Accretive Accuses Minn. AG Of Deception, Intimidation

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 1:19 PM EDT) -- Beleaguered medical billing firm Accretive Health Inc. on Wednesday dramatically escalated its public relations fight with Minnesota's attorney general, suggesting in a letter that she broke promises and tried to intimidate the company during a high-profile investigation into allegedly abusive collection practices.

The seven-page correspondence to Minnesota Solicitor General Alan Gilbert describes behind-the-scenes talks in elaborate detail and portrays Attorney General Lori Swanson as being intent on smearing Accretive, regardless of factual findings.

"Your office has disclosed confidential documents, conducted negotiations in bad faith and failed...
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