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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MAINE PORTLAND DIVISION JAMES MURTAGH, M.D., ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) ST. MARY'S REGIONAL MEDICAL ) CENTER a/k/a ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL, ) ST. MARYS HEALTH SYSTEM, and ) IRA SHAPIRO, M.D., ) Defendants. )

CASE NO. 2:12-CV-00160-NT

DEFENDANTS' CONSENTED-TO MOTION FOR ADDITIONAL TIME TO FILE, AND ADDITIONAL PAGES FOR, THEIR REPLY MEMORANDUM Defendants St. Marys Regional Medical Center (St. Marys or Hospital), St. Marys Health System (Health System), and Ira Shapiro, M.D. (Dr. Shapiro)(collectively, the Defendants) move the Court for an extension of time, until January 22, 2013, to file a reply memorandum in support of Defendants Motion to Dismiss Plaintiffs First Amended Complaint (Dkt. # 30), and for an additional three pages for said reply memorandum. 1. On Saturday, December 29, 2012, Dr. Murtagh filed his Response in Opposition

to Defendants Motion to Dismiss. (Dkt. # 35). Dr. Murtaghs Response is twenty-two pages in length and attaches and incorporates an eight-page affidavit containing many new facts. 2. According to the Courts Notice of Electronic Filing, Defendants Reply is due on

January 14, 2013. Defendants need a reasonable time to analyze the substantial material and new facts and to prepare a proper response. In addition, counsel for the Defendants have other intervening previously scheduled legal commitments prior to January 14, 2013.

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Additionally, the substantial and new information contained in Plaintiffs twenty-

two page brief and accompanying eight-page affidavit will necessitate considerable analysis. Accordingly, the seven-page limit will likewise be very difficult with which to comply. 4. Plaintiffs counsel consents to the extension of time and the additional pages.

THEREFORE, the Defendants respectfully request an extension of time until January 22, 2013, to file a reply memorandum, and three additional pages for its reply memorandum or for such other relief as may be appropriate. Respectfully submitted, this 31st day of December 2012.

/s/ Ronald W. Schneider, Jr. ___ Ronald W. Schneider, Jr., Bar No. 8402 David A. Soley, Bar No. 6799 Travis M. Brennan, Bar No. 4525 BERNSTEIN SHUR 100 Middle Street P.O. Box 9729 Portland, ME 04104-5029 Telephone: (207) 774-1200 Email: rschneider@bernsteinshur.com dsoley@bernsteinshur.com tbrennan@bernsteinshur.com

/s/ James L. Jones ___ James L. Jones, MS Bar No. 3214 (pro hac vice) Sterling Kidd, MS Bar No. 103670 (pro hac vice) Michael Bernier, MS Bar No. 103960 (pro hac vice) BAKER, DONELSON, BEARMAN, CALDWELL & BERKOWITZ, PC Meadowbrook Office Park 4268 I-55 North Jackson, Mississippi 39211 Telephone: (601) 351-2400 Facsimile: (601) 351-2424 E-mail: jjones@bakerdonelson.com skidd@bakerdonelson.com mbernier@bakerdonelson.com ATTORNEYS FOR DEFENDANTS

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I, Ronald W. Schneider, Jr., on behalf of the Defendants do hereby certify that I have served all parties in this case in accordance with the directives from the Electronic Court Filing (ECF) which was generated as a result of electronic filing to all counsel listed below: Brian Mahaney Joseph Bird Bethany Kroe MAHANEY & ERTL, LLC 1442 N. Farwell Avenue, Suite 604 Milwaukee, WI 53202 E-mail: brian@mahanyertl.com E-mail: jbird@mahanyertl.com Attorneys for Plaintiff DATED: December 31, 2012 /s/ Ronald W. Schneider, Jr. RONALD W. SCHNEIDER, JR.