Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Update on Adult Basic Suit

A few updates in the lawsuit over the closure of Pennsylvania's Adult Basic health program (adapted from press release). The Caroselli, Beachler, McTiernan and Conboy law firm is handling the case.

There are now 38 plaintiffs, up from the original three.

The firm filed an injunction asking the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania to forbid the Pennsylvania Department of the Treasury from spending any of the Tobacco Settlement Fund money the state is slated to receive on or about April 15, 2011 until the court has had an opportunity to rule on the adultBasic class action suit.

AdultBasic was created to allow low-income workers to purchase health care insurance at a minimal cost. The suit states that by illegally zeroing out tobacco settlement monies from their intended and mandated purpose, Gov. Corbett and the Pennsylvania Legislature violated the Pennsylvania Tobacco Settlement Act and the Pennsylvania Constitution.

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