LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The owners of nine Louisville child care centers have filed suit against the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
The action comes as the state agency seeks to revoke the licenses of 18 centers in the city citing allegations of fraud after a yearlong investigation.
The child care centers are appealing the state's efforts to shut them down. Attorney Randy Strause, who represents the owners of the centers, says the state has stopped child-care assistance funding, which violates the due process rights of his clients.
The cabinet has cited emergency regulations that say payments can be stopped if a facility is suspected of intentionally committing fraud.
At a hearing on Thursday, Strause asked a judge to restore the funding, but the judge did not immediately rule.
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