Case: Triune Health Group, Inc. v. U.S. Dep't of Health and Human Servs.

1:12-cv-06756 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Aug. 22, 2012

Closed Date: March 22, 2019

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Case Summary

On August 22, 2012, Triune Health Group, Inc. filed this lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois against the US Department of Health and Human Services, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Administrative Procedure Act. The plaintiffs, represented by the Jubilee Campaign the Thomas More Society and private counsel, sought to enjoin enforcement of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) extending universal contraception coverage in employer-sponsored private health insura…

On August 22, 2012, Triune Health Group, Inc. filed this lawsuit in the Northern District of Illinois against the US Department of Health and Human Services, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Administrative Procedure Act. The plaintiffs, represented by the Jubilee Campaign the Thomas More Society and private counsel, sought to enjoin enforcement of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) extending universal contraception coverage in employer-sponsored private health insurance coverage. Plaintiffs contend that this mandatory contraception coverage violated their sincerely held religious beliefs under the First Amendment and state constitutional laws.

On January 3, 2013, Judge Amy St. Eve granted a preliminary injunction stopping HHS from enforcing the contraception mandate until the court determined the merits of the plaintiffs' case and if further injunctive relief was needed. The defendants appealed the preliminary injunction to the Seventh Circuit (No. 13-1478). On March 14, 2013, Seventh Circuit Judge John Tinder stayed the appeal pending resolution of the appeal in a related case, Korte v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. On April 2, 2013, the District Court stayed its proceedings in this case until the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in Korte and Grote v. Sebelius.

On September 4, 2014, the defendants voluntarily dismissed their appeal of the preliminary injunction following the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. Shortly thereafter, the defendants' proposed a final injunction order in the District Court enjoining the defendants from enforcing the contraceptive coverage requirement against the plaintiffs. On July 22, 2015, the plaintiffs filed a response to this proposed order, objecting that the defendants' proposed order did not protect their religious liberty as thoroughly as the preliminary injunction had, and that the defendants had not sought their input in crafting the new proposed final order. The plaintiffs asked that the court issue a final injunction consistent with the preliminary injunction's broad exemption of the plaintiffs from providing any contraceptives or other health services they found morally objectionable.

On March 30, 2016, Judge Andrea Wood denied the defendants' motion to enter a final injunction and dismiss the suit. The court requested that the parties brief several remaining issues, including whether the case would be stayed pending further litigation in other cases addressing the scope of the Hobby Lobby decision, and whether the plaintiffs' claims were mooted by new changes to the ACA regulations. On May 23, 2016, the plaintiffs filed a motion requesting that the court issue "forceful guidance" to the defendants, directing them to agree to a final order with broad protections for their religious liberties. The defendants replied with a motion to dismiss on December 1, 2017, arguing their new regulations provided adequate procedures for the plaintiffs to maintain exemptions from contraceptive care requirements.

The plaintiffs' counsel subsequently failed to appear for a scheduled hearing on May 10, 2018. The plaintiffs were then granted an extension to file a response to the defendants' motion to dismiss.

The court finally granted the defendants' motion to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction on March 22, 2019. After the judgment was entered, the plaintiffs filed for an extension to file a fee petition on June 26, 2019. Plaintiffs counsel then failed to appear at two status conferences, one on August 7 and one on September 4. The plaintiff then filed another extension to file a fee petition as well as an amendment to their extension. Judge Wood took the motions under advisement but cancelled the upcoming motion hearing on December 11, 2019. Since then, there have been no additional entries in the docket and the case is presumed closed.

Summary Authors

Wyatt Fore (3/22/2013)

Richard Jolly (4/12/2014)

Kate Craddock (2/20/2016)

Nathaniel Flack (11/10/2018)

Alex Moody (4/21/2020)

Related Cases

Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, Western District of Oklahoma (2012)

Korte v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, Southern District of Illinois (2012)

Grote Industries v. Sebelius, Southern District of Indiana (2012)

People

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Judge(s)

St. Eve, Amy Joan (Illinois)

Wood, Andrea Robin (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Breen, Peter C. (Illinois)

Brejcha, Thomas (Illinois)

Casey, Samuel B. (District of Columbia)

Craddock, Jason (Illinois)

Gillen, Patrick (Illinois)

