Medical giants seal rift over money
Texas Heart Institute drops its suit; Catholic Healthy ups deal
The Texas Heart Institute will partner with the Catholic hospital chain that bought the St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System, ending a contractual dispute tied up in a Harris County district court since May.
Pre-K group sues to get on ballot
Opposition from county judge spurs nonprofit to head to court
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said he would not place a 1-cent property tax on the November ballot intended to buoy area preschools, prompting a lawsuit by a local nonprofit that supplied tens of thousands of signatures on a petition asking him to do so.
Sale of St. Luke’s Faces Obstacle
The Texas Heart Institute, the St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System’s most valuate asset, is asking a Harris County court to declare it a free agent, a potentially huge wrinkle in the pending sale of the system to Catholic Health Initiatives.
BP Sued by Vantage for $265 Million Jump in Costs
Vantage Drilling Co. sued a BP Plc unit over what it claims was a $265.5 million increase in financing costs stemming from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.