Bankrupt Ala. County Sued Over $4M Inmate Health Care Deal

Law360, Wilmington (October 23, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT) -- Bankrupt Jefferson County, Ala., has reneged on a $4 million deal with a health care contractor for medical services at its jail after switching to a competitor without notice, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Alabama federal court.

Mississippi-based Health Assurance LLC alleges the troubled county and its sheriff, Mike Hale, ignored the contract and took advantage of the contractor’s employees as they transitioned last year to a new provider, Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc., at the Jefferson County jail.

“Jefferson County and Hale replaced plaintiff...
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