Michael Duddy and Lauri Boxer-MaComber Defeat Motin to Join Additional Parties in Federal Health Care Lawsuit Involving Disproportionate Share Payments

In a complex Medicaid reimbursement case against the Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Human Services and the Director of the Office of Vermont Health Access, defendants tried to compel Springfield Hospital to join an additional twelve hospitals as necessary parties. In response, Attorneys Duddy and Boxer-Macomber offered several compelling legal arguments for not joining these additional parties. The U.S. District Court agreed with Springfield Hospital’s opposition memorandum and denied the joinder motion filed by the state defendants.