CONCORD, N.H.—New Hampshire unions are not going to be allowed to intervene in a lawsuit seeking the return of $100 million from a nonprofit that manages health insurance for public employees.
A hearings officer denied their request in a ruling released Friday. Donald Mitchell argued they have no direct interest in the case. Mitchell said municipalities would get any money if the Local Government Center loses the case.
The Professional Fire Fighters of New Hampshire, the New England Police Benevolent Association and others argued that their clients should be included because collective bargaining agreements were affected by how the center handled the health insurance fund.
The center argued the state Bureau of Securities Regulation, which brought the lawsuit, has sole authority to investigate and enforce the law.