Case: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. v. Sebelius

1:12-cv-01635 | U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Filed Date: Oct. 2, 2012

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Case Summary

On October 2, 2012, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., a Christian Bible publisher, and its owner filed this lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs sued the Federal Government under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (42 U.S.C. § 2000bb), the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. § 706(2)), and the First and Fifth Amendments. The plaintiffs, represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, seek to enjoin enforcement of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (…

On October 2, 2012, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., a Christian Bible publisher, and its owner filed this lawsuit in the District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs sued the Federal Government under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (42 U.S.C. § 2000bb), the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. § 706(2)), and the First and Fifth Amendments. The plaintiffs, represented by 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. The plaintiffs contended that this mandatory contraception coverage violates their sincerely held religious beliefs.

On November 16, 2012, the District Court (Judge Reggie B. Walton) granted a preliminary injunction. The government defendants appealed this interlocutory decision to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals on January 15, 2013, yet moved to voluntarily dismiss the appeal on April 25, 2013. The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit granted the government's motion on May 3, 2013. 2013 WL 2395168.

On July 15, 2015, the District Court entered a permanent injunction, preventing the government from enforcing the version of the contraceptive mandate at issue in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius. The plaintiffs requested an injunction with unusually broad language similar to the injunction entered by the District Court for the District of Colorado in Newland v. Sebelius, that would enjoin further regulations developed under the mandate, but the Court rejected their request. The injunction in this case (Tyndale House Publishers) did not prevent the plaintiffs from filing further civil lawsuits to challenge new regulations implementing the contraceptive services mandate.

Any motions for attorney fees and costs were to be filed before October 30, 2015, but none were recorded with the court.

Summary Authors

Wyatt Fore (4/19/2013)

Richard Jolly (3/23/2014)

Kate Craddock (4/10/2016)

People

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Judge(s)

Walton, Reggie B. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aden, Steven H. (Virginia)

Baylor, Gregory S. (District of Columbia)

Bowman, Matthew S. (District of Columbia)

Cortman, David A. (Georgia)

Stanley, Erik William (Kansas)

Theriot, Kevin H. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia)

Berwick, Benjamin Leon (District of Columbia)

Mizer, Benjamin C. (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Walton, Reggie B. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Aden, Steven H. (Virginia)

Baylor, Gregory S. (District of Columbia)

Bowman, Matthew S. (District of Columbia)

Cortman, David A. (Georgia)

Stanley, Erik William (Kansas)

Theriot, Kevin H. (Kansas)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia)

Berwick, Benjamin Leon (District of Columbia)

Mizer, Benjamin C. (District of Columbia)

Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Amiri, Brigitte A. (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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Docket

Aug. 24, 2015 Docket
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Verified Complaint

Oct. 2, 2012 Complaint
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Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Memorandum of Law in Support

Oct. 8, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Memorandum of the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area, as Amici Curiae

Oct. 24, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Reply in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Tyndale House Publishers Inc. v. Sebelius

Oct. 25, 2012 Pleading / Motion / Brief
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Memorandum Opinion

904 F.Supp.2d 106, 2012 WL 5817323, 2012 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 163965

Nov. 16, 2012 Order/Opinion
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Order (Granting Motion and Dismissing this Case)

U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

2013 WL 2395168

May 3, 2013 Order/Opinion
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First Amended Verified Complaint

Dec. 3, 2013 Complaint
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Joint Status Report

March 6, 2015 Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4211710/tyndale-house-publishers-inc-v-sebelius/

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

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COMPLAINT Verified against All Defendants ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 0090-3088486) filed by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons for Kathleen Sebelius, # 3 Summons for Hilda Solis, # 4 Summons for Timothy Geithner, # 5 Summons for DHS-DC, # 6 Summons for DOL, # 7 Summons for DOT)(Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 10/02/2012)

1 Civil Cover Sheet

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2 Summons for Kathleen Sebelius

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3 Summons for Hilda Solis

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4 Summons for Timothy Geithner

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5 Summons for DHS-DC

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6 Summons for DOL

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7 Summons for DOT

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Oct. 2, 2012 RECAP
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Corporate Disclosure Statement by TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.. (Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 10/02/2012)

Oct. 2, 2012 PACER

Case Assigned to Judge Reggie B. Walton. (mmh)

Oct. 2, 2012 PACER
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Electronic Summons Issued (5) as to TIMOTHY GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Attachments: # 1 Summons, # 2 Summons, # 3 Summons, # 4 Summons, # 5 Consent Notice)(mmh) (Entered: 10/03/2012)

