Standing Must Be Addressed Prior To Questions On The Merits, 6th Circuit Panel Says

(August 28, 2015, 3:23 PM EDT) -- CINCINNATI — A district court erred in deciding a case on its merits before determining if the plaintiff had standing to pursue the suit because questions of “standing” must be addressed prior to questions of “merits,” according to a 1998 decision issued by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals said Aug. 17 (Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron v. Youngstown Associates in Radiology Inc. Welfare Plan, et al., No. 14-3437, 6th Cir.; 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 14655)....

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