Waxman, David B. (District of Columbia)

White, Kevin E (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

St. Eve, Amy Joan (Illinois)

Wood, Andrea Robin (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Breen, Peter C. (Illinois)

Brejcha, Thomas (Illinois)

Casey, Samuel B. (District of Columbia)

Craddock, Jason (Illinois)

Gillen, Patrick (Illinois)

Waxman, David B. (District of Columbia)

White, Kevin E (Illinois)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia)

Humphreys, Bradley Philip (District of Columbia)

Ioppolo, Thomas A. (Illinois)

Malowitz, Marni M. (Illinois)

Other Attorney(s)

Amiri, Brigitte A. (New York)

Bartelt, Leah (Illinois)

Chaiten, Lorie (Illinois)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 23, 2018 Docket
1

Complaint

Yep v. United States Department of Health and Human Services

Aug. 22, 2012 Complaint
21

Amended Complaint

Yep v. United States Department of Health and Human Services

Oct. 15, 2012 Complaint
50

Preliminary Injunction Order

Yep v. US Department of Health and Human Services

Jan. 3, 2013 Order/Opinion
52

Notification of Docket Entry

Triune Health Group, Inc. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services

Feb. 6, 2013 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Pickering v. Board of Education of Township High School District -- Oral Argument

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Supreme Court oral argument in Pickering v. Board of Education of Township High School District, 391 U.S. 563 (1968). https://www.oyez.org/cases/1967/510

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4260730/triune-health-group-inc-v-united-states-department-of-health-human/

Last updated May 11, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT filed by Mary Anne Yep, Christopher Yep, Triune Health Group, Inc.; Jury Demand. Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 0752-7477655.(Brejcha, Thomas) (Entered: 08/22/2012)

Aug. 22, 2012 PACER
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CIVIL Cover Sheet (Brejcha, Thomas) (Entered: 08/22/2012)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Triune Health Group, Inc., Christopher Yep, Mary Anne Yep by Thomas L. Brejcha, Jr (Brejcha, Thomas) (Entered: 08/22/2012)

Aug. 22, 2012 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Triune Health Group, Inc., Christopher Yep, Mary Anne Yep by Peter Christopher Breen (Breen, Peter) (Entered: 08/22/2012)

Aug. 22, 2012 PACER

CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Maria Valdez. (daj, )

Aug. 23, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Initial status hearing set for 10/3/12 at 8:30 a.m. in courtroom 1241. Parties should refer to Judge St. Eve's web page at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov and file a joint status report by 9/28/12 as set forth in the Initial Status Conferences procedure.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 08/24/2012)

Aug. 24, 2012 PACER

SUMMONS Issued as to All Defendants, U.S. Attorney, and U.S. Attorney General (jn, )

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-7496906. (Waxman, David) (Entered: 08/28/2012)

Aug. 28, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-7497000. (Casey, Samuel) (Entered: 08/28/2012)

Aug. 28, 2012 PACER
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refiling of Document 6 - pro hac vice for Waxman by Triune Health Group, Inc. (Waxman, David) (Entered: 08/30/2012)

Aug. 30, 2012 PACER
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refiling of Document 7 - pro hac vice for Casey by Triune Health Group, Inc. (Attachments: # 1 continuation page - courts admitted)(Waxman, David) (Entered: 08/30/2012)

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Aug. 30, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: David Waxman's and Samuel Casey's motions for leave to appear pro hac vice on behalf of Christopher Yep, Mary Anne Yep and Triune Health Group, Inc 6 7 are granted. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 08/30/2012)

Aug. 30, 2012 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiff Triune Health Group, Inc. for leave to appear as Appearance of Attorney, David Waxman (Waxman, David) (Entered: 09/06/2012)

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MOTION by Plaintiff Triune Health Group, Inc. for leave to appear as Attorney, Samuel B. Casey (Waxman, David) (Entered: 09/06/2012)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Triune Health Group, Inc. by David B. Waxman refiling of Document 11 (Waxman, David) (Entered: 09/06/2012)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Triune Health Group, Inc., Christopher Yep, Mary Anne Yep by Samuel B. Casey refiling of Document 12 (Casey, Samuel) (Entered: 09/06/2012)

