Case: Grote Industries v. Sebelius

4:12-cv-00134 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Filed Date: Oct. 29, 2012

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Case Summary

On October 29, 2012, Grote Industries and its owners filed this lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana against the Federal Government under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("RFRA"), the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"), and the First and Fifth Amendments. Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel and the Alliance Defending Freedom, seek to enjoin enforcement of provisions of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") extending universal contraception coverage in employer-sponsored private…

On October 29, 2012, Grote Industries and its owners filed this lawsuit in the Southern District of Indiana against the Federal Government under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("RFRA"), the Administrative Procedure Act ("APA"), and the First and Fifth Amendments. Plaintiffs, represented by private counsel and the Alliance Defending Freedom, seek 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 violates their sincerely held religious beliefs.

On December 27, 2012, the District Court (Judge Sarah Evans Barker) denied plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction, and denied reconsideration of that motion on January 3, 2013. On January 9, 2013, plaintiffs appealed the issue to the Seventh Circuit, which granted a preliminary injunction as the appeal pended and consolidated the case with Korte v. United States Department of Health and Human Services (FA-IL-0006).The 7th Circuit (Judges Flaum, Sykes, and Rovner) heard arguments in the case on May 22, 2013.

On November 8, 2013, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Judge Sykes) reversed and remanded to the district court with instructions to enter a preliminary injunction barring enforcement of the contraception mandate. The court emphasized that both the business owners and their companies may challenge the mandate, and that compelling plaintiffs to cover contraception services impermissibly burdened their religious-exercise rights under the RFRA's strict scrutiny test. Grote v. Sebelius, No. 12-3841, 2013 WL 5960692 (7th Cir. Nov. 8, 2013).

On February 20, 2014, the District Court issued a stay pending the Supreme Courts' decision in Hobby Lobby. On August 12, 2014, following the Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby that held that closely-held religious for-profit corporations could be eligible for the contraceptive services mandate accommodation, the Seventh Circuit awarded the plaintiffs $845.16 in costs. On April 30, 2015, the District Court issued a permanent injunction against the defendants, enjoining them from enforcing the requirements of the contraceptive services mandate against the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs and the defendant agreed to a settlement on attorneys' fees and costs on September 28, 2015.

This case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Wyatt Fore (4/12/2013)

Richard Jolly (3/23/2014)

Kate Craddock (2/19/2016)

Related Cases

Triune Health Group, Inc. v. U.S. Dep't of Health and Human Servs., Northern District of Illinois (2012)

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

Ozinga v. Sebelius, Northern District of Illinois (2013)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4989797/parties/grote-industries-llc-v-sebelius/


Judge(s)

Barker, Sarah Evans (Indiana)

Flaum, Joel Martin (Illinois)

Lynch, Debra McVicker (Indiana)

Rovner, Ilana Kara Diamond (Illinois)

Sykes, Diane S. (Wisconsin)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Beauman, Bryan H. (Kentucky)

Bowman, Matthew S. (District of Columbia)

Cork, Michael J. (Indiana)

Wilkins, Michael A. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gaylord, Scott W. (North Carolina)

Judge(s)

Barker, Sarah Evans (Indiana)

Flaum, Joel Martin (Illinois)

Lynch, Debra McVicker (Indiana)

Rovner, Ilana Kara Diamond (Illinois)

Sykes, Diane S. (Wisconsin)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Beauman, Bryan H. (Kentucky)

Bowman, Matthew S. (District of Columbia)

Cork, Michael J. (Indiana)

Wilkins, Michael A. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gaylord, Scott W. (North Carolina)

Klein, Alisa B. (District of Columbia)

Pruski, Jacek (District of Columbia)

Woods, Shelese M. (Indiana)

Other Attorney(s)

Blatt, Lisa Schiavo (District of Columbia)

Engelsen, Angela M. (Indiana)

Francisco, Noel (District of Columbia)

Lipper, Gregory M. (District of Columbia)

Perkins, Martha Jane (North Carolina)

Schneider, Bruce Harvey (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

13-01077

Appellate Docket [PACER]

