STATE OF FLORIDA et al v. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES et al

Filing 55

MOTION to Dismiss by TIMOTHY F GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Internal deadline for referral to judge if response not filed earlier: 7/6/2010). (Attachments: # 1 Memorandum in Support) (BECKENHAUER, ERIC)

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA PENSACOLA DIVISION ) ) ) Plaintiffs, ) ) v. ) ) UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT ) OF HEALTH AND HUMAN ) SERVICES, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) ____________________________________) STATE OF FLORIDA, by and through BILL McCOLLUM, et al., Case No. 3:10-cv-91-RV/EMT DEFENDANTS' MOTION TO DISMISS Defendants, by their undersigned attorneys, hereby move, pursuant to Rules 12(b)(1) and 12(b)(6), Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, to dismiss this action. The grounds for this motion are that the Court lacks subject-matter jurisdiction over the claims asserted in Counts One, Two, Three, and Six of the Amended Complaint; and that, with respect to all counts, the Amended Complaint fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. In support of this motion, the Court is respectfully referred to the Memorandum of Points and Authorities filed herewith. Dated: June 16, 2010 Respectfully submitted, TONY WEST Assistant Attorney General IAN HEATH GERSHENGORN Deputy Assistant Attorney General THOMAS F. KIRWIN United States Attorney SHEILA LIEBER Deputy Director /s/ Eric Beckenhauer BRIAN G. KENNEDY, D.C. Bar No. 228726 Senior Trial Counsel ERIC B. BECKENHAUER, Cal. Bar No. 237526 Trial Attorney U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch 20 Massachusetts Ave. NW Washington, DC 20530 Telephone: (202) 514-3338 Facsimile: (202) 616-8470 E-mail: eric.beckenhauer@usdoj.gov Attorneys for Defendants 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on June 16, 2010, the foregoing document was filed with the Clerk of Court via the CM/ECF system, causing it to be served on Plaintiffs' counsel of record. /s/ Eric B. Beckenhauer ERIC B. BECKENHAUER