Oral Argument Calendar
The following cases are placed upon the calendar of the Supreme Court for hearing at its courtroom in the Ronald M. George State Office Complex, Earl Warren Building, 350 McAllister Street, Fourth Floor, San Francisco
Centinela Freeman Emergency Medical Associates et al., v. Health Net of California, Inc. et al., S218497
Petition for review after the Court of Appeal reversed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Does the delegation — by a health care service plan (HMO) to an independent physicians association (IPA), under Health and Safety Code section 1371.4, subdivision (e) — of the HMO’s responsibility to reimburse emergency medical service providers for emergency care provided to the HMO’s enrollees relieve the HMO of the ultimate obligation to pay for emergency medical care provided to its enrollees by non-contracting emergency medical service providers, if the IPA becomes insolvent and is unable to pay? (2) Does an HMO have a duty to emergency medical service providers to protect them from financial harm resulting from the insolvency of an IPA which is otherwise financially responsible for the emergency medical care provided to its enrollees?
People v. Winbush (Grayland), S117489
[Automatic Appeal] This matter is an automatic appeal from a judgment of death