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Judge lets Washington, DC, back out of United Medical Center takeover plan

Washington Post, May 14, 2010
A Washington, DC, Superior Court judge signed off on Mayor Adrian M. Fenty's request to abandon plans to seize control of the city's United Medical Center. City officials initially asked the court to formally grant them control of the medical center, citing fiscal mismanagement by its owner, Specialty Hospital of Washington. But the District changed course this month, calling the court-ordered approach too costly and dropping it. In his ruling, Judge Henry F. Greene said that it was within the mayor's discretion to decide whether to pursue so-called receivership and that "it is not for the judicial branch to second-guess that decision."