O’Connell, U of L Settle Suits Over Hospital Merger Records

An agreement has been reached between the University of Louisville and Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell that will end lawsuits he filed over hospital merger documents. O’Connell went to court seeking to force the university and U of L Hospital to turn over financial and other records related to the hospital’s pending merger with two […]

Maze To Hear Arguments December 21 in U of L Merger Records Suit

A Jefferson Circuit judge has scheduled a December 21 hearing on whether the University of Louisville should turn over records requested by the county attorney related to the pending hospital merger. County Attorney Mike O’Connell filed a lawsuit last week seeking what he says are substantive financial and other documents involving taxpayer money regarding the […]

O’Connell Sues Over Hospital Merger Records

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell has filed a lawsuit against the University of Louisville, seeking the release of records related to the pending U of L Hospital merger with Catholic Health Initiatives and Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare. O’Connell says U of L has turned over some records that he described as “fluff,” but […]

Metro Council Court to Meet Today

The members of the Louisville Metro Council who will hear the removal case against Councilwoman Judy Green, D-1, meet Monday to be sworn in as a court and possibly set a trial date. In two separate complaints, the Metro Ethics Commission ruled Green deliberately violated the city’s ethics ordinance. Since then, a bipartisan group of […]

King Seeks Legal Advice, Requests New Audit on Council Purchases

Responding to the recent controversy surrounding gift card purchases made by city lawmakers, Louisville Metro Council President Jim King, D-10, has requested a formal opinion from the Jefferson County Attorney’s office to make sure those expenditures are legal. The request was made in a letter to County Attorney Mike O’Connell Thursday. King is asking for […]

Hotel Tax Suit Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit in which officials in Louisville and Lexington tried to collect taxes from hundreds of online hotel room brokers. U.S. District Judge Thomas Russell says city and state hotel laws are outdated and don’t cover the web brokers. Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell says he’ll appeal the ruling. He […]