Crossroads, MSHA settle lawsuit, ditch plans to build methadone clinic at Princeton Road site

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – As part of a settlement agreement, Crossroads Treatment Center will no longer try to build a methadone clinic on a piece of property on Princeton Road in Johnson City, according to a statement. Instead, the company now plans on pursuing another location.

“Crossroads Treatment Center of Tri-Cities, PC and Mountain States Health Alliance have reached a voluntary and amicable resolution of the lawsuit filed by Mountain States Health Alliance,” the two entities said in a joint statement.

According to the statement, part of that settlement includes a promise by Crossroads to “halt its purchase of property on Princeton Road in Johnson City from Mountain States.”

Mountain States Health Alliance filed a lawsuit earlier this year in an effort to try and stop the drug addiction clinic. The health system argued Crossroads, along with a real estate company, intentionally deceived Mountain States by not telling them plans called for a methadone clinic on the piece of property they agreed to sell.

Crossroads representatives said the company “remains committed to its mission of providing an affordable, quality treatment option to those affected by opioid addiction in and around East Tennessee.”

Crossroads attorney John King said the agreement allows the company to “focus on pursuit of another location so as to more quickly develop a treatment center for residents of Johnson City and the immediately surrounding area.”

Mountain States Health Alliance Senior Vice President-General Counsel Tim Belisle said, “We are satisfied that this matter has been resolved without the necessity for trial and we believe this is a fair and appropriate resolution.”

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