Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 14, 2014
Telling a packed Brooklyn courtroom that "a serious decision has to be made," state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes ruled against Brooklyn Health Partners' attempt to force the State University of New York (SUNY) to accept their bid for Long Island College Hospital (LICH). Brooklyn Health Partners (BHP), a team combining California developers and a Borough Park investor, had been ranked first in SUNY's disputed Request for Proposals bidding process, but contract talks fell apart weeks ago. BHP CEO Merrell Schexnydre and investor Harry (Chaim) Miller claimed SUNY did not negotiate in good faith. But they failed to make their case before Justice Baynes on Tuesday.