United States District Court, M.D. Louisiana
AMERIHEALTH CARITAS LOUISIANA, INC.
PROMISE HOSPITAL OF ASCENSION, INC.
RICHARD L. BOURGEOIS, JR. UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE.
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).
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).
Court considers the foregoing motions together because they
concern related issues.
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
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).
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).
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
August 4, 2017, defense counsel indicated that Defendant
would supplement its discovery responses by August 24, 2017.
(R. Doc. 19-8 at 1).
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
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).
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).
September 20, 2017, Defendant provided supplemental responses
to Plaintiff's discovery requests. (R. Doc. 22-1).
Defendant filed its motion to extend the ...