Universal Health Services Awarded $6.9M in Non-Compete Suit Against Acadia Healthcare

For-profit hospital network Universal Health Services won a $6.89 million legal challenge against five former executives who it says breached non-compete agreements when they moved to work for an affiliate of Acadia Healthcare based in Franklin, Tenn., according to a report from Nashville Business Journal.

King of Prussia, Pa.-based UHS filed the suit in Denton County, Texas, in October 2011. The suit alleges the five set up an Acadia subsidiary, Psychiatric Research Partners, in a model very similar to that of their former organization, then sought out sales leads they had picked up while still working for UHS, according to the report.
A jury decided in favor of UHS in December. It is unclear whether Acadia will file an appeal.

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