University of Washington Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center v. Burwell

Filing 13

CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER re parties' 12 Joint Motion to Vacate Order Regarding Initial Disclosures, by Judge Robert S. Lasnik. (SWT)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON AT SEATTLE 7 _________________________________ 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 ) UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON ) MEDICAL CENTER and ) HARBORVIEW MEDICAL CENTER, ) ) Plaintiffs, ) v. ) ) THOMAS E. PRICE, M.D., Secretary ) of the United States Department of ) Health and Human Services, ) ) Defendant. ) _________________________________ ) Case No. C16-1587RSL CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER 15 16 On October 10, 2016, plaintiffs filed a complaint challenging the Provider 17 Reimbursement Review Board’s interpretation of certain provisions governing Medicare 18 reimbursement for hospitals that serve a significantly disproportionate number of low-income 19 patients. Dkt. # 1. Because this is an administrative record review case, the outstanding issues 20 will be resolved on dispositive motions. Having reviewed the Joint Motion submitted by the 21 parties, Dkt. # 12, the Court orders as follows: 22 23 Deadline for defendant to file administrative record May 19, 2017 24 Deadline for joining additional parties June 2, 2017 25 26 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER 1 Plaintiffs shall file a motion for summary judgment of no more than 35 pages by July 14, 2017 Defendant shall file a combined opposition and crossmotion for summary judgment of no more than 50 pages by August 25, 2017 5 Plaintiffs shall file a combined reply and opposition of no more than 35 pages by October 6, 2017 6 Defendant shall file a reply of no more than 20 pages by November 3, 2017 2 3 4 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 The cross-motions for summary judgment shall be noted for consideration on the Court’s calendar for November 3, 2017. These dates are set at the direction of the Court after reviewing the joint motion submitted by the parties. All other dates are specified in the Local Civil Rules. If any of the dates identified in this Order or the Local Civil Rules fall on a weekend or federal holiday, the act or event shall be performed on the next business day. These are firm dates that can be changed only by order of the Court pursuant to LCR 10(g) and/or 7(d)(2), not by agreement of counsel or the parties. The Court will alter these dates only upon good cause shown. ALTERATIONS TO ELECTRONIC FILING PROCEDURES AND LOCAL RULES Information and procedures for electronic filing can be found on the Western District of Washington’s website at Pro se litigants may file either electronically or in paper form. The following alterations to the Electronic Filing Procedures apply in all cases pending before Judge Lasnik: - Alteration to LCR 10(e)(9) -- Effective July 1, 2014, the Western District of Washington will no longer accept courtesy copies in 3-ring binders. All courtesy copies must be 3-hole punched, tabbed, and bound by rubber bands or clips. If any courtesy copies are delivered to the intake desk or chambers in 3-ring binders, the binders will be returned immediately. This policy does NOT apply to the submission of trial exhibits. 26 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER -2- 1 - Alteration to Section III, Paragraph M -- Unless the proposed order is stipulated, agreed, 2 or otherwise uncontested, the parties need not e-mail a copy of the order to the judge’s e-mail 3 address. 4 - Pursuant to LCR 10(e)(10), all references in the parties’ filings to exhibits should be as 5 specific as possible (i.e., the reference should cite the specific page numbers, paragraphs, line 6 numbers, etc.). All exhibits must be marked to designate testimony or evidence referred to in the 7 parties’ filings. Filings that do not comply with LCR 10(e) may be rejected and/or returned to 8 the filing party, particularly if a party submits lengthy deposition testimony without highlighting 9 or other required markings. 10 – Alteration to LCR 7(d)(4) - Any motion in limine must be filed by the date set forth 11 above and noted on the motion calendar no earlier than the second Friday thereafter. Any 12 response is due on or before the Wednesday before the noting date. Parties may file and serve 13 reply memoranda, not to exceed nine pages in length, on or before the noting date. PRIVACY POLICY 14 15 16 Parties are reminded that they must comply with the privacy requirements in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 5.2 and Local Rule 5.2. 17 COOPERATION 18 As required by LCR 37(a), all discovery matters are to be resolved by agreement if 19 possible. SETTLEMENT 20 21 Should this case settle, counsel shall notify the Deputy Clerk, Kerry Simonds at (206) 22 370-8519, as soon as possible. Pursuant to GR 3(b), an attorney who fails to give the Deputy 23 Clerk prompt notice of settlement may be subject to such discipline as the Court deems 24 appropriate. 25 26 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER -3- 1 DATED this 30th day of March, 2017. 2 A Robert S. Lasnik 3 4 United States District Judge 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER -4-

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