Searching over 5,500,000 cases.


searching
Buy This Entire Record For $7.95

Download the entire decision to receive the complete text, official citation,
docket number, dissents and concurrences, and footnotes for this case.

Learn more about what you receive with purchase of this case.

Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana, Inc. v. Promise Hospital of Ascension, Inc.

United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana

October 13, 2017

AMERIHEALTH CARITAS LOUISIANA, INC.
v.
PROMISE HOSPITAL OF ASCENSION, INC.

          ORDER

          RICHARD L. BOURGEOIS, JR. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.

         Before the Court is Plaintiff's Motion to Compel Discovery Responses and Corporate Deposition (R. Doc. 19) filed on September 15, 2017. The motion is opposed. (R. Doc. 22).

         Also before the Court is Defendant's Motion to Extend Fact Discovery Deadline (R. Doc. 20) filed on September 20, 2017. The motion is opposed. (R. Doc. 23).

         The Court considers the foregoing motions together because they concern related issues.

         I. Background

         Amerihealth Caritas Louisiana, Inc. (“Plaintiff”) commenced this action on July 20, 2016, alleging that Promise Hospital of Ascension, Inc. (“Defendant”) breached a hospital services agreement entered into the parties on October 15, 2012. (R. Doc. 1). Plaintiff seeks recovery of $936, 777.31 in alleged overpayments to Defendant for certain hospital services.

         On October 11, 2016, the Court issued a Scheduling Order setting, among other things, the deadline to complete non-expert discovery on May 22, 2017, and for trial to commence on July 23, 2018. (R. Doc. 11).

         On February 15, 2017, Plaintiff propounded interrogatories, requests for production of documents, and requests for admission on Defendant. (R. Doc. 19-4). Defendant provided certain responses on April 6, 2017. (R. Doc. 19-5). Plaintiff asserted that many of these responses were deficient on April 18, 2017. (R. Doc. 19-6).

         On May 15, 2017, the Court granted in part and denied in part Defendant's Consent Motion to Extend Discovery Deadlines (R. Doc. 13). (R. Doc. 15). The Court set the deadline to complete non-expert discovery on September 20, 2017, the deadline for Plaintiff to disclose its experts on August 24, 2017; the deadline for Defendant to disclose its experts on September 22, 2017; Plaintiff's expert report deadline on October 20, 2017; Defendant's expert report deadline on November 22, 2017; the deadline to complete expert discovery on December 15, 2017; the deadline to file dispositive motions and Daubert motions on January 15, 2018. (R. Doc. 15 at 3-4).

         On August 4, 2017, defense counsel indicated that Defendant would supplement its discovery responses by August 24, 2017. (R. Doc. 19-8 at 1).

         On August 25, 2017, the parties filed a Joint Motion for Protective Order concerning the exchange of confidential information. (R. Doc. 16). The Court granted the motion (R. Doc. 17), and entered the Protective Order (R. Doc. 18) into the record.

         On August 30, 2017, Plaintiff's counsel inquired into Defendant's supplemental discovery responses and the scheduling of Defendant's Rule 30(b)(6) deposition. (R. Doc. 19-8 at 1).

         On September 15, 2017, the parties held a discovery conference regarding the outstanding supplemental discovery responses and the scheduling of Defendant's Rule 30(b)(6) deposition. (R. Doc. 19-3). Plaintiff filed its motion to compel that same day. (R. Doc. 19).

         On September 20, 2017, Defendant provided supplemental responses to Plaintiff's discovery requests. (R. Doc. 22-1). Defendant filed its motion to extend the ...


Buy This Entire Record For $7.95

Download the entire decision to receive the complete text, official citation,
docket number, dissents and concurrences, and footnotes for this case.

Learn more about what you receive with purchase of this case.