Arapahoe Surgery Center, LLC et al v. CIGNA Healthcare, Inc. et al

Filing 55

AMENDED STIPULATED PROTECTIVE ORDER approved by Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer on 06/17/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Agreement Re: Related Action, # 2 Stipulation Re: ESI) (cbslc1)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO ______________________________________________________________________ Civil Action No. 13-cv-03422 ______________________________________________________________________ ARAPAHOE SURGERY CENTER, LLC, CHERRY CREEK SURGERY CENTER, LLC, HAMPDEN SURGERY CENTER, LLC, KISSING CAMELS SURGERY CENTER, LLC, SURGCENTER OF BEL AIR, LLC, and WESTMINSTER SURGERY CENTER, LLC, Plaintiffs, v. CIGNA HEALTHCARE, INC., CONNECTICUT GENERAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY, CIGNA HEALTHCARE - MID-ATLANTIC, INC., and CIGNA HEALTHCARE OF COLORADO, INC., Defendants. ______________________________________________________________________ AGREEMENT REGARDING THE PRODUCTION OF MATERIALS FROM RELATED ACTION ______________________________________________________________________ Plaintiffs and Counterclaim Defendants Arapahoe Surgery Center, LLC (“Arapahoe”), Cherry Creek Surgery Center, LLC (“Cherry Creek”), Hampden Surgery Center, LLC (“Hampden”), Kissing Camels Surgery Center, LLC (“Kissing Camels”), SurgCenter of Bel Air, LLC (“Bel Air”), Westminster Surgery Center LLC (“Westminster”), and Surgical Center Development, Inc. d/b/a SurgCenter Development (“SurgCenter”) (collectively, “Plaintiffs and Counterclaim Defendants”), Defendants and Counterclaim Plaintiffs Cigna Healthcare, Inc., Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, Cigna Health and Life Insurance Company, Cigna Healthcare - Mid-Atlantic, Inc., and Cigna Healthcare of Colorado, Inc. (collectively, “Cigna” or “Defendants and Counterclaim Plaintiffs”) (individually, a “Party” and collectively, the “Parties”), and those entities that are or have been parties or participated in discovery in Kissing Camels Surgery Center, LLC et al v. HCA, Inc., et al., 12-cv-3012 (D. Colo.) (“The HCA Action”) HCA Inc., HCA-HealthONE LLC, Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado, Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, Audubon Ambulatory Surgical Center, LLC, Aetna, Inc., Centura Health Corporation, United Healthcare of Colorado, Inc., the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Colorado, Humana Health Plan, Inc., and Pinnacle III (together with Arapahoe, Cherry Creek, Hampden, and Kissing Camels, the “HCA Parties”) agree as follows regarding the production of materials in the HCA Action to the Parties in the abovecaptioned Action: 1. The HCA Parties agree that each Party to the above-captioned Action shall have the right to use all materials produced in and associated with the HCA Action, including documents and data produced by any party or non-party, answers to interrogatories, responses to requests for production, responses to requests for admission, responses to non-party subpoenas, expert disclosures, and deposition testimony (“HCA Action Materials”) for any purpose in connection with the abovecaptioned Action, so long as such use does not violate the terms of the HCA Protective Orders (defined in Section 2 of this Agreement) or any protective order entered in the above-captioned Action. For the avoidance of doubt, the HCA Action Materials shall be 2 used by the Parties to the above-captioned Action or the HCA Action solely in connection with the above-captioned Action or the HCA Action and for no other purpose, and agree that any breach of this commitment will cause damage and harm to the offended HCA Party(ies). 2. The Parties to the above-captioned Action agree to be bound by and comply with the terms of the protective orders in the HCA Action dated April 8, 2013 (D.E. 79) and October 10, 2013 (D.E. 141) (the “HCA Protective Orders”) with respect to HCA Action Materials, and agree that the HCA Action Materials shall be afforded any additional protections contained in any protective order entered into in the abovecaptioned Action. The Parties to the above-captioned Action also agree to provide to the remaining non-dismissed Defendants in the HCA Action any documents produced by Cigna and/or the Colorado-based entities in the above-captioned Action within the scope of any of the discovery requests served by any of the parties in the HCA Action, at the time such documents are produced, and pursuant to and subject to the compliance of the party receiving such production with the HCA Protective Orders, unless and until the Parties to the HCA Action notify the Parties to the above-captioned Action that such production is no longer necessary. Any disputes regarding compliance with the HCA Protective Orders shall be raised with the Court overseeing the HCA Action. 3. To the extent a party notices a deposition in the HCA Action, counsel for such party agrees to provide Cigna with sufficient advance notice of all depositions scheduled to take place in the HCA Action and to coordinate with Cigna regarding the 3 scheduling of depositions in the HCA Action, so that Cigna may participate in such depositions. Counsel for the Parties to the above-captioned Action agree to provide the non-dismissed HCA Parties with advance notice of all depositions scheduled to take place in the above-captioned Action and to coordinate with the HCA Parties regarding the scheduling of depositions in the above-captioned Action, so that the HCA Parties may participate in such depositions, unless and until the Parties to the HCA Action notify the Parties to the above-captioned Action that such notice and coordination is no longer necessary. 