Case: Domino's Farms Corp. v. Sebelius

2:12-cv-15488 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: Dec. 14, 2012

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Case Summary

On December 14, 2012, Domino's Food and its owner filed this lawsuit in the Eastern District of Michigan against the federal government under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), and the First Amendment. The plaintiffs, represented by the Thomas More Law Center, a Catholic non-profit legal aid organization, seek to enjoin enforcement of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) extending universal contraception coverage in employer-sponsored p…

On December 14, 2012, Domino's Food and its owner filed this lawsuit in the Eastern District of Michigan against the federal government under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), and the First Amendment. The plaintiffs, represented by the Thomas More Law Center, a Catholic non-profit legal aid organization, 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 contend that this mandatory contraception coverage violates their sincerely held religious beliefs.

On March 14, 2013, Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff granted the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction. Judge Zatkoff found that, while the question of whether or not a for-profit corporation possess free exercise rights is unresolved, Domino's Farms, distinct from its owner, may assert free exercise rights on his behalf. In this way, Domino's Farms Corp. is merely the instrument through which the owner exercises his religious beliefs. And because the contraception mandate burdens the plaintiffs' sincerely held religious beliefs beyond the least restrictive means, plaintiffs showed a high likelihood of success of the merits and would suffer irreparable without the injunction. On May 13, 2013, the government filed an interlocutory appeal with the Sixth Circuit challenging the preliminary injunction.

On June 26, 2013, Judge Zatkoff granted the parties' joint motion to stay the proceedings pending the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeal's decision in two substantially similar cases, Autocam Corps. v. Sebelius, FA-MI-0005 and Weingartz Supply Co. v. Sebelius, FA-MI-0006. On October 23, 2014, following the Supreme Court's June 30, 2014 decision in Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius and subsequent decision to remand Autocam to the Sixth Circuit for consideration under Hobby Lobby, the government voluntarily dismissed its interlocutory appeal.

On December 3, 2014, Judge Zatkoff entered a permanent injunction and judgment against the government, based on the Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby. The injunction protected the plaintiffs against government enforcement of the version of the contraception mandate that existed prior to the Hobby Lobby decision. Prior to Hobby Lobby, closely-held for-profit religious employers did not have an opportunity to notify the government of their objection to the contraception mandate, and compel the government to work with their insurer to provide contraception coverage directly to their employees. The decision did not preclude the plaintiffs from bringing suit under later versions of the mandate.

On March 9, 2015, the parties notified the court that they had reached an agreement on attorneys' fees and costs.

Summary Authors

Wyatt Fore (4/19/2013)

Richard Jolly (4/3/2014)

Kate Craddock (4/17/2016)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4292151/parties/dominos-farms-corporation-v-sebelius/


Judge(s)

Hluchaniuk, Michael J. (Michigan)

Zatkoff, Lawrence Paul (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mersino, Erin Elizabeth (Michigan)

Thompson, Richard (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Humphreys, Bradley Philip (District of Columbia)

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Judge(s)

Hluchaniuk, Michael J. (Michigan)

Zatkoff, Lawrence Paul (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Mersino, Erin Elizabeth (Michigan)

Thompson, Richard (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Humphreys, Bradley Philip (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Amiri, Brigitte A. (New York)

Bursch, John J. (Michigan)

Davis, Robert C. (Michigan)

Restuccia, B. Eric (Michigan)

Schuette, Bill (Michigan)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

March 9, 2015 Docket
1

Complaint

Domino's Farm Corporation v. Sebelius

Dec. 14, 2012 Complaint
8

Notice of Motion and Brief for Temporary Restraining Order

Domino's Farms Corporation v. Sebelius

Dec. 21, 2012 Notice Letter
17

Opinion and Order [granting plaintiffs' motion for temporary restraining order]

Monaghan v. Sebelius

916 F.Supp.2d 802, 2012 WL 6738476, 2012 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 182857

Dec. 30, 2012 Order/Opinion
20

Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Domino's Farms Corporation v. Sebelius

