Case: MK Chambers Co. v. Sebelius

2:13-cv-11379 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

Filed Date: March 28, 2013

Closed Date: 2015

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Case Summary

On March 28, 2013, MK Chambers, a for-profit company filed this lawsuit in the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan under the First Amendment, Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), and the Administrative Procedure Act against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for an exception to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage of contraception. S…

On March 28, 2013, MK Chambers, a for-profit company filed this lawsuit in the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan under the First Amendment, Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), and the Administrative Procedure Act against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for an exception to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance coverage of contraception. Specifically, the plaintiff claimed that providing insurance coverage of contraception would violate the religious beliefs of the corporation's owners.

On April 4, 2013, Judge Denise Page Hood denied the plaintiff's emergency ex-parte motion for a temporary restraining order. The plaintiffs had sought this motion in order to continue providing insurance coverage to their employees without the medications they object to. Judge Hood's order stated that it was not clear plaintiffs would succeed under their RFRA claim, not likely they would succeed on their First Amendment claim, since the ACA has no purpose to target religions. Judge Hood also found that since the plaintiffs had filed their lawsuit over two months after the mandate went into effect, their claim of irreparable injury was not convincing.

On April 26, 2013, the plaintiff filed an emergency motion for a preliminary injunction. It argued injunction relief was warranted to prevent the ACA mandate from infringing on the plaintiff's religious beliefs. On May 22, 2013, the defendant filed a memorandum in opposition to injunctive relief and a motion to dismiss on the grounds that plaintiff will not suffer irreparable harm from the mandate.

On June 6, 2013, the defendant re-filed their memorandum in opposition to injunctive relief and filed a separate, amended motion to dismiss as required by the court's local rules. No substantive changes were made to either.

On September 13, 2013, the court denied the plaintiff's motion for preliminary injunction. The court found the plaintiff was unlikely to show the ACA mandate put a "substantial burden" on the corporation owner's religious beliefs.

On January 31, 2014 the parties filed a joint motion to stay the case until the Supreme Court ruled in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, No. 13- 354; and Conestoga Woods Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, No. 13-356. Judge Denise Page Hood granted the stay on February 21, 2014.

On August 21, 2014, following the Supreme Court's holding in Hobby Lobby that the HHS regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violate RFRA when applied to closely-held for-profit corporations, the parties agreed to a stipulated preliminary injunction in this case. The preliminary injunction said the government could not sanction the plaintiffs for failing to provide contraceptive care to which the plaintiffs hold religious objections.

On November 21, 2014, the district court entered a stipulated order and judgment in this case. The judgment established a permanent injunction against government enforcement of the June 30, 2014 version of the contraceptive mandate at issue in Hobby Lobby, where for-profit corporations could not access a religious exemption to the contraception mandate. After the ruling in Hobby Lobby, the government designed an exemption similar to the one used for non-profit religious employers, allowing religious, closely-held for-profit employers to notify the government of their religious objection to contraception. The government would then work with the insurer directly to provide contraception coverage to the employees.

The court's November 21, 2014 order further awarded attorney fees and costs to the plaintiffs. On March 13, 2015, the plaintiffs withdrew their motion for a hearing on attorney fees and costs

Summary Authors

Mallory Jones (11/7/2013)

Richard Jolly (4/3/2014)

Kate Craddock (9/18/2016)

People

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Judge(s)

Hluchaniuk, Michael J. (Michigan)

Hood, Denise Page (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chapman, Daniel E. (Michigan)

Cochrane, Kimberly A. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gershengorn, Ian Heath (District of Columbia)

Humphreys, Bradley Philip (District of Columbia)

Lieber, Sheila M. (District of Columbia)

McQuade, Barbara L. (Michigan)

Ricketts, Jennifer (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

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Judge(s)

Hluchaniuk, Michael J. (Michigan)

Hood, Denise Page (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Chapman, Daniel E. (Michigan)

Cochrane, Kimberly A. (Michigan)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gershengorn, Ian Heath (District of Columbia)

Humphreys, Bradley Philip (District of Columbia)

