Blue Cross/Blue Shield MDL-2406

Master Docket Number: 2:13-cv-20000-RDP
Presiding Judge: R. David Proctor
Courtroom Deputy Kecia Lightner (205) 278-1760
Description This Multidistrict Litigation involves a number of cases, centralized before this court, alleging that Defendants violated the antitrust laws by, among other things, dividing and allocating among themselves health insurance markets throughout the United States in order to eliminate competition. Defendants contest Plaintiffs’ claims.
Plaintiffs' Interim Co-Lead Counsel:

SUBSCRIBER PLAINTIFFS:

David Boies
BOIES SCHILLER & FLEXNER LLP
333 Main Street
Armonk, NY 10504
914-749-8200
Fax: 914-749-8300
Email: dboies@bsfllp.com

Michael D. Hausfeld
HAUSFELD LLP
1700 K Street NW
Suite 650
Washington, DC 20006
202-540-7200
Fax: 202-540-7201
Email: mhausfeld@hausfeldllp.com

Local Facilitating Counsel
Christopher T. Hellums
PITTMAN DUTTON & HELLUMS PC
2001 Park Place Tower
Suite 1100
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-322-8880
Fax: 205-278-2711
Email: ChrisH@pittmandutton.com

PROVIDER PLAINTIFFS:

Joe R. Whatley, Jr
WHATLEYKALLAS LLP
2001 Park Place North, Suite 1000
Birmingham, AL 35203
205-488-1200
Fax: 800-922-4851
Email: jwhatley@whatleykallas.com

Edith M. Kallas
WHATLEY KALLAS LLP
380 Madison Avenue, 23rd Floor
New York, NY 10017
212-447-7060
Fax: 800-922-4851
Email: ekallas@whatleykallas.com

Local Facilitating Counsel
E. Kirk Wood , Jr
WOOD LAW FIRM LLC
PO Box 382434
Birmingham, AL 35238
205-612-0243
Fax: 205-705-1223
Email: ekirkwood1@bellsouth.net

Defendants' Lead Counsel:

David J. Zott
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
300 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654
312.862.2000
Fax: 312.862.2200
Email: david.zott@kirkland.com

Daniel E. Laytin
KIRKLAND & ELLIS LLP
300 North LaSalle
Chicago, IL 60654
312-862-2000
Fax: 312-862-2200
Email: daniel.laytin@kirkland.com

Craig A. Hoover
HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP
555 13th Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
202-637-5600
Fax: 202-6375910
Email: craig.hoover@hoganlovells.com

Emily M. Yinger
HOGAN LOVELLS US LLP
7930 Jones Branch Drive
9th Floor Park Place Building
McLean, VA 22102
703-610-6100
Fax: 703-610-6200
Email: emily.yinger@hoganlovells.com

Local Facilitating Counsel

Kimberly R. West
WALLACE JORDAN RATLIFF & BRANDT LLC
800 Shades Creek Parkway
Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35209
205-870-0555
Fax: 205-871-7534
Email: kwest@wallacejordan.com

Mark M. Hogewood
WALLACE JORDAN RATLIFF & BRANDT, LLC
P O Box 530910
Birmingham, AL 35253
205-870-0555
Fax: 205-874-3245
Email: mhogewood@wallacejordan.com

ORDERS PERTAINING TO MDL 2406

CM/ECF Query Report

01/08/2013 1 TRANSFER ORDER from the Judicial Panel on MDL 2406 transferring 9 actions listed on schedule A to the Northern Distirct of Alabama. (Attachments: # 1 Schedule with NDAL case numbers) [Deemed filed 12/26/2012 in case 2:12-cv-1133-RDP](AVC)
01/09/2013 6 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO. 1 REGARDING INITIAL STATUS CONFERENCE. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 1/8/2013. (AVC)
01/09/2013 7 ORDER APPOINTING SPECIAL MASTER. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 1/9/2013. (AVC)
02/28/2013 15 ORDER APPOINTING PLAINTIFFS LIAISON COUNSEL AND INVITING APPLICATIONS FOR PLAINTIFFS LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE POSITIONS-It is ORDERED that Barry Ragsdale is APPOINTED as Pltfs' Liaison Counsel and will serve as a non-voting member of the to-be-formed Pltfs' Steering Committee. Applications for Pltfs' Leadership Positions SHALL be filed with the Clerk's Office electronically by 4/5/2013. The applications or nominations SHALL be accompanied by a disclosure of any and all agreements between the applicant and any other counsel in these consolidated cases related to the subject matter of these cases. Applications and/or nominations SHALL NOT exceed fifteen (15) pages. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 2/28/2013. (AVC)
03/05/2013 16 Transcript of Proceedings held on 2/21/2013, before Judge R. David Proctor. Court Reporter/Transcriber Anita McCorvey, Telephone number 205-278-2063. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. NOTICE: The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the Court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. (A copy can be obtained at http://www.alnd.uscourts.gov/local/court forms/transcripts/Transcript Redaction Policy.pdf) See Transcript Redaction Policy Redaction Request due 3/26/2013. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 4/5/2013. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 6/3/2013. (AVC)
04/24/2013   ORDER It has come to the court's attention that a number of attorneys have contacted the Clerk of the Court to inquire about monitoring this matter. This court's CM/ECF system does not provide an automated method for attorneys to monitor a case. Until such time as an MDL website is developed, to monitor a case, an attorney may log into the PACER system and check the docket. Appearances should not be made directly in the MDL, and appearances in any of the individual cases related to the MDL should only be made by attorneys representing a client involved in the litigation. Any attorney appearing in the case is subject to being held responsible for the representation of the client on whose behalf that attorney appeared. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 4/24/13. (ASL)
04/25/2013 60 Transcript of Proceedings held on 04/23/13, before Judge R. David Proctor. Court Reporter/Transcriber Anita McCorvey. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. NOTICE: The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the Court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. (A copy can be obtained at http://www.alnd.uscourts.gov/local/court forms/transcripts/Transcript Redaction Policy.pdf) See Transcript Redaction Policy Redaction Request due 5/16/2013. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 5/28/2013. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 7/24/2013. (CVA)
04/26/2013 61 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO. 2 ORDER APPOINTING INTERIM CO-LEAD CLASS COUNSEL, LOCAL FACILITATING COUNSEL, PLAINTIFFS' STEERING COMMITTEE, AND DISCOVERY LIAISON COUNSEL. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 4/26/13. (ASL)
05/03/2013 64 AMENDED Transcript of Proceedings held on 4/23/2013, before Judge R. David Proctor. Court Reporter/Transcriber Anita McCorvey, Telephone number 205-278-2063. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. NOTICE: The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the Court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. (A copy can be obtained at http://www.alnd.uscourts.gov/local/court forms/transcripts/Transcript Redaction Policy.pdf) See Transcript Redaction Policy Redaction Request due 5/24/2013. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/3/2013. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/1/2013. (AVC)
05/06/2013 65 AMENDED Transcript of Proceedings held on 2/21/2013, before Judge R. David Proctor. Court Reporter/Transcriber Anita McCorvey, Telephone number 205-278-2063. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. NOTICE: The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the Court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. (A copy can be obtained at http://www.alnd.uscourts.gov/local/court forms/transcripts/Transcript Redaction Policy.pdf) See Transcript Redaction Policy Redaction Request due 5/28/2013. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 6/6/2013. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 8/5/2013. (AVC)
05/16/2013 75 ORDER REGARDING PROPOSED PROTOCOLS FOR PLAINTIFFS COUNSELTIME AND EXPENSE SUBMISSIONS. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 5/16/2013. (AVC)
05/31/2013 80 ORDER REGARDING PROTOCOLS FOR PLAINTIFFS COUNSELTIME AND EXPENSE SUBMISSIONS. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 5/31/2013. (AVC)
06/04/2013 82 CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER NO. 3 ORDER APPOINTING INTERIM COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THE PLAINTIFF SUBSCRIBER AND PROVIDER TRACKS. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 6/4/2013. (AVC)
07/01/2013 85 AMENDED COMPLAINT for Consolidated Subscriber Track Actions against All Defendants, filed by Plaintiffs' Counsel.(Kiernan, Kathleen)
07/01/2013 86 AMENDED COMPLAINT for Consolidated Provider Track against All Defendants, filed by Plaintiffs' Counsel.(Whatley, Joe)
08/27/2013 96 Transcript of Proceedings held on 8/21/2013, before Judge R. David Proctor. Court Reporter/Transcriber Anita McCorvey, Telephone number 205-278-2063. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER. NOTICE: The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the Court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript will be made remotely electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. (A copy can be obtained at http://www.alnd.uscourts.gov/local/court forms/transcripts/Transcript Redaction Policy.pdf) See Transcript Redaction Policy Redaction Request due 9/17/2013. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/27/2013. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/26/2013. (AVC)
09/03/2013 98 ORDER SETTING BRIEFING SCHEDULE AND ESTABLISHING CERTAIN DISCOVERY PROCEDURES. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 9/3/2013. (AVC)
11/08/2013 139 PROTECTIVE ORDER UNDER FED. R. EVID. 502(d) REGARDING NON-WAIVER OF INFORMATION SUBJECT TO ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE OR WORK PRODUCT PROTECTION. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 11/8/2013. (AVC)
12/17/2013 145 PROTECTIVE ORDER. Signed by Judge R David Proctor on 12/17/2013. (AVC)