Sept. 6, 2012 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Andrew W Boron, Illinois Department of Insurance by Marni M. Malowitz (Malowitz, Marni) (Entered: 09/11/2012)

Sept. 11, 2012 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Andrew W Boron, Illinois Department of Insurance by Thomas A. Ioppolo (Ioppolo, Thomas) (Entered: 09/11/2012)

Sept. 11, 2012 PACER
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STATUS Report by Triune Health Group, Inc., Christopher Yep, Mary Anne Yep (Brejcha, Thomas) (Entered: 10/01/2012)

Oct. 1, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing set for 10/3/12 is stricken and reset to 10/4/2012 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/01/2012)

Oct. 1, 2012 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendants Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury by Bradley Philip Humphreys (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 10/03/2012)

Oct. 3, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Status hearing held on 10/4/2012 and continued to 11/14/2012 at 08:30 AM. Plaintiffs' amended complaint shall be filed by 10/15/12. Defendants shall answer or otherwise plead by 11/9/12. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/04/2012)

Oct. 4, 2012 PACER
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AMENDED complaint by Mary Anne Yep, Christopher Yep, Triune Health Group, Inc. against Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury and terminating Andrew W Boron (in his official capacity as Director of the Illinois Department of Insurance) and Illinois Department of Insurance (Breen, Peter) (Entered: 10/15/2012)

Oct. 15, 2012 PACER
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MOTION by Defendants Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury for leave to file excess pages in support of Motion to Dismiss (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/09/2012)

Nov. 9, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Bradley Philip Humphreys for presentment of motion for leave to file excess pages, 22 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/14/2012 at 08:30 AM. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/09/2012)

Nov. 9, 2012 PACER
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MOTION by Defendants United States Department of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction and for failure to state a claim (Attachments: # 1 Supplement, # 2 Exhibit A - Articles of Incorporation)(Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/09/2012)

1 Supplement

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NOTICE of Motion by Bradley Philip Humphreys for presentment of motion to dismiss, 24 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/14/2012 at 08:30 AM. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/09/2012)

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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice Filing fee $ 50, receipt number 0752-7752824. for amici ACLU and ACLU of Illinois (Amiri, Brigitte) (Entered: 11/14/2012)

Nov. 14, 2012 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Amicus Parties American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinios by Leah A Bartelt (Bartelt, Leah) (Entered: 11/14/2012)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Amicus Parties American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinios by Lorie Ann Chaiten (Chaiten, Lorie) (Entered: 11/14/2012)

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MOTION by Amicus Parties American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinios for leave to file Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Defendants Motion to Dismiss the Amended Complaint (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Amicus Curiae Brief)(Chaiten, Lorie) (Entered: 11/14/2012)

1 Exhibit Amicus Curiae Brief

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Nov. 14, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Lorie Ann Chaiten for presentment of motion for leave to file, 29 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 11/19/2012 at 08:30 AM. (Chaiten, Lorie) (Entered: 11/14/2012)

Nov. 14, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing held on 11/14/2012 and continued to 2/14/13 at 8:30 a.m. Defendants' motion for leave to file memorandum in excess pages 22 is granted. Defendants' motion to dismiss 24 is entered. Response, up to 45 pages, shall be filed by 11/28/12. Reply, up to 25 pages, shall be filed by 12/12/12. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 11/14/2012)

Nov. 14, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: ACLU's motion for leave to file brief amicus curiae in support of defendants' motion to dismiss 29 is granted. Counsel shall separately file the amicus curiae brief upon receipt of this order. Plaintiff's response shall be filed by 11/28/12. Reply by 12/12/12. No appearance is required on the 11/19/12 notice date. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 11/15/2012)

Nov. 15, 2012 PACER
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BRIEF MEMORANDUM by American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Illinios in support of motion to dismiss, 24 as Amicus Curiae (Chaiten, Lorie) (Entered: 11/15/2012)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Brigitte Amiri's motion for leave to appear pro hac vice on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union 26 is granted. Mailed notice (ao,) (Entered: 11/15/2012)

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ATTORNEY Appearance for Amicus American Civil Liberties Union by Brigitte Amiri pro hac vice (Amiri, Brigitte) (Entered: 11/15/2012)

