SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The city of Sioux Falls can move forward with awarding a contract to its new ambulance provider following a federal judge’s ruling that dismisses a motion from a rival company.
U.S. District Judge Roberto Lange ruled Friday not to grant Med-Star Paramedic Ambulance’s motion. The motion would have kept the city from awarding the contact to Texas-based Paramedics Plus until its appeal is heard in circuit court.
The Argus Leader reports ( ) Med-Star Paramedic owner Jay Masur appealed a ruling upholding the city’s process for selecting a new ambulance provider. In his appeal, Masur alleged that Sioux Falls had violated its own ordinances and that the contract was appointed in a monopolistic manner.
But Lange dismissed Masur’s argument, saying if he had received the exclusive contract, he would have signed it happily.
Information from: Argus Leader,