Hi-Desert Medical Center v. DouglasAnnotate this Case
Plaintiffs, various hospitals, filed these appeals to recoup financial reimbursement from the Department after their successful petition for writ of mandate to have SB 1103 invalidated. The court concluded that Plaintiffs Dignity Health, Hi-Desert, and Mee’s requests are barred by the doctrine of res judicata because the hospitals could have requested monetary damages in their original petition for writ of mandate but they failed to do so. The court concluded that Plaintiff Modoc's request is barred by the doctrine of forfeiture given its failure to object or otherwise oppose the Department’s motion to dismiss in front of the ALJ. Accordingly, the judgment in favor of Mee is reversed and the judgments in favor of the Department are affirmed.