Oct. 3, 2012 PACER
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ERRATA including Pls address omitted from complaint caption by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC. 1 Complaint, filed by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.. (Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 10/03/2012)

Oct. 3, 2012 RECAP
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Electronic Summons Issued (1) as to UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Attachments: # 1 Consent Notice)(mmh) (Entered: 10/04/2012)

Oct. 4, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, oral argument requested, by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Taylor Affidavit, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 10/08/2012)

1 Exhibit Taylor Affidavit

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2 Text of Proposed Order

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Oct. 8, 2012 RECAP
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ORDER. Per the attached Order, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall appear before the Court for a hearing on the merits of the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction 6 at 2:00 p.m. on October 16, 2012. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 10/9/2012. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 10/09/2012)

Oct. 9, 2012 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Preliminary Injunction Hearing set for 10/16/2012 02:00 PM in Courtroom 16 before Judge Reggie B. Walton. (mpt)

Oct. 10, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Benjamin Leon Berwick on behalf of All Defendants (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/11/2012)

Oct. 11, 2012 PACER
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Emergency MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction and for Postponement of Hearing 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 (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/11/2012)

Oct. 11, 2012 PACER
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RESPONSE re 9 Emergency MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction and for Postponement of Hearing filed by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.. (Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 10/11/2012)

Oct. 11, 2012 RECAP
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NOTICE of Proposed Order 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 9 Emergency MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction and for Postponement of Hearing (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/11/2012)

Oct. 11, 2012 PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 9 Emergency MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction and for Postponement of Hearing 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. (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/11/2012)

Oct. 11, 2012 PACER

SUMMONS Issued (2) as to U.S. Attorney and U.S. Attorney General (mmh)

Oct. 12, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting in part and denying in part 9 Motion for Extension of Time. Per the attached Order, it is hereby ORDERED that the defendants' motion is GRANTED IN PART and DENIED IN PART. It is further ORDERED that the defendants shall file their response to the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction on or before October 22, 2012. It is further ORDERED that the Court's Order of October 9, 2012 7 setting a hearing on the merits of the plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary injunction for October 16, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. is VACATED. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall appear before the Court for a hearing on the merits of the plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction at 10:30 a.m. on October 29, 2012. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 10/12/12. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 10/12/2012)

Oct. 12, 2012 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines/Hearings: The defendants shall file their response to the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction on or before 10/22/2012. The Preliminary Injunction Hearing set for 10/16/2012 at 2:00 PM is VACATED and RESCHEDULED for 10/29/2012 at 10:30 AM in Courtroom 16 before Judge Reggie B. Walton. (ad)

Oct. 12, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- Erik W. Stanley, :Firm- Alliance Defending Freedom, :Address- 15192 Rosewood Street, Leawood, KS 66224. Phone No. - 913-685-8000. Fax No. - 913-685-8001 by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC. (Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 10/19/2012)

Oct. 19, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice :Attorney Name- David A. Cortman, :Firm- Alliance Defending Freedom, :Address- 1000 Hurricane Shoals Road, N.E., Suite D-1100, Lawrenceville, GA 30043. Phone No. - 770-339-0774. Fax No. - 770-339-6744 by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC. (Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 10/22/2012)

Oct. 22, 2012 PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 6 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, oral argument requested, 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. (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 10/22/2012)

Oct. 22, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to Appear Amicus by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Corporate Disclosure, # 3 Amicus Brief)(td, ) (Entered: 10/25/2012)

Oct. 24, 2012 PACER
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RESPONSE re 17 MOTION for Leave to Appear Amicus, Opposition, filed by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.. (Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 10/25/2012)

Oct. 25, 2012 PACER
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SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM to re 6 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, oral argument requested, Reply in Support of Motion, filed by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.. (Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 10/25/2012)

Oct. 25, 2012 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 14 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Upon consideration of the motion for leave to appear pro hac vice by Erik W. Stanley, and finding good cause to grant the motion, the motion is hereby GRANTED. Erik W. Stanley may appear and be heard in the above-captioned matter. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 10/26/2012. (lcrbw2)

Oct. 26, 2012 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 15 Motion for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice. Upon consideration of the motion for leave to appear pro hac vice by David A. Cortman, and finding good cause to grant the motion, the motion is hereby GRANTED. David A. Cortman may appear and be heard in the above-captioned matter. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 10/26/2012. (lcrbw2)

Oct. 26, 2012 PACER

Set/Reset Hearings: Motion Hearing reset for 11/9/2012 09:00 AM in Courtroom 16 before Judge Reggie B. Walton. (mpt, )

