Case: Hall v. Sebelius

0:13-cv-00295 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: Feb. 5, 2013

Closed Date: 2016

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Case Summary

On February 5, 2013, the Catholic owner of a corporation filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota under 42 U.S.C. §1983, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("ACA"), and the Administrative Procedures Act ("APA"), against the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for both declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging the federal rules adopted pursuant to the 2010 Patient Protection …

On February 5, 2013, the Catholic owner of a corporation filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota under 42 U.S.C. §1983, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ("ACA"), and the Administrative Procedures Act ("APA"), against the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, asked the court for both declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging the federal rules adopted pursuant to the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA") violated their religious freedom by requiring the organization to provide employee insurance coverage for contraception through its group health insurance plan. Claiming that providing coverage for contraception would contravene both their Christian faith and compel speech and association contrary to their beliefs, the plaintiffs sought an exemption from the ACA's contraception mandate for themselves and other institutions with similar religious objections.

On March 22, 2013, plaintiffs moved for a preliminary injunction and stay of proceedings. On March 25, 2013, defendants gave notice of non-opposition to plaintiffs' motion.

On April 2, 2013, U.S. District Court Judge John R. Tunheim granted the preliminary injunction and stayed the case pending resolution of the appeal in either of the cases (1) O'Brien v. U.S. Dep't of Health and Human Services, 894 F.Supp.2d 1149 (E.D. Mo. 2012) or (2) Annex Medical, Inc. v. Sebelius, No. 12–2804 2013 WL 101927 (D. Minn. Jan. 8, 2013), or until the Supreme Court issued a ruling in a substantially similar case, whichever occurred first. Both of the aforementioned cases involved similar legal issues and the same defendant.

On June 30, 2014, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2751 (2014), a substantially similar case. In a 5-4 opinion by Justice Alito, the Court held that the HHS regulations imposing the contraceptive mandate violate RFRA, when applied to closely-held for-profit corporations. 

In light of this decision, on November 24, 2014, the plaintiff submitted a Stipulation for Entry of Judgment and Injunction in Favor of Plaintiffs and Stipulation for Fee Motion Briefing Schedule, which was also signed by the defendants, and which permanently enjoined the defendants from (1) enforcing the ACA's contraceptive coverage requirement, (2) assessing any penalties or fines for noncompliance, and (3) taking any other actions based on noncompliance with the requirement.

On November 26, 2014, Judge Tunheim issued a judgment accepting the parties' submission. The plaintiff moved for and received several extensions of time to file a motion for attorneys' fees, but the docket shows no record of the plaintiffs moving for attorneys' fees, and the case now appears closed.

Summary Authors

Emma Lawton (11/17/2013)

Mallory Jones (2/9/2014)

Elizabeth Greiter (11/8/2017)

Related Cases

O'Brien v. HHS, Eastern District of Missouri (2012)

Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius, Western District of Oklahoma (2012)

Annex Medical, Inc. v. Sebelius, District of Minnesota (2012)

People

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Judge(s)

Brisbois, Leo I. (Minnesota)

Tunheim, John R. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dickey, James (Minnesota)

Kaardal, Erick G. (Minnesota)

Mathews, Thomas E (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bildtsen, Ann M (Minnesota)

Humphreys, Bradley Philip (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Brisbois, Leo I. (Minnesota)

Tunheim, John R. (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Dickey, James (Minnesota)

Kaardal, Erick G. (Minnesota)

Mathews, Thomas E (Minnesota)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bildtsen, Ann M (Minnesota)

Humphreys, Bradley Philip (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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0:13-cv-00295

Docket [PACER]

May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

Docket
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Verified Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Feb. 5, 2013

Feb. 5, 2013

Complaint
11

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Order Granting Preliminary Injunction

April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013

Order/Opinion
12

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Stipulation for Entry of Judgment and Injunction in Favor of Plaintiffs and Stipulation for Fee Motion Briefing Schedule

Hall v. Burwell

Nov. 24, 2014

Nov. 24, 2014

Pleading / Motion / Brief
13

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Order for Injunction and Judgment

Nov. 26, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014

Order/Opinion
37

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Judgment in a Civil Case

Feb. 3, 2016

Feb. 3, 2016

Order/Opinion

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4295601/hall-v-sebelius/

Last updated May 31, 2022, 3:02 a.m.