Jan. 8, 2013 Pleading / Motion / Brief
23-1

Attorney General Bill Schuette's Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction

Domino's Farms Corporation v. Sebelius

Jan. 29, 2013 Pleading / Motion / Brief
39

Opinion and Order [granting plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction]

931 F.Supp.2d 794, 2013 WL 1014026, 2013 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 35144

March 14, 2013 Order/Opinion
45

Opinion and Order [Granting Defendants' Motion]

Domino's Farms Corporation v. Sebelius

June 26, 2013 Order/Opinion
51

Opinion and Order [Denying Plaintiffs' Motion]

Domino's Farms Corporation v. Sebelius

Dec. 20, 2013 Order/Opinion
54

Injunction and Judgment

Dec. 3, 2014 Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4292151/dominos-farms-corporation-v-sebelius/

Last updated May 12, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
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COMPLAINT filed by All Plaintiffs against All Plaintiffs. Plaintiff requests summons issued. Receipt No: 0645-3857375 - Fee: $ 350. County of 1st Plaintiff: Washtenaw County, Michigan - County Where Action Arose: Washtenaw County, Michigan - County of 1st Defendant: District of Columbia. [Previously dismissed case: No] [Possible companion case(s): None] (Mersino, Erin) Modified on 12/17/2012 (DTyl). [COMPLAINT FILED BY ALL PLAINTIFFS AGAINST ALL DEFENDANTS] (Entered: 12/14/2012)

Dec. 14, 2012 RECAP
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COMPLAINT filed by All Plaintiffs against All Plaintiffs. Plaintiff requests summons issued. Receipt No: 0645 − 3857375 − Fee: $ 350. County of 1st Plaintiff: Washtenaw County, Michigan − County Where Action Arose: Washtenaw County, Michigan − County of 1st Defendant: District of Columbia. [Previously dismissed case: No] [Possible companion case(s): None] (Mersino, Erin) Modified on 12/17/2012 (DTyl). [COMPLAINT FILED BY ALL PLAINTIFFS AGAINST ALL DEFENDANTS] (Entered: 12/14/2012)

Dec. 14, 2012
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SUMMONS Issued for * All Defendants * (DTyl) (Entered: 12/17/2012)

Dec. 17, 2012
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SUMMONS Issued for * All Defendants * (DTyl) (Entered: 12/17/2012)

Dec. 17, 2012 PACER
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SUMMONS Issued for the United States Attorney and the Office of the Attorney General. (DTyl) (Entered: 12/17/2012)

Dec. 17, 2012
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SUMMONS Issued for the United States Attorney and the Office of the Attorney General. (DTyl) (Entered: 12/17/2012)

Dec. 17, 2012 PACER
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STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by Domino's Farms Corporation (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/19/2012)

Dec. 19, 2012 PACER
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STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by Domino's Farms Corporation (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/19/2012)

Dec. 19, 2012
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STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by Thomas Monaghan (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/19/2012)

Dec. 19, 2012
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STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by Thomas Monaghan (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/19/2012)

Dec. 19, 2012 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by All Plaintiffs for Service of Summons and Complaint upon Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Hilda Solis, United States Department of Labor, Timothy Geithner, United States Department of Treasury, United States Attorney General and United States Attorney Eastern District of Michigan (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/20/2012)

Dec. 20, 2012 PACER
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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by All Plaintiffs for Service of Summons and Complaint upon Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, Hilda Solis, United States Department of Labor, Timothy Geithner, United States Department of Treasury, United States Attorney General and United States Attorney Eastern District of Michigan (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/20/2012)

Dec. 20, 2012
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Emergency MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Temporary Restraining Order by All Plaintiffs. (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/21/2012)

Dec. 21, 2012 PACER
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Emergency MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Temporary Restraining Order by All Plaintiffs. (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/21/2012)

Dec. 21, 2012
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Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 5) (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/21/2012)

Dec. 21, 2012
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Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit Exhibit 5) (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/21/2012)

