416 F.Supp.2d 1098 (D.Utah 2005), 2 00 CV 00584, MacArthur v. San Juan County

Docket Nº2 00 CV 00584
Citation416 F.Supp.2d 1098
Party NameMacArthur v. San Juan County
Case DateJune 13, 2005
CourtUnited States District Courts, 10th Circuit, District of Utah

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416 F.Supp.2d 1098 (D.Utah 2005)

Dr. Steven MACARTHUR, et al., Plaintiffs,

v.

SAN JUAN COUNTY, et al., Defendants.

No. 2:00 CV 00584 BSJ.

United States District Court, D. Utah, Central Division.

June 13, 2005

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Blaine J. Benard, Holme Roberts & Owen (UT), Salt Lake City, UT, for San Juan Health Services District, Laurie Schafer, Health District Defendants, Bill Redd, Cleal Bradford, Gary Holladay, John Housekeeper, John Lewis, Karen Adams, Patsy Shumway, Roger Atcitty, Carla Grimshaw, Gloria Yanito, Julie Bronson, L. Val Jones, Lori Wallace, Manfred R. Nelson, Marilee Bailey, Ora Lee Black, James D. Redd, Reid M. Wood, San Juan Health Defendants Group 2, Defendants.

Carolyn Cox, Holme Roberts & Owen (UT), Salt Lake City, UT, for San Juan Health Services District, Patsy Shumway, Reid M. Wood, Roger Atcitty, Health District Defendants, Laurie Schafer, Bill Redd, Cleal Bradford, Gary Holladay, John Housekeeper, John Lewis, Karen Adams, Carla Grimshaw, Gloria Yanito, Julie Bronson, L. Val Jones, Lori Wallace, Manfred R. Nelson, Marilee Bailey, Ora Lee Black, James D. Redd, San Juan Health Defendants Group 2, Defendants.

Kyle M Finch, Finch & Olson, Farmington, NM, for Farmer's/Truck Insurance, Defendant.

Christine T. Greenwood, Magleby & Greenwood PC, Salt Lake City, UT, for San Juan Health Services District, Gary Holladay, John Housekeeper, John Lewis, Karen Adams, Patsy Shumway, Roger Atcitty, San Juan Health Defendants Group 2, Defendants.

Robert R. Harrison, Snow Christensen & Martineau, Salt Lake City, UT, for Health District Defendants, San Juan County, Bill Redd, Craig Halls, Richard Bailey, J Tyron Lewis, Laurie Schafer, San Juan Health Services District, Carla Grimshaw, Cleal Bradford, Gloria Yanito, James D. Redd, Julie Bronson, L. Val Jones, Lori Wallace, Manfred R. Nelson, Marilee Bailey, Ora Lee Black, Reid M. Wood, Defendants.

Jean P Hendrickson, Utah Attorney General's, Office (160-140857), Salt Lake City, UT, for Health, Mr. Masotti, Don Beckwith, FNU Wilson, James(Harry) Boley, Marilyn Brokoop, Sandra Assasnik, Interested Party.

Michael W Homer, Suitter Axland, Salt Lake City, UT, for San Juan County, San Juan County Defendants, Bill Redd, Craig Halls, J Tyron Lewis, Richard Bailey, Mark Maryboy, Lyn Stevens, Defendants.

Judith A. Jensen , Utah Attorney General's Office, Salt Lake City, UT, for Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing, Interested Party.

Dan R. Larsen, Snell & Wilmer (UT), Salt Lake City, UT, for Mark Shurtleff, Stewart M. Hanson, Mark Shurtleff, Stewart M. Hanson, Interested Party.

Kathleen M. Liuzzi, Dunn & Dunn, Salt Lake City, UT, for San Juan County, San Juan County Defendants, Bill Redd, Craig Halls, J Tyron Lewis, Richard Bailey, Mark Maryboy, Defendants.

Thomas B. Price, Suitter Axland, Salt Lake City, UT, for San Juan County, San Juan County Defendants, Bill Redd, Craig Halls, J Tyron Lewis, Richard Bailey, Mark Maryboy, Defendants.

Susan Rose, Sandy, UT, for Alison Dickson, Amy Terlaak, Candace Holiday, Candace Laws, Donna Singer, Fred Riggs, Helen Valdez, Linda Cacapardo, Michelle Lyman, Nathaniel Penn, Nicole Roberts, Steven MacArthur, Sue Burton, Dorothy Keith, Paul Keith, Counter Defendants.

Kenneth J Sheppard, Melaleuca, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID, for Melaleuca, Interested Party.

Douglas R Short, Bennett & Deloney, Midvale, UT, for Mark Maryboy, Defendant.

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David W Slagle, Snow Christensen & Martineau, Salt Lake City, UT, for Health District Defendants, All Defendants.

Jesse C Trentadue, Suitter Axland, Salt Lake City, UT, for San Juan County, San Juan County Defendants, Bill Redd, Craig Halls, J Tyron Lewis, Richard Bailey, Mark Maryboy, Lyn Stevens, Defendants.

Robert R Wallace, Kirton & McConkie, Salt Lake City, UT, for San Juan Foundation, Defendant.

MEMORANDUM DECISION & ORDER

JENKINS, Senior District Judge.

THE FINAL PRETRIAL CONFERENCE (Fed.R.Civ.P. 16(c))....................... 1112

Fed.R.Civ.P. 16(c)(1)............................................... 1112

THE PART I PLAINTIFFS .................................................... 1114

Dr. Steven MacArthur, M.D............................................ 1114

Ms. Michele Lyman, P.A............................................... 1115

Ms. Helen Valdez .................................................... 1118

THE PART I PLAINTIFFS' ALLEGATIONS AGAINST THE INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS ..... 1119

The County Commissioners ............................................ 1120

County Attorney Craig Halls ......................................... 1120

SJHSD Board Members: Atcitty, Lewis, Housekeeper, Adams, Shumway & Holliday.............................. 1121

The SJHSD Administrators: Wood, Bailey & Bradford ................... 1122

Laurie Schafer (a/k/a Laurie Shafer)................................ 1123

Marilee Bailey, R.N.................................................. 1124

Ora Lee Black ....................................................... 1124

Carla Grimshaw ...................................................... 1124

Gloria Yanito ....................................................... 1125

Julie Bronson ....................................................... 1126

Lori Wallace, R.N. a/k/a Laurie Walker .............................. 1126

Dr. Lloyd Val Jones, M.D............................................. 1126

Dr. Manfred Nelson, M.D.............................................. 1128

Dr. James Redd, M.D.................................................. 1128

THE PART I PLAINTIFFS' THEORIES OF LIABILITY ............................. 1129

(1) Plaintiffs' Civil RICO Claims (18 U.S.C. §§ 1961 et seq.)... 1130

Predicate Acts of "Racketeering Activity" (18 U.S.C. § 1961(1)).................................................. 1130

(a) 18 U.S.C. § 1341--Mail Fraud ........................... 1131

(b) 18 U.S.C. § 1512--Witness Tampering .................... 1133

(c) 18 U.S.C. § 1951--Interference with Commerce by Threats 1134

(2) Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act of 1994 (18 U.S.C.§ 248).................................................... 1137

(3) Health Care Quality Improvement Act, 42 U.S.C. § 11112 (2000).................................................... 1138

(4) Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA), 42 U.S.C. § 1395dd (2000)........... 1139

(5) "Medicare Patient Bill of Rights" (42 U.S.C. § 1395a)....... 1141

(6) 42 U.S.C. § 1981 ............................................ 1142

(7) 42 U.S.C. § 1985(3)......................................... 1144

(8) 42 U.S.C. § 1983 ............................................ 1145

§ 1983 Conspiracy ................................................... 1146

Liability of the SJHSD & San Juan County ............................ 1147

Plaintiffs' § 1983 Claims Against the County Commissioners & SJHSD Board Members......................... 1149

Vicarious Liability, Respondeat Superior & § 1983 ................... 1149

The SJHSD Board & the SJHSD Medical Staff's "Policy" re: Physician Assistants.................................... 1151

Qualified Immunity & Plaintiffs' § 1983 Claims ...................... 1152

Dr. MacArthur's § 1983 Claim ........................................ 1154

Dr. MacArthur's "Right" to Practice at SJHSD Facilities ............. 1154

Dr. MacArthur's Request for Privileges & Procedural Due Process ..... 1157

Ms. Lyman's § 1983 Claim ............................................ 1160

Substantive Due Process ............................................. 1160

Misogyny & "Hostile Environment" under § 1983 ....................... 1163

Qualified Immunity & Ms. Lyman's § 1983 Claim ....................... 1166

Ms. Helen Valdez' § 1983 Claim ...................................... 1166

(9) Federal Antitrust Laws (15 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq.)............. 1169

The Local Government Antitrust Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 34"36)............. 1172

Dr. MacArthur's Federal Antitrust Law Claim ......................... 1173

Ms. Lyman's Federal Antitrust Law Claim ............................. 1174

(10) Utah Constitution, art. I, §§ 1, 7, 25, 26, 27 .............. 1176

(11) Utah Unfair Practices Act (Utah Code Ann. §§ 13"5"1 et seq. (2001))............ 1179

(12) Utah Civil Rights Act (Utah Code Ann. §§ 13"7"1 et seq. (2001))................................................... 1181

(13) Interference with Contract and with Prospective Business Relations ................................................. 1182

(14) "state common law defamation (also a U.S. Constitutional right to reputation as guaranteed by the Ninth Amendment)" ................1183

(a) Utah Law of Defamation ................................. 1183

(b) Defamation & the Ninth Amendment ....................... 1184

(15) "Federal common law and Utah contract common law and statutory provisions that prohibit contracts of adhesion, bad faith, and lack of fair dealing. Utah Code Ann. 78"12"25(1) (1996), " including the Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing ............................... 1187

(a) Contracts of Adhesion .................................. 1187

(b) Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing ........ 1187

(16) "privacy rights and statutory entitlements to have their credential files and patient files accurately kept by the district under Medicaid and Utah Health Department statutes and regulations" ................................. 1190

(17) Negligent and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress .. 1193

(a) Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress ..............

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