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Torretti v. Main Line Hosps., Inc., No. 08-1525

In plaintiffs' case against a hospital and doctors under the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) 42 U.S.C. section 1395dd, district court's grant of summary judgment in favor of defendants is affirmed where: 1) the type of plaintiff's routine hospital visits for pregnancy and her status as a outpatient does not trigger EMTALA; and 2) plaintiffs' evidence was not sufficient to raise a disputed issue with respect to a stabilization claim. 

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Appellate Information

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (D.C. Civil Action No. 06-cv-03003)

District Judge: Honorable Juan R. Sanchez

Argued January 28, 2009
Opinion Filed September 2, 2009


Before:  Scirica, Chief Judge, Ambro, and Smith, Circuit Judges 
Opinion by Circuit Judge Ambro


Counsel for Appellant: Barbara R. Axelrod, James E. Beasley, Jr.Dion G. Rassias,

Counsel for Appellee: Daniel F. Ryan, III, O'Brien & Ryan, Peter J. Hoffman, Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott