Attorneys In Erlanger, Hutcheson Lawsuit Poring Over Thousands Of Pages Of Documents
Attorneys involved in the lawsuit between Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga and Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe said they are poring over thousands of pages of documents, and the discovery process is going to take longer than anticipated.
The attorneys earlier were aiming to have discovery completed by Nov. 20.
The new goal is April 2016.
Attorneys, in a joint motion, told Federal Judge Harold Murphy of Rome, Ga., that the original plan was to have the documents produced by July 20, then finish the depositions by the Nov. 20 deadline.
However, the document production process is still ongoing, though Erlanger earlier produced 196,563 pages and then sent another 35,000 pages related to former HMC officials Roger Forgey, Debbie Reeves and Scott Radeker. HMC has come up with 14,079 pages, and it has retrieved over 25,000 pages from its former attorneys, Morris, Manning and Martin and consultant GB Health Management.
HMC is reviewing the Forgey, Reeves, Radeker documents and the Morris, Manning and Martin and GB Health Management papers to see if it deems there are any attorney-client privilege issues.
That process is due to be completed by Oct. 20 under the proposed new timetable.
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