Acadia on wrong end of $6.9M Texas jury verdict

A jury from the Dallas area has ruled that Franklin-based Acadia Healthcare acted inappropriately when it worked with five former employees of Universal Health Services to launch a venture under Acadia's umbrella. UHS last year bought Psychiatric Solutions, which was being run by what is now Acadia's leadership. A jury last week ruled that Acadia and the workers had violated noncompete agreements and that UHS is entitled to $6.9 million.

Beth Kutscher at Modern Healthcare has the details of the case, which one of the victors says was "litigated in a very heated manner." Acadia's attorney, however, doesn't sound ready to concede: He told Kutscher via email that “No judgment has been entered, and we remain confident in our position.”