Dec. 21, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of hearing on 8 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order . Motion Hearing set for 12/27/2012 10:30 AM before District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff IN PORT HURON (MVer) (Entered: 12/23/2012)

Dec. 23, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE of hearing on 8 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order . Motion Hearing set for 12/27/2012 10:30 AM before District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff IN PORT HURON (MVer) (Entered: 12/23/2012)

Dec. 23, 2012
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NOTICE of Appearance by Bradley P. Humphreys on behalf of Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L Solis, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of Treasury. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/24/2012)

Dec. 24, 2012
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NOTICE of Appearance by Bradley P. Humphreys on behalf of Timothy Geithner, Kathleen Sebelius, Hilda L Solis, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of Treasury. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/24/2012)

Dec. 24, 2012 PACER

TEXT − ONLY NOTICE: Hearing on 12/27/2012 is Cancelled. (MVer) (Entered: 12/25/2012)

Dec. 25, 2012

TEXT-ONLY NOTICE: Hearing on 12/27/2012 is Cancelled. (MVer)

Dec. 25, 2012 PACER
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ORDER REQUIRING RESPONSE re 8 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by Domino's Farms Corporation, Thomas Monaghan. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 12/25/2012)

Dec. 25, 2012 PACER
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ORDER REQUIRING RESPONSE re 8 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed by Domino's Farms Corporation, Thomas Monaghan. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 12/25/2012)

Dec. 25, 2012
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RESPONSE to 8 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed 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 Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 − Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (10th Cir.), # 3 Exhibit 2 − Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius, # 4 Exhibit 3 − Korte v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs., # 5 Exhibit 4 − O'Brien v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs.) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/25/2012)

Dec. 25, 2012
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RESPONSE to 8 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order filed 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 Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 - Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (10th Cir.), # 3 Exhibit 2 - Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius, # 4 Exhibit 3 - Korte v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs., # 5 Exhibit 4 - O'Brien v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs.) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/25/2012)

Dec. 25, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE 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 Treasury re 8 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius − Sotomayor In Chambers Decision, # 3 Exhibit Yeps v. Sebelius − Statement Denying Pls.' Mot. for TRO, # 4 Exhibit Grote Industries, Inc. v. Sebelius − Order Denying Pls.' PI Mot.) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/27/2012)

Dec. 27, 2012
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NOTICE 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 Treasury re 8 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. v. Sebelius - Sotomayor In Chambers Decision, # 3 Exhibit Yeps v. Sebelius - Statement Denying Pls.' Mot. for TRO, # 4 Exhibit Grote Industries, Inc. v. Sebelius - Order Denying Pls.' PI Mot.) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/27/2012)

Dec. 27, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE by Domino's Farms Corporation, Thomas Monaghan re 13 Notice (Other),, Response to Notice filed by Defendants (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/28/2012)

Dec. 28, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE by Domino's Farms Corporation, Thomas Monaghan re 13 Notice (Other),, Response to Notice filed by Defendants (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/28/2012)

Dec. 28, 2012
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NOTICE 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 Treasury re 8 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius − 6th Cir. Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/28/2012)

Dec. 28, 2012
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NOTICE 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 Treasury re 8 Emergency MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius - 6th Cir. Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/28/2012)

Dec. 28, 2012 PACER
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NOTICE by All Plaintiffs re 15 Notice (Other), Response to Notice filed by Defendants and Notice of Supplemental Authority by Plaintiffs (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2) (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/30/2012)

Dec. 30, 2012
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NOTICE by All Plaintiffs re 15 Notice (Other), Response to Notice filed by Defendants and Notice of Supplemental Authority by Plaintiffs (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2) (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 12/30/2012)

Dec. 30, 2012 PACER
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ORDER granting 8 Motion for TRO. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 12/30/2012)

Dec. 30, 2012 RECAP
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ORDER granting 8 Motion for TRO. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 12/30/2012)

Dec. 30, 2012
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TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 12/31/2012)

Dec. 31, 2012
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TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 12/31/2012)

Dec. 31, 2012 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Brief in Support of Preliminary Injunction by All Plaintiffs. (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 01/08/2013)

