County vs. Lakeside Lawsuit Moves Ahead


Published on May 17 2019 11:00 am
Last Updated on May 17 2019 11:00 am
Written by Greg Sapp

A telephone conference call held regarding the lawsuit involving Effingham County and Lakeside EMS was hoped to move the suit ahead.

The call Thursday involved trial judge James Eder and attorneys for both parties in the suit. 

Judge Eder ruled that the County's attorney needs to respond to a counterclaim filed by Lakeside within 14 days of the hearing.

A County motion to compel is set for a hearing at 1pm on June 27.

The Council brought suit against Lakeside, seeking to bar the ambulance service from operating in the county. Lakeside later filed a counterclaim against the County.

There's the possibility that the case could go to mediation to reach a resolution.