County of Santa Cruz et al v. Centers For Medicare and Medicaid Services
ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DEFERRING IN PART RULING ON DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT; DEFERRING RULING ON PLAINTIFFS' MOTION RE: SPOLIATION. Signed by Judge Maxine M. Chesney on October 23, 2009. (mmclc2, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 10/23/2009)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 For the Northern District of California 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 v. CENTERS FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES, Defendant. / COUNTY OF SANTA CRUZ; et al., Plaintiffs, No. C-07-2889 MMC ORDER GRANTING IN PART AND DEFERRING IN PART RULING ON DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT; DEFERRING RULING ON PLAINTIFFS' MOTION RE: SPOLIATION United States District Court IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Before the Court are defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment and plaintiffs' Motion Re: Request for Finding of Spoliation of Evidence, each filed September 18, 2009. The matters came on regularly for hearing on October 23, 2009. Colleen Duffy-Smith, Dario de Ghetaldi, and Michael G. Reedy appeared on behalf of plaintiffs, and Jonathan U. Lee appeared on behalf of defendant. Having considered the papers filed in support of and in opposition to the motions, and the arguments of counsel, the Court, for the reasons stated on the record at the hearing, rules as follows: 1. Defendant's motion for summary judgment is hereby GRANTED to the
extent it seeks documents located in the files of defendant Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and in the files of Acumen, with the exception of the "new county file" referenced in plaintiffs' reply in support of plaintiffs' motion. (See Reply filed Oct. 13, 2009 at 8-9.) To the extent the motion seeks said "new county file" and any documents located
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in the files of outside contractors Bearing Point and KPMG, ruling thereon is DEFERRED pending the Court's receipt of the below-referenced supplemental filings. 2. Ruling on plaintiffs' motion likewise is DEFERRED pending the Court's
receipt of the below-referenced supplemental filings. 3. Defendant shall file any supplemental declaration(s) no later than November
20, 2009; plaintiffs's opposition thereto, if any, shall be filed no later than December 4, 2009 and shall not exceed 10 pages in length exclusive of declarations/exhibits; defendant's reply, if any, shall be filed no later than December 11, 2009 and shall not exceed 3 pages in length exclusive of declarations/exhibits. The hearing on the deferred matters will be on December 18, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. 4. The Case Management Conference previously scheduled for December 11,
2009 is CONTINUED to January 22, 2010. A Joint Case Management Statement shall be filed no later than January 15, 2010. IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: October 23, 2009
MAXINE M. CHESNEY United States District Judge
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