Erlanger Settles Lawsuit with Former Interim CEO
Charlesetta Woodard-Thompson filed a $25 million lawsuit for wrongful termination.
The case generated two years of litigation and was in the middle of a hearing, when both parties agreed to the settlement.
Erlanger will pay Woodard-Thompson $600-thousand without having to admit legal liability.
Here is part of a statement they released on Tuesday.
"Erlanger has been and remains confident that its actions in this matter were appropriate and justified and would have been confirmed by the court. Specifically, Erlanger wants to express its support for Mr. Ron Loving, Dr. Phyllis Miller and Dr. Nita Shumaker. Throughout their years on the Board, they have shown exceptional leadership, character and integrity, and have been instrumental in the effective governance of Erlanger. Their significant contributions have been reflected in their decisions and passion to further Erlanger’s role as the region’s leading healthcare provider.
In agreeing to the terms, Ms. Woodard-Thompson has acknowledged and agreed not to disparage Erlanger and that she has received all pay to which she was entitled during her employment with Erlanger."