The lawsuit alleged that three members of the Ballad Health board of directors had a conflict of interest by also serving as ETSU trustees/officers, since Ballad competes with ETSU Physicians.
U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier issued his ruling on Wednesday, dismissing the lawsuit without prejudice.
Collier wrote in a memorandum that the plaintiffs have not alleged any facts to demonstrate a concrete, particularized injury. Collier continued by saying the lawsuit fails to state the nature of an alleged injury beyond asserting a violation of (federal law).
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