Oct. 31, 2012 PACER
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ORDER. Per the attached Order, it is hereby ORDERED that the plaintiffs provide the Court with 1) a detailed explanation and/or diagram outlining the corporate structure of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., and any individuals or entities having an ownership interest in Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., and its affiliates; 2) a list of the officers and directors of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., as well as of the officers and directors of any entities having an ownership interest in Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.; and 3) a copy of the articles of incorporation of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., by the end of the day on November 7, 2012. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 11/6/2012. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 11/06/2012)

Nov. 6, 2012 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 17 Motion for Leave to File Memorandum as Amici Curiae. It is hereby ORDERED that the motion filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area is GRANTED, and the Clerk shall accept the amici curiae brief for filing in this case. It is further ORDERED that the plaintiffs shall file their opposition to the brief, if any, on or before November 14, 2012. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 11/7/2012. (lcrbw2)

Nov. 7, 2012 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Response due by 11/14/2012 (mpt, )

Nov. 7, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of Appearance by Steven Henry Aden on behalf of MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC. (Aden, Steven) (Entered: 11/07/2012)

Nov. 7, 2012 PACER
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AMICUS BRIEF by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA. (td, ) (Entered: 11/07/2012)

Nov. 7, 2012 PACER
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LCvR 7.1 CERTIFICATE OF DISCLOSURE of Corporate Affiliations and Financial Interests by AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA identifying Corporate Parent NONE for AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION, AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL AREA. (td, ) (Entered: 11/07/2012)

Nov. 7, 2012 PACER
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AFFIDAVIT re 20 Order,, providing evidence and information as requested, by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Tyndale Structure Diagram, # 2 Exhibit Articles of Incorporation)(Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 11/07/2012)

Nov. 7, 2012 PACER

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Reggie B. Walton: Motion Hearing held on 11/9/2012 (Court Reporter Cathryn Jones) (mpt, )

Nov. 9, 2012 PACER
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RESPONSE re 22 Amicus Brief, filed by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.. (Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 11/12/2012)

Nov. 12, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 6 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. In accordance with the attached Order and the Memorandum Opinion entered this same date, it is ORDERED that the plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that the defendants, their agents, officers, and employees are ENJOINED from pursuing any enforcement actions against or imposing any penalties on the plaintiffs provided for in 26 U.S.C. §§ 4980D, 4980H and 29 U.S.C. § 1132 as a result of the plaintiffs' failure to comply with the requirement under 42 U.S.C. § 300gg-13(a)(4) that the plaintiffs provide in Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.'s employee health plans what they believe to be abortifacients or related education and counseling. It is further ORDERED that the parties shall appear before the Court for a status conference on a date to be determined by the Clerk. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 11/16/2012. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 11/16/2012)

Nov. 16, 2012 PACER
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MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 11/16/2012. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 11/16/2012)

Nov. 16, 2012 RECAP
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Complaint by TIMOTHY F. 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)(Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 11/28/2012)

Nov. 28, 2012 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 28 Motion for Extension of Time. For good cause shown, and in light of the parties' consent, the defendants' motion is GRANTED. The defendants shall answer or otherwise respond to the plaintiffs' complaint on or before January 31, 2013. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 11/30/2012. (lcrbw2)

Nov. 30, 2012 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Answer or otherwise respond to complaint by 1/31/2013, (mpt, )

Dec. 4, 2012 PACER
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TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS before Judge Reggie B. Walton held on November 9, 2012; Page Numbers: 1 - 64. Court Reporter/Transcriber Cathryn Jones, Telephone number 202 354-3246, Court Reporter Email Address : cathryjns1@aol.com.<P></P>For the first 90 days after this filing date, the transcript may be viewed at the courthouse at a public terminal or purchased from the court reporter referenced above. After 90 days, the transcript may be accessed via PACER. Other transcript formats, (multi-page, condensed, CD or ASCII) may be purchased from the court reporter.<P>NOTICE RE REDACTION OF TRANSCRIPTS: The parties have twenty-one days to file with the court and the court reporter any request to redact personal identifiers from this transcript. If no such requests are filed, the transcript will be made available to the public via PACER without redaction after 90 days. The policy, which includes the five personal identifiers specifically covered, is located on our website at ww.dcd.uscourts.gov.<P></P> Redaction Request due 12/31/2012. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 1/10/2013. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 3/10/2013.(Jones, Cathryn) (Entered: 12/10/2012)

Dec. 10, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL as to 26 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction,,, 27 Memorandum & Opinion by TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. Fee Status: No Fee Paid. Parties have been notified. (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 01/15/2013)

