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  • 1. West v. Mercy Hospital TimelineSeptember 14, 1993 Jerry West (27) and Bryan Kessler (32) meet each other.December 1993 West and Kessler spend Christmas togetherJune 1994 Plans made to move in togetherJuly 4, 1994 Move in together; live in the Bronx, N.Y.November 1994 Kessler and West spend Thanksgiving with Kessler familySummer 1995 Kessler first met Plaintiff’s parents in Buffalo.September 1995 Kessler began to work for Pell, Mell, and Bewildermid-1990’s Kessler and West began reading about extended families excluding same-sex partners from making decisions about health care for each other.January 1997 Kessler moved to Westfield, N.J., so Jerry could accept position as insurance underwriter in N.J. Bryan continued to commute to NYC.1998 Kessler and West prepared health care proxiesApril 1998 West offered management position in Saddle Brook, N.J. with his insurance company; couple moves to Saddle Brook.Spring 1998 Kessler left Pell, Mell & Bewilder for solo practice.October 1998 to June 2000 20 months of West’s intense training programs to become independent insurance agent.1999 Kessler and West purchased life insuranceDecember 1999 Kessler and West prepared willsJune 2000 Kessler’s uncle, Arthur Penn, loaned West money to start insurance business.July 2000 West became a trainee agent and began his own insurance business.December 2000 Kessler became a licensed “sub-agent.”December 25, 2000 Kessler’s Uncle Arthur Penn dies.July 2001 West became independent agent.By 2001 Kessler became a full-time contract employee agent of the insurance business.February 22, 2004 Kessler and West drive to Massachusetts to arrange weddingMay 19, 2004 Kessler and West marry in Massachusetts.November 12, 2004 Kessler is injured in NYC.November 13, 2004 First surgery ends successfullyNovember 14, 2004 Second surgeryNovember 15, 2004 Kessler dies; West is notified.January 2005 West suesJanuary 16, 2005 Kessler affidavitJanuary 16, 2005 Motion for Partial Dismissal filedJanuary 31, 2005 West affidavit executedFebruary 9, 2005 West memorandum opposing summary judgment executedAugust 15, 2005 Order signedSeptember 12, 2005 Notice of Appeal