UK sues Herald-Leader in open records case over failed deal

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – The University of Kentucky is suing the Lexington Herald-Leader in order to avoid revealing documents about a failed business deal between UK HealthCare and a Hazard cardiology firm.

The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/2dqnETH) says it had requested a Power Point presentation given to the UK Board of Trustees by District of Columbia lawyer David Douglass about the Appalachian Heart Center. The university paid $1 million to Douglass and $4.1 million to the federal government because of billing problems at the cardiology firm it acquired in 2013.

The university has already filed a related lawsuit seeking to overturn Attorney General Andy Beshear’s ruling that UK violated the Kentucky Open Records Act when it refused to turn over documents related to a dinner meeting in which Douglass briefed board members.

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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com

 

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