- Associated Press - Friday, May 20, 2016

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - A former Nevada psychiatric patient will get another chance to argue in state court that he was improperly discharged from a Las Vegas mental health facility and put on a bus to California.

A Nevada Supreme Court ruling posted Friday keeps alive James Flavy Coy Brown’s negligence lawsuit against Southern Nevada Adult Health Mental Services and several doctors and state officials.

Lawyers for the state argued that Brown’s claims were really medical malpractice issues, and that he failed to file required legal paperwork.

Brown was among several Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital patients who claimed they were bused out of state in 2013 without proper care.

The state high court says state officials can seek dismissal again after further hearings in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas.

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