Saturday, March 28, 2015

Do some old grudges die hard?

There was once a little court fight between the Delta Health Alliance and an employee.   A Chip Morgan of the Delta Council and UMMC were dragged into the scrum at some point.  Mr. Morgan has been nominated by Governor Bryant to the college board but has not been confirmed and thus  does not yet sit on the board.   Robert Khayat and Dan Jones were employed at Ole Miss and UMMC during this controversy.  It probably has nothing to do with the current war between IHL and Dan Jones.  However, the court file is rather interesting reading on its own and is posted below.  Cigar, drink, read. Enjoy

The Mississippi Business Journal covered this court battle several years ago


Anonymous said...

Chip Morgan is not on the IHL board yet. Leave him alone until he gets a chance.

Anonymous said...

>>>The Mississippi Business Journal covered this court battlee several years ago.<<<

Typo alert and also MBJ covered this yesterday.

"In 2011, the Mississippi Business Journal published a story about Democratic strategist Jere Nash sending an email..."

"... Now, we are receiving information, that this story may be the genesis of the feud between current Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones and the IHL, which has led Mississippi’s College Board to seek a new chancellor..."

Anonymous said...

Convict Charles Lindsay just will not go away !

Kingfish said...

I wrote that or did you not read the post?

Anonymous said...

Chip went to Ole Miss. If it is an in house scrum, let them have at it. I do not care.

I personally think that what I hear about Dan basically giving the IHL board the middle finger they had no choice but to fire him. If and if that is the case. Can't poke your boss in the eye and not suffer consequences.

Anonymous said...

12:15 , This is about Dan and his supporter have made is an Ole Miss fight and the Ole Miss sheep brought in.Ole Miss are support Dan and he does not even like the name Ole Miss. What a bunch of dummies.

Anonymous said...

Jere Nash was right. Throw dirt on someone and it's too hard these days to have the mechanisms in place to fight back fast enough to do you much good.

Muddying the waters is also easier as well since you can stir up the mud even longer now so transparency doesn't exist.

So, Dr. Fox gets accused of having illegally spent funds for an apartment for personal use in Oxford and it takes a lawsuit to document that it was a cost saving measure for which she sought approval. And, Hahn decided he was a whistle blower without having any evidence to present that what he thought was true?

The court dismisses Hahn's suit with prejudice if I'm following this correctly.

So, not having a dog in this fight, I googled Dr. Fox and read her CEO of DHA that sounded like a worthwhile project. I got more confused about the " scrum".

What is it about measuring whether or not existing programs are working and reducing medical costs by getting people treated before the costs are catastrophic is bad? Who was threatened?

So then I read the " investigation" piece and am even more confused about Waide and his actions.

It becomes clear that this was earmark money Cochran got.

Waide's " claim" in the piece that Keeton not knowing about the reason for the Oxford apartment being somehow " suspicious" or significant is just nonsense/crazy stuff. Does everyone believe suddenly that Chiefs of Staff and CEOs can micromanage everything?

Then I google Waide ( reread your piece,KF) and am reminded the US Attorney's office was involved . So, again, my reaction was probably the same as the first time, " if the US Attorney's office is involved where 31.1 million of federal funds could be recovered if misspent and countless audits have already been done, and it's a Democratic administration with the earmarks coming from a GOP Senator, why should I be concerned?"

Is this simply a political vehicle for the right wing of the GOP in hopes of casting suspicion on both the traditional wing of the party and the Democratic administration at the same time? Or is it using this to seize an opportunity to replace the Chancellor ( while he was ill and less likely to pick up on the games afoot) with a more politically acceptable choice who will make sure the university adheres to the far rights world view ( something happening to university presidents and chancellors in other states by ultra conservative members of governing boards who found scandals to be used or invented to orchestrate their removal)?

Y'all can google " firings of state university chancellors and presidents in US" and find interesting reading! No wonder the private universities are thriving so much better these days!

While interesting reading, for sure, I'm still left with WTF?

Anonymous said...

That Dan guy sounds a lot like the Obama's during the first potus election!
"Never been proud of my country/univ until they elected me"
I'm a proud rebel but I hate the rebels! Why didn't he say he is a proud black bear? Ole miss? He hates that phrase.
Tar and feather the university, give the finger to the ihl and then go all ferguson with the mob protests.
I have no dog in this hunt but I've never seen someone go so scorched earth on a place that he wants to remain in charge.
He sounds like Obama and that dude didn't turn out so well for his country... did he? Unless you like Iran nuking you soon.

Anonymous said...

Why are Ole Miss people so high on an Obama supporter?

Anonymous said...

Are they? Looks like a bunch of loud folk screaming over the silent majority. Look up the student leading the protests... If he represents ole miss y'all have certainly umm changed

Anonymous said...

Silent majority. Right. It was only a matter time before some rube Dawg would chime in with negative crap.

Anonymous said...

I read just about all of the 500+ pages in this link. First thing that stood out was that it was settled and filed under seal, meaning in my opinion that DHA paid off Hahn but didn't want any details of the settlement. It's somewhat juicy but unfortunately the juicy parts are edited out. Deposition pages missing, etc.

Whole thing looks like the Delta Council figured out a way to get a bunch of free money by cozying up with Cochran and hiding it under Obamacare's big budget. Essentially DHA's board is selected by the Delta Council, and DHA hires Delta Council to run the administrative offices for millions a year. That would also include paying lobbyists like Jere Nash. Dr. Fox seems like a piece of work. In 2009 trades her DHA 2008 Impala on an Enclave. Then switches to a $3K per month car allowance and gets a Mercedes. Worked out of her home in Memphis and used a DHA employee as a nanny. Allegations of workplace affairs as well. Now she's Dr. Crosby.

Anonymous said...

This thing has about as much to do with what happened with Jones over the last 10 days as the score the last time the Yankee's played the Dodger's!! Good heavens!!

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