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STATE OF MAINE
On February 16, 2000 a Motion to Permit the filing of objections was filed on behalf of the Maine Hospital Association (hereinafter, "the MHA"). The MHA asserts that the Superintendent should accept its objections to discovery requests served by the Applicants as having been filed timely despite the filing of the objections on February 16, 2000. Counsel for the MHA twists in numerous legal knots in order to support his view that the Superintendents Procedural Order establishing February 18, 2000 as the deadline for the filing of responses to discovery should be read to mean something different.
The deadlines established by the Superintendent in his Procedural Order of November 4, 1999, are deadlines and, to the extent inconsistent with any provision of Rule 350, take precedence. Nevertheless, the Superintendent is aware that the MHA has retained only recently outside counsel to assist with this proceeding. Mr. Doyle entered his appearance on behalf of the MHA on February 16, 2000, the same day as filing objections to discovery. Given that no party appears prejudiced by the filing on February 16th, as opposed to February 11th, of the MHAs objections to discovery of the Applicants, the motion is GRANTED. The objections of the MHA shall be deemed filed as of February 16, 2000.
PER ORDER OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF INSURANCE
ALESSANDRO A. IUPPA
Superintendent of Insurance
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