Citizen Health Corp. v. Sebelius

Federal 7th Circuit Court
Civil Court
Public Health Services Act
Case Number: 
No. 12-3924
Decision Date: 
August 2, 2013
Federal District: 
S.D. Ind., Indianapolis Div.
Dist. Ct. did not err in granting defendant’s motion for summary judgment in action by plaintiff (former partner of defendant in operation of health care facility) seeking to enjoin defendant from terminating section 330 federal grant for said health facility when it failed to renew co-partner agreement with plaintiff. Dist. Ct. could properly find that plaintiff was not grantee of said grant, where parties’ agreement provided that defendant was solely responsible for receiving said grant funds, and where agreement between parties allowed defendant to relinquish grant back to federal govt. when instant agreement expired. Moreover, plaintiff’s due process claim was also without merit where: (1) plaintiff had no property interest in grant funds; and (2) any harm to plaintiff’s reputation arising out of cancellation of grant did not rise to protectable interest under Due Process Clause.