Judge David Proctor of the Northern District of Alabama presided over a scheduled Status Conference Hearing in MDL 2406 on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 10:00 AM in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Hearing addressed a number of issues to include the status of various Motions to Dismiss, Amended Complaints, on-going discovery issues, jurisdictional questions and administrative matters. Lead counsel for both Plaintiff tracks and Defense addressed scheduled issues and responded to issues presented by the Court. The putative class action brought by both Provider and Subscriber plaintiffs against a number of affiliated healthcare entities has been centralized before Judge David Proctor by the Multidistrict Litigation Panel.
The case addresses health insurance issues and contracts involving both providers and plan subscribers. Magistrate Judge Putnam and Special Master Ed Gentle also participated. Initial Motions to Dismiss have been denied and the case will continue before Judge Proctor.