2 CA-CV 2012-0166 BENNETT BLUM, M.D., INC. v. COWAN; LAW OFFICE OF RAND HADDOCK

Consolidated Number/s:
2 CA-CV 2013-0090 BENNETT BLUM, M.D., INC. v. COWAN; LAW OFFICE OF RAND HADDOCK

Department: A
County: Pima
Cause Numbers: C20115520

Charles V. Harrington

Submitted: 02/05/2014 At Issue Date: 02/04/2014 At Issue Number: 2012-02632

Party/Attorney Information
Party Information Attorney Information
BENNETT BLUM, M.D., INC., an Arizona corporation
Plaintiff/Appellee

William N. Poorten, III
SNELL & WILMER, L.L.P.
Retained

Andrew M. Jacobs
SNELL & WILMER, L.L.P.
Retained

Katherine V. Foss
SNELL & WILMER, L.L.P.
Retained

CONNIE COWAN, a single woman
LAW OFFICE OF RAND HADDOCK, PLC, an Arizona professional limited liability company
Defendants/Appellants

Gary J. Cohen
MESCH, CLARK & ROTHSCHILD, P.C.
Retained

Brent H. Bryson
BRYSON LAW FIRM, PLC
Retained


Filings, Dues and Continuances
Document Type Due Date Document Title Filing Date Attorney/Firm Type
Notice of Appeal    Copy of Notice of Appeal filed 11/30/2012  12/12/2012    Filing
Motion    Motion to Revest Jurisdiction in the Trial Court to Consider Rule 60(c) Motion  01/16/2013  Cekander, Melinda K.   Filing
Response to Motion    Plaintiff/Appellees Response to Motion to Revest Jurisdiction in the Trial Court To Consider Rule 60(C) Motion  01/16/2013  Poorten, III, William N.   Filing
Record    EXHIBITS - 1 Small Box and trans. letter  01/30/2013    Filing
Record    NOTIFICATION OF ELECTRONIC RECORD  01/29/2013    Filing
Notice of Status    Status Report  02/06/2013  Cekander, Melinda K.   Filing
Transmittal Letter-CV    Transmittal Letter re electronic supplemental certificate  02/22/2013    Filing
Supplemental Certificate    NOTIFICATION OF ELECTRONIC SUPPLEMENTAL CERTIFICATE  02/08/2013    Filing
Motion for Extension to File Opening Brief    Motion for Procedural Order (First Request)  04/01/2013  Cekander, Melinda K.   Filing
Motion to Stay    Motion to Stay Appeal and to Consolidate Appeals  05/09/2013  Cekander, Melinda K.   Filing
Status Report    Status Report  06/13/2013  Cekander, Melinda K.   Filing
Status Report    Status Report  07/15/2013  Cekander, Melinda K.   Filing
Opening Brief    Opening Brief  08/24/2013  Cekander, Melinda K.   Filing
Notice    Notice of Change of Firm Name and Address  08/29/2013  Cekander, Melinda K.   Filing
Motion to Withdraw as Attorney    Motion to Withdraw  09/03/2013  Cekander, Melinda K.   Filing
Notice    Notice of Service of Motion to Withdraw  09/10/2013  Cekander, Melinda K.   Filing
Answering Brief    Appellees Answering Brief  10/08/2013  Foss, Katherine V.   Filing
Motion for Extension to File Reply    Stipulation for 30 Day Extension to File Reply Brief  10/11/2013  Cowan, Connie   Filing
Motion for Extension to File Reply Brief    Re-Filed Stipulated Motion for Extension to File Reply Brief  10/22/2013  Cowan, Connie   Filing
Motion for Extension to File Reply Brief    Parties Joint Stipulated Motion to Extend Appellants Reply Deadline  12/03/2013  Cohen, Gary J.   Filing
Notice of Appearance    Defendants/Appellants Notice of Appearance  12/03/2013  Cohen, Gary J.   Filing
Stipulation     Parties Joint Stipulated Motion to Extend Appellants Reply Deadline  12/31/2013  Cohen, Gary J.   Filing
Request for Oral Argument    Appellees Request for Oral Argument  01/31/2014  Foss, Katherine V.   Filing
Reply Brief    Cowan/Haddock Reply Brief  01/22/2014  Cohen, Gary J.   Filing
OA Acknowledgment    Oral Argument Acknowledgment  04/04/2014  Cohen, Gary J.   Filing
OA Acknowledgment    Oral Argument Acknowledgment  04/14/2014  Jacobs, Andrew M.   Filing
Notice of Supplemental Authority    Appellants Rule 17 ARCAP Supplemental Citation of Legal Authority  04/23/2014  Cohen, Gary J.   Filing
Notice    Notice of Settlement  07/18/2014  Foss, Katherine V.   Filing
Record  01/31/2013  Record      Due
Status Report  07/18/2013  Status Report    Cekander, Melinda K.   Due
Opening Brief  08/27/2013  Opening Brief    Bryson, Brent H.   Due
Answering Brief  10/08/2013  Answering Brief    Poorten, III, William N.   Due
Reply Brief  01/21/2014  Reply Brief    Cohen, Gary J.   Due
Motion for Extension to File Reply Brief  10/28/2013  Motion for Extension to File Reply Brief    Cowan, Connie   Due
Petition for Review to Supreme Court  08/04/2014  Petition for Review to Supreme Court      Due
Motion for Reconsideration  07/18/2014  Motion for Reconsideration      Due
Petition for Review to Supreme Court  08/04/2014  Petition for Review to Supreme Court      Due
Motion for Reconsideration  07/18/2014  Motion for Reconsideration      Due
Petition for Review to Supreme Court  08/04/2014  Petition for Review to Supreme Court    Poorten, III, William N.   Due
Motion for Reconsideration  07/18/2014  Motion for Reconsideration    Poorten, III, William N.   Due
Calendar and Decision Information
OA Request Due OA Request By OA Request Result OA Filed OA Date OA Time OA Type Decision Type Decision Date Result Type
02/04/2014  Foss, Katherine V.    01/31/2014  04/23/2014  2:00 p.m. In Court  Opinion  07/03/2014  Vacated and Remanded,Affirmed,Affirmed  
Mandate
Mandate Date Mandate Vacated Date
07/31/2014   
MR/PR Outcome
MR Outcome MR Outcome Date PR Outcome PR Outcome Date
       
