MedPartners claims Barnett and the Mayers:
Tried to thwart the integration of Friendly Hills Healthcare Network with MedPartners in order to maintain "their stand-alone healthcare kingdom."
Contacted investment bankers and solicited network physicians in an effort to force MedPartners to sell Friendly Hills back to them.
Instructed Friendly Hills physicians, managers, directors and employees not to follow MedPartners' methods and told them MedPartners' business methods were flawed and would result in the company's failure.
Made disparaging remarks about MedPartners to competitors and third-party medical groups.
Barnett claims MedPartners:
Wrongfully terminated him.
Should return to him the stock in a professional medical corporation that holds facility licenses necessary for the operation of an integrated healthcare delivery system, including Friendly Hills Regional Medical Center.
Has a flawed method of managing physician practices.
Is trying to enforce invalid agreements.