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University of Louisville trustees to discuss legal battle with Norton Healthcare in special meeting Friday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The executive committee of the University of Louisville Board of Trustees will meet Friday morning behind closed doors to discuss the mediation between U of L and Norton Healthcare in their dispute over Kosair Children's Hospital.

U of L announced the emergency meeting in a news release Thursday evening.

The Norton-U of L dispute has been in the courts for more than two years, and the two sides began a second attempt at working out their differences in November.

The dispute erupted in in August 2013 when Norton announced it would collaborate in pediatrics with the University of Kentucky and its Kentucky Children’s Hospital in Lexington – a move that riled U of L medical school officials.

Norton owns Kosair Children’s Hospital, which it built in 1986 on state-owned land at 231 E. Chestnut Street. U of L, a state entity, has long used Kosair as the pediatric teaching hospital for its School of Medicine.

U of L threatened in an Aug. 27, 2013 letter to evict Norton from Kosair Children’s Hospital, prompting Norton to file a lawsuit in Franklin Circuit Court.

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