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ALS Association Embroiled in Legal Battle Over Restructuring (2)

Jan. 24, 2023, 8:46 PMUpdated: Jan. 24, 2023, 9:29 PM

More than a dozen local chapters of the ALS Association sued its national organization over an ongoing restructuring that would allegedly set back its mission by centralizing operations.

The lawsuit, made public Monday, is backed by 14 of the 16 independent ALS Association affiliates that aren’t in the process of winding down and merging with its national headquarters. Eighteen other chapters support the restructuring, according to the complaint.

The suit in Delaware’s Chancery Court accuses the national organization—which is dedicated to treating and finding a cure for the illness commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease—of trying to bully the chapters into ...