Lieber, Sheila M. (District of Columbia)

McQuade, Barbara L. (Michigan)

Ricketts, Jennifer (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Lee, Jennifer (New York)

Mach, Daniel (District of Columbia)

Restuccia, B. Eric (Michigan)

Steinberg, Michael J. (Michigan)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Delery, Stuart F. (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:13-cv-11379

Docket [Pacer]

MK Chambers Company v. Department of Health and Human Services

March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

Docket
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2:13-cv-11379

Complaint

MK Chambers Company v. Sebelius

March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

Complaint
8

2:13-cv-11379

Order Denying Ex-Parte Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order

MK Chambers Company v. Department of Health and Human Services

2013 WL 1340719

April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013

Order/Opinion
20

2:13-cv-11379

Plaintiff's Emergency Motion for Preliminary Injunction

M.K. Chambers Company v. Sebelius

April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

Pleading / Motion / Brief
37

2:13-cv-11379

Defendant's Motion to Dismiss and Memorandum in Support

M.K. Chambers Co. v. Sebelius

June 6, 2013

June 6, 2013

Pleading / Motion / Brief
46

2:13-cv-11379

Order Denying Motion for Preliminary Injunction

MK Chambers Company v. Dept. of Health and Human Services

2013 WL 5182435

Sept. 13, 2013

Sept. 13, 2013

Order/Opinion
48

2:13-cv-11379

Stipulated Order Staying Case

MK Chambers Company v. Department of Health and Human Services

Feb. 21, 2014

Feb. 21, 2014

Order/Opinion
50

2:13-cv-11379

Stipulated Order Entering Preliminary Injunction

MK Chambers Company v. Department of Health and Human Services

Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

Order/Opinion
54

2:13-cv-11379

Stipulated Order and Judgment

MK Chambers Company v. Department of Health and Human Services

Nov. 21, 2014

Nov. 21, 2014

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

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Last updated May 31, 2022, 3:14 a.m.

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COMPLAINT Verified filed by All Plaintiffs against Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Labor, Department of Treasury, Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary of, Department of Labor, Secretary of, Department of Treasury, Secretary of. Plaintiff requests summons issued. Receipt No: 0645-4016384 - Fee: $ 350. County of 1st Plaintiff: Lapeer - County Where Action Arose: Lapeer - County of 1st Defendant: USA. [Previously dismissed case: No] [Possible companion case(s): Federal District Court Easteran District of Michigan Southern division, 12-12061, Judge Cleland] (Chapman, Daniel) (Entered: 03/28/2013)

March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

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NOTICE of Appearance by Kimberly A. Cochrane on behalf of All Plaintiffs. (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 03/28/2013)

March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

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Ex Parte MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages in Support of Emergency Motion For Temporary Restraining Order by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 Motion for TRO) (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 03/28/2013)

1 Exhibit 1 Motion for TRO

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March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

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SUMMONS Issued for the United States Attorney and the Office of the Attorney General. (TMcg) (Entered: 03/29/2013)

March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013

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SUMMONS Issued for * All Defendants * (TMcg) (Entered: 03/29/2013)

March 29, 2013

March 29, 2013

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EX PARTE ORDER Allowing Plaintiffs to File Brief in Excess of Page Limits in Support of Their Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order 3 . Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (LSau) (Entered: 04/01/2013)

April 1, 2013

April 1, 2013

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Ex Parte MOTION for Temporary Restraining Order and Certificate of Service by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 Affidavit of Gerald D. Chambers, # 3 Exhibit 2 Affidavit of Robert W. Chambers, # 4 Exhibit 3 Opinion; Legatus, et al. v. Sebelius, et al., # 5 Exhibit 4 Opinion; Domino's Farms Corp., et al. v. Sebelius, et al., # 6 Exhibit 5 Opinion; American Pulverizer Co., et al. v. Dep't of Health & Human Servs, et al., # 7 Exhibit 6 Opinion; Newland, et al. v. Sebelius, et al., # 8 Exhibit 7 Opinion; Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. v. Sebelius, et al.) (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/02/2013)

1 Index of Exhibits

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2 Exhibit 1 Affidavit of Gerald D. Chambers

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3 Exhibit 2 Affidavit of Robert W. Chambers

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4 Exhibit 3 Opinion; Legatus, et al. v. Sebelius, et al.