Jan. 8, 2013 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Brief in Support of Preliminary Injunction by All Plaintiffs. (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 01/08/2013)

Jan. 8, 2013
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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3) (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 01/08/2013)

Jan. 8, 2013
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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit 3) (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 01/08/2013)

Jan. 8, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE of hearing on 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction . Motion Hearing set for 1/31/2013 11:00 AM before District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff IN PORT HURON (MVer) (Entered: 01/23/2013)

Jan. 23, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE of hearing on 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction . Motion Hearing set for 1/31/2013 11:00 AM before District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff IN PORT HURON (MVer) (Entered: 01/23/2013)

Jan. 23, 2013
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RESPONSE to 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed 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 Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Seblius (6th Cir. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj. Pending Appeal), # 3 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (6th Cir. Order Denying Mot. for Recons.), # 4 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (W.D. Mich. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj.), # 5 Exhibit Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (Sotomayor, J., in chambers), # 6 Exhibit Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (10th Cir. Order Denying Prelim. Inj. Pending Appeal), # 7 Exhibit Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius (E.D. Pa. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj.), # 8 Exhibit Annex Medical, Inc. v. Sebelius (D. Minn. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj.), # 9 Exhibit Annex Medical, Inc. v. Sebelius (D. Minn. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj. Pending Appeal), # 10 Exhibit Grote Indus., Inc. v. Sebelius, (S.D. Ind. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj.), # 11 Exhibit Grote Indus., Inc. v. Sebelius (S.D. Ind. Order Denying Mot. for Recons.), # 12 Exhibit Korte v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs. (7th Cir. Order Granting Mot. for Prelim. Inj. Pending Appeal), # 13 Exhibit Korte v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs. (S.D. Ill. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj.), # 14 Exhibit O'Brien v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs (8th Cir. Order Granting Stay Pending Appeal), # 15 Exhibit O'Brien v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs. (E.D. Mo. Order Granting Mot. to Dismiss)) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 01/28/2013)

Jan. 28, 2013 PACER
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RESPONSE to 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed 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 Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Seblius (6th Cir. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj. Pending Appeal), # 3 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (6th Cir. Order Denying Mot. for Recons.), # 4 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (W.D. Mich. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj.), # 5 Exhibit Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (Sotomayor, J., in chambers), # 6 Exhibit Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (10th Cir. Order Denying Prelim. Inj. Pending Appeal), # 7 Exhibit Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius (E.D. Pa. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj.), # 8 Exhibit Annex Medical, Inc. v. Sebelius (D. Minn. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj.), # 9 Exhibit Annex Medical, Inc. v. Sebelius (D. Minn. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj. Pending Appeal), # 10 Exhibit Grote Indus., Inc. v. Sebelius, (S.D. Ind. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj.), # 11 Exhibit Grote Indus., Inc. v. Sebelius (S.D. Ind. Order Denying Mot. for Recons.), # 12 Exhibit Korte v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs. (7th Cir. Order Granting Mot. for Prelim. Inj. Pending Appeal), # 13 Exhibit Korte v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs. (S.D. Ill. Order Denying Mot. for Prelim. Inj.), # 14 Exhibit O'Brien v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs (8th Cir. Order Granting Stay Pending Appeal), # 15 Exhibit O'Brien v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs. (E.D. Mo. Order Granting Mot. to Dismiss)) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 01/28/2013)

Jan. 28, 2013
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MOTION for Leave to File an Amicus Brief by Bill Schuette. (Attachments: # 1 Amicus Brief) (Restuccia, B.) (Entered: 01/29/2013)

Jan. 29, 2013 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File an Amicus Brief by Bill Schuette. (Attachments: # 1 Amicus Brief) (Restuccia, B.) (Entered: 01/29/2013)

Jan. 29, 2013
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ORDER granting 23 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 01/30/2013)

Jan. 30, 2013
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ORDER granting 23 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 01/30/2013)

Jan. 30, 2013 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Reply Brief by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A) (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 01/30/2013)

