Documents

Below, find documents and filings used in this case.

 

Settlement Documents

Date filed: November 17, 2014

Motion for Preliminary Approval of Settlement
Declaration of Darrell Cochran In Support of Class Settlement
Declaration of James Stutz In Support of Class Settlement
Declaration of Karl Walthall In Support of Class Settlement
Declaration of Melanie Smallwood In Support of Class Settlement
Declaration of Velma Walker In Support of Class Settlement
Declaration of Christina Meismer In Support of Class Settlement

 

Stipulated Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law, and Agreed Order

Date filed: February 4, 2014

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MultiCare’s Reponses to Plaintiffs’ First Requests for Admissions

Date filed: October 21, 2013

Summary:

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ORDER Granting Preliminary Injunction

Date filed: September 16, 2013

Summary: In a case that PCVA filed separately on behalf of a single individual whose settlement has been delayed by MultiCare and Hunter Donaldson, Pierce County Superior Court Judge Stephanie Arend ruled that a plaintiff was “likely to prevail” in showing that a medical service lien relied upon to delay the settlement is illegal.  This is an important step in the overall Hunter Donaldson litigation and a clear victory as PCVA fights to stop MultiCare and Hunter Donaldson’s illegal billing practices.

Click to view the Order   Motion and Affidavit for Temporary Order  Plaintiffs’ Reply In Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Temporary Restraining Order

 

ORDER Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion to Remand

Date filed: September 16, 2013

Summary: Judge Settle at the Federal District Court of the Western District granted PCVA’s motion to remand a class action to state court.  Several months ago, defendants MultiCare and Hunter Donaldson removed this lawsuit to federal court under the Class Action Fairness Act.  PCVA immediately moved to remand because the lawsuit presented questions about Washington law and concerned Washington plaintiffs.  Judge Settle remanded the case because “the ‘controversy is at its core a local one,’ and the Washington state superior court, where this case was originally brought, ‘has a strong interest in resolving the dispute.”

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Plaintiffs’ Response in Opposition to Defendant Hunter Donaldson’s Motion to Dismiss…

Date filed: July 22, 2013

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Plaintiffs’ Motion for Remand Class Action to State Court

Date filed: June 4, 2013

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Amended Complaint

Date filed: May 22, 2013

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