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5 Exhibit 4 Opinion; Domino's Farms Corp., et al. v. Sebelius, et al.

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6 Exhibit 5 Opinion; American Pulverizer Co., et al. v. Dep't of Health & Hu

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7 Exhibit 6 Opinion; Newland, et al. v. Sebelius, et al.

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8 Exhibit 7 Opinion; Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. v. Sebelius, et al.

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April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013

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ORDER Denying Ex-Parte Emergency Motion for Temporary Restraining Order 7 . Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (LSau) (Entered: 04/03/2013)

April 3, 2013

April 3, 2013

RECAP
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STATEMENT of DISCLOSURE of CORPORATE AFFILIATIONS and FINANCIAL INTEREST by MK Chambers Company (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/04/2013)

April 4, 2013

April 4, 2013

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Ex Parte MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages In Support of Plaintiffs' Motion For Preliminary Injunction by All Plaintiffs. (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/11/2013)

April 11, 2013

April 11, 2013

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CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed. U.S. Attorney served on 04/09/2013. (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/16/2013)

April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013

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CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed. U.S. Department of Treasury served on 04/10/2013. (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/16/2013)

April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013

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CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed. Secretary of U.S. Department of Treasury served on 04/11/2013. (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/16/2013)

April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013

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CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed. Secretary of U.S. Department of Health & Human Services served on 04/08/2013. (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/16/2013)

April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013

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CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed. Secretary for U.S. Department of Labor served on 04/08/2013. (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/16/2013)

April 16, 2013

April 16, 2013

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NOTICE of Appearance by Bradley P. Humphreys on behalf of All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 04/19/2013)

April 19, 2013

April 19, 2013

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CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed. Department of Health and Human Services served on 04/08/2013. (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/24/2013)

April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013

PACER
18

ORDER granting 10 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (JOwe) (Entered: 04/24/2013)

April 24, 2013

April 24, 2013

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STIPULATION AND ORDER Allosing Plaintiffs to File a Brief in Exess of Page Limits in Support of their Motion for Preliminary Injunction, and Defendants to File a Brief in Excess of Page Limits in Repsonse to Plaintifffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (JOwe) (Entered: 04/25/2013)

April 25, 2013

April 25, 2013

PACER
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Emergency MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Certificate of Service by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 Affidavit of Gerald D. Chambers, # 3 Exhibit 2 Affidavit of Robert W. Chambers) (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 04/26/2013)

1 Index of Exhibits

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2 Exhibit 1 Affidavit of Gerald D. Chambers

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3 Exhibit 2 Affidavit of Robert W. Chambers

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April 26, 2013

April 26, 2013

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NOTICE OF HEARING on 20 Emergency MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Certificate of Service. Motion Hearing set for 5/15/2013 02:00 PM before District Judge Denise Page Hood (LSau) (Entered: 05/01/2013)

May 1, 2013

May 1, 2013

PACER
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CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed. U.S. Department of Labor served on 04/08/2013. (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 05/02/2013)

May 2, 2013

May 2, 2013

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Set/Reset Deadlines as to 20 Emergency MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Certificate of Service. Responses due by 5/22/2013 Replies due by 5/31/2013 Motion Hearing set for 6/7/2013 02:00 PM before District Judge Denise Page Hood (LSau)

May 2, 2013

May 2, 2013

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CERTIFICATE of Service/Summons Returned Executed. U.S. Attorney on behalf of All Defendants. (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 05/06/2013)

May 6, 2013

May 6, 2013

PACER
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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss and in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 05/22/2013)