Ticklers
Tickler Date Due Date Description
No ticklers available for this case.
Proceedings
Type Date Proceeding
Receipts  01/16/2013  Appellant/CONNIE COWAN; $280.00; Receipt Number: 7008; Check Rec'd from: CONNIE E. COWAN for CONNIE COWAN 
Receipts  01/16/2013  Appellee/BENNETT BLUM, M.D., INC.; $140.00; Receipt Number: 7009; Check Rec'd from: SNELL & WILMER, LLP (WILLIAM N. POORTEN, III) for BENNETT BLUM, M.D., INC. 
Record  01/29/2013  Filed: NOTIFICATION OF ELECTRONIC RECORD. (Filed by Pima County Superior Court) 
Record  01/30/2013  Filed: EXHIBITS - 1 Small Box and trans. letter. (Filed by Pima County Superior Court) 
Record  02/08/2013  Filed: NOTIFICATION OF ELECTRONIC SUPPLEMENTAL CERTIFICATE. (Filed by Pima County Superior Court) 
Record  04/16/2013  Filed: Transcript, Motion for Attorney Fees, Transcript date: 10/29/2012. (Filed by Debbie Moore) (e-filer) 
Record  04/19/2013  Filed: Transcript, Motion for Attorney Fees, Transcript date: 10/29/2012. (Filed by Debbie Moore) (e-filer) 
Record  04/22/2013  Filed: Transcript, Closing Arguments, Transcript date: 09/14/2012. (Filed by Debbie Moore) (e-filer) 
Record  04/22/2013  Filed: Transcript, Bench Trial Day 1, Transcript date: 09/05/2012. (Filed by Debbie Moore) (e-filer) 
Briefs  08/24/2013  Filed: Opening Brief. (Filed by Melinda K. Cekander) (e-filer) 
Briefs  10/08/2013  Filed: Appellees Answering Brief. (Filed by Katherine V. Foss) (e-filer) 
Briefs  01/22/2014  Filed: Cowan/Haddock Reply Brief. (Filed by Gary J. Cohen) (e-filer) 
Briefs  04/23/2014  Filed: Appellants Rule 17 ARCAP Supplemental Citation of Legal Authority. (Filed by Gary J. Cohen) (e-filer) 
All Other  12/12/2012  Filed: Copy of Notice of Appeal filed 11/30/2012. (Filed by Brent H. Bryson) 
All Other  01/16/2013  Filed: Motion to Revest Jurisdiction in the Trial Court to Consider Rule 60(c) Motion. (Filed by Melinda K. Cekander) (e-filer) 
All Other  01/16/2013  Filed: Plaintiff/Appellees Response to Motion to Revest Jurisdiction in the Trial Court To Consider Rule 60(C) Motion. (Filed by William N. Poorten, III) (e-filer) 
All Other  01/17/2013  Pursuant to Motion to Revest Jurisdiction in the Trial Court to Consider Rule 60(c) Motion and Plaintiff/Appellee’s Response to Motion to Revest Jurisdiction in the Trial Court To Consider Rule 60(C) Motion, ORDERED: This appeal is suspended and jurisdiction is revested in the superior court to and including February 06, 2013, to allow the trial court to enter a ruling on the pending Rule 60(c) Motion. FURTHER ORDERED: Counsel to file a status report in the above-entitled appeal on or before February 06, 2013. FURTHER ORDERED: If such an order is filed, the Clerk of the Pima County Superior Court shall forward it forthwith as a supplement to the record on appeal.  
All Other  02/06/2013  Filed: Status Report. (Filed by Melinda K. Cekander) (e-filer) 
All Other  02/11/2013  Pursuant to Status Report, ORDERED: Stay of Appeal is extended. FURTHER ORDERED: Counsel to file a status report in the above-entitled appeal on or before March 08, 2013.  
All Other  02/22/2013  Filed: Transmittal Letter re electronic supplemental certificate. (Filed by Pima County Superior Court) 
All Other  02/26/2013  Pursuant to parties’ stipulation that the appellants will withdraw their Rule 60(c) motion pending in the trial court, ORDERED: The stay of appeal is vacated, jurisdiction is revested in this court, and the above-entitled appeal is reinstated. FURTHER ORDERED: Appellant's Opening Brief shall be due on or before April 08, 2013. ***** Counsel should be aware that most briefs filed with the court are sent to Thomson-West Publishing for inclusion in its Arizona brief bank service. Briefs in the following case types will NOT be sent to Thomson-West: juvenile court cases; domestic relations cases; criminal cases involving sexual offenses or child abuse offenses; and mental health cases. In OTHER types of cases, if counsel prefer that a brief not be included in the brief bank service, they must contact: Paul Pendergrass Thomson-West 651-687-4994 or west.westbriefsnotification@thomson.com  