Grote v. Sebelius

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

July 2, 2013

July 2, 2013

Docket

4:12-cv-00134

Docket

Sept. 28, 2015

Sept. 28, 2015

Docket
1

4:12-cv-00134

Verified Complaint

Grote Industries, LLC v. Sebelius

Oct. 29, 2012

Oct. 29, 2012

Complaint
28

4:12-cv-00134

Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Grote Industries, LLC v. Sebelius

Nov. 27, 2012

Nov. 27, 2012

Pleading / Motion / Brief
40

4:12-cv-00134

Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Grote Industries, LLC v. Sebelius

914 F.Supp.2d 943, 2012 WL 6725905, 2012 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 181965

Dec. 27, 2012

Dec. 27, 2012

Order/Opinion
41

4:12-cv-00134

Order Denying Motion to Reconsider

Grote Industries, LLC v. Sebelius

2013 WL 53736, 2013 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 713

Jan. 3, 2013

Jan. 3, 2013

Order/Opinion
10

13-01077

Order [granting injunction pending appeal]

Grote v. Sebelius

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

708 F.3d 850, 2013 WL 362725

Jan. 30, 2013

Jan. 30, 2013

Order/Opinion
54

4:12-cv-00134

Opinion [USCA]

Grote Industries, LLC v. Sebelius

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

735 F.3d 654

Dec. 31, 2013

Dec. 31, 2013

Order/Opinion
58

4:12-cv-00134

Order Granting Preliminary Injunction

Grote Industries, LLC v. Sebelius

Feb. 20, 2014

Feb. 20, 2014

Order/Opinion
177

13-01077

12-03841

Order

Grote v. Sebelius

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

Aug. 12, 2014

Aug. 12, 2014

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4989797/grote-industries-llc-v-sebelius/

Last updated May 29, 2022, 3:16 a.m.

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COMPLAINT Verified against All Defendants, filed by All Plaintiffs. (Filing fee $ 350, receipt number 0756-2483770) (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Proposed Summons)(Cork, Michael) (Entered: 10/29/2012)

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Oct. 29, 2012

Oct. 29, 2012

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NOTICE of Appearance by Michael J. Cork on behalf of Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Cork, Michael) (Entered: 10/29/2012)

Oct. 29, 2012

Oct. 29, 2012

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Corporate Disclosure Statement by GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC identifying Corporate Parent GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC. for GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC... (Cork, Michael) (Entered: 10/29/2012)

Oct. 29, 2012

Oct. 29, 2012

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NOTICE of Appearance by Michael A. Wilkins on behalf of Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Wilkins, Michael) (Entered: 10/30/2012)

Oct. 30, 2012

Oct. 30, 2012

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Summons Issued as to USA - TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (JLM) (Entered: 10/30/2012)

Oct. 30, 2012

Oct. 30, 2012

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MAGISTRATE JUDGE's NOTICE of Availability to Exercise Jurisdiction issued. (JLM) (Entered: 10/30/2012)

Oct. 30, 2012

Oct. 30, 2012

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Cork, Michael) (Entered: 10/30/2012)

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Oct. 30, 2012

Oct. 30, 2012

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Brief in Support of 7 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Cork, Michael) Modified on 10/31/2012 to create link to Doc #7 (JLM). (Entered: 10/30/2012)

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Oct. 30, 2012

Oct. 30, 2012

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MOTION for Emergency Hearing re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Request for Oral Argument, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Cork, Michael) (Entered: 10/30/2012)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Oct. 30, 2012

Oct. 30, 2012

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by All Plaintiffs re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Corrected Certificate of Service (Cork, Michael) (Entered: 11/13/2012)

Nov. 13, 2012

Nov. 13, 2012

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by All Plaintiffs re 8 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages Brief in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction,Corrected Certificate of Service (Cork, Michael) (Entered: 11/13/2012)

Nov. 13, 2012

Nov. 13, 2012

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by All Plaintiffs re 9 MOTION for Emergency Hearing re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Request for Oral Argument, Corrected Certificate of Service (Cork, Michael) (Entered: 11/13/2012)

Nov. 13, 2012

Nov. 13, 2012

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NOTICE of Appearance by Jacek Pruski on behalf of Defendants TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 11/19/2012)

Nov. 19, 2012

Nov. 19, 2012

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MOTION to Dismiss, filed by Defendants TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 11/19/2012)

Nov. 19, 2012

Nov. 19, 2012

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, and Brief in Support of 14 Motion to Dismiss, filed by Defendants TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Order Denying Preliminary Injunction in Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius)(Pruski, Jacek) Modified on 11/20/2012 to remove unncessary wording (JLM). (Entered: 11/19/2012)

1 Exhibit Order Denying Preliminary Injunction in Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebe

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Nov. 19, 2012

Nov. 19, 2012

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***PLEASE DISREGARD*** MOTION for Leave to File Oversized Brief, filed by Defendants TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Pruski, Jacek) Modified on 11/20/2012 (JLM). (Entered: 11/19/2012)

Nov. 19, 2012

Nov. 19, 2012

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MOTION for Leave to File Oversized Brief, filed by Defendants TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. 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)(Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 11/19/2012)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Nov. 19, 2012

Nov. 19, 2012

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NOTICE of Appearance by Shelese M. Woods on behalf of Defendants TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Woods, Shelese) (Entered: 11/20/2012)

Nov. 20, 2012

Nov. 20, 2012

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RETURN of Service by CMRRR, filed by All Plaintiffs. KATHLEEN SEBELIUS served on 11/05/2012. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Affidavit of Service)(Cork, Michael) Modified on 11/21/2012 to reflect correct date of service (JLM). (Entered: 11/20/2012)

1 Exhibit A - Affidavit of Service

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Nov. 20, 2012

Nov. 20, 2012

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RETURN of Service by CMRRR, filed by All Plaintiffs. HILDA L. SOLIS served on 11/5/2012. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Affidavit of Service)(Cork, Michael) Modified on 11/21/2012 to reflect correct date of service (JLM). (Entered: 11/20/2012)

1 Exhibit A - Affidavit of Service

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Nov. 20, 2012

Nov. 20, 2012

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RETURN of Service by CMRRR, filed by All Plaintiffs. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES served on 11/5/2012. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Affidavit of Service)(Cork, Michael) Modified on 11/21/2012 to reflect correct date of service (JLM). (Entered: 11/20/2012)

1 Exhibit A - Affidavit of Service

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Nov. 20, 2012

Nov. 20, 2012

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RETURN of Service by CMRRR, filed by All Plaintiffs. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY served on 11/7/2012. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Affidavit of Service)(Cork, Michael) Modified on 11/21/2012 to reflect accurate date of service (JLM). (Entered: 11/20/2012)

1 Exhibit A - Affidavit of Service

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Nov. 20, 2012

Nov. 20, 2012

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MOTION for Attorney(s) Bryan H. Beauman to Appear pro hac vice. Filing fee $ 30, receipt number 0756-2508876., filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Cork, Michael) (Entered: 11/21/2012)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Nov. 21, 2012

Nov. 21, 2012

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MOTION for Attorney(s) Matthew S. Bowman to Appear pro hac vice. Filing fee $ 30, receipt number 0756-2508896., filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Cork, Michael) (Entered: 11/21/2012)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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Nov. 21, 2012

Nov. 21, 2012

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ORDER granting 23 Motion to Appear pro hac vice. Attorney Bryan H. Beauman for JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., and GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC added. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 11/26/2012. (LBT) (Entered: 11/26/2012)

Nov. 26, 2012

Nov. 26, 2012

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ORDER granting 24 Motion to Appear pro hac vice. Attorney Matthew S. Bowman for JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC. and GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC added. Mr. Bowman shall file an Appearance providing the Cour with his address, phone number and email address. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 11/26/2012. (LBT) (Entered: 11/26/2012)

Nov. 26, 2012

Nov. 26, 2012

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ORDER granting 8 Motion for Leave to File Brief in Excess of Page Limit. The Clerk is directed to docket the plaintiffs' Brief in Support of 7 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, attached to the motion for leave as Exhibit 1 (Dkt. 8-1). Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 11/27/2012. (LBT) Modified on 11/28/2012 (LBT). (Entered: 11/28/2012)

Nov. 27, 2012

Nov. 27, 2012

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BRIEF/MEMORANDUM in Support re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. **DOCKETED PER NO. 27** (LBT) (Entered: 11/28/2012)

Nov. 27, 2012

Nov. 27, 2012

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ORDER granting 17 Motion for Leave to File Oversized Brief. 15 Defendants' Brief in Opposition to 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and in Support of 14 MOTION to Dismiss is hereby accepted by the Court and deemed filed as of the date it was tendered, 11/19/2012. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 11/27/2012. (LBT) Modified on 11/28/2012 (LBT). (Entered: 11/28/2012)

Nov. 27, 2012

Nov. 27, 2012

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MOTION for Extension of Time to 12/6/12 to file reply to 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and to file reply with response to 14 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Cork, Michael) Modified on 11/29/2012 (LBT). (Entered: 11/28/2012)

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Nov. 28, 2012

Nov. 28, 2012

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ORDER granting 30 Motion for Extension of Time 12/6/2012 to File Reply to 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, and to file the reply in conjunction with the Response to 14 MOTION to Dismiss. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 11/29/2012. (LBT) (Entered: 11/29/2012)

Nov. 29, 2012

Nov. 29, 2012

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REPLY in Support of Motion re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Response in Opposition to 14 Defendants' Motion to Dismiss, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Cork, Michael) Modified on 12/6/2012 (PGS). Modified on 12/7/2012 (LBT). (Entered: 12/06/2012)

Dec. 6, 2012

Dec. 6, 2012

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RETURN of Service by CMRRR, filed by All Plaintiffs. TIMOTHY GEITHNER served on 11/05/2012. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Summons and Affidavit of Service)(Cork, Michael) Modified on 12/12/2012 to reflect accurate date of service (JLM). (Entered: 12/11/2012)

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Dec. 11, 2012

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RETURN of Service by CMRRR, filed by All Plaintiffs. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR served on 11/05/2012. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Summons and Affidavit of Service)(Cork, Michael) Modified on 12/12/2012 to reflect accurate date of service (JLM). (Entered: 12/11/2012)

1 Exhibit A - Summons and Affidavit of Service

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Dec. 11, 2012

Dec. 11, 2012

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REPLY in Support of Motion re 14 MOTION to Dismiss, filed by Defendants TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/13/2012)

Dec. 13, 2012

Dec. 13, 2012

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority, filed by Defendants TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, re 14 MOTION to Dismiss, 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Korte v. Sebelius) (Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/17/2012)

1 Exhibit A - Korte v. Sebelius

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Dec. 17, 2012

Dec. 17, 2012

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RESPONSE to Defendants' Citation of Supplemental Authority, re 36 Notice (Other), filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Cork, Michael) (Entered: 12/19/2012)

Dec. 19, 2012

Dec. 19, 2012

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority, filed by Defendants TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, re 14 MOTION to Dismiss, 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (10th Cir.)) (Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/20/2012)

1 Exhibit Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (10th Cir.)

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Dec. 20, 2012

Dec. 20, 2012

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC, re 7 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction . (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit American Pulverizer v. Sebelius) (Wilkins, Michael) (Entered: 12/21/2012)

1 Exhibit American Pulverizer v. Sebelius

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Dec. 21, 2012

Dec. 21, 2012

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ORDER denying 7 Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 12/27/2012. (PGS) (Entered: 12/27/2012)

Dec. 27, 2012

Dec. 27, 2012

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MOTION for Reconsideration re 40 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction of Order Denying Plaintiffs Injunctive Relief, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Korte Order, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Cork, Michael) (Entered: 12/31/2012)

1 Exhibit 1 - Korte Order

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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Dec. 31, 2012

Dec. 31, 2012

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RESPONSE in Opposition re 41 MOTION for Reconsideration re 40 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction of Order Denying Plaintiffs Injunctive Relief, filed by Defendants TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Pruski, Jacek) (Entered: 12/31/2012)

Dec. 31, 2012

Dec. 31, 2012

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC, re 41 MOTION for Reconsideration re 40 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction of Order Denying Plaintiffs Injunctive Relief. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Order Granting Preliminary Injunction) (Wilkins, Michael) (Entered: 01/03/2013)

1 Exhibit Order Granting Preliminary Injunction

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Jan. 3, 2013

Jan. 3, 2013

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44

ORDER denying 41 Plaintiffs' Motion for Reconsideration. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 1/3/2013. (PGS) (Entered: 01/03/2013)

Jan. 3, 2013

Jan. 3, 2013

RECAP
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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 40 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. Filing fee $ 455, receipt number 0756-2548832. (Wilkins, Michael) (Entered: 01/09/2013)

Jan. 9, 2013

Jan. 9, 2013

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SEVENTH CIRCUIT APPEAL INFORMATION SHEET re 45 Notice of Appeal - Instructions for Attorneys - Parties' Short Record, Instructions, and Designation of Record information attached. (JLM) (Entered: 01/09/2013)

Jan. 9, 2013

Jan. 9, 2013

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Transmission of Notice of Appeal and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals re 45 Notice of Appeal. - for Court of Appeals Use Only. (JLM) (Entered: 01/09/2013)

Jan. 9, 2013

Jan. 9, 2013

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USCA Case Number 13-1077 for 45 Notice of Appeal filed by MICHAEL R. GROTE, WALTER F. GROTE, JR., W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., JOHN R. GROTE. (JLM) (Entered: 01/10/2013)

Jan. 9, 2013

Jan. 9, 2013

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DESIGNATION of Record on Appeal by All Plaintiffs re 45 Notice of Appeal (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Docket Sheet)(Cork, Michael) (Entered: 01/23/2013)

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Jan. 23, 2013

Jan. 23, 2013

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SEVENTH CIRCUIT TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION SHEET by All Plaintiffs re 45 Notice of Appeal (Cork, Michael) (Entered: 01/23/2013)

Jan. 23, 2013

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Certified and Transmitted Record on Appeal to US Court of Appeals via email re 45 Notice of Appeal (Attachments: # 1 Notice to Transmit Record on Appeal)(JLM) (Entered: 04/01/2013)

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April 1, 2013

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Appeal Remark re 45 Notice of Appeal : Long record received and docketed by USCA (JLM) (Entered: 04/01/2013)

April 1, 2013

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ORDER - ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSING CASE; For purposes of docket management, this cause shall be administratively closed on the Court's docket without prejudice to the right of any party to move to reopen it within sixty (60) days after the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals rules on the pending appeal. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 9/17/2013.(CKM) **Copy sent to USCA 9/20/2013 re 13-1077.** Modified on 9/20/2013 (JLM). (Entered: 09/17/2013)

Sept. 17, 2013

Sept. 17, 2013

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MANDATE of USCA as to 45 Notice of Appeal filed by MICHAEL R. GROTE, WALTER F. GROTE, JR., W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., JOHN R. GROTE (USCA #13-1077). The judgment of the district court is REVERSED, with costs, and REMANDED with instructions to enter preliminary injunctions barring enforcement of the contraception mandate against the plaintiffs. The above is in accordance with the decision of this court entered on this date. (LBT) (Entered: 12/31/2013)

Dec. 31, 2013

Dec. 31, 2013

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ENTRY REGARDING LOCAL RULE 16-2 STATEMENTS - The Court received the Mandate issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals on 12/31/2013. Accordingly, each party shall, pursuant to Local Rule 16-2, "file a statement of position as to what action the court should take in the case." These statements shall be filed on or before 1/24/2014. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 1/2/2014.(LBT) (Entered: 01/02/2014)

Jan. 2, 2014

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Statement LR 16-2 Position Statement by All Plaintiffs. (Wilkins, Michael) (Entered: 01/24/2014)

Jan. 24, 2014

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Local Rule 16-2 Position Statement by TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (JLM) (Entered: 01/24/2014)

Jan. 24, 2014

Jan. 24, 2014

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ORDER GRANTING PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION - Other proceedings in this case are hereby STAYED pending the outcome of the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga cases currently pending before the United States Supreme Court. For purposes of docket management, this case is administratively closed without prejudice to the right of any party to move to reopen it within 60 days after the United States Supreme Court rules. (See Order for particulars.)Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 2/20/2014.(JLM) (Entered: 02/21/2014)

Feb. 20, 2014

Feb. 20, 2014

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ORDER of USCA as to 45 Notice of Appeal filed by MICHAEL R. GROTE, WALTER F. GROTE, JR., W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., JOHN R. GROTE (USCA #13-1077) - The appellants in appeal #13-1077 are awarded $845.16 in costs. (JLM) (Entered: 08/12/2014)

Aug. 12, 2014

Aug. 12, 2014

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MOTION to Reopen Case, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Wilkins, Michael) (Entered: 08/29/2014)

Aug. 29, 2014

Aug. 29, 2014

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Submission of Proposed Order, re 60 MOTION to Reopen Case, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Wilkins, Michael) (Entered: 09/02/2014)

Sept. 2, 2014

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NOTICE of Non-Opposition to 60 Reopening Case, filed by Defendants TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, re 60 MOTION to Reopen Case. (Pruski, Jacek) Modified on 9/25/2014 (JLM). (Entered: 09/24/2014)

Sept. 24, 2014

Sept. 24, 2014

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ORDER granting 60 Motion to Reopen Case. The Court directs the clerk to reopen this case. The parties are given 30 days to submit a stipulated injunction and a final judgment form. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 9/26/2014. (JLM) (Entered: 09/26/2014)

Sept. 26, 2014

Sept. 26, 2014

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STATUS REPORT Joint by All Plaintiffs. (Wilkins, Michael) (Entered: 10/27/2014)

Oct. 27, 2014

Oct. 27, 2014

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CLOSED INJUNCTION AND JUDGMENT in favor of Plaintiffs and against Defendants. See Judgment for details. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 4/30/2015.(LBT) (Entered: 05/01/2015)

April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to July 29, 2015 for fees and costs petition, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 06/09/2015)

1 Text of Proposed Order

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June 9, 2015

June 9, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Julie Shana Saltman on behalf of Defendants SYLVIA M. BURWELL, TIMOTHY GEITHNER, HILDA L. SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 06/09/2015)

June 9, 2015

June 9, 2015

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ORDER granting 67 Plaintiffs' unopposed Motion to Extend Deadline. The deadline for Plaintiffs' to file a motion for attorney fees and costs is extended to and including 7/29/2015. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 6/10/2015. (JLM) (Entered: 06/11/2015)

June 10, 2015

June 10, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to September 28, 2015, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order Extending Deadline)(Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 07/23/2015)

1 Text of Proposed Order Proposed Order Extending Deadline

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July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

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ORDER granting 70 Motion for Extension of Time to 9/28/2015 to file motion for attorneys' fees and costs. The parties should expect no further extensions of time absent compelling circumstances. Signed by Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch on 7/24/2015. (MAG) (Entered: 07/24/2015)

July 24, 2015

July 24, 2015

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NOTICE of settlement of attorneys fees and costs matter, filed by Plaintiffs JOHN R. GROTE, MICHAEL R. GROTE, W. FREDERICK GROTE, III, WALTER F. GROTE, JR, WILLIAM D. GROTE, III, WILLIAM DOMINIC GROTE, IV, GROTE INDUSTRIES, INC., GROTE INDUSTRIES, LLC (Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 09/28/2015)

Sept. 28, 2015

Sept. 28, 2015

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Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 29, 2012

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

Establishment Clause

Due Process

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

Amount Defendant Pays: 845.41

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Contraception

Religious programs / policies

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Type of Facility:

Non-government for profit