Saint Peter’s Statement Regarding N.J. Supreme Court Ruling

July 24, 2017

Saint Peter’s Statement Regarding N.J. Supreme Court Ruling of Monday, July 24, 2017:
Saint Peter’s University Hospital is delighted by today’s decision by the Supreme Court of New Jersey reversing the Appellate Division in all respects and upholding its right to the broad discovery ordered by the Chancery Judge regarding its lawsuit against Horizon Healthcare Services, Inc. (Horizon), challenging Horizon’s relegation of Saint Peter’s to Tier 2 in its OMNIA tiered network.

According to Leslie D. Hirsch, Interim CEO and President, “this decision will enable Saint Peter’s to obtain the discovery it needs to prove it was wrongfully excluded from Tier 1, and that Horizon’s rating system was designed to confirm its predetermined decisions to prefer the largest hospital systems for Tier 1 to the exclusion of other worthy hospitals.  Saint Peter’s strongly believes it qualifies for the highest tier in any tiered network on the basis of cost and quality, and looks forward to proving that in court.”
Jeffrey J. Greenbaum, of Sills Cummis & Gross PC, outside counsel for Saint Peter’s in the OMNIA Litigation, explained that the Chancery Court had previously issued a series of broad discovery orders, and Horizon had obtained reversals of those orders from the Appellate Division.  “Today the Supreme Court reversed the Appellate Division orders in all respects, affirming Saint Peter’s rights to the important discovery sought and ordered by the Chancery Court.   We will now aggressively proceed to obtain the discovery ordered,” Greenbaum said, “and move the case to trial.”

Media Contact:
Jeffrey J. Greenbaum
Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
One Riverfront Plaza, Newark, NJ
p 973-643-5430  

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