All Other  02/27/2013  It appearing this court’s order dated February 26, 2013, was electronically distributed and erroneously reflected that the above-entitled appeal was dismissed, and it further appearing this being incorrect, ORDERED: The portion of this court’s order dated February 26, 2013 dismissing the appeal is VACATED. FURTHER ORDERED: Appellant's Opening Brief shall be due on or before April 08, 2013. ***** Counsel should be aware that most briefs filed with the court are sent to Thomson-West Publishing for inclusion in its Arizona brief bank service. Briefs in the following case types will NOT be sent to Thomson-West: juvenile court cases; domestic relations cases; criminal cases involving sexual offenses or child abuse offenses; and mental health cases. In OTHER types of cases, if counsel prefer that a brief not be included in the brief bank service, they must contact: Paul Pendergrass Thomson-West 651-687-4994 or west.westbriefsnotification@thomson.com  
All Other  04/01/2013  Filed: Motion for Procedural Order (First Request). (Filed by Melinda K. Cekander) (e-filer) 
All Other  04/01/2013  Pursuant to Motion for Procedural Order (First Request), and good cause having been shown, ORDERED: The time for filing Appellant’s Opening Brief is extended to and including May 10, 2013. ***** Counsel should be aware that most briefs filed with the court are sent to Thomson-West Publishing for inclusion in its Arizona brief bank service. Briefs in the following case types will NOT be sent to Thomson-West: juvenile court cases; domestic relations cases; criminal cases involving sexual offenses or child abuse offenses; and mental health cases. In OTHER types of cases, if counsel prefer that a brief not be included in the brief bank service, they must contact: Paul Pendergrass Thomson-West 651-687-4994 or west.westbriefsnotification@thomson.com  
All Other  05/09/2013  Filed: Motion to Stay Appeal and to Consolidate Appeals. (Filed by Melinda K. Cekander) (e-filer) 
All Other  05/13/2013  Pursuant to Motion to Stay Appeal and to Consolidate Appeals, and there being no opposition, ORDERED: This appeal is suspended. FURTHER ORDERED: The Motion to Consolidate Appeals is granted. The above-entitled appeal will be consolidated once a case number has been assigned to the Notice of Appeal filed May 9, 2013. FURTHER ORDERED: Counsel to file a status report in the above-entitled appeal on or before June 13, 2013.  
All Other  06/13/2013  Filed: Status Report. (Filed by Melinda K. Cekander) (e-filer) 
All Other  06/18/2013  Pursuant to Status Report, ORDERED: Stay of Appeal is extended. FURTHER ORDERED: Counsel to file a status report in the above-entitled appeal on or before July 18, 2013.  
All Other  07/15/2013  Filed: Status Report. (Filed by Melinda K. Cekander) (e-filer) 
