Griffith et al v. Providence Health & Services et al

Filing 74

MINUTE ORDER granting parties' 73 Stipulated Motion to Extend the Deadline to Mail Payments; the deadline for mailing Group II payments is hereby EXTENDED to Friday, July 21, 2017. Authorized by U.S. District Judge John C Coughenour. (SWT) (cc: Karen Marceaux, Patrick C. Petersen, Tamara Towers Parry, MD via USPS)

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THE HONORABLE JOHN C. COUGHENOUR 1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 8 9 10 11 LINDA GRIFFITH and JEANETTE WENZL, on behalf of themselves, individually, and on behalf of the Providence Health & Services Cash Balance Retirement Plan, 14 15 v. PROVIDENCE HEALTH & SERVICES, et al., Defendants. 16 17 MINUTE ORDER Plaintiffs, 12 13 CASE NO. C14-1720-JCC The following Minute Order is made by direction of the Court, the Honorable John C. 18 Coughenour, United States District Judge: 19 This matter comes before the Court on the parties’ stipulated motion to extend the 20 deadline to mail payments to 3,802 nonvested former participants (“Group II”) (Dkt. No. 73). 21 The parties explain that, shortly before mailing the payments, Rust Consulting—the company 22 retained by Defendants to process and mail the Group II payments—changed its position on how 23 the payments should be treated for tax purposes. (Id. at 2.) This change in position required the 24 parties to perform unanticipated research and expert consultation to ensure proper treatment of 25 the payments, resulting in a delay. (Id.) The parties have now reached consensus on the proper 26 tax treatment of the Group II payments and Defendants are prepared to process and mail the MINUTE ORDER, C14-1720-JCC PAGE - 1 1 payments by Friday, July 21, 2017. (Id.) Accordingly, the parties request an extension of the 2 mailing deadline to that date. (Id.) 3 The motion (Dkt. No. 73) is GRANTED. The deadline for mailing Group II payments is 4 hereby EXTENDED to Friday, July 21, 2017. 5 DATED this 30th day of June 2017. 6 William M. McCool Clerk of Court 7 s/Paula McNabb Deputy Clerk 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 MINUTE ORDER, C14-1720-JCC PAGE - 2

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