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COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief (Verified) - Jury Trial Demanded against All Defendants. ( Filing fee $ 350 receipt number 0864-3437678.) Filed by Gregory E. Hall, American Mfg Company. Filer requests summons issued. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet) (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 02/05/2013)

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Feb. 5, 2013

Feb. 5, 2013

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TEXT-ONLY ENTRY. CLERK'S NOTICE OF INITIAL CASE ASSIGNMENT. Case assigned to Judge Richard H. Kyle per 6th-Civil Rights All List referred to Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois. Please use case number 13-cv-00295 (RHK/LIB). (lmb) (Entered: 02/06/2013)

Feb. 6, 2013

Feb. 6, 2013

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Summons Issued as to Seth D. Harris, Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, Neil Wolin. (lmb) (Entered: 02/06/2013)

Feb. 6, 2013

Feb. 6, 2013

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ORDER OF DISQUALIFICATION. Judge Richard H. Kyle recused. Case reassigned to Judge John R. Tunheim for all further proceedings. NOTE: the new case number is 13-cv-295 JRT/LIB. Please use this case number for all subsequent pleadings. Signed by Judge Richard H. Kyle on 2/7/2013. (LJG) (Entered: 02/07/2013)

Feb. 7, 2013

Feb. 7, 2013

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Gregory E. Hall, American Mfg Company. Seth D. Harris served on 2/6/2013, answer due 2/27/2013; Kathleen Sebelius served on 2/6/2013, answer due 2/27/2013; United States Department of Health and Human Services served on 2/6/2013, answer due 2/27/2013; United States Department of Labor served on 2/6/2013, answer due 2/27/2013; United States Department of the Treasury served on 2/6/2013, answer due 2/27/2013; Neil Wolin served on 2/6/2013, answer due 2/27/2013. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 02/08/2013)

Feb. 8, 2013

Feb. 8, 2013

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction /Stay by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/22/2013)

March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 6 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction /Stay : at date and time to be determined. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/22/2013)

March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013

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MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 6 Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/22/2013)

March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013

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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Bradley Philip Humphreys by Seth D. Harris, Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, Neil Wolin. (Bildtsen, Ann) (Entered: 03/25/2013)

March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

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TEXT ONLY ENTRY-ORDER granting 9 Motion for Admission of U.S. Government Attorney Bradley Philip Humphreys for Seth D. Harris,Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services,United States Department of Labor,United States Department of the Treasury,Neil Wolin. Fee waived. Approved by Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois on 3/25/2013. (MAP)

March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

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DEFENDANTS' NOTICE OF NON-OPPOSITION TO PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AND STAY OF PROCEEDINGS by Seth D. Harris, Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, Neil Wolin re 6 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. (Humphreys, Bradley) Modified text on 3/25/2013 (lmb). (Entered: 03/25/2013)

March 25, 2013

March 25, 2013

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ORDER granting 6 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. All proceedings in this case are stayed pending resolution of the appeal in either O'Brien or Annex Medical, whichever occurs first. Signed by Judge John R. Tunheim on April 2, 2013. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s)) (HAM) (Entered: 04/02/2013)

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April 2, 2013

April 2, 2013

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12

STIPULATION for Entry of Judgment and Injunction in Favor of Plaintiffs and Stipulation for Fee Motion Briefing Schedule by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. Jointly Signed by Sylvia M. Burwell, United States Department of Health and Human Service, Seth D. Harris, United States Department of Labor, Neil Wolin, and United States Department of the Treasury. DOCUMENT/ATTACHMENTS FILED IN ERROR-PROPOSED ORDER/DOCUMENTS DO NOT GET FILED ON CM/ECF. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1, # 2 Exhibit(s) 2). (Kaardal, Erick) Modified text on 11/24/2014 (lmb). (Entered: 11/24/2014)

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Nov. 24, 2014

Nov. 24, 2014

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ORDER granting 12 Stipulation, filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. Signed by Judge John R. Tunheim on November 25, 2014. (HAZ) (Entered: 11/26/2014)

Nov. 26, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014

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JUDGMENT in favor of American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall against United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, Kathleen Sebelius, Seth D. Harris (Attachments: # 1 Civil Notice - appeal)(lmb) (Entered: 11/26/2014)

1 Civil Notice - appeal

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Nov. 26, 2014

Nov. 26, 2014

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STIPULATION for Extension of Time to File Plaintiffs' Motion for Attorneys' Fees and Costs by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. Jointly Signed by Sylvia M. Burwell, United States Department of Health and Human Service, Seth D. Harris, United States Department of Labor, Jacob Lew, United States Department of the Treasury, Daniel I. Werfel, and Internal Revenue Service. (Dickey, James) (Entered: 12/31/2014)

Dec. 31, 2014

Dec. 31, 2014

PACER
16

ORDER granting 15 Stipulation, filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. Signed by Judge John R. Tunheim on January 9, 2015. (HAZ) (Entered: 01/12/2015)

Jan. 12, 2015

Jan. 12, 2015

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MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 17 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses : at date and time to be determined. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 17 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate

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March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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Declaration of Erick G. Kaardal in Support of 17 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-13)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

1 Exhibit(s) 1-13

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March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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Declaration of Kevin Spellacy in Support of 17 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

1 Exhibit(s) 1

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March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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Declaration of Dan Biersdorf in Support of 17 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

1 Exhibit(s) 1

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March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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Declaration of Thomas Matthews in Support of 17 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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Declaration of Noel Johnson in Support of 17 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 17 Motion for Attorney Fees filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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BILL OF COSTS by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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Second Declaration of Erick G. Kaardal in Support of 17 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 14-15)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/11/2015)

