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Judge remains on CNSI case against state

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago June 26, 2013 Jun 26, 2013 Wednesday, June 26 2013 June 26, 2013 3:00 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A judge has refused to disqualify one of his colleagues from presiding over a lawsuit that challenges the Jindal administration's cancellation of Client Network Services Inc.'s nearly $200 million contract to process Medicaid claims.

The state asked District Judge Mike Caldwell to recuse District Judge Tim Kelley from the case because CNSI attorney Lewis Unglesby recently represented Kelley in what has been described as a "personal matter" and Kelley's wife - former Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis - will be called to testify in the CNSI case.

Caldwell says he's confident Kelley will recuse himself if it becomes necessary to do so. At this point, he says, he doesn't see any basis for recusal.

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