4. Plaintiffs and Counterclaim Defendants agree to produce to Cigna all HCA Action materials in its possession as of the date of this Agreement within two weeks of the execution of this agreement by counsel for the Parties and counsel for the HCA Parties, and further to agree to produce to Cigna any additional HCA Action Materials produced thereafter at the time such materials are produced. 4 APPROVED AS TO FORM AND CONTENT Dated: June 16. 2014 Respectfully submitted, By: /s/ Joe R. Whatley, Jr. Joe R. Whatley, Jr. Colorado State Bar No. 38820 WHATLEY KALLAS, LLP 720 East Durant Avenue, Suite E6 Aspen, CO 81611 Tel: (970) 300-4848 Fax: (970) 427-5536 Email: By: /s/ Edwin P. Aro Edwin P. Aro ARNOLD & PORTER LLP 370 Seventeenth Street, Suite 4400 Denver, CO 80202 Tel: (303) 863-1000 Joshua B. Simon Warren Haskel Ryan D. McEnroe KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP 601 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10016 Tel: (212) 446-4800 Fax: (212) 446-4900 Edith M. Kallas WHATLEY KALLAS, LLP 380 Madison Avenue, 23rd Floor New York, NY 10017 Tel: (212) 447-7060 Fax: (800) 922-4851 Email: Deborah J. Winegard WHATLEY KALLAS, LLP 1068 Virginia Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30306 Tel.: (404) 607-8222 Fax: (404) 607-8451 Email: Counsel for Defendants and Counterclaim Plaintiffs W. Tucker Brown WHATLEY KALLAS, LLP 2001 Park Place Tower, Suite 1000 Birmingham, AL 35203 Tel.: (205) 488-1200 Fax: (800) 922-4851 Email: Henry C. Quillen WHATLEY KALLAS, LLP 1259 Middle Street, Suite 2C Portsmouth, NH 03801 5 Tel: (603) 294-1591 Fax: (800) 922-4851 Email: Counsel for Plaintiffs, Counterclaim Defendants, and Plaintiffs in Kissing Camels Surgery Center, LLC et al v. HCA, Inc., et al., 12-cv-3012 (D. Colo.) /s/ E. Desmond Hogan Craig A. Hoover E. Desmond Hogan HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP 555 13th Street NW Columbia Square Washington, DC 20004-1109 Tel: (202) 637-5600 Fax: (202) 637-5910 /s/ Kevin J. Arquit Kevin J. Arquit SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT LLP 425 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10017-3954 Tel: (212) 455-2000 Fax: (212) 455-2502 John A. Francis Erin McAlpin Eiselein Natalie West DAVIS GRAHAM & STUBBS LLP 1550 17th Street, Suite 500 Denver, CO 80202 Tel: (303) 892-9400 Fax: (303) 893-1379 Michael C. Theis David A. DeMarco HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP 1200 17th Street One Tabor Center Suite 1500 Denver, CO 80202 Tel: (303) 899-7300 Fax: (303) 899-7333 Abram J. Ellis SIMPSON THACHER & BARTLETT LLP 1155 F Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004 Tel: (202) 636-5500 Fax: (202) 636-5502 Attorneys for HCA Inc. and HCAHealthONE LLC Attorneys for Rocky Mountain Hospital and Medical Service, Inc. d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Colorado /s/ Kathryn A. Reilly Kathryn A. Reilly, #37331 Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP 370 Seventeenth Street, Suite 4500 Denver, CO 80202-5647 /s/ Lawrence J. Katz Lawrence J. Katz Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher, LLP 360 South Garfield Street, 6th Floor Denver, CO 80209 6 Tel: (303) 244-1983 Fax: (303) 244-1879 Tel: (303) 333-9810 Attorney for Audubon Ambulatory Surgical Center, LLC Attorneys for Colorado Ambulatory Surgery Center Association /s/ Melvin B. Sabey Melvin B. Sabey KUTAK ROCK LLP 1801 California Street, Suite 3100 Denver, CO 80202 Tel: (303) 297-2400 /s/ Joshua Lipton Joshua Lipton GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP 1500 Connecticut Ave., N.W., 3rd Floor Washington, DC 20036-5303 Tel: (202) 955-8226 Fax: (202) 530-9536 Thomas Demitrack Robert E. Haffke JONES DAY 901 Lakeside Avenue East Cleveland, OH 44114 Tel: (216) 586-7141 Laura Sturges GIBSON, DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP 1801 California Street, Suite 4200 Denver, CO 80202-2642 Tel: (303) 298-5700 Fax: (303) 313-2825 Attorneys for Aetna, Inc. Toby G. Singer JONES DAY 51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W. Washington, DC 20001 Tel: (202) 879-4654 /s/ Jonathan S. Bender James E. Hartley Geraldine A. Brimmer Jonathan S. Bender Nadya C. Bosch Holland & Hart LLP 555 17th Street, Suite 3200 Denver, CO 80202 Tel: (303) 295-8000 Attorneys for Centura Health Corporation /s/ Andrew D. Ringel Andrew D. Ringel Daniel Furman Hall & Evans, LLC-Denver 1001 17th Street Suite 300 Attorneys for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Denver, CO 80202 Te: (303) 628-3300 of Colorado Fax: 303-293-3238 7 /s/ Richard Benenson Richard B. Benenson Karl L. Schock Lawrence W. Treece Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP 410 17th Street #2200 Denver, CO 80202-4432 Tel: 303-223-1100 Fax: 303-223-1111 Attorneys for Humana Health Plan, Inc. /s/ Kelly Duke Kelly Duke Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe, PC 717 17th Street, Suite 2800 Denver, CO 80202 Direct: (303) 628-3663 Fax: (303) 623-2062 Attorneys for United Healthcare of Colorado, Inc. Attorneys for Pinnacle III 8

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