Town of Warren Maine Settles Methadone Lawsuit – Insurer to Pick Up All but $1

Warren townspeople voted 97-45 Sept. 14 to settle the federal lawsuit filed by CRC Health Group for $1 from the town’s fund balance with the town’s insurance company picking up the rest of the $320,000 settlement.

About 150 citizens packed the gym at the Warren Community School for the meeting. Residents had come to the meeting expecting to vote on authorizing $180,000 to pay toward the settlement, but town officials and the town attorney revealed that the town’s insurance company had agreed to pay the full settlement amount if the town could agree to it that night and not continue the litigation.

Source: – September 15, 2011