May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

PACER
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MOTION to Dismiss and Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction by All Defendants. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (6th Cir.), # 3 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (6th Cir. - Denying Motion for Reconsideration), # 4 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (W.D. Mich.), # 5 Exhibit Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (10th Cir.), # 6 Exhibit Conestoga Wood Specialities Corp. v. Sebelius (3d Cir.), # 7 Exhibit Conestoga Wood Specialities Corp. v. Sebelius (E.D. Pa.), # 8 Exhibit Annex Med., Inc. v. Sebelius (D. Minn.), # 9 Exhibit Annex Med., Inc. v. Sebelius (D. Minn. - Denying Motion for Injunction Pending Appeal), # 10 Exhibit Grote Indus., Inc. v. Sebelius (S.D. Ind.), # 11 Exhibit Grote Indus., Inc. v. Sebelius (S.D. Ind. - Denying Motion for Reconsideration), # 12 Exhibit Korte v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs. (S.D. Ind.), # 13 Exhibit Gilardi v. Sebelius (D.D.C.)) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 05/22/2013)

1 Index of Exhibits

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2 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (6th Cir.)

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3 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (6th Cir. - Denying Motion for Reconsideration

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4 Exhibit Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius (W.D. Mich.)

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

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6 Exhibit Conestoga Wood Specialities Corp. v. Sebelius (3d Cir.)

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7 Exhibit Conestoga Wood Specialities Corp. v. Sebelius (E.D. Pa.)

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8 Exhibit Annex Med., Inc. v. Sebelius (D. Minn.)

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9 Exhibit Annex Med., Inc. v. Sebelius (D. Minn. - Denying Motion for Injunction P

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10 Exhibit Grote Indus., Inc. v. Sebelius (S.D. Ind.)

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11 Exhibit Grote Indus., Inc. v. Sebelius (S.D. Ind. - Denying Motion for Reconside

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12 Exhibit Korte v. U.S. Dep't of Health & Human Servs. (S.D. Ind.)

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13 Exhibit Gilardi v. Sebelius (D.D.C.)

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May 22, 2013

May 22, 2013

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MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief by American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan, American Civil Liberties Union. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Proposed Amicus Brief) (Steinberg, Michael) (Entered: 05/24/2013)

1 Exhibit Proposed Amicus Brief

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May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

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NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel Mach on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. (Mach, Daniel) (Entered: 05/30/2013)

May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013

PACER
28

STIPULATED ORDER Allowing Plaintiffs to File a Reply Brief in Excess of Page Limits in Support of Their Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (LSau) (Entered: 05/30/2013)

May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013

PACER
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REPLY to Response re 20 Emergency MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Certificate of Service, 25 MOTION to Dismiss and Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction and Certificate of Service filed by All Plaintiffs. (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 05/31/2013)

May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

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ATTORNEY APPEARANCE: B. Eric Restuccia appearing on behalf of Bill Schuette with certificate of service (Restuccia, B.) (Entered: 05/31/2013)

May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

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MOTION for Leave to File an Amicus Brief with Certificate of Service by Bill Schuette. (Restuccia, B.) (Entered: 05/31/2013)

May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

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Amicus Curiae BRIEF by Bill Schuette (Restuccia, B.) (Entered: 05/31/2013)

May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

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REQUEST for Leave to Appear Telephonically at the Hearing on Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 05/31/2013)

May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

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TEXT-ONLY ORDER Granting 24 MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (LSau)

June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013

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34

NOTICE OF HEARING on 25 MOTION to Dismiss and Memorandum in Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for a Preliminary Injunction. Motion Hearing set for 7/24/2013 03:00 PM before District Judge Denise Page Hood (LSau) (Entered: 06/05/2013)

June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013

PACER
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NOTICE OF HEARING on 31 MOTION for Leave to File an Amicus Brief with Certificate of Service, 26 MOTION for Leave to File Amicus Brief. Motion Hearing set for 6/7/2013 02:00 PM before District Judge Denise Page Hood (LSau) (Entered: 06/05/2013)

June 5, 2013

June 5, 2013

PACER
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RESPONSE to 20 Emergency MOTION for Preliminary Injunction and Certificate of Service REFILED filed by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 06/06/2013)

June 6, 2013

June 6, 2013

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Amended MOTION to Dismiss by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 06/06/2013)

