Judge drops 3 of 6 counts against former Lutheran CEO
A Tennessee court has dismissed three of six counts in Community Health Systems’ lawsuit against Brian Bauer, former CEO of Lutheran Health Network.
Counts of trade and commercial disparagement, unfair and deceptive business practices, and breach of duty of loyalty were all dismissed.
But in the ruling issued Wednesday by the Circuit Court of Williamson County, Judge Debbie McMillan Barrett found that Tennessee is the appropriate venue for the case. Bauer had argued that because the allegations supposedly happened in Fort Wayne, the case should be heard and decided in Indiana.
For more on this story, see Friday’s print edition of The Journal Gazette or go to www.journalgazette.net later today.