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MOTION by Plaintiff Triune Health Group, Inc. for preliminary injunction (Attachments: # 1 Supplement PLAINTIFFS MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND IN OPPOSITION TO DEFENDANTS MOTION TO DISMISS, # 2 Text of Proposed Order, # 3 Declaration)(Waxman, David) (Entered: 11/28/2012)

1 Supplement PLAINTIFFS MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN SUPPORT OF THEIR MOTION FOR PRELIMINA

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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3 Declaration

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AMENDED motion for preliminary injunction, 36 Refiling of Document 36-1 PLAINTIFFS MEMORANDUM of Law in Support of their Motion for Preliminary Injunction and in Opposition to Defendants Motion to Dismiss (fixing formatting issues with original Tables of Contents and Authorities) (Waxman, David) (Entered: 11/29/2012)

Nov. 29, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of SUPPLEMENT to motion for preliminary injunction, 36 NOTICE TO THE COURT PROVIDING CITATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY (Waxman, David) (Entered: 11/29/2012)

Nov. 29, 2012 PACER
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REPLY by Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury to MOTION by Defendants United States Department of the Treasury, Timothy F. Geithner, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius to dismiss for lack of jurisdiction and for 24 and in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/12/2012)

Dec. 12, 2012 PACER
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REPLY by Triune Health Group, Inc. to reply to response to motion,, 39 in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction, responding to Defendants' Reply in Opposition (Waxman, David) (Entered: 12/19/2012)

Dec. 19, 2012 PACER
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MOTION by Plaintiff Triune Health Group, Inc. for temporary restraining order including proposed order (Waxman, David) (Entered: 12/21/2012)

Dec. 21, 2012 PACER
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SUPPLEMENT to motion for preliminary injunction, 36 NOTICE TO THE COURT PROVIDING CITATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY (Waxman, David) (Entered: 12/21/2012)

Dec. 21, 2012 PACER
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OPPOSITION by Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury in Opposition to motion for temporary restraining order 41 (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/22/2012)

Dec. 22, 2012 PACER
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REPLY by Triune Health Group, Inc. to memorandum in opposition to motion, 43 in support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Temporary Restraining Order Pending Ruling on Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Supplement Hobby Lobby - 10th Cir. Order)(Waxman, David) (Entered: 12/24/2012)

1 Supplement Hobby Lobby - 10th Cir. Order

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Dec. 24, 2012 PACER
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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Plaintiffs' motion for temporary restraining order 41 is denied. [For further details, see minute order.] Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 12/26/2012)

Dec. 26, 2012 PACER
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SUPPLEMENT to motion to dismiss, 24, reply to response to motion,, 39 of Notice of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius - Justice Sotomayor In Chambers Decision, # 2 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius - Order Denying Pls.' Mot. for Prelim. Inj., # 3 Exhibit Grote Indus., Inc. v. Sebelius - Order Denying Pls.' Mot. for Prelim. Inj.)(Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/28/2012)

1 Exhibit Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius - Justice Sotomayor In Chambers Dec

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2 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius - Order Denying Pls.' Mot. for Prelim. In

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3 Exhibit Grote Indus., Inc. v. Sebelius - Order Denying Pls.' Mot. for Preli

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Dec. 28, 2012 PACER
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SUPPLEMENT to motion for preliminary injunction, 36 NOTICE TO THE COURT PROVIDING CITATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY (Attachments: # 1 Autocam Order 12.28.12, # 2 Korte Order 12.28.12)(Waxman, David) (Entered: 12/31/2012)

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Dec. 31, 2012 PACER
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SUPPLEMENT to motion for preliminary injunction, 36 NOTICE TO THE COURT PROVIDING CITATION OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY (Attachments: # 1 Monaghan Order 12.30.12)(Waxman, David) (Entered: 12/31/2012)

1 Monaghan Order 12.30.12

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: The Court grants Plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction 36 . [For further details, see minute order.] Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 01/03/2013)

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PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER Signed by the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 1/3/2013:Mailed notice(kef, ) (Entered: 01/04/2013)

