El Camino Hospital Executive Pay Cap May Die Before Hitting Courts

A measure that would cap executive compensation at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Calif., may fall before it hits the courtroom, as the primary defendant has been unable to find pro bono legal services, according to a Los Altos Town Crier report.

In November, roughly 52 percent of people within the hospital's county voted to approve Measure M, which would cap the compensation of El Camino executives to no more than twice the salary of California's governor. Based on most recent figures, this would mean El Camino Hospital executives could earn no more than roughly $330,000.

Hospital officials filed the lawsuit in January and named two top union officials as defendants: Kary Lynch and Laura Huston, both with the SEIU.

Mr. Lynch told the Los Altos Town Crier the SEIU has not provided legal help, nor can he currently find lawyers willing to argue his case for free. The 30-day timeframe to respond to El Camino's lawsuit has also expired.

"To stand by helplessly and watch the voters' will go by the wayside is frustrating," Mr. Lynch said in the report. "I believe [the measure] is dead. My expectation is that a judge will throw it out without ruling on its legality."

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