Lisa Zenzen Baker, 1961-2003


Friday, April 13, 2012

Conference held

Deadlines set; motions
pending in hospital’s lawsuit

Posted Friday April 13, 2012

A schedule of deadlines for depositions and paper discovery in the lawsuit Northeast Health, Inc. vs. David Baker was approved at a preliminary conference in Troy on Thursday.

Acting Supreme Court Justice Andrew G. Ceresia signed the order during a 10-minute meeting in chambers. The judge said two motions – one from each side – are pending and that written decisions will be issue at a later date.

In its motion, Northeast Health seeks a dismissal of counterclaims alleging that medical records related to the treatment of Lisa Zenzen Baker in Samaritan Hospital in 2003 were withheld during an earlier wrongful-death lawsuit.

The second motion asks Ceresia to step aside to avoid any appearance of bias. Before becoming a county judge, Ceresia was an attorney with Carter, Conboy, Case, Blackmore, Maloney & Laird – the firm that represented Samaritan Hospital in the wrongful-death case, and whose actions are now an issue in the current litigation.