Pa. Can't Close Health Centers, SEIU Tells State High Court

Law360, Philadelphia (March 12, 2014, 3:01 PM EDT) -- A Service Employees International Union affiliate on Wednesday asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to stop the state’s plan to close 26 community health centers, arguing that the move violated a state law that obligates the Department of Health to keep them open.

Bruce Ludwig of Willig Williams & Davidson, representing SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania, told the justices that they had the authority to overturn a Commonwealth Court ruling and immediately impose a preliminary injunction on the state’s Department of Health, arguing that only the state legislature could...
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