Thursday, July 5, 2018
Back in May, Judge Christopher Conner of the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled that the Commonwealth could not take $200M from the state-created joint underwriting association (JUA) for medical malpractice insurance to balance the budget. The judge ruled it was a seizure of property without compensation and was unconstitutional. (Coverage here) Having been thwarted, the Commonwealth passed a budget that simply absorbs the JUA's operations into the Insurance Department. The JUA has sued again and has filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction. WITF has the story.