Health Choice Alliance, LLC v. Eli Lilly and Company, Inc. et al, 5:17-cv-00123, No. 186 (E.D.Tex. Nov. 28, 2018) (2024)

Case 5:17-cv-00123-RWS-CMC Document 186 Filed 11/28/18 Page 1 of 4 PageID #: 4260
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`IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
`FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS
`TEXARKANA DIVISION
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`Civil Action No.: 5:17-CV-123-RWS-CMC
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`JURY TRIAL DEMANDED
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`HEALTH CHOICE ALLIANCE, LLC on behalf
`of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA;
`STATE OF ARKANSAS; STATE OF
`CALIFORNIA; STATE OF COLORADO;
`STATE OF CONNECTICUT; STATE OF
`DELAWARE; DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA;
`STATE OF FLORIDA; STATE OF GEORGIA;
`STATE OF HAWAII; STATE OF ILLINOIS;
`STATE OF INDIANA; STATE OF IOWA;
`STATE OF LOUISIANA; STATE OF
`MARYLAND; COMMONWEALTH OF
`MASSACHUSETTS; STATE OF MICHIGAN;
`STATE OF MINNESOTA; STATE OF
`MONTANA; STATE OF NEVADA; STATE OF
`NEW HAMPSHIRE; STATE OF NEW JERSEY;
`STATE OF NEW MEXICO; STATE OF NEW
`YORK; STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA;
`STATE OF OKLAHOMA; STATE OF RHODE
`ISLAND; STATE OF TENNESSEE;
`STATE OF TEXAS; STATE OF VERMONT;
`COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA; and
`STATE OF WASHINGTON,
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`Plaintiffs/Relators;
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`v.
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`ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, INC.;
`HEALTHSTAR CLINICAL EDUCATION
`SOLUTIONS LLC; VMS BIOMARKETING;
`COVANCE, INC.; and UNITED BIOSOURCE
`CORPORATION,
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`Defendants.
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`Case 5:17-cv-00123-RWS-CMC Document 186 Filed 11/28/18 Page 2 of 4 PageID #: 4261
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`RELATORS’ UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR EXTENSION OF TIME
`TO RESPOND TO DEFENDANTS ELY LILLY AND COMPANY’S, HEALTHSTAR
`CLINICAL EDUCATION SOLUTIONS LLC’S, AND VMS BIOMARKETING’S
`MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT (DKTS 182, 181, AND 179 RESPECTIVELY)
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`Relator HEALTH CHOICE ALLIANCE, LLC on behalf of the UNITED STATES OF
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`AMERICA; STATE OF ARKANSAS; STATE OF CALIFORNIA; STATE OF COLORADO;
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`STATE OF CONNECTICUT; STATE OF DELAWARE; DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; STATE
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`OF FLORIDA; STATE OF GEORGIA; STATE OF HAWAII; STATE OF ILLINOIS; STATE
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`OF INDIANA; STATE OF IOWA; STATE OF LOUISIANA; STATE OF MARYLAND;
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`COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS; STATE OF MICHIGAN; STATE OF
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`MINNESOTA; STATE OF MONTANA; STATE OF NEVADA; STATE OF NEW
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`HAMPSHIRE; STATE OF NEW JERSEY; STATE OF NEW MEXICO; STATE OF NEW
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`YORK; STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA; STATE OF OKLAHOMA; STATE OF RHODE
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`ISLAND; STATE OF TENNESSEE; STATE OF TEXAS; STATE OF VERMONT;
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`COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA; and STATE OF WASHINGTON
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`(“Relators”)
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`respectfully request additional time to respond to Defendants ELY LILLY AND COMPANY’S
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`(“Lilly”), HEALTHSTAR CLINICAL EDUCATION SOLUTIONS’ (“HCES”), and VMS
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`BIOMARKETING’S (“VMS”) (collectively “Defendants”) Motions for Summary Judgment
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`(Dkts 182, 181, and 179 respectively). In support of its unopposed Motion, Relator states as
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`follows:
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`1. On September 14, 2018, Relator filed a Second Amended Complaint and Jury Demand
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`against the Defendants. (Dkt. 172).
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`2. On September 26, 2018, Defendants filed a Motion for Extension of Time to Respond
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`to Relators’ Second Amended Complaint. Relators did not oppose Defendants’ request for an
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`Case 5:17-cv-00123-RWS-CMC Document 186 Filed 11/28/18 Page 3 of 4 PageID #: 4262
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`extension until November 13, 2018, to answer or otherwise respond to the Second Amended
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`Complaint. The Motion was granted extending Defendants time to answer until November 13,
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`2018.
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`3. Defendants Lilly, HCES, and VMS each filed a Motions for Summary Judgment on
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`November 13, 2018 (Dkts 182, 181, and 179 respectively). Each Defendant served Relator with
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`their respective Motions for Summary Judgment after 5 pm central time.
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`4. Counsel for Relators’ conferred with Defendants regarding the requested extension.
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`Defendants do not oppose Relators request for an extension to December 21, 2018, to file a
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`Response to Defendants’ Motions for Summary Judgment. Further Relator has agreed that
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`Defendants may have until January 15, 2019, to file their replies to Relator’s Responses to
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`Defendants’ Motions for Summary Judgment, if any.
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`5. The extension is not being sought for purpose of delay, but so that justice may be done.
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`Dated: November 28, 2018
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` Respectfully submitted,
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`/s/ Sam Baxter
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`/s/ W. Mark Lanier
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`Samuel F. Baxter (co-lead counsel)
`sbaxter@mckoolsmith.com
`Jennifer L. Truelove
`jtruelove@mckoolsmith.com
`MCKOOL SMITH P.C.
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`104 East Houston, Suite 300
`Marshall, Texas 75670
`(903) 923-9000
`Fax: (903) 923-9099
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`Eric B. Halper
`ehalper@mckoolsmith.com
`Radu A. Lelutiu
`rlelutiu@mckoolsmith.com
`Dana E. Vallera
`dvallera@mckoolsmith.com
`Karla Y. Valenzuela
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`W. Mark Lanier (co-lead counsel)
`WML@LanierLawFirm.com
`Christopher L. Gadoury
`Chris.Gadoury@LanierLawFirm.com
`Ryan Ellis
`Ryan.Ellis@LanierLawFirm.com
`THE LANIER FIRM
`6810 FM 1960 West
`Houston, Texas 77069
`(800) 723-3216
`Fax: (713) 659-2204
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`kvalenzuela@mckoolsmith.com
`MCKOOL SMITH P.C.
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`One Bryant Park, 47th Floor
`New York, New York 10036
`(212) 402-9400
`Fax: (212) 402-9444
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`ATTORNEYS FOR RELATORS
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`CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE
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`I hereby certify that on November 28, 2018 a true and correct copy of the foregoing
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`document was served upon all counsel of record via the Court’s CM/ECF system in accordance
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`with this Court’s Local Rules.
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`/s/ Jennifer Truelove
`Jennifer Truelove
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