St. John’s Health Center Foundation Files Lawsuit To Obtain Revoked $5M Donation Pledge
St. John's Health Center's foundation has filed a lawsuit against the estate of a woman who revoked a $5 million pledge to the Santa Monica hospital. Paula Kent Meehan, founder of the Redken hair care company, revoked the pledged donation after the hospital's top executives were ousted and officials proposed selling the hospital. The case will challenge whether charities can legally enforce donation promises.
- "St. John's Hospital Foundation Sues To Enforce Donation Pledge" (Pfeifer, Los Angeles Times, 7/21).