Jan. 15, 2013 PACER
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Transmission of the Notice of Appeal, Order Appealed, and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals docketing fee was not paid because the fee was an Appeal by the Government re 30 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal,. (td, ) (Entered: 01/16/2013)

Jan. 16, 2013 PACER

USCA Case Number 13-5018 for 30 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, filed by KATHLEEN G. SEBELIUS, TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. (td, )

Jan. 18, 2013 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Complaint by TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER, KATHLEEN G. 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)(Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 01/28/2013)

Jan. 28, 2013 PACER
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MOTION to Stay by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 01/28/2013)

Jan. 28, 2013 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 33 Motion to Stay. For good cause shown, and in light of the parties' consent, it is hereby ORDERED that this case is STAYED and ADMINISTRATIVELY CLOSED pending the Circuit Court's resolution of the defendants' appeal of this Court's November 16, 2012 Order 26 . Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 1/30/2013. (lcrbw2) Modified on 1/31/2013 (zmpt, ).

Jan. 30, 2013 PACER

MINUTE ORDER denying as moot 32 Motion for Extension of Time. In light of the fact that this case is currently stayed pending the Circuit Court's resolution of the defendants' appeal of this Court's November 16, 2012 Order 26, it is hereby ORDERED that the defendants' motion for an extension of time to file an answer or otherwise respond to the plaintiffs' complaint is DENIED AS MOOT. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 1/30/2013. (lcrbw2)

Jan. 30, 2013 PACER
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Supplemental Record on Appeal transmitted to US Court of Appeals re Order on Motion to Stay, Order on Motion for Extension of Time to, ;USCA Case Number 13-05018. (jf, ) (Entered: 01/31/2013)

Jan. 31, 2013 PACER
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ORDER of USCA (certified copy) as to 30 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal, filed by TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ; ORDERED that the motion be granted, and this case is hereby dismissed. USCA Case Number 13-5018. (zmd, ) (Entered: 05/06/2013)

May 6, 2013 RECAP
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MOTION for Summary Judgment by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 05/08/2013)

May 8, 2013 PACER
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MOTION to Stay or, in the Alternative, Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment by TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (Berwick, Benjamin). Added MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply on 5/14/2013 (td, ). (Entered: 05/13/2013)

May 13, 2013 PACER
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RESPONSE re 37 MOTION to Stay or, in the Alternative, Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply filed by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.. (Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 05/14/2013)

May 14, 2013 PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 37 MOTION to Stay or, in the Alternative, Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply filed by TIMOTHY F. 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)(Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 05/16/2013)

May 16, 2013 PACER

MINUTE ORDER denying 37 Motion to Stay; granting 37 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply. Upon consideration of the Defendants' Motion to Continue Stay of Proceeding, and the Court finding no good cause to continue the stay, it is ORDERED that the motion is DENIED. The stay in the above captioned action is hereby lifted. For good cause shown, and in light of the parties' consent, it is ORDERED that the Defendants' Motion for an Extension of Time to Respond to the Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment is GRANTED. The following briefing schedule shall apply: (1) the defendants shall file their cross-motion for summary judgment and opposition to the plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment on or before June 17, 2013; (2) the plaintiffs shall file their opposition to the defendants' cross-motion for summary judgment and reply in support of motion for summary judgment on or before July 17, 2013; and (3) the defendants shall file their reply in support of summary judgment on or before August 7, 2013. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on 5/17/2013. (lcrbw2)

May 17, 2013 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Cross Motions and Opposition to Summary Judgment Motion due by 6/17/201, Opposition to Cross Motion and Reply to Summary Judgment Motion due by 7/17/2013, Reply to Cross Motions due by 8/7/2013. (mpt, )

May 20, 2013 PACER
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ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD Notice of Filing by TIMOTHY F. 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 Certification of Administrative Record, # 2 Index of Administrative Record)(Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 06/17/2013)

June 17, 2013 PACER
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RESPONSE (Opposition) re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by TIMOTHY F. 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 Statement of Facts Response to Plaintiffs' Statement of Material Fact)(Berwick, Benjamin) Modified on 6/18/2013 (td, ). (Entered: 06/17/2013)

June 17, 2013 PACER
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Cross MOTION for Summary Judgment by TIMOTHY F. 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 Statement of Facts, # 2 Memorandum in Support, # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Berwick, Benjamin) Modified on 6/18/2013 (td, ); (See docket entry no. 41 to view document) (Entered: 06/17/2013)

June 17, 2013 PACER
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Memorandum in opposition to re 42 MOTION for Summary Judgment, and Reply in Support of Pls' Mot. SJ, filed by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.. (Attachments: # 1 Statement of Facts in Response, # 2 Text of Proposed Order)(Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 07/17/2013)

July 17, 2013 PACER
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MEMORANDUM in support re 36 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC. by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC.; (See docket entry no. 43 to view document) (td, ) (Entered: 07/18/2013)

July 17, 2013 PACER
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REPLY to opposition to motion re 42 MOTION for Summary Judgment filed by TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, HILDA SOLIS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 08/07/2013)

Aug. 7, 2013 PACER
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First AMENDED COMPLAINT against JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY filed by MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC., TYNDALE TRUST, MARGARET W. TAYLOR TRUST, TYNDALE HOUSE FOUNDATION, INC, KENNETH N. TAYLOR TRUST.(rdj) (Entered: 12/04/2013)

Dec. 3, 2013 RECAP
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NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by KENNETH N. TAYLOR TRUST, MARGARET W. TAYLOR TRUST, MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE FOUNDATION, INC, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC., TYNDALE TRUST (Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 07/21/2014)

July 21, 2014 PACER
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RESPONSE re 47 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY filed by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS E. PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 07/23/2014)

July 23, 2014 PACER
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ORDER. Upon consideration of the defendants' Response to Plaintiffs' Notice of Supplemental Authority, and in light of the requests therein, it is hereby ORDERED that the parties shall file a joint status report on or before March 6, 2015, informing the Court as to how they would like to proceed with the case. It is further ORDERED that the joint status report shall also include any information regarding whether the parties have resolved the matter on their own and whether the pending motions before the Court need to be decided. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on February 26, 2015. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 02/26/2015)

Feb. 26, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Joint Status Report due by 3/6/2015 (mpt, )

Feb. 26, 2015 PACER
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STATUS REPORT, Joint by all Parties, by KENNETH N. TAYLOR TRUST, MARGARET W. TAYLOR TRUST, MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE FOUNDATION, INC, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC., TYNDALE TRUST. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Pls 1 Newland Inj, # 2 Exhibit Pls 2 Conestoga Inj, # 3 Exhibit Pls 3 Seneca Inj, # 4 Exhibit Dfs A Zumbiel Order, # 5 Exhibit Dfs B JWP Order, # 6 Exhibit Dfs C Gilardi Order, # 7 Exhibit Dfs D Midwest Order, # 8 Exhibit Dfs E Barron Order, # 9 Exhibit Dfs F Tonn Order)(Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 03/06/2015)

March 6, 2015 PACER
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NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY by KENNETH N. TAYLOR TRUST, MARGARET W. TAYLOR TRUST, MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE FOUNDATION, INC, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC., TYNDALE TRUST (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 Newland Injunction)(Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 03/16/2015)

March 16, 2015 PACER
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RESPONSE re 51 NOTICE OF SUPPLEMENTAL AUTHORITY filed by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS E. PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Hobby Lobby Order)(Berwick, Benjamin) (Entered: 03/24/2015)

March 24, 2015 PACER
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ORDER granting 36 Motion for Summary Judgment; denying 42 Motion for Summary Judgment. See Order for more details. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on July 15, 2015. (lcrbw2) (Entered: 07/15/2015)

July 15, 2015 RECAP
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NOTICE of Appearance by Michelle Renee Bennett on behalf of JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS E. PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (Bennett, Michelle) (Entered: 08/07/2015)

Aug. 7, 2015 PACER
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Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to file motion for attorneys fees and costs by KENNETH N. TAYLOR TRUST, MARGARET W. TAYLOR TRUST, MARK D. TAYLOR, TYNDALE HOUSE FOUNDATION, INC, TYNDALE HOUSE PUBLISHERS, INC., TYNDALE TRUST (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Bowman, Matthew) (Entered: 08/20/2015)

Aug. 20, 2015 PACER

MINUTE ORDER granting 55 Motion for Extension of Time. Upon consideration of the Unopposed Motion to Extend Deadline, and in light of the parties' consent, it is hereby ORDERED that the motion is GRANTED. It is further ORDERED that a motion for attorneys' fees and costs, if any, shall be filed on or before October 30, 2015. Signed by Judge Reggie B. Walton on August 21, 2015. (lcrbw2)

Aug. 21, 2015 PACER

Set/Reset Deadlines: Motions due by 10/30/2015. (mpt)

Aug. 24, 2015 PACER

State / Territory: District of Columbia

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 2, 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Plaintiffs are a publishing company that produces Christian bibles who operate their business according to Christian teachings and oppose the use of contraception.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Closely-held (for profit) corporation

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

Jurisdiction-wide

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):

Due Process

Establishment Clause

Free Exercise Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

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