nondesignated entities from providing emergency medical services to residents ran afoul of protections in the U.S. Constitution on contracts between individuals and private businesses, adding that township officials had not provided...
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