Jan. 3, 2013 PACER
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TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS held on 11/14/12 before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve. Court Reporter Contact Information: Joseph Rickhoff, 312-435-5562, joseph_rickhoff@ilnd.uscourts.gov. <P>IMPORTANT: The transcript may be viewed at the court's public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through the Court Reporter/Transcriber or PACER. For further information on the redaction process, see the Court's web site at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov under Quick Links select Policy Regarding the Availability of Transcripts of Court Proceedings.</P> Redaction Request due 2/25/2013. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 3/6/2013. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/6/2013. (Rickhoff, Joseph) (Entered: 02/03/2013)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing set for 2/14/13 is stricken and reset to 4/17/2013 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 02/06/2013)

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NOTICE of appeal by Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury regarding orders 50 (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 03/04/2013)

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NOTICE of Appeal Due letter sent to counsel of record. (smm) (Entered: 03/05/2013)

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TRANSMITTED to the 7th Circuit the short record on notice of appeal, 53 . Notified counsel (smm) (Entered: 03/05/2013)

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of receipt of short record on appeal regarding notice of appeal, 53 ; USCA Case No. 13-1478. (ao,) (Entered: 03/05/2013)

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NOTICE of Correction regarding 56 . (ao,) (Entered: 03/06/2013)

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MOTION by Defendants Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury to stay district court proceedings (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 03/11/2013)

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NOTICE of Motion by Bradley Philip Humphreys for presentment of motion to stay, 58 before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve on 3/18/2013 at 08:30 AM. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 03/11/2013)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve:Motion hearing held on 3/18/2013. Defendants' motion to stay 58 is entered. Response shall be filed by 3/25/13. Reply by 4/4/13. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 03/18/2013)

March 18, 2013 PACER
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RESPONSE by Triune Health Group, Inc.in Opposition to MOTION by Defendants Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury to stay district court proceedings 58 (Waxman, David) (Entered: 03/25/2013)

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TRANSMITTED to the USCA for the 7th Circuit the long record on appeal 53 (USCA no. 13-1478). (smm) (Entered: 03/26/2013)

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USCA RECEIVED on 3/26/13 the long record regarding notice of appeal, 53 . (smm) (Entered: 03/27/2013)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: The Court grants Defendants' motion to stay 58 . The Court will stay the proceedings until the Seventh Circuit issues a decision in Korte v. Sebelius, No. 12-3841 (7th Cir.), and Grote v. Sebelius, No. 12-1077 (7th Cir.). Status hearing set for 4/17/13 is stricken and reset to 7/16/13 at 8:30 a.m. [For further details, see minute order.] Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 04/02/2013)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Defendants' motion to dismiss 24 is denied without prejudice in light of the appeals in Korte v. Sebelius, No. 12-3841 (7th Cir.) and Grote v. Sebelius, No. 12-1077 (7th Cir.). The Court will give the parties sufficient time to refile the motion once the Seventh Circuit provides additional guidance in this area. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 04/02/2013)

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USCA RECEIVED on 3/26/13 the long record appeal no. 13-1478. (ao,) (Entered: 04/03/2013)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing set for 7/16/13 is stricken and reset to 9/16/2013 at 08:30 AM. Stay remains in place. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 07/15/2013)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing set for 9/16/13 is stricken and reset to 10/30/2013 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 09/13/2013)

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NOTICE by Thomas L. Brejcha, Jr of Change of Address (Brejcha, Thomas) (Entered: 09/26/2013)

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NOTICE by Peter Christopher Breen of Change of Address (Breen, Peter) (Entered: 09/26/2013)

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GENERAL ORDER 13-0018 dated 10/7/2013: IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, effective October 1, 2013, that all civil litigation involving as a party the United States of America, is immediately suspended, postponed and held in abeyance continuing for a period of fourteen (14) days from the date of entry of this General Order (For Further Details See Attached Order). Signed by Chief Judge Castillo. Mailed notice (jmp, ) (Entered: 10/07/2013)

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GENERAL ORDER 13-0019 dated 10/17/13: IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED, that the stay entered by General Order 13-0018 is hereby lifted, and any and all deadlines in the affected civil litigation (whether established by order, rule, or agreement), including but not limited to any scheduled discovery and pleading dates, are extended by 28 days. The Court warns litigants that this General Order does not purport to affect rights to or deadlines concerning appeal from any decision of this Court. Any litigant affected by this General Order may see relief from the order by motion. Trial dates in the affected cases will stand, although they may need to be adjusted in individual cases to account for the extension of other dates. The Court may, in any particular case, vary the effect or operation of this General Order by a separate ruling. (For Further Details See Attached Order). Signed by Chief Judge Castillo. (et, ) (Entered: 10/17/2013)

