Civ. A. No. C-78-0471SAW.

462 F.Supp. 436 (1978)

Guy BRACCO et al., Plaintiffs, v. Jerome LACKNER, M. D., Individually and in his official capacity as Director of the California Department of Health, Defendant and Third-Party Plaintiff, v. QUALITY CARE CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL CENTERS, INC., a California Corporation, dba the San Franciscan Center, Joseph A. Califano, Secretary, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare, Third-Party Defendants.

United States District Court, N. D. California.

April 5, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Public Advocates, Inc. by Sidney M. Wolinsky, Angela Glover Blackwell, San Francisco, Cal., for plaintiffs.

Evelle J. Younger, Atty. Gen., State of Cal., San Francisco, Cal., by Asher Rubin, John Davidson, John Klee, Jr., Deputy Attys. Gen., Ann Miley, California Dept. of Health, San Francisco, Cal., for defendant and third-party plaintiff Jerome Lackner, M.D., et al.

G. William Hunter, U. S. Atty., San Francisco, Cal., by Richard De Saint Phalle, George Christopher Stoll, Asst. U. S. Attys., Cade Morrow, HEW, San Francisco, Cal., for third-party defendant U. S. Dept. of Health, Ed. and Welfare.

Trope & Trope by Eugene L. Trope, Los Angeles, Cal., for third-party defendant Quality Care Convalescent Hospital Centers, Inc.

Van Bourg, Allen, Weinberg & Roger by Stefanie Arthur, San Francisco, Cal., amicus curiae.

Joseph Freitas, Jr., Dist. Atty., by David Moon, San Francisco, Cal., for the Office of the District Attorney, City and County of San Francisco.


WEIGEL, District Judge.

These relatively extended Findings and Conclusions, supplementing those in the preamble of the Preliminary Injunction itself, have been prepared by the Court as expeditiously as feasible under the somewhat unusual circumstances of the course of these proceedings from inception to the present.

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