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Civil Procedure Keyed to Yeazell
Lucy Webb Hayes Natl. Training School v. Geoghegan
Citation:281 F. Supp. 116 (D.D.C. 1967)
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Defendant was a patient for a considerable amount of time at Sibley Memorial Hospital (the Hospital), which was operated by Plaintiff. The hospital is a private hospital. The hospital concluded that Defendant no longer needed acute care from the hospital and could be cared for by a nursing home. The hospital made a formal demand on June 2, 1967, to Defendant’s husband to transfer her out of the hospital. Defendant‘s husband took the position that Defendant should remain in the hospital until the end of her life. Defendant‘s husband was ready and willing to pay whatever the hospital would charge for the extended stay. Plaintiff sued Defendant, seeking an injunction ordering Defendant to leave the Hospital. Defendant moved to dismiss the lawsuit.
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