CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Carolinas HealthCare System is firing back at Mecklenburg County with a lawsuit as the two organizations continue fighting over a contract.
On Tuesday, the Mecklenburg County commissioners voted to sever its contract saying CHS failed to deliver required information on the Indigent Mental Health Care it provides the county.
Late Thursday afternoon, CHS issued a statement announcing it is filing a lawsuit asking the courts to declare that it has fulfilled its contract.
Commissioners suggested using mediation to work out their differences, but CHS said it doesn't agree with the county's process for resolving the dispute.
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The following statement was released by Carolinas Healthcare System on Thursday, July 14, 2011.