Nina Pham Lawsuit: Pause in the Process
An abatement order was filed by the 68th District Judge because Texas Health Resources, whom Nina Pham is suing, was said to have filed for bankruptcy. TheTexas Health Resources has not filed for bankruptcy however, and the order was filed due to a clerical error at the courthouse. This means that we are still in the complaint stage and are waiting to enter into discovery. For those who don’t know, discovery is the phase of the trial in which the Plaintiff and the Defendant exchange information to gather enough evidence to completely substantiate or do away with the case if there is not enough evidence. (Note: the case doesn’t automatically go away if there is not enough evidence, it could likely either dissolve after a motion for summary judgement or get to trial and a jury determine the evidence doesn’t support them claim)
The order was vacated and the lawsuit continues processing. Leaving us all to still wait to find out whether this will be heard in court or settled without any new requirements being placed on Emergency Managers by the court.
Read the full article here: http://www.texaslawyer.com/top-stories/id=1202719819778/Judge-Vacates-Order-After-Clerical-Error-in-Nina-Pham-Lawsuit?mcode=1202615023694&curindex=0&slreturn=20150209114115