Case: Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius

5:12-cv-06744 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: Dec. 4, 2012

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On December 4, 2012, a family of Mennonite Christian business owners filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under the First and Fifth Amendments, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("RFRA"), and the Administrative Procedures Act ("APA"), against the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel and the Independence Law Center, asked the court for both declaratory and inju…

On December 4, 2012, a family of Mennonite Christian business owners filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania under the First and Fifth Amendments, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("RFRA"), and the Administrative Procedures Act ("APA"), against the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel and the Independence Law Center, asked the court for both declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that federal rules adopted pursuant to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") violated their religious freedom by requiring them to provide coverage for contraception through their company's group health insurance plans. Specifically, the plaintiffs objected to the ACA rules requiring them to provide coverage for emergency contraception, which the plaintiffs considered an abortifacient. Claiming that providing coverage for emergency contraception would both contravene their Christian faith and compel speech contrary to their beliefs, the plaintiffs sought an exemption from the ACA's contraception mandate for themselves and other business owners with similar religious objections.

On December 28, 2012, the District Court (Judge Berle M. Schiller) issued an order temporarily restraining the defendants from enforcing the contraception mandate against the plaintiffs, for a period of fourteen days. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, 2012 WL 7055773, slip op. (E.D. Pa. Dec. 28, 2012). Judge Schiller found that, as the plaintiffs did not qualify for any exemptions and were required to comply with the mandate by January 1, 2013, they had demonstrated a threat of imminent, irreparable harm sufficient to justify temporary relief pending a preliminary injunction hearing.

On January 11, 2013, the District Court (Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg) denied the plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction, finding that secular, for-profit corporations such as Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. did not have a constitutional right to religious freedom, and that the individual plaintiffs were not likely to prevail because the mandate was a neutral law of general applicability that was reasonably related to a legitimate government purpose. The Court further found that indirect financial support of subjectively objectionable conduct was not a substantial burden on the plaintiffs' religious freedom. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, 2013 WL 140110 (E.D. Pa. Jan 11, 2013).

The plaintiffs appealed the injunction denial to the Third Circuit (Case No. 13-1144). On January 16, 2013, District Court Judge Goldberg granted the defendants' joint motion to stay the district court proceedings pending the Third Circuit appeal. On February 8, 2013, the Court of Appeals (Judge Marjorie O. Rendell and Judge Leonard I. Garth, with Judge Kent A. Jordan dissenting) denied the plaintiffs' emergency motion for an injunction pending appeal on the same grounds as the District Court's injunction denial. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, 2013 WL 1277419 (3d Cir. Feb. 8, 2013). The case was argued before a Third Circuit panel (Judges Kent A. Jordan, Thomas I. Vanaskie, and Robert E. Cowen) on May 30, 2013.

On August 13, 2013, the Third Circuit affirmed the District Court's judgment and denied the motion to stay enforcement of the mandate until the Supreme Court ruled on the case.

On November 26, 2013, the Supreme Court granted certiorari and consolidated this case with Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, a similar case before the Western District of Oklahoma.

On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court reversed the Third Circuit. In 5-4 opinion by Justice Alito, the Court held that the HHS regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violate RFRA, when applied to closely-held for-profit corporations. The Court emphasized, however, that alternative methods for meeting the government's asserted interest were available. To quote the syllabus (which summarizes the opinion), "the Government could, e.g., assume the cost of providing the four contraceptives to women unable to obtain coverage due to their employers' religious objections. Or it could extend the accommodation that HHS has already established for religious nonprofit organizations to non-profit employers with religious objections to the contraceptive mandate. That accommodation does not impinge on the plaintiffs' religious beliefs that providing insurance coverage for the contraceptives at issue here violates their religion and it still serves HHS's stated interests." In addition, the Court insisted that its opinion was narrow: "This decision concerns only the contraceptive mandate and should not be understood to hold that all insurance-coverage mandates, e.g., for vaccinations or blood transfusions, must necessarily fall if they conflict with an employer's religious beliefs. Nor does it provide a shield for employers who might cloak illegal discrimination as a religious practice." Justice Ginsburg wrote the dissent, joined by Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan (although Breyer and Kagan did not sign on to a few pages of the dissent that argued that for-profit corporations lacked rights under RFRA; they said this issue need not yet be decided).

On August 14, 2014, the District Court entered a preliminary injunction in accordance with the Supreme Court's decision while the parties responded to the court's proposed permanent injunction. On October 2, 2014 the Court entered a permanent injunction enjoining defendants from enforcing the contraceptive services mandate against the plaintiffs and their health plan. On January 23, 2015, plaintiffs filed notice that their attorney fees and costs had been settled.

Summary Authors

Hannah Swanson (6/3/2013)

Mallory Jones (2/18/2014)

Kate Craddock (2/20/2016)

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Stinson Electric, Inc. v. Sebelius, District of Minnesota (2014)

People

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Judge(s)

Alito, Samuel A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Garth, Leonard I. (New Jersey)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (District of Columbia)

Goldberg, Mitchell S. (Pennsylvania)

Jordan, Kent A. (Delaware)

Rendell, Marjorie O. (Pennsylvania)

Schiller, Berle M. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Proctor, Charles W. III (Pennsylvania)

Wenger, Randalll (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Alito, Samuel A. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Garth, Leonard I. (New Jersey)

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (District of Columbia)

Goldberg, Mitchell S. (Pennsylvania)

Jordan, Kent A. (Delaware)

Rendell, Marjorie O. (Pennsylvania)

Schiller, Berle M. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Proctor, Charles W. III (Pennsylvania)

Wenger, Randalll (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Amiri, Brigitte A. (New York)

Roper, Mary Catherine (Pennsylvania)

Walczak, Witold J. (Pennsylvania)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

Jan. 23, 2015 Docket
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Verified Complaint

Conestoga Wood Specialty Corporation v. Sebelius

Dec. 4, 2012 Complaint
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Preliminary Injunction Order (Proposed)

Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation v. Sebelius

Dec. 7, 2012 Order/Opinion
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Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation v. Sebelius

Dec. 7, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Brief in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation v. Sebelius

Dec. 8, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
35

Order

Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation v. Sebelius

2012 WL 7055773

Dec. 28, 2012 Order/Opinion
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Amicus Curiae Brief

Conestoga Wood Specialists Corp. v. Sebelius

Jan. 2, 2013 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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First Amended Verified Complaint

Jan. 11, 2013 Complaint
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Memorandum Opinion

Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation v. Sebelius

917 F.Supp.2d 394, 2013 WL 140110

Jan. 11, 2013 Order/Opinion
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Order

Conestoga Wood Specialists Corporation v. Sebelius

Jan. 16, 2013 Order/Opinion

Resources

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Postscript to Hobby Lobby: Prescription for Accommodation or Overdose

Paula Walter

The debate in Congress, preceding the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), unfurled an inquiry into the nature of healthcare in the United States and the role of the gov… April 1, 2016 https://via.library.depaul.edu/jwgl/vol5/iss2/2/

Docket

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

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 073227.), filed by NORMAN LEMAR HAHN, CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION, NORMAN HAHN, ANTHONY H. HAHN. (Attachments: # 1 Designation Form, # 2 Case Management Track Form)(tj, ) (Entered: 12/04/2012)

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Summons 8 Issued; 7 Given to counsel and 1 Forwarded to the U. S. Attorneys Office 12/4/12 as to TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (tj, )

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DEMAND for Trial by Jury by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION, ANTHONY H. HAHN, NORMAN HAHN, NORMAN LEMAR HAHN. (tj, )

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Disclosure Statement Form pursuant to FRCP 7.1 by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION.(tj, ) (Entered: 12/04/2012)

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NOTICE of Appearance by RANDALL LUKE WENGER, CHARLES W. PROCTOR, III on behalf of CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION, ANTHONY H. HAHN, NORMAN HAHN, NORMAN LEMAR HAHN (tj, ) (Entered: 12/04/2012)

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ORDER THAT A TELEPHONE CONFERENCE IS SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2012 AT 10:00 AM TO ASSESS THE IMMEDIACY OF THE ALLEGED HARM. COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS SHALL INITIATE THE CONFERENCE CALL PRIOR TO CALLING CHAMBERS. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 12/4/12. 12/5/12 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO UNREP AND E-MAILED.(ti, ) Modified on 12/6/2012 (ti, ). (Entered: 12/05/2012)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG: Telephone Conference held on 12/5/12 (ti, ) (Entered: 12/05/2012)

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Acceptance of Service by U.S. Attorney Re: accepted summons and complaint for TIMOTHY GEITHNER on 12/5/2012, answer due 2/4/2013; KATHLEEN SEBELIUS on 12/5/2012, answer due 2/4/2013; HILDA SOLIS on 12/5/2012, answer due 2/4/2013; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES on 12/5/2012, answer due 2/4/2013; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR on 12/5/2012, answer due 2/4/2013; UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY on 12/5/2012, answer due 2/4/2013. (ti, ) (Entered: 12/05/2012)

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION.Motion for Prelminary Injunction.(PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/07/2012)

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PROPOSED Order RE: MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION. (PROCTOR, CHARLES) Modified on 12/10/2012 (nd, ). (Entered: 12/07/2012)

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MOTION for Leave to File filed by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION..(PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/07/2012)

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PROPOSED Order re: MOTION for Leave filed by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION. (PROCTOR, CHARLES) Modified on 12/10/2012 (nd, ). (Entered: 12/07/2012)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/08/2012)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION re 9 MOTION for Leave to File (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/08/2012)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/08/2012)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION re 9 MOTION for Leave to File (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/08/2012)

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BRIEF in Support of MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION, Certificates of Service.(PROCTOR, CHARLES) Modified on 12/10/2012 (nd, ). (Entered: 12/08/2012)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG: Telephone Conference held on 12/10/12 (ti, ) (Entered: 12/11/2012)

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ORDER THAT UPON CONSIDERATION OF PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF IN EXCESS OF PAGE LIMIT 9, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT PLAINTIFFS' MOTION IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 12/10/12.12/11/12 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO UNREP AND E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 12/11/2012)

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS' RESPONSE TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION IS DUE 12/19/2012, ETC. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 12/10/12. 12/11/12 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED TO UNREP AND E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 12/12/2012)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by Amibiko Guice re: served Summons & Complaint upon US Dept of Labor by Personal on 12/07/2012 (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by Ambiko Guice re: served Summons & Complaint upon Linda Solis by Personal on 12/07/2012 (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by Ted Metzger re: served Summons & Complaint upon Timothy Geithner by Personal on 12/05/2012 (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by Ted Metzger re: served Summons & Complaint upon Kathleen Sebelius by Personal on 12/05/2012 (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by Ted Metzger re: served Summons & Complaint upon US Dept of Health & Human Services by Personal on 12/05/2012 (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by Ted Metzger re: served Summons & Complaint upon US Dept of the Treasury by Personal on 12/05/2012 (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

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AFFIDAVIT of Service by Ted Metzger re: served Summons & Complaint upon Eric H. Holder, Jr. by Personal on 12/05/2012 (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

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NOTICE: AND NOW, THIS 14TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2012, A TELEPHONE CONFERENCE REGARDING PLAINTIFFS' REQUEST FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION IS SCHEDULED FOR 3:00 P.M., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2012. COUNSEL FOR PLAINTIFFS SHALL INITIATE THE CONFERENCE CALL PRIOR TO CALLING CHAMBERS.(CJL) (Entered: 12/14/2012)

Dec. 14, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Supplemental Authority) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit : Korte Decision)(BENNETT, MICHELLE) (Entered: 12/18/2012)

1 Exhibit : Korte Decision

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG: Telephone Conference held on 12/18/12 (ti, ) (Entered: 12/19/2012)

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(BENNETT, MICHELLE) (Entered: 12/19/2012)

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MOTION to File Amicus Brief filed by THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION, THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF PENNSYLVANIA.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 proposed brief of amici)(ROPER, MARY) (Entered: 12/20/2012)

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APPLICATION OF BRIGITTE AMIRI, ESQUIRE TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 83.5.2(b), Statement, Certificate of Service (Filing fee $40 receipt number 074279) by THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION. (ti, ) (Entered: 12/20/2012)

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NOTICE by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Second Notice of Supplemental Authority). Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 10th Circuit Order in Hobby Lobby)(BENNETT, MICHELLE) Modified on 12/21/2012 (ahf, ). (Entered: 12/20/2012)

1 10th Circuit Order in Hobby Lobby

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NOTICE by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Third Notice of Supplemental Authority) (Attachments: # 1 Autocam Decision, # 2 Grote Decision, # 3 Yeps Decision, # 4 American Pulverizer Decision)(BENNETT, MICHELLE) (Entered: 12/27/2012)

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3 Yeps Decision

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4 American Pulverizer Decision

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ORDER THAT DEFENDANTS ARE TEMPORARILY RESTRAINED FROM ENFORCING THE WOMEN'S PREVENTATIVE HEALTHCARE REGULATIONS REGARDING ABORTIFACIENT CONTRACEPTION AND COUNSELING, ENACTED PURSUANT TO 42 U.S.C. 30gg-13(a)(4) AND 77 F.R. 8725-01 (FEB. 15, 2012), AGAINST PLAINTIFFS, THEIR GROUP HEALTH PLAN AND THE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THAT PLAN, FOR A PERIOD OF FOURTEEN (14) DAYS. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING AND ORAL ARGUMENT ON PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION 7 WILL BE HELD ON 1/4/2013 AT 10:00 AM IN COURTROOM 4B. SIGNED BY HONORABLE BERLE M. SCHILLER ON 12/28/12. 12/28/12 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 12/28/2012)

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NOTICE by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION, ANTHONY H. HAHN, NORMAN HAHN, NORMAN LEMAR HAHN Notice of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Korte order, # 2 Exhibit Autocam decision, # 3 Exhibit Hobby Lobby writ)(WENGER, RANDALL) (Entered: 12/31/2012)

1 Exhibit Korte order

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2 Exhibit Autocam decision

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3 Exhibit Hobby Lobby writ

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ORDER THAT THE "UNOPPOSED MOTION OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION FOUNDATION AND THE ACLU OF PENNSYLVANIA FOR LEAVE TO FILE BRIEF AMICI CURIAE REGARDING PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION" (DOC. NO. 31) IS GRANTED. THE CLERK OF COURT IS DIRECTED TO DOCKET THE PROPOSED BRIEF ATTACHED THERETO, WHICH HAS BEEN CONSIDERED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS COURT'S DETERMINATION. (DOC. NO. 31, EX. 2). SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 1/2/2013. 1/2/2013 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED. (ems) (Entered: 01/02/2013)

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AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF PENNSYLVANIA IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. (ems) (Entered: 01/02/2013)

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ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF BRIGITTE AMIRI, ESQUIRE, TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 83.5.2(b) IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 1/2/2013. 1/2/2013 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E-MAILED. (ems) (Entered: 01/02/2013)

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NOTICE by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Fourth Notice of Supplemental Authority) (Attachments: # 1 Autocam Order (on reconsideration), # 2 Sharpe Holdings Decision, # 3 Domino's Farms Decision)(BENNETT, MICHELLE) (Entered: 01/03/2013)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG: Oral Argument held on 1/4/2013. Court Reporter: STEPHEN SONNIE. (jmf, ) (Entered: 01/07/2013)

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TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 12/18/12 before Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg. Court Reporter: Stephen Sonnie. (ti, ) (Entered: 01/08/2013)

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TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 1/4/13 before Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg. Court Reporter: Stephen Sonnie. (ti, ) (Entered: 01/08/2013)

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EXHIBITS to MOTION 7 for Preliminary Injunction by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION.(ti, ) (Entered: 01/09/2013)

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MOTION for Leave to File First Amended and Verified Complaint filed by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION.Verification. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit)(PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 01/09/2013)

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ORDER THAT UPON CONSIDERATION OF PLAINTIFFS' UNOPPOSED MOTION FOR LEAVE TO FILE FIRST AMENDED AND VERIFIED COMPLAINT 45, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT THE MOTION IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 1/9/13.1/10/13 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED AND E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 01/10/2013)

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NOTICE by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Fifth Notice of Supplemental Authority) (Attachments: # 1 Annex Medical Decision, # 2 Grote Denial of Motion for Reconsideration, # 3 Triune Health Group Decision)(BENNETT, MICHELLE) (Entered: 01/10/2013)

1 Annex Medical Decision

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2 Grote Denial of Motion for Reconsideration

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3 Triune Health Group Decision

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FIRST AMENDED VERIFIED COMPLAINT with Jury Demand and Certificate of Service against TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, filed by NORMAN LEMAR HAHN, CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION, NORMAN HAHN, ANTHONY H. HAHN, ELIZABETH HAHN, KEVIN HAHN.(ti, ) Modified on 1/11/2013 (ti, ). (Entered: 01/11/2013)

Jan. 11, 2013 RECAP
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MEMORANDUM AND/OR OPINIONSIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 1/11/13. 1/11/13 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 01/11/2013)

Jan. 11, 2013 RECAP
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ORDER THAT UPON CONSIDERATION OF PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION 7, THE RESPONSE THERETO, AND THE AMICUS CURIAE BRIEF FILED BY THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION AND AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF PENNSYLVANIA IN OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION 38, AND FOR THE REASONS STATED IN THIS COURT'S ACCOMPANYING MEMORANDUM OPINION, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT PLAINTIFFS' MOTION IS DENIED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 1/11/13. 1/11/13 ENTERED AND COPIES MAILED, E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 01/11/2013)

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG: Telephone Status Conference held on 1/14/13. (ti, ) (Entered: 01/14/2013)

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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 50 Order (Memorandum and/or Opinion),, by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION, ANTHONY H. HAHN, ELIZABETH HAHN, KEVIN HAHN, NORMAN HAHN, NORMAN LEMAR HAHN. Copies to Judge, Clerk USCA, Appeals Clerk and Certificate of Service. (WENGER, RANDALL) Modified on 1/15/2013 (nd). (Entered: 01/14/2013)

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Clerk's Notice to USCA re 52 Notice of Appeal, : (ti, ) (Entered: 01/15/2013)

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Joint MOTION to Stay District Court Proceedings Pending Appeal filed by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY..(BENNETT, MICHELLE) (Entered: 01/15/2013)

Jan. 15, 2013 PACER
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ORDER THAT UPON CONSIDERATION OF THE JOINT MOTION TO STAY DISTRICT COURT PROCEEDINGS PENDING APPEAL 54, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT THE MOTION IS GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT THE CLERK OF COURT MARK THIS ACTION CLOSED FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES AND PLACE THE MATTER IN THE CIVIL SUSPENSE FILE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 1/16/13. 1/16/13 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 01/16/2013)

Jan. 16, 2013 PACER

USCA Appeal Fees received $ 455 receipt number 075527 re 52 Notice of Appeal, filed by NORMAN HAHN, NORMAN LEMAR HAHN, ANTHONY H. HAHN, KEVIN HAHN, ELIZABETH HAHN, CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION (ti, )

Jan. 17, 2013 PACER

NOTICE of Docketing Record on Appeal from USCA re 52 Notice of Appeal, filed by NORMAN HAHN, NORMAN LEMAR HAHN, ANTHONY H. HAHN, KEVIN HAHN, ELIZABETH HAHN, CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION. USCA Case Number 13-1144 (ems)

Jan. 17, 2013 PACER
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OPINION/ORDER of USCA as to 52 re Expedited Motion for Injunction, etc. (ti, ) (Entered: 02/08/2013)

Feb. 8, 2013 PACER
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MANDATE of USCA as to 52 that it is ORDERED and ADJUDGED by this Court that the judgment of the District Court entered on January 11, 2013, be and the same hereby is affirmed. All of the above in accordance with the opinion of this Court. Costs taxed against Appellants.(ti, ) (Entered: 08/14/2013)

Aug. 14, 2013 PACER
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ORDER of USCA as to 52 The foregoing motion is denied. Judge Jordan would have granted the motion to stay the mandate.(ti, ) (Entered: 08/20/2013)

Aug. 20, 2013 PACER
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MANDATE of USCA as to 52 that the judgment of the District Court entered on 1/11/2013, be and the same hereby is affirmed. All of the above in accordance with the opinion of this Court. Costs taxed against Appellants. (ti, ) (Entered: 08/22/2013)

Aug. 22, 2013 PACER
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ORDER THAT A STATUS TELEPHONE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON 8/13/2014 AT 3:00 P.M.. COUNSEL FOR DEFENDANTS SHALL INITIATE THE CONFERENCE CALL WITH PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL PRIOR TO CALLING CHAMBERS. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 7/21/2014. 7/21/2014 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED. (ems) (Entered: 07/21/2014)

July 21, 2014 PACER
61

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Unopposed Motion filed by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service)(PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 07/28/2014)

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July 28, 2014 PACER
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Amended MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION.Certificate of Service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Certificate of Service)(PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 07/28/2014)

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July 28, 2014 RECAP
63

ORDER THAT THE CLERK OF COURT REOPEN AND REMOVE THIS ACTION FROM THE CIVIL SUSPENSE FILE. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 7/28/14. 7/29/14 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 07/29/2014)

July 29, 2014 PACER
64

BRIEF IN SUPPORT OF AMENDED MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION filed by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION. CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate of Service)(PROCTOR, CHARLES) Modified on 7/31/2014 (afm, ). (Entered: 07/30/2014)

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July 30, 2014 PACER
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ORDER of USCA as to 52 that The mandate issued on August 22, 2013 is hereby recalled in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision vacating the judgment of this Court and remanding the matter for further proceedings. (ti, ) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

Aug. 1, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION, ANTHONY H. HAHN, ELIZABETH HAHN, KEVIN HAHN, NORMAN HAHN, NORMAN LEMAR HAHN Notice of Supplemental Authority in Support of Amended Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit U.S. Supreme Court Judgment, # 2 Exhibit Third Circuit Order, # 3 Certificate of Service)(PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 08/06/2014)

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Aug. 6, 2014 PACER
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RESPONSE to Motion re 62 Amended MOTION for Preliminary Injunction (Notice of Non-Opposition) filed by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(BENNETT, MICHELLE) (Entered: 08/06/2014)

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Aug. 6, 2014 RECAP
68

ORDER of USCA as to 52 that The foregoing Unopposed Motion by Appellants to Transfer and Remand Appellants' Ability to Request Billable Costs, Fees, and Attorney Hours from this Appeal to the District Court is hereby GRANTED. (ti, ) (Entered: 08/08/2014)

Aug. 8, 2014 PACER
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APPLICATION OF MATTHEW S. BOWMAN, ESQUIRE, TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT PURUSANT TO LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 83.5.2(b), Statement, Certificate of Service (Filing fee $40 receipt number 105877) by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION, ANTHONY H. HAHN, ELIZABETH HAHN, KEVIN HAHN, NORMAN HAHN, NORMAN LEMAR HAHN. (ti, ) (Entered: 08/11/2014)

Aug. 11, 2014 PACER
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ORDER THAT THE APPLICATION OF MATTHEW S. BOWMAN, ESQUIRE, TO PRACTICE IN THIS COURT PURSUANT TO LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 83.5.2(b) IS GRANTED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 8/12/14. 8/12/14 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 08/12/2014)

Aug. 12, 2014 PACER
71

ORDER THAT A FOLLOW-UP TELEPHONE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON 9/15/2014 AT 3:00 PM. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 8/14/14. 8/14/14 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 08/14/2014)

Aug. 14, 2014 PACER
72

ORDER THAT UPON CONSIDERATION OF PLAINTIFFS' AMENDED MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION 62, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT DEFENDANTS ARE PRELIMINARILY ENJOINED FORM ENFORCING AGAINST PLAINTIFFS. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT NO BOND IS REQUIRED, ETC. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 8/14/14. 8/14/14 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 08/14/2014)

Aug. 14, 2014 PACER
73

Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG: Telephone Conference held on 8/13/14 (fdc, ) (Entered: 08/21/2014)

Aug. 21, 2014 PACER
74

NOTICE by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (Defs.' Notice of Consent to Injunction and Judgment) (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(BENNETT, MICHELLE) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

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Sept. 15, 2014 PACER
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Response to notice of Consent by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION. (PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 09/15/2014)

Sept. 15, 2014 PACER
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ORDER THAT DEFENSE COUNSEL SHALL SUBMIT A BRIEF ON THE DRAFTED PROPOSED LANGUAGE FOR THE PERMANENT INJUNCTION ORDER TO BE ENTERED IN THIS CASE (ATTACHED) ON OR BEFORE SEPTEMBER 26, 2014. PLAINTIFFS' COUNSEL MAY FILE A RESPONSE ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 6, 2014. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 9/16/14. 9/16/14 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(va, (Entered: 09/16/2014)

Sept. 16, 2014 PACER
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Minute Entry for proceedings held before HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG: Telephone Status Conference held on 9/15/14. (ti, ) (Entered: 09/17/2014)

Sept. 16, 2014 PACER
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BRIEF ADDRESSING COURT'S PROPOSED PERMANENT INJUNCTION LANGUAGE by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE re 76 Order, (Defs.' Brief Addressing Court's Proposed Permanent Inj. Language) (BENNETT, MICHELLE) Modified on 9/29/2014 (afm, ). (Entered: 09/26/2014)