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MINUTE entry before Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Case called for status hearing on 10/30/13. Neither side appeared. Status hearing set for 12/9/2013 at 08:30 AM.Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 10/30/2013)

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EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE ORDER: It appearing that, pursuant to the Executive Committee Order entered on November 5, 2013, the civil cases on the attached list have been selected for reassignment to form the initial calendar of the Honorable Andrea R. Wood, therefore IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the attached list of 300 cases be reassigned to the Honorable Andrea R. Wood. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this order shall become effective on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Case reassigned to the Honorable Andrea R. Wood for all further proceedings. Signed by Executive Committee on 11/18/2013. (ef, ) (Entered: 11/19/2013)

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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Amy J. St. Eve: Status hearing set for 12/9/13 is stricken. Mailed notice (kef, ) (Entered: 11/19/2013)

Nov. 19, 2013 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Andrea R. Wood: This case has been reassigned to the calendar of District Judge Andrea R. Wood. All previously set status dates and motion hearing dates are hereby stricken. The Court will set a date for a reassignment status conference by separate order. The parties are directed not to notice any motions for presentment prior to the reassignment status conference without first contacting chambers. Inquiries should be directed to the courtroom deputy before the motion is filed. Unless otherwise ordered by this Court, all other hearing dates, deadlines and schedules in effect as of the date of this Order remain in effect. To help the Court learn about the case, counsel for the parties shall confer and then prepare and file a joint Reassignment Status Report, not to exceed five pages, within 14 days of the entry of this Order. If defendants counsel has not yet filed an appearance, the Reassignment Status Report should be prepared by plaintiffs counsel. A template for the Reassignment Status Report, setting forth the information required, is attached to this Order and can be found on the Courts website at http://www.ilnd.uscourts.gov under District Judges, Judge Andrea R. Wood. (For further details, see attachment.) Mailed notice (Attachments: # 1 Reassignment Status Report) (ac, ) (Entered: 11/20/2013)

1 Reassignment Status Report

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Nov. 20, 2013 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Andrea R. Wood: Status hearing set for 12/11/2013 at 09:00 a.m in courtroom 1725. Parties may notice motions for presentment at that time. Written notice of the intent to present a motion must be filed and served on all parties at least three business days in advance of the hearing. Mailed notice (ac, ) (Entered: 11/27/2013)

Nov. 27, 2013 PACER
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STATUS Report by Triune Health Group, Inc. (Waxman, David) (Entered: 12/03/2013)

Dec. 3, 2013 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Andrea R. Wood: Status hearing held; continued to 4/10/2014 at 9:00 a.m. The case will remained stayed for the reasons stated in the record. Should any issues arise that need to be addressed by this Court prior to the next status date, the parties shall contact this courts courtroom deputy for an earlier status date. (ac, ) (Entered: 12/15/2013)

Dec. 11, 2013 PACER
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MOTION by counsel for Plaintiffs Triune Health Group, Inc., Christopher Yep, Mary Anne Yep to withdraw as attorney (Breen, Peter) (Entered: 04/09/2014)

April 9, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Peter Christopher Breen for presentment of motion to withdraw as attorney 80 before Honorable Andrea R. Wood on 4/17/2014 at 09:00 AM. (Breen, Peter) (Entered: 04/09/2014)

April 9, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Andrea R. Wood: Status hearing held; continued to 6/26/2014 at 9:00 a.m. Plaintiffs' motion to withdraw attorney 80 is granted. Attorneys Thomas Brejcha and Peter Breen are given leave to withdraw as counsel for Plaintiffs. Motion hearing date of 4/17/2014 is stricken. Mailed notice (ntf, ) (Entered: 04/11/2014)

April 10, 2014 PACER
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ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiffs Christopher Yep, Mary Anne Yep by Kevin E. White. (vcf, ) (Entered: 04/14/2014)

April 10, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Andrea R. Wood:Pursuant to the agreement of the parties, status hearing set for 6/26/2014 is stricken. Status hearing set for 7/2/2014 at 09:00 AM. Mailed notice ( ac, ) (Entered: 06/20/2014)