Jan. 30, 2013 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Reply Brief by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit A) (Mersino, Erin) (Entered:

Jan. 30, 2013
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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A − Proposed Amicus Brief) (Amiri, Brigitte) (Entered: 01/31/2013)

Jan. 31, 2013
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NOTICE of Appearance by Richard Thompson on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Thompson, Richard) (Entered: 01/31/2013)

Jan. 31, 2013 PACER

Minute Entry − Motion Hearing held on 1/31/2013 re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Domino's Farms Corporation, Thomas Monaghan before District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. Disposition: The Court requested additional briefing. The Court gave both sides two weeks to respond to the Amicus Brief filed by the Attorney General.(Court Reporter Lawrence Przybysz) (MVer) Modified on 2/1/2013 (MVer). (Entered: 02/01/2013)

Feb. 1, 2013
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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by American Civil Liberties Union Foundation. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Proposed Amicus Brief) (Amiri, Brigitte) (Entered: 01/31/2013)

Jan. 31, 2013 PACER
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SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF re Motion Hearing, filed by All Plaintiffs. (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 02/14/2013)

Feb. 14, 2013

Minute Entry - Motion Hearing held on 1/31/2013 re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by Domino's Farms Corporation, Thomas Monaghan before District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. Disposition: The Court requested additional briefing. The Court gave both sides two weeks to respond to the Amicus Brief filed by the Attorney General.(Court Reporter Lawrence Przybysz) (MVer) Modified on 2/1/2013 (MVer).

Feb. 1, 2013 PACER
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SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF re Motion Hearing, filed by All Plaintiffs. (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 02/14/2013)

Feb. 14, 2013 PACER
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SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed 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 Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Conestoga Wood Specialities v. Sebelius (3d Cir.)) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 02/14/2013)

Feb. 14, 2013
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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Robert C. Davis appearing on behalf of Bioethics Defense Fund, Life Legal Defense Foundation, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013
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SUPPLEMENTAL BRIEF re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed 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 Treasury. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Conestoga Wood Specialities v. Sebelius (3d Cir.)) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 02/14/2013)

Feb. 14, 2013 RECAP
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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: Robert C. Davis appearing on behalf of Bioethics Defense Fund, Life Legal Defense Foundation, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013 PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Amici Curiae Brief by Bioethics Defense Fund, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, Life Legal Defense Foundation. (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013
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MOTION for Leave to File Amici Curiae Brief by Bioethics Defense Fund, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, Life Legal Defense Foundation. (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013 PACER
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Amicus Curiae BRIEF by Bioethics Defense Fund, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, Life Legal Defense Foundation (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013
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Amicus Curiae BRIEF by Bioethics Defense Fund, Breast Cancer Prevention Institute, Life Legal Defense Foundation (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013 PACER
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STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by Bioethics Defense Fund (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013
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STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by Bioethics Defense Fund (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013 PACER
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STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by Breast Cancer Prevention Institute (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013
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STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by Life Legal Defense Foundation (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013
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STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by Breast Cancer Prevention Institute (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE by All Defendants re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Briscoe v. Sebelius) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 02/28/2013)

Feb. 28, 2013
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STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by Life Legal Defense Foundation (Davis, Robert) (Entered: 02/19/2013)

Feb. 19, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE by All Defendants re 20 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Briscoe v. Sebelius) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 02/28/2013)

Feb. 28, 2013 PACER
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NOTICE by All Plaintiffs Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1) (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 03/01/2013)

March 1, 2013
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NOTICE of Non − Party Fault by All Defendants, NOTICE by All Defendants re 37 Notice (Other) Response to Plaintiffs Notice of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Sioux Chief − Notice of Non − Opposition, # 3 Exhibit Legatus − Mot. to Hold Appeal in Abeyance) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 03/05/2013)

March 5, 2013
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NOTICE by All Plaintiffs Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1) (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 03/01/2013)

March 1, 2013 PACER
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ORDER granting 20 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 03/14/2013)

