HealthPartners, Bloomington, Minn., defeated Minnesota Attorney General Mike Hatch in a legal battle over Hatch's attempt to appoint a new board chairman and a second board member at the not-for-profit company. Under an order from Hennepin County Circuit Court, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor will be made a special administrator of the court instead of chairman. The one-year, unpaid position allows Taylor to attend board meetings and make recommendations about travel, compensation and other matters, HealthPartners said. Hatch's request for a second appointee was denied. HealthPartners opposed the appointments but said it would accept Taylor as an adviser. The dispute dates back to a January report by Hatch that detailed what he considered to be corporate excess at HealthPartners. -- by Patrick Reilly
HealthPartners wins dispute over board control
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