Emergency room doctors in Minot, N.D., won a round in their legal fight with Trinity Health, Minot, over charges that the doctors breached their contract by refusing to work in Trinity's ER after the system closed nearby Unimed Medical Center in June 2001. The state Supreme Court said a district court judge erred when he ruled that North Central Emergency Services breached its contract with Trinity and remanded the case back to court for a jury trial. The doctors' group contended that Trinity effectively terminated the contract when it closed Unimed and sought $1.9 million in damages, saying the transfer to Trinity forced them into different shifts and duties. -- by Michael Romano
N.D. ER doctors' case remanded for trial
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