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Court: Give contractor records about cancellation

Sunday - 3/23/2014, 5:50pm  ET

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The state appeal court in Baton Rouge says Louisiana must give a fired contractor records about cancellation of its $200 million contract to process Medicaid claims.

The Jindal administration canceled Client Network Services Inc.'s contract after news about a federal grand jury subpoena to look into it.

The Gaithersburg, Md., company says the documents will show it did nothing wrong. It filed a wrongful termination lawsuit last year.

The 1st Circuit Court of Appeal ruled Friday in an open records claim.

Louisiana's attorney general said giving CNSI the records would interfere with a criminal investigation.

Assistant Attorney General David Caldwell tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1dl7MyH ) Louisiana won't appeal Friday's ruling. But he says the state will fight release of records that might hamper specific parts of the investigation.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com


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