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October 25, 2014

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Board OKs $339,000 to defend lawsuit over alleged patient dumping

CARSON CITY — The state Board of Examiners agreed today to spend an additional $339,000 to hire a private law firm to defend a lawsuit alleging that patients from the Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas were bused to California without adequate treatment plans.

The board approved a request by Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to raise from $49,000 to $388,000 a contract with the San Francisco law firm of Bingham McCutchen LLP to defend the state in the suit by the city and county of San Francisco.

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