Case: Brandt, Bishop of The Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg v. Sebelius

2:14-cv-00681 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

Filed Date: May 27, 2014

Closed Date: 2017

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Case Summary

On June 28, 2013, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (the Health Department) issued a final rule concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Mandate). The regulations of the final rule required health insurance plans to provide coverage of contraception and abortifacients, with an exemption for health plans offered by churches and their integrated auxiliaries. The regulations of the Mandate also provide an accommodation for health plans by certain quali…

On June 28, 2013, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (the Health Department) issued a final rule concerning the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Mandate). The regulations of the final rule required health insurance plans to provide coverage of contraception and abortifacients, with an exemption for health plans offered by churches and their integrated auxiliaries.

The regulations of the Mandate also provide an accommodation for health plans by certain qualified religious organizations, but it still resulted in the organization's provision of coverage for abortion-inducing products, contraception, sterilization, and related counseling. Such an organization was required to execute a self-certification of its non-profit, religious status as well as its opposition to coverage of contraceptive services. The organization was further required to provide the self-certification to its insurance company or, if self-insured, to a third party administrator (TPA). The insurance company or TPA was then automatically required to provide or arrange payments for contraceptive services for the organization's employees and participants of the plan.

The Diocese of Greensburg (the Diocese), operated a self-insured health plan through a charitable trust (the Trust), and the trust provided coverage to diocesan-entities, including a non-profit corporation (the Corporation) and a Catholic school (the School), both affiliated with the Diocese. While the Diocese was exempt from compliance with the Mandate, the Corporation and the School were only accommodated. Both the Bishop and the Diocese were thus required to facilitate coverage of abortifacients, contraception, sterilization, and related education and counseling through their participation in the operation of the Trust under the self-certification provision, and they argued that this was contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs.

In a case with similar facts, Zubik v. Sebelius, 13-cv-1459, 2013 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 165922 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 21, 2013), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania granted the Bishops, Dioceses, and their affiliates a permanent injunction that enjoined the federal government from applying or enforcing the requirements under the Mandate. The Diocese reached out to the government for an extension to itself and its affiliated entities, but the government refused to agree to an injunction.

On May 27, 2014, the Diocese, along with its Bishop, the Corporation and the School, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Treasury, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief as well as attorneys' fees under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), 5 U.S.C. §§ 551, Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000bb-1. The plaintiffs claimed that the Mandate substantially burdened the plaintiffs' religious beliefs and threatened the plaintiffs with imminent injury that should be remedied by a court, in violation of RFRA, APA and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

The defendants conceded that, aside from their "self-insured church plan" argument in the present case, their arguments were otherwise identical to those made in Persico v. Sebelius, 13-cv-303 and Zubik II. The defendants claimed that the plaintiffs failed to establish injury in fact, because they could have offered a self-insured church plan to their employees and the federal government would have no regulatory authority to require TPAs of self-insured church plans to provide contraceptive services for the participants.

On June 20, 2014, Judge Arthur J. Schwab, for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, issued a memorandum opinion and an order, granting the plaintiffs a preliminary injunction enjoining the federal government from enforcing the Mandate's requirements against the plaintiffs. Judge Schwab's opinion relied on the same reasoning as that in Persico and Zubik. The Court declined to address the "self-insured church plan" contention raised by the defendants for lack of facts. The defendants appealed the order to the Third Circuit.

The Court granted the plaintiffs' motion for a permanent injunction on Aug. 20, 2014, rejecting the defendants' "self-insured church plan" argument.

On Oct. 3, 2014, the defendants appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the record for the purposes of the appeal was complete by Nov. 4, 2014.

On Oct. 19, 2017, the case was dismissed by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit without cost to either party.

Summary Authors

Emma Bao (11/12/2014)

Elizabeth Greiter (1/6/2018)

Related Cases

Persico v. Sebelius, Western District of Pennsylvania (2012)

Zubik v. Burwell [II], Western District of Pennsylvania (2013)

People

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Judge(s)

Schwab, Arthur J. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

DeJulius, Leon F. Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Goetz, John D. (Pennsylvania)

Kairis, Matthew A (Ohio)

Karoll, Ira M (Pennsylvania)

Kilmartin, Alison J. (Pennsylvania)

Pohl, Paul M. (Pennsylvania)

Raimer, David T. (District of Columbia)

Stahler, Mary Pat (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Grogg, Adam Anderson (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Schwab, Arthur J. (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

DeJulius, Leon F. Jr. (Pennsylvania)

Goetz, John D. (Pennsylvania)

Kairis, Matthew A (Ohio)

Karoll, Ira M (Pennsylvania)

Kilmartin, Alison J. (Pennsylvania)

Pohl, Paul M. (Pennsylvania)

Raimer, David T. (District of Columbia)

Stahler, Mary Pat (Pennsylvania)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Grogg, Adam Anderson (District of Columbia)

Humphreys, Bradley Philip (District of Columbia)

Shumate, Brett (District of Columbia)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:14-cv-00681

Docket [PACER]

Oct. 19, 2017

Oct. 19, 2017

Docket
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Complaint

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

Complaint
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Memorandum Opinion [Granting Expedited Preliminary Injunction]

2014 WL 2808910

June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

Order/Opinion
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Order of Court [Granting Motion for Expedited Preliminary Injunction]

June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

Order/Opinion
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Final Judgment and Order

Aug. 20, 2014

Aug. 20, 2014

Order/Opinion
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Memorandum Opinion Re: Plaintiffs' Motion for a Permanent Injunction

43 F.Supp.3d 462, 2014 WL 4170671

Aug. 20, 2014

Aug. 20, 2014

Order/Opinion

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Settlement Agreement

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

Settlement Agreement

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/5254310/brandt-bishop-of-the-roman-catholic-diocese-of-greensburg-v-sebelius/

Last updated Aug. 4, 2022, 3:24 a.m.

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COMPLAINT against JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY (Filing fee, including Administrative fee, $400, receipt number 0315-3207337), filed by THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Attachments: # 1 Civil Cover Sheet, # 2 Summons U.S. Attorney, # 3 Summons Eric Holder, # 4 Summons Kathleen Sebelius, # 5 Summons Jacob Lew, # 6 Summons Thomas Perez, # 7 Summons U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, # 8 Summons U.S. Department of Labor, # 9 Summons U.S. Department of Treasury) (ept) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

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2 Summons U.S. Attorney

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3 Summons Eric Holder

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4 Summons Kathleen Sebelius

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5 Summons Jacob Lew

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6 Summons Thomas Perez

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7 Summons U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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8 Summons U.S. Department of Labor

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9 Summons U.S. Department of Treasury

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May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

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Summons Issued as to *JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY.* (ept)

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

PACER
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MOTION for expedited scheduling order and expedited status conference by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (ept) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

1 Proposed Order

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May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

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Disclosure Statement identifying None as corporate parent or other affiliate, by THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Goetz, John) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

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Disclosure Statement identