Goodell DeVries Wins Summary Judgment on Behalf of Hospital

By: GDLD | 11.26.13 | Case Results

On November 15, 2013, the District of Columbia Superior Court heard oral arguments on a motion for summary judgment filed by Thomas V. Monahan, Jr. and Erin C. Miller on behalf of a D.C. hospital.  Convinced by the hospital’s argument that a non-employee orthopedic surgeon in private practice who provided non-emergent services to admitted patients was not the apparent agent of the hospital, the Judge dismissed the plaintiff’s apparent agency claim and entered summary judgment in favor of the hospital from the bench.