1 Exhibit(s) 14-15

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March 11, 2015

March 11, 2015

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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for U.S. Government Attorney Julie Saltman by Seth D. Harris, Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, Neil Wolin. (Bildtsen, Ann) (Entered: 03/25/2015)

March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

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MOTION for Extension of Time To Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Fees by Seth D. Harris, Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, Neil Wolin. (Bildtsen, Ann) (Entered: 03/25/2015)

March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

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TEXT ONLY ENTRY: ORDER granting 28 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of U.S. Government Attorney Julie S. Saltman for Seth D. Harris, Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, and for Neil Wolin. Approved by Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois on 3/30/2015. (JLW) (Entered: 03/30/2015)

March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

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ORDER granting 29 Motion for Extension of Time. Signed by Judge John R. Tunheim on April 3, 2015. (HAZ) (Entered: 04/03/2015)

April 3, 2015

April 3, 2015

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Second MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 17 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses by Seth D. Harris, Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, Neil Wolin. (Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 04/13/2015)

April 13, 2015

April 13, 2015

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COST JUDGMENT in favor of American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall against United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, Kathleen Sebelius, Neil Wolin, Seth D. Harris (Attachments: # 1 Taxation of Costs Summary)(TP) (Entered: 04/15/2015)

1 Taxation of Costs Summary

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April 15, 2015

April 15, 2015

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ORDER granting 32 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 17 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses Responses due by 4/21/2015. Signed by Judge John R. Tunheim on April 16, 2015. (HAZ) (Entered: 04/16/2015)

April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015

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35

MEMORANDUM in Opposition re 17 MOTION for Attorney Fees, Costs and Expenses filed by All Defendants. (Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 04/21/2015)

April 21, 2015

April 21, 2015

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MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER granting in part and denying in part 17 Motion for Attorney Fees(Written Opinion) Signed by Chief Judge John R. Tunheim on February 3, 2016. (DML) (Entered: 02/03/2016)

Feb. 3, 2016

Feb. 3, 2016

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JUDGMENT (Attachments: # 1 Civil Notice - appeal)(lmb) (Entered: 02/03/2016)

1 Civil Notice - appeal

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Feb. 3, 2016

Feb. 3, 2016

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MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/02/2016)

March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. : at date and time to be determined. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/02/2016)

March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/02/2016)

1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate

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March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

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Declaration of Thomas E. Mathews in Support of 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-9)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/02/2016)

1 Exhibit(s) 1-9

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March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

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Declaration of Kevin Spellacy in Support of 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/02/2016)

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March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

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Declaration of Erick G. Kaardal in Support of 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-13)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/02/2016)

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March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

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MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 38 Motion for Attorney Fees filed by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/02/2016)

March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE ON PROPOSED ORDER by American Mfg Company, Gregory E. Hall re 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 03/02/2016)

March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. (Unopposed) by Seth D. Harris, Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, Neil Wolin. (Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 03/22/2016)

March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016

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ORDER granting 46 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel. Responses due by 4/22/2016. Signed by Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois on 3/23/2016. (las) (Entered: 03/23/2016)

March 23, 2016

March 23, 2016

PACER
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Second Unopposed MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. by Seth D. Harris, Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, Neil Wolin. (Saltman, Julie) Modified text on 4/22/2016 (lmb). (Entered: 04/22/2016)

April 22, 2016

April 22, 2016

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ORDER - The Court, having reviewed Defendants Second Unopposed Motion to Extend Time to Respond to Plaintiffs' Motion for Fees hereby GRANTS the motion and ORDERS as follows: Defendants' response to Plaintiffs Motion for Fees, Costs, and Expenses must be filed on or before May 22, 2016. Signed by Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois on 4/25/2016. (las) (Entered: 04/25/2016)

April 25, 2016

April 25, 2016

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MOTION for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply as to 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. (Unopposed) by Seth D. Harris, Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, Neil Wolin. (Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 05/20/2016)

May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016

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ORDER granting 50 Motion for Extension of Time to File Response/Reply re 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. Responses due by 5/27/2016 Signed by Magistrate Judge Leo I. Brisbois on 5/22/2016. (las) (Entered: 05/23/2016)

May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016

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NOTICE by Seth D. Harris, Kathleen Sebelius, United States Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Labor, United States Department of the Treasury, Neil Wolin re 38 MOTION for Attorney Fees and Costs of Plaintiffs' Counsel Hughes Mathews, P.A. (Saltman, Julie) (Entered: 05/27/2016)

May 27, 2016

May 27, 2016

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Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 5, 2013

Closing Date: 2016

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A corporation and its Catholic owner seeking exemption from the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

Plaintiff Type(s):

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

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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):

Due Process

Equal Protection

Establishment Clause

Free Exercise Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Voluntary Dismissal

Amount Defendant Pays: 78770

Order Duration: 2013 - None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Contraception

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Type of Facility:

Non-government for profit