Ballad Health Asks To Dismiss Lawsuit

Ballad Health officials are asking a previously filed lawsuit against the health care provider and its volunteer members be dismissed. The federal lawsuit claims a conflict of interest and possible anti trust law violation because certain members of the Ballad Health Board of Directors also sit on the Board of Trustees for ETSU. The lawsuit singles out Philanthropist Scott Niswonger and Eastman Executive David Golden, who serve on both boards. The lawsuit also questions ETSU President Brian Nolands role as both Ballad Board Member and head of the university.