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Marin General seeks $120 million from Sutter
Modern Healthcare

Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, Calif., is suing to recover $120 million that the public hospital says was bled from its books in the final years of a management contract with Sutter Health. Under a 2006 deal settling previous litigation, control of the hospital was returned to the Marin Healthcare District in June 2010, five years before a 30-year contract with Sutter was originally set to expire. Marin General alleges that after the agreement, Sutter set about undermining its soon-to-be competitor by appropriating between $20 million and $37 million a year, compared with much smaller cash transfers in previous years.