June 20, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Andrea R. Wood:Status hearing held; continued to 8/20/2014 at 9:00 a.m. Pursuant to the discussion held in open court, by no later than 8/4/2014, the Government shall file a status report to inform the Court how the Government intends to proceed in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Mailed notice (ac, ) (Entered: 07/03/2014)

July 2, 2014 PACER
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STATUS Report by Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

Aug. 4, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Andrea R. Wood: The Court having reviewed the status report filed by the United States 86, the status hearing previously set for 8/20/2014 is stricken and reset for 9/24/2014 at 9:00 a.m. By no later than 9/18/2014, the Government shall file a status report to update the Court regarding the Government's position on how it intends to proceed in light of the recent Supreme Court decision in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. Mailed notice (ac, ) (Entered: 08/18/2014)

Aug. 18, 2014 PACER
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LETTER from the USCA regarding the record on appeal in USCA no. 13-1478 consisting of: no record to be returned. (rm, ) (Entered: 09/05/2014)

Sept. 4, 2014 PACER
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MANDATE of USCA dated 09/04/2014 regarding notice of appeal, 53 ; USCA No. 13-1478: IT IS ORDERED that this case is DISMISSED, pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 42(b). (rm, ) (Entered: 09/05/2014)

Sept. 4, 2014 PACER
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STATUS Report and Notice of Consent to Injunction and Judgment by Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 09/18/2014)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Sept. 18, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Andrea R. Wood:Status hearing held; continued to 12/2/2014 at 9:00 a.m. The Court declines to enter the Government's proposed consent judgment for the reasons stated on the record. Defendants shall file their answer to the complaint by 11/24/2014. The Preliminary Injunction Order entered on 1/3/2013 50 shall remain in place. Mailed notice (ac, ) (Entered: 09/27/2014)

Sept. 24, 2014 PACER
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MOTION by Defendants Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury for extension of time to file answer (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/24/2014)

Nov. 24, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE of Motion by Bradley Philip Humphreys for presentment of motion for extension of time to file answer, 92 before Honorable Andrea R. Wood on 12/2/2014 at 09:00 AM. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/24/2014)

Nov. 24, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Andrea R. Wood: Defendants' unopposed motion for an extension of time to answer or otherwise respond to the complaint 92 is granted. Defendants shall have until 12/8/2014 to answer or otherwise respond to the complaint. The motion presentment and status hearing set for 12/2/2014 is stricken. Status hearing set for 12/11/2014 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (ac, ) (Entered: 12/01/2014)

Dec. 1, 2014 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Andrea R. Wood: Case called for status; no one appeared. Status hearing set for 1/16/2015 at 9:00 a.m. Mailed notice (ac, ) (Entered: 12/12/2014)

Dec. 11, 2014 PACER
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MOTION by Defendants Timothy F. Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L. Solis, United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury to continue status conference, filed jointly by the parties (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 01/15/2015)

Jan. 15, 2015 PACER
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Joint NOTICE of Motion by Bradley Philip Humphreys for presentment of motion to continue, 96 before Honorable Andrea R. Wood on 1/20/2015 at 09:00 AM. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 01/15/2015)

Jan. 15, 2015 PACER
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MINUTE entry before the Honorable Andrea R. Wood: The parties' joint motion to continue status conference 96 is granted. The status hearing set for 1/16/2015 is stricken. This case is reset for a status hearing on 2/24/2015 at 9:00 a.m. The motion presentment date of 2/20/015 is stricken. Parties need not appear. Mailed notice (ac, ) (Entered: 01/16/2015)

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State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 22, 2012

Closing Date: March 22, 2019

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two individuals, and a company they own (Triune Health Group). Triune Health Group has more than 50 employees, and does not qualify for the religious employer exemption. As a result, they are required by the ACA to offer certain contraception benefits.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

United States Department of Health and Human Services (Washington), Federal

United States Department of the Treasury (Washington D.C.), Federal

United States Department of Labor (Washington D.C.), Federal

Illinois Department of Insurance, State

Defendant Type(s):

Hospital/Health Department

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)

Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. §§ 551 et seq.

Constitutional Clause(s):

Establishment Clause

Free Exercise Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Abortion

Contraception

Religious programs / policies

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Type of Facility:

Non-government for profit