A Friday deadline to drop plans to sell the hospital or face legal action was not met by the city of North Kansas City. Lawyers for North Kansas City Hospital had asked the city to respond by noon. Hospital officials said they planned to block the city’s proposed sale. Attorneys argue that the city can’t sell the facility without the hospital’s permission. Citing uncertainty about the healthcare industry’s future, the city said it wants to get out of the business. Council met in executive session Friday to discuss the issue.