Garza et al v. Cherokee Healthcare Services

Western District of Texas, txwd-5:2019-cv-00353

Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Answer re [1] Complaint, by Cherokee Healthcare Services.

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS SAN ANTONIO DIVISION CYNTHIA GARZA, ELSA TOSCANO § NORMA BEXAR-MOLINE, TERESA § VILLANUEVA, AND SAN JUANA § GOMEZ, INDIVIDUALLY AND ON § BEHALF OF ALL THOSE SIMILARLY § SITUATED § § Plaintiff, § § v. § CIVIL ACTION NO. 5:19-cv-353-FB § CHEROKEE HEALTHCARE SERVICES § § Defendant. § ______________________________________________________________________________ DEFENDANT'S UNOPPOSED MOTION TO EXTEND DEADLINE TO RESPOND TO PLAINTIFF'S COMPLAINT ______________________________________________________________________________ Defendant Cherokee Nation Healthcare Services, LLC ("Defendant") moves to extend its deadline to respond to Plaintiffs' Original Collective Action Complaint as follows: MOTION 1. Plaintiffs Cynthia Garza, Elsa Toscano, Norma Bexar-Moline, Teresa Villanueva and San Juana Gomez filed their Original Collective Action Complaint on April 5, 2019. 2. Plaintiffs served Defendant with the Original Collective Action Complaint on April 17, 2019, making May 8, 2019 Defendant's deadline to answer or otherwise respond. 3. Given the variety of allegations in Plaintiffs' Original Collective Action Complaint, Defendant requires additional time to prepare its answer or otherwise respond to the Original Collective Action Complaint. 1 4. Defendant seeks an extension of its deadline to answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiffs' counsel until May 29, 2019. Plaintiffs are unopposed to such an extension. 5. Defendant requests this relief not for purposes of delay, but so justice may be done. PRAYER Defendant respectfully requests that the Court enter the attached order extending its deadline to answer or otherwise respond to Plaintiffs' Original Collective Action Complaint until May 29, 2019. Respectfully submitted, /s/ Shannon B. Schmoyer Shannon B. Schmoyer Texas Bar No. 17780250 sschmoyer@sr-llp.com SCHMOYER REINHARD LLP 17806 IH 10 West, Suite 400 San Antonio, Texas 78257 Telephone: 210.447.8033 Facsimile: 210.447.8036 W. Kirk Turner, OBA # 13791 (pro hac vice motion to be filed) Philip R. Bruce OBA# 30504 (pro hac vice motion to be filed) McAfee & Taft, A Professional Corporation Williams Center Tower II Two W. Second Street, Suite 1100 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74103 Telephone: (918) 587-0000 Facsimile: (918) 599-9317 kirk.turner@mcafeetaft.com philip.bruce@mcafeetaft.com ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANT CHEROKEE NATION HEALTHCARE SERVICES, LLC 2 CERTIFICATE OF CONFERENCE I certify that, on May 3, 2019, defense counsel conferred with Plaintiffs' counsel, Chris Miltenberger, regarding the foregoing motion. Mr. Miltenberger indicated that Plaintiffs are unopposed to the relief requested herein. /s/ Shannon B. Schmoyer Shannon B. Schmoyer 3