In re Jefferson County

Ruling: 
Relief from stay for municipalities reliant on debtor county's hospital denied.
Procedural posture: 
Movants, various municipal entities reliant upon debtor county's hospital, requested a determination that the automatic stays of 11 U.S.C.S. §§ 362(a) and 922(a) did not apply to certain actions sought to be taken by the municipal parties. The dispute revolved around the provision of inpatient and emergency room medical care for indigent residents under the Alabama Health Care Responsibility Act (AHCRA), Ala. Code § 22-21-290 et seq.
Issue: 
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Commercial case opionion summary, case decided on December 19,2012, LexisNexis #0113-024