Former DHH Secretary To Be Deposed In Lawsuit
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Baton Rouge judge has refused to delay the deposition of Gov. Bobby Jindal's one-time health secretary, in a wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the Jindal administration.
Former Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein is scheduled to be questioned Oct. 10.
His deposition is part of a lawsuit filed by Client Network Services Inc., or CNSI, accusing the state of breach of contract for canceling the company's $200 million Medicaid contract.
Jindal administration lawyers sought to stall the deposition.
District Judge Tim Kelley denied the request Monday.
A state grand jury is investigating the contract award. The Jindal administration has accused Greenstein of inappropriate contact with CNSI throughout the bid process.
An attorney for Greenstein, John McLindon, says the former secretary wants to give his deposition, to clear his name.