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Attorneys to testify about Medicaid cancellation decision

1 year 1 month 3 weeks ago October 14, 2015 Oct 14, 2015 Wednesday, October 14 2015 October 14, 2015 12:22 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow
Image: MGN Photo / Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic (cropped)

BATON ROUGE - A district court judge has ruled that state attorneys must testify about how the decision was reached to cancel a nearly $200 million Medicaid contract.

Judge Tim Kelley made the ruling Tuesday after Client Network Services Inc. sought to depose layers from the Jindal administration as well as state assistant attorneys general.

CNSI attorney Michael McKay says they want to know more about events and discussions that led up to the decision. 

Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols previously testified she canceled the contract based on the advice of counsel. McKay said there was no other way to get additional information about the decision than to go to the lawyers.

McKay says Nichols' testimony opens to door for lawyers to be deposed.

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