Rowan Homes gets preliminary injunction

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 30, 2007

By Kathy Chaffin

Salisbury Post

A Superior Court judge granted a preliminary injunction this morning allowing Rowan Homes two weeks to fight Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare’s decision to award a contract for six group homes to another provider.

Judge Kimberly Taylor granted the two-week injunction at the request of Rowan Homes’ attorney, Richard “Dick” Huffman. Plaintiffs in the complaint are 28 developmentally disabled adults served by Rowan Homes.

A hearing on whether Rowan Homes will be granted a trial in the matter is sheduled for Monday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m.

Piedmont Behavioral awarded the contract for the six group homes’ management to Cabarrus Group Homes Inc. earlier this month after a long dispute over money. The contract had been scheduled to take effect Thursday.

Read more details and comments in Wednesday’s Post.