Sept. 26, 2014 PACER
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USCA ORDER THAT THE JUDGMENT OF THE DISTRICT COURT ENTERED ON 1/11/2013, BE AND THE SAME HEREBY AFFIRMED, ETC. (amas) (Entered: 09/29/2014)

Sept. 26, 2014 PACER
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Certified Copy of Order from UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE THIRD CIRCUIT. The foregoing Unopposed Motion by Appellants to Transfer and Remand Appellants' Ability to Remand Billable Costs, Fees and Attorney hours from this Appeal to the District Court is granted. (mbh, ) (Entered: 09/30/2014)

Sept. 29, 2014 PACER
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Appellant's REPLY BRIEF by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 09/30/2014)

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Sept. 30, 2014 PACER
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ORDER THAT UPON CONSIDERATION OF DEFENDANTS' NOTICE OF CONSENT TO INJUNCTION AND JUDGMENT 74, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED THAT DEFENDANTS ARE PERMANENTLY ENJOINED FROM ENFORCING FROM ENFORCING AGAINST PLAINTIFFS, THEIR GROUP HEALTH PLAN, AND THE GROUP HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THAT PLAN, THE STATUE AND REGULATIONS THAT REQUIRE PLAINTIFFS TO PROVIDE THEIR EMPLOYEES COVERAGE FOR "ALL FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION APPROVED CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS, STERILIZATION PROCEDURES, AND PATIENT EDUCATION AND COUNSELING FOR ALL WOMEN WITH REPRODUCTIVE CAPACITY." IT IS FURTHER ORDERED THAT THE CLERK OF COURT SHALL MARK THIS CASE CLOSED. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 10/2/14. 10/3/14 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 10/03/2014)

Oct. 2, 2014 RECAP
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Joint MOTION for Judgment AND SET ATTORNEY FEES PETITION DEADLINE filed by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION.cert of service. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(PROCTOR, CHARLES) (Entered: 10/08/2014)

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Oct. 8, 2014 PACER
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ORDER THAT THE PARTIES JOINT MOTION TO ENTER JUDGMENT AND SET ATTORNEYS' FEES PETITION DEADLINE 83 IS GRANTED; JUDGMENT IS ENTERED IN FAVOR OF PLAINTIFFS AND AGAINST DEFENDANTS ON PLAINTIFFS' CLAIM UNDER THE RELIGIOUS FREEDOM RESTORATION ACT, 42 U.S.C. 2000bb et seq; AND ANY PETITION FOR COSTS OR ATTORNEYS' FEES FROM PLAINTIFFS SHALL BE SUBMITTED ON OR BEFORE 11/24/2014. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 10/8/14.10/9/14 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(ti, ) (Entered: 10/09/2014)

Oct. 9, 2014 PACER
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Joint MOTION for Extension of Time to File Attorney Fees Petition filed by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY.Attorney Fees Petition.(BENNETT, MICHELLE) (Entered: 11/20/2014)

Nov. 20, 2014 PACER
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ORDER THAT THE MOTION TO EXTEND ATTORNEY FEES PETITION DEADLINE (DOC. NO. 85) IS GRANTED. PLAINTIFFS SHALL SUBMIT A PETITION FOR ATTORNEYS' FEES OR COSTS ON OR BEFORE 1/23/2015. SIGNED BY HONORABLE MITCHELL S. GOLDBERG ON 11/21/2014.11/21/2014 ENTERED AND COPIES E-MAILED.(jmg, ) (Entered: 11/21/2014)

Nov. 21, 2014 PACER
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NOTICE by CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALITIES CORPORATION, ANTHONY H. HAHN, ELIZABETH HAHN, KEVIN HAHN, NORMAN HAHN, NORMAN LEMAR HAHN of Settlement (WENGER, RANDALL) (Entered: 01/23/2015)

Jan. 23, 2015 PACER

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 4, 2012

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are business owners who oppose the use of contraception for religious reasons, and therefore object to the contraception mandate in the ACA.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Federal

U.S. Dept. of Labor, Federal

U.S. Dept. of the Treasury, Federal

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):

Freedom of speech/association

Free Exercise Clause

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Litigation

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Contraception

Religious programs / policies

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Type of Facility:

Non-government for profit