Staffing agency sues East Jefferson General Hospital for $382K

By Louisiana Record reports | Sep 11, 2014

GRETNA – A physician management service is suing a local hospital claiming breach of contract.

Northern Louisiana Emergency Physicians LLP filed suit against Jefferson Parish Hospital District No. 2, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana and East Jefferson General Hospital in the 24th Judicial District Court.

Northern Louisiana Emergency Physicians alleges it was contracted to provide physician management services including staffing and recruiting for East Jefferson General Hospital beginning on May 11, 2010 to be renewed automatically each year unless otherwise noted. The plaintiff contends that on April 1, 2013 it was told that its contract was being terminated without cause. Northern Louisiana Emergency Physicians claim that under the contract East Jefferson General Hospital was required to pay invoices for recruitment fees within 30 days of receipt. However, the plaintiff contends the defendant did not pay out standing fees in the amount of $382,643.84.

The defendant is accused of breach of contract.

Damages in the amount of $382,643.84 plus interest are sought by the plaintiff.

Northern Louisiana Emergency Physicians LLP is represented by Maryann G. Hoskins of New Orleans-based Degan, Blanchard & Nash.

The case has been assigned to Division O Judge Ross P. LaDart.

Case no. 740-557.

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