North Carolina’s certificate-of-need law blocks a Winston-Salem surgeon from buying an MRI machine that could help serve his patients. The CON restrictions prompted Dr. Gajendra Singh to file a constitutional lawsuit against the state. The legal action challenges CON’s limitations on economic liberty. Singh discussed the suit during a July 31, 2018, news conference in Raleigh with his attorneys. They include Renee Flaherty and Josh Windham of the Institute for Justice, along with Denton Worrell of Shanahan McDougal.