March 14, 2013
38

NOTICE of Non-Party Fault by All Defendants, NOTICE by All Defendants re 37 Notice (Other) Response to Plaintiffs Notice of Supplemental Authority (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Sioux Chief - Notice of Non-Opposition, # 3 Exhibit Legatus - Mot. to Hold Appeal in Abeyance) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 03/05/2013)

March 5, 2013 PACER
39

ORDER granting 20 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 03/14/2013)

March 14, 2013 RECAP
40

ORDER granting 31 Motion for Leave to File; granting 27 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 03/14/2013)

March 14, 2013
40

ORDER granting 31 Motion for Leave to File; granting 27 Motion for Leave to File. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 03/14/2013)

March 14, 2013 PACER
41

NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL by All Defendants re 39 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Fee Status: No Fee Paid. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 05/13/2013)

May 13, 2013
41

NOTICE OF INTERLOCUTORY APPEAL by All Defendants re 39 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Fee Status: No Fee Paid. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 05/13/2013)

May 13, 2013 PACER
43

MOTION to Stay Proceedings by All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Order Staying Case, Weingartz Supply Co., # 3 Exhibit Order Staying Case, Triune Health Group, Inc., # 4 Exhibit Order Staying Case, Conestoga Wood Specialities Corp., # 5 Exhibit Order Staying Case, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 05/16/2013)

May 16, 2013
44

RESPONSE to 43 MOTION to Stay Proceedings filed by All Plaintiffs. (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 05/20/2013)

May 20, 2013
42

Certificate of Service re 41 Notice of Interlocutory Appeal. (DWor) (Entered: 05/13/2013)

May 13, 2013 PACER
43

MOTION to Stay Proceedings by All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Order Staying Case, Weingartz Supply Co., # 3 Exhibit Order Staying Case, Triune Health Group, Inc., # 4 Exhibit Order Staying Case, Conestoga Wood Specialities Corp., # 5 Exhibit Order Staying Case, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 05/16/2013)

May 16, 2013 PACER
45

ORDER granting 43 Motion to Stay. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 06/26/2013)

June 26, 2013
46

MOTION to Reopen Case Motion to Remove Stay for a Limited Purpose by All Plaintiffs. (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 10/07/2013)

Oct. 7, 2013
44

RESPONSE to 43 MOTION to Stay Proceedings filed by All Plaintiffs. (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 05/20/2013)

May 20, 2013 PACER
45

ORDER granting 43 Motion to Stay. Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 06/26/2013)

June 26, 2013 RECAP
47

ORDER for Defendant to Show Cause why this Court should not grant Plaintiff's Motion. Show Cause Response due by 11/19/2013 Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 11/12/2013)

Nov. 12, 2013
48

RESPONSE to 46 MOTION to Reopen Case Motion to Remove Stay for a Limited Purpose filed by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/19/2013)

Nov. 19, 2013
46

MOTION to Reopen Case Motion to Remove Stay for a Limited Purpose by All Plaintiffs. (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 10/07/2013)

Oct. 7, 2013 PACER
49

RESPONSE TO ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/20/2013)

Nov. 20, 2013
47

ORDER for Defendant to Show Cause why this Court should not grant Plaintiff's Motion. Show Cause Response due by 11/19/2013 Signed by District Judge Lawrence P. Zatkoff. (MVer) (Entered: 11/12/2013)

Nov. 12, 2013 PACER
50

REPLY to Response re 46 MOTION to Reopen Case Motion to Remove Stay for a Limited Purpose filed by All Plaintiffs. (Mersino, Erin) (Entered: 11/22/2013)

Nov. 22, 2013
48

RESPONSE to 46 MOTION to Reopen Case Motion to Remove Stay for a Limited Purpose filed by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 11/19/2013)

Nov. 19, 2013 PACER

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 14, 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A for-profit, secular business, and its owner, who opposes the use of contraception for religious reasons.

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):

Free Exercise Clause

Establishment Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

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:

Contraception

Religious programs / policies

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Type of Facility:

Non-government for profit