Jury sides with independent physician organization in $58M class-action lawsuit — 4 insights

A Tennessee jury ruled Bristol, Tenn.-based Wellmont Health System breached its contractual and fiduciary duties to Kingsport, Tenn.-based Highlands Physicians, the Bristol Herald Courier reports. 

Here's what you should know:

1. The jury sided with Highlands awarding the group $58 million, but did not grant additional punitive damages.

2. Highlands along with 2,100 people filed the class-action suit in 2016, alleging a breaches of contract, fiduciary duty and of the network access agreement. The suit also argued Wellmont made several other actions that negatively impacted Highland. 

3. Wellmont intends to appeal the decision.

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