June 6, 2013

June 6, 2013

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38

NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer Lee on behalf of American Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan. (Lee, Jennifer) (Entered: 06/07/2013)

June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Denise Page Hood: Motion Hearing held on 6/7/2013 re 26 MOTION for Leave to File, 20 Emergency MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, 31 MOTION for Leave to File Disposition: TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT(Court Reporter Cheryl Warren Daniel) (LSau)

June 7, 2013

June 7, 2013

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TEXT-ONLY ORDER Denying Request for Leave to Appear Telephonically 33 . Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (LSau)

June 10, 2013

June 10, 2013

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NOTICE OF HEARING on 37 Amended MOTION to Dismiss . Motion Hearing set for 7/24/2013 03:00 PM before District Judge Denise Page Hood (LSau) (Entered: 06/14/2013)

June 14, 2013

June 14, 2013

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STIPULATED ORDER Allowing Plaintiffs to File a Brief In Excess of Page Limits in Support of Their Response To re 37 Amended MOTION to Dismiss. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (Loury, R) (Entered: 06/20/2013)

June 20, 2013

June 20, 2013

PACER
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RESPONSE to 37 Amended MOTION to Dismiss and Certificate of Service filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 Affidavit of Gerald D. Chambers, # 3 Exhibit 2 Affidavit of Robert W. Chambers) (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 06/27/2013)

1 Index of Exhibits

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2 Exhibit 1 Affidavit of Gerald D. Chambers

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3 Exhibit 2 Affidavit of Robert W. Chambers

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June 27, 2013

June 27, 2013

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 37 Amended MOTION to Dismiss by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 07/10/2013)

July 10, 2013

July 10, 2013

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MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages for Defendants' Reply in Support of Defendants' Motion to Dismiss by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 07/15/2013)

July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

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REPLY to Response re 37 Amended MOTION to Dismiss filed by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 07/15/2013)

July 15, 2013

July 15, 2013

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STIPULATED ORDER Allowing Defendants to File a Reply Brief in Excess of Page Limits re 43 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (Monda, H) (Entered: 07/18/2013)

July 18, 2013

July 18, 2013

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before District Judge Denise Page Hood: Motion Hearing held on 7/24/2013 re 37 Amended MOTION to Dismiss - TAKEN UNDER ADVISEMENT and 20 Emergency MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - DENIED (Court Reporter Cheryl Warren Daniel) (LSau)

July 24, 2013

July 24, 2013

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ORDER denying 20 Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Order granting 26, 31 Motions to File Amicus Curiae Briefs. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (JOwe) (Entered: 09/13/2013)

Sept. 13, 2013

Sept. 13, 2013

RECAP
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Joint MOTION to Stay Case by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 01/31/2014)

Jan. 31, 2014

Jan. 31, 2014

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STIPULATED ORDER STAYING CASE. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (LSau) (Entered: 02/21/2014)

Feb. 21, 2014

Feb. 21, 2014

PACER
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ORDER Dismissing Motions Without Prejudice re 25 MOTION to Dismiss, 37 Amended MOTION to Dismiss and 42 MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 37 Amended MOTION to Dismiss. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (Monda, H) (Entered: 03/04/2014)

March 4, 2014

March 4, 2014

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STIPULATED ORDER Entering Preliminary Injunction Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (JOwe) (Entered: 08/21/2014)

Aug. 21, 2014

Aug. 21, 2014

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NOTICE by All Defendants of Consent to Injunction and Judgement (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Text of Proposed Injunction and Judgment) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 09/23/2014)

1 Exhibit Text of Proposed Injunction and Judgment

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Sept. 23, 2014

Sept. 23, 2014

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NOTICE by All Plaintiffs Objection to Entry of Defendants' Proposed Injunction And Judgment (DOC #51 AND #51-1) (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 Proposed Injunction And Judgment) (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 09/24/2014)

1 Exhibit 1 Proposed Injunction And Judgment

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Sept. 24, 2014

Sept. 24, 2014

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NOTICE TO APPEAR: Miscellaneous Hearing Regarding Entry of Consent Injunction and Judgment set for 11/19/2014 03:30 PM before District Judge Denise Page Hood (LSau) (Entered: 11/07/2014)

