The battle continues between Hutcheson Medical Center and Erlanger Health System.

Attorneys representing Hutcheson have responded to a federal lawsuit by filing a counterclaim against Erlanger.

The hospitals were in the process of mediating the dispute over Erlanger's management of Hutcheson when Erlanger slammed Hutcheson with a lawsuit for 550-thousand dollars in January.

And a second suit of 21-million dollars in February.     

Hutcheson's counterclaims seek to recover millions of dollars in damages as a result of Erlanger
's contract breaches under the management agreement.