Rowan Homes gets restraining order

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 30, 2007

By Kathy Chaffin

Salisbury Post

A Superior Court judge granted a two-week temporary restraining order this morning allowing Rowan Homes time to fight Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare’s decision to award a contract for six group homes to another provider.

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

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.