Nov. 7, 2014

Nov. 7, 2014

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TEXT-ONLY NOTICE: Miscellaneous Hearing on November 19, 2014 is Cancelled re 53 Notice to Appear. (LSau)

Nov. 7, 2014

Nov. 7, 2014

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STIPULATED ORDER and JUDGMENT. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (JOwe) (Entered: 11/21/2014)

Nov. 21, 2014

Nov. 21, 2014

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MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses, and Certificate of Service by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1 June 30, 2014 Opinion - Burwell v Hobby Lobby, 573 U.S. _____ (2014), # 3 Exhibit 2 November 21, 2014 Stipulated Order and Judgment, # 4 Exhibit 3 Bill of Costs, # 5 Exhibit 4 Affidavit of Daniel E. Chapman and Affidavit of Kimberly A. Cochrane, # 6 Exhibit 5 State Bar of Michigan's 2014 Economics of Law Practice, Attorney Income and Billing Rate Summary Report) (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 12/17/2014)

1 Index of Exhibits

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2 Exhibit 1 June 30, 2014 Opinion - Burwell v Hobby Lobby, 573 U.S. _____ (2014)

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3 Exhibit 2 November 21, 2014 Stipulated Order and Judgment

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4 Exhibit 3 Bill of Costs

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5 Exhibit 4 Affidavit of Daniel E. Chapman and Affidavit of Kimberly A. Cochrane

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6 Exhibit 5 State Bar of Michigan's 2014 Economics of Law Practice, Attorne

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Dec. 17, 2014

Dec. 17, 2014

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 55 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses, and Certificate of Service by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 12/30/2014)

Dec. 30, 2014

Dec. 30, 2014

PACER
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ORDER REFERRING MOTION to Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk: 55 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses, and Certificate of Service filed by MK Chambers Company, Gerald D Chambers, Robert W Chambers. Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (LSau) (Entered: 01/05/2015)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

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STIPULATED ORDER Extending Time for Defendant to File Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs 55 ( Response due by 1/5/2015) Signed by District Judge Denise Page Hood. (LSau) (Entered: 01/05/2015)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

PACER
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Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 55 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses, and Certificate of Service by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 01/05/2015)

Jan. 5, 2015

Jan. 5, 2015

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TEXT-ONLY ORDER granting 59 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 55 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses, and Certificate of Service Response due by 1/7/2015. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk. (THal)

Jan. 6, 2015

Jan. 6, 2015

PACER
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RESPONSE to 55 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses, and Certificate of Service filed by All Defendants. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 01/07/2015)

Jan. 7, 2015

Jan. 7, 2015

PACER
61

REPLY to Response re 55 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses, and Certificate of Service filed by All Plaintiffs. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Billing Records) (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 01/09/2015)

1 Exhibit Billing Records

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Jan. 9, 2015

Jan. 9, 2015

PACER
62

ORDER Setting Hearing on 55 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses : Resolved/Unresolved Issues due by 4/22/2015. Telephonic Motion Hearing set for 4/29/2015 09:00 AM before Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk. Signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Hluchaniuk. (THal) (Entered: 01/27/2015)

Jan. 27, 2015

Jan. 27, 2015

PACER
63

NOTICE by All Plaintiffs of withdrawal of 55 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs, and Expenses, and Certificate of Service . (Cochrane, Kimberly) (Entered: 03/13/2015)

March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

PACER

TEXT-ONLY NOTICE: Hearing on 4/29/15 is Cancelled re 62 Order Setting Hearing on Motion. Motion withdrawn. (DWor)

March 13, 2015

March 13, 2015

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Michigan

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 28, 2013

Closing Date: 2015

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A for-profit company that believes the Affordable Care Act contraception insurance coverage mandate violates the owner's religious freedom.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Closely-held (for profit) corporation

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Department of Health and Human Services, Federal

Department of Labor, Federal

Department 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.

Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

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: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief denied

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Contraception

Religious programs / policies

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination