Long-time bankruptcy judge to retire

Keith Lundin, one of the nation's longest serving bankruptcy judges and chief judge of the bankruptcy court of the Middle District of Tennessee, is retiring after a 34-year run.

Lundin has been local bankruptcy judge for 34 years, serving before that as the Chapter 13 trustee here. The local bankruptcy court’s Chapter 13 program is the nation’s largest based on money paid to creditors.

“It says something about our lawyers and our trustee,” he said. “Bankruptcy lawyers in the Middle District of Tennessee are among the best in the country.”

Jul 10, 2015 1:47 PM

CHS subsidiary held liable for negligence in client hospital

A bankruptcy judge has ruled that Quorum Health Resources, a Community Health Systems subsidiary, can be held liable for negligence that occurred in one of its client hospitals.

According to the Albuquerque Journal, Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center of Alamogordo, to which Quorum provided top executives, was sued after patients received experimental treatments for back pain.

The suit alleged an anesthesiologist, and not an orthopedic surgeon, administered the patients treatments, which were not supported by medical literature. The suit stalled when the New Mexico hospital filed for bankruptcy in 2011.

The opinion by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert H. Jacobvitz paves the way for the former patients of Dr. Christian Schlicht to seek damages from Quorum Health Resources, which provided top executives for Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center of Alamogordo…'While there is little doubt negligence occurred, the Court must focus on the role and responsibility of a hospital management company in deciding whether and to what extend Quorum should be held accountable for what happened,' the ruling says.

For more information, click here. Shares of CHS (Ticker: CYH) were down to $49.21 Tuesday morning. In the last six months, they're down 7.5 percent.

Mar 3, 2015 1:15 PM

WASCO files Chapter 11 to resolve pension dispute with union

Masonry company has DIP funding, says it's still profitable
Jan 7, 2015 2:55 PM

Bankruptcy attorneys face malpractice claims

Cases involving developer, Green Hills retailer get unhappy second chapters
Jan 5, 2015 7:13 AM

Report: Health care distress jumps to highest level since 2009

Sector 'is decoupling from the rest of the economy'
Dec 16, 2014 2:00 PM

Suppliers begin involuntary bankruptcy petitions against Vista-Pro

Auto parts maker owes nearly $800,000 to three companies, filing alleges
Dec 1, 2014 2:12 PM

Murfreesboro rehab services company files for Chapter 11

Key Rehabilitation, a Murfreesboro-based company that provides therapy services here and in five Midwestern states, has filed for protection from its creditors. Bradley Arant attorney Bill Norton tells NBJ reporter Eleanor Kennedy the company's leaders expect to reorganize before year's end and that the filing is the result of the company's former CFO "hiding the true picture" of its finances.

Oct 24, 2014 8:34 AM

M*Modal preps Chapter 11 exit

Plan will cut debt load by 55%
Jul 16, 2014 11:30 AM

M*Modal has deal to cut debt by $350M

Clinical transcription company on path to emerge from Chapter 11 this summer
Apr 2, 2014 9:18 AM

Cool Springs firm adds former Stites partner

Two-year-old team moves into creditors' rights, bankruptcy
Mar 21, 2014 7:12 AM