Case: 15-1745

Document: 00116853824

Page: 1

Date Filed: 06/23/2015

Entry ID: 5917378

United States Court of Appeals
For the First Circuit
_____________________
No. 15-1745
RIO GRANDE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER, INC., et al.,
Plaintiffs- Appellees,
v.
HON. ANA RIUS ARMENDARIZ, Secretary of the Department of Health of the
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,
Defendant - Appellant.
__________________
ORDER OF COURT
Entered: June 23, 2015
This matter is before the court on the appellants' "Urgent Petition for Stay and/or for
Preliminary Injunction Pending Appeal." As an initial matter, the accompanying motion to file an
oversized motion is GRANTED. Our initial review of the record indicates the following: (1) there
is no indication that a brief stay of the district court's order will irreparably harm any party; (2) at
least on initial review, and without yet having the benefit of briefing from both sides, it appears
that the merits of the appeal raise unusual and important issues; and (3) a reasonable period of time
is necessary in order to determine whether any more extended stay is justified. Therefore, the
various orders (docket numbers 680, 687, and 701) are hereby temporarily stayed. Any response
to the stay motion by the plaintiff-appellees should be filed on or before June 29, 2015. Plaintiffappellees are encouraged to focus in particular on the nature and extent of any harm caused by
entry of a longer stay.
By the Court:
/s/ Margaret Carter, Clerk.

Case: 15-1745

Document: 00116853824

Page: 2

Date Filed: 06/23/2015

Entry ID: 5917378

cc:
Hon. Gustavo A. Gelpi, United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Frances Rios de Moran, Clerk, United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico
Robert Arthur Graham
Miguel J. Rodriguez-Marxuach
James Leo Feldesman
Lourdes Martinez-Jimenez
Nicole Marie Bacon
Luis Alberto Alvarez-Vazquez
Ignacio Fernandez-De-Lahongrais
Manuel Antonio Pietrantoni
Osvaldo Feliu-Villegas
Carlos A. Valldejuly-Sastre
Laura Yazmin Femenias-Jove
Arlene R. Perez-Borrero
Beatriz Annexy-Guevara
Susana I. Penagaricano Brown
Marta E. Gonzalez
Margarita Luisa Mercado-Echegaray
Cesar R. Miranda Rodriguez
Jose M. Pizarro-Zayas
Luke M. Jones
Stephen J. Buckingham
Simone Cataldi-Malpica
Francisco J. Amundaray-Rodriguez