A judge has overruled Hutcheson Medical Center's request to keep documents out of Erlanger's hands, and ordered the Fort Oglethorpe hospital to provide Erlanger with the debated documents by the end of the month.
U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy ruled against a motion for a protective order which was filed by non-party Catoosa County, Ga. This court action means that Hutcheson must comply with Erlanger's subpoena and provide a long list of requested documents pertaining to the two hospital's rocky relationship.
Murphy granted Hutcheson's request for an extension to provide Erlanger with the records, ordering that they be produce by May 29.
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