All Other  07/18/2013  On the court’s own motion, ORDERED: The stay of appeal is vacated, jurisdiction is revested in this court, and the above-entitled appeal is reinstated. ORDERED: Appeal Nos. 2 CA-CV 2012-0166 and 2 CA-CV 2013-0090 are hereby consolidated for all purposes on appeal. All further pleadings filed with this court shall reflect all cause numbers as follows: 2 CA-CV 2012-0166 2 CA-CV 2013-0090 Cons. FURTHER ORDERED: Time for filing Appellant's Opening Brief for the consolidated appeal is extended to and including August 27, 2013. FURTHER ORDERED: Appellee(s)' fee in the Court of Appeals, Division Two, (as to 2 CA-CV 2013-0090) is $140.00, ($280.00 if Appellee has filed a cross-appeal), pursuant to A.R.S. 12-321. Fees must be paid in cash or check made payable to the Court of Appeals. NO FILINGS BY APPELLEE WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL THE APPELLEE(S)' FEE IS PAID. ***** Counsel should be aware that briefs filed with the court are automatically sent to Thomson-West Publishing for inclusion in its brief bank service. If counsel prefer that a brief not be included in the brief bank service, they must contact: Paul Pendergrass Thomson-West 651-687-4994 or west.westbriefsnotification@thomson.com  
All Other  08/29/2013  Filed: Notice of Change of Firm Name and Address. (Filed by Melinda K. Cekander) (e-filer) 
All Other  09/03/2013  Filed: Motion to Withdraw. (Filed by Melinda K. Cekander) (e-filer) 
All Other  09/05/2013  Pursuant to Motion to Withdraw (Notice of Withdrawal), ORDERED: Melinda K. Cekander is relieved from further responsibility for the Defendants/Appellants in connection with this appeal. Appellants shall be considered acting pro se until the court is notified that counsel has been retained.  
All Other  09/10/2013  Filed: Notice of Service of Motion to Withdraw. (Filed by Melinda K. Cekander) (e-filer) 
All Other  10/11/2013  Filed: Stipulation for 30 Day Extension to File Reply Brief. (Filed by Connie Cowan) (e-filer) 
All Other  10/16/2013  Pursuant to Stipulation for 30 Day Extension to File Reply Brief, and good cause not having been shown, therefore, ORDERED: Motion for extension of time is DENIED, with leave to re-file on or before October 28, 2013 with showing of good cause.  
All Other  10/22/2013  Filed: Re-Filed Stipulated Motion for Extension to File Reply Brief. (Filed by Connie Cowan) (e-filer) 
All Other  10/24/2013  Pursuant to Re-Filed Stipulated Motion for Extension to File Reply Brief, and good cause having been shown, ORDERED: The time for filing Appellants’ Reply Brief is extended to and including December 04, 2013. ***** Counsel should be aware that most briefs filed with the court are sent to Thomson-West Publishing for inclusion in its Arizona brief bank service. Briefs in the following case types will NOT be sent to Thomson-West: juvenile court cases; domestic relations cases; criminal cases involving sexual offenses or child abuse offenses; and mental health cases. In OTHER types of cases, if counsel prefer that a brief not be included in the brief bank service, they must contact: Paul Pendergrass Thomson-West 651-687-4994 or west.westbriefsnotification@thomson.com  
All Other  12/03/2013  Filed: Parties Joint Stipulated Motion to Extend Appellants Reply Deadline. (Filed by Gary J. Cohen) (e-filer) 
All Other  12/03/2013  Filed: Defendants/Appellants Notice of Appearance. (Filed by Gary J. Cohen) (e-filer) 
All Other  12/06/2013  Pursuant to Parties Joint Stipulated Motion to Extend Appellants Reply Deadline, ORDERED: The time for filing Appellant's Reply Brief is extended to and including January 08, 2014. ***** Counsel should be aware that most briefs filed with the court are sent to Thomson-West Publishing for inclusion in its Arizona brief bank service. Briefs in the following case types will NOT be sent to Thomson-West: juvenile court cases; domestic relations cases; criminal cases involving sexual offenses or child abuse offenses; and mental health cases. In OTHER types of cases, if counsel prefer that a brief not be included in the brief bank service, they must contact: Paul Pendergrass Thomson-West 651-687-4994 or west.westbriefsnotification@thomson.com  
All Other  12/31/2013  Filed: Parties Joint Stipulated Motion to Extend Appellants Reply Deadline. (Filed by Gary J. Cohen) (e-filer) 
All Other  01/03/2014  Pursuant to Parties Joint Stipulated Motion to Extend Appellants Reply Deadline, ORDERED: The time for filing Appellant's Reply Brief is extended to and including January 21, 2014. ***** Counsel should be aware that most briefs filed with the court are sent to Thomson-West Publishing for inclusion in its Arizona brief bank service. Briefs in the following case types will NOT be sent to Thomson-West: juvenile court cases; domestic relations cases; criminal cases involving sexual offenses or child abuse offenses; and mental health cases. In OTHER types of cases, if counsel prefer that a brief not be included in the brief bank service, they must contact: Paul Pendergrass Thomson-West 651-687-4994 or west.westbriefsnotification@thomson.com  
All Other  01/31/2014  Filed: Appellees Request for Oral Argument. (Filed by Katherine V. Foss) (e-filer) 
All Other  02/05/2014  SUBMITTED 
All Other  03/05/2014  ORDERED: Oral argument shall be conducted before Division Two of the Court of Appeals in its third-floor Courtroom in the State Office Complex, 400 West Congress Street, North Building, Tucson, Arizona, on April 23, 2014 at 02:00 p.m. Each side may have twenty-five minutes to be heard. ***** FURTHER ORDERED: Counsel may stipulate to a telephonic oral argument and shall file with the Court any such stipulation and notify the Clerk of the Court in writing within ten days from the date of this order. The Court will reset the matter for telephonic oral argument. ORAL ARGUMENTS ARE NOW DIGITALLY RECORDED AND WILL BE AVAILABLE ONLINE THE DAY AFTER ARGUMENT ON THE WEBSITE http://www.appeals2.az.gov DATE: March 05, 2014 ____________________________ Jeffrey P. Handler Clerk of the Court COUNSEL MUST RETURN A COPY OF THIS ORDER, SIGNED AND DATED, TO THE CLERK OF THE COURT TO ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT OF SAME. DATE: __________________ COUNSEL'S NAME PRINTED: _____________________________ COUNSEL'S SIGNATURE: _____________________________ E-MAIL ADDRESS: _____________________________ One judge may prepare a draft decision prior to oral argument. The draft is not binding and may be changed entirely after oral argument. If a draft is prepared, it will be sent to all counsel when it becomes available. It will be sent to the e-mail address provided by counsel above. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Jeffrey P. Handler at (520)628-6954 (voice phone). Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.  
All Other  03/07/2014  Copy of hearing order signed by William N. Poorten III 
All Other  03/20/2014  Pursuant to Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 2012-104, the Hon. Robert Carter Olson, a retired judge of the Arizona Superior Court, is called back to active duty and is assigned to serve on the above-captioned case. 
All Other  04/04/2014  Filed: Oral Argument Acknowledgment. (Filed by Gary J. Cohen) (e-filer) 
All Other  04/14/2014  Filed: Oral Argument Acknowledgment. (Filed by Andrew M. Jacobs) (e-filer) 
All Other  04/23/2014  SIGN-IN SHEET 
All Other  07/03/2014  OPINION - VACATED AND REMANDED - Vasquez with Howard and Olson. (11) 
All Other  07/03/2014  MEMORANDUM DECISION - AFFIRMED - Vasquez with Howard and Olson. (16) 
All Other  07/18/2014  Filed: Notice of Settlement. (Filed by Katherine V. Foss) (e-filer) 
All Other  07/31/2014  MANDATE ISSUED;RECEIPT REQUESTED. 
All Other  07/31/2014  Notice to Mead 
All Other  08/08/2014  FINAL RECEIPT.