The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is accusing Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl of suing it over its nonprofit status to cover a scandal in his administration, according to a court filing.

Ravenstahl "seeks to divert attention from scandalous public reports of his precarious legal predicament and to curry favor with parties intent on harming UPMC and capable of cushioning his political fall," attorneys for the health provider said in a filing with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

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