LICH litigation continues in Brooklyn courts
Physicians seek to overturn hospital’s sale to Fortis
The long legal battle surrounding the State University of New York’s (SUNY) sale of Long Island College Hospital (LICH) in Cobble Hill to a developer is not over.
The Supreme Court Appellate Division in Brooklyn has set a Friday, March 27 deadline for the next step in an appeal seeking to overturn SUNY’s decision to award the hospital property to Fortis Property Group.
The Concerned Physicians of LICH, one of the groups fighting the sale of the hospital for more than two years, is trying to annul SUNY’s decision to award the now-shuttered site to Fortis.
State Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes denied an earlier bid by community litigants to overturn the award. Concerned Physicians appealed this decision, and SUNY filed to dismiss the appeal. Now, Concerned Physicians has filed to deny SUNY’s motion.