Banner lawsuit dismissed

GREELEY — A lawsuit Banner Health filed against the city of Greeley and several current and former city staffers on Aug. 30 was dismissed on Sept. 28 at Banner’s request.

An order for case management — required for all Weld County District Court civil cases since mid-2015 — was handed down the day after the filing. An alternative dispute resolution order came the same day, court records show.

Case management refers to organizing the flow of a case; ADR is any method for settling legal matters without litigation, according to law school and ADR websites. Two common forms of ADR involve arbitration and mediation.

No other court actions occurred in the case until Sept. 28, when Banner’s attorney Meghan Pound, of the Boulder firm Caplan and Earnest LLC, submitted plaintiff’s motion for dismissal. Judge Shannon Lyons issued the order the same day.

The lawsuit alleged that Greeley hadn’t rightly reviewed Banner’s bid to continue ambulance service with the city. Banner has provided the work since 2012; its current contract has been set to end on Nov. 30.

Greeley moved forward with another bidder. A new contract wasn’t final at the time the lawsuit was filed.

Calls and emails to Banner, to Pound and to a Greeley spokesperson weren’t immediately returned.

An email to Greeley city attorney Doug Marek asking if a settlement or agreement on the lawsuit had been reached drew this response: “Banner simply dismissed the lawsuit. There was no agreement.”

The Weld County District Court case, Banner Health d/b/a North Colorado Medical Center v City of Greeley, et al, is 2021CV30504.

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GREELEY — A lawsuit Banner Health filed against the city of Greeley and several current and former city staffers on Aug. 30 was dismissed on Sept. 28 at Banner’s request.

An order for case management — required for all Weld County District Court civil cases since mid-2015 — was handed down the day after the filing. An alternative dispute resolution order came the same day, court records show.

Case management refers to organizing the flow of a case; ADR is any method for settling legal matters without litigation, according to law school and ADR websites. Two common forms of ADR involve arbitration and mediation.

No other court actions occurred in the case until Sept. 28, when Banner’s attorney Meghan Pound, of the Boulder firm Caplan and Earnest LLC, submitted plaintiff’s motion for dismissal. Judge Shannon Lyons issued the order the same day.

The lawsuit alleged that Greeley hadn’t rightly reviewed Banner’s bid to continue ambulance service with the city. Banner has provided the work since 2012; its current contract has been set to end on Nov. 30.

Greeley moved forward with another bidder. A new contract wasn’t final at the time the lawsuit was filed.

Calls and emails to Banner, to Pound and to a Greeley spokesperson weren’t immediately returned.

An email to Greeley city attorney Doug Marek asking if a settlement or agreement on the lawsuit had been reached drew this response: “Banner simply dismissed the lawsuit. There was no agreement.”

The Weld County District Court case, Banner Health d/b/a North Colorado Medical Center v City…