Answer and Counterclaim - 2
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Defendants admit the allegations contained in paragraph 3 of the Complaint.C.
Jurisdiction and Venue4.
Defendants admit venue is appropriate in King County, and admit the Districtis based in King County. Defendants deny declaratory relief or injunctive relief is appropriatein this case.5.
Defendants deny the allegations contained in paragraph 5 of the Complaint.D.
The Strategic Alliance Agreement6.
Defendants admit the first sentence of paragraph 6 of the Complaint.Defendants admit the Agreement is effective until December 31, 2026, and that it may beextended by mutual agreement for two additional fifteen-year periods. Defendants admit theAgreement specifies the permissible circumstances for early termination by the District or theUniversity or both. Defendants deny the remaining allegations contained in paragraph 6 of the Complaint.7.
Defendants admit that by signing the Agreement, the District agreed todelegate certain authority to the Board of Trustees
for the District HealthcareSystem, including the responsibility for oversight of the day-to-day operations of ValleyMedical Center. At least 10 of the 13 trustees must reside within the District Service Area.Defendants admit sections 3.2 and 3.3 define membership on the Board of Trustees to include
the District’s five elected commissioners, five individuals from the community served by the
nted by UW Medicine’s CEO after a nomination process, two individuals whoare present or past members of other UW Medicine boards, and UW Medicine’s CEO or his
designee. Defendants admit the University and the District agreed to provisions for removalof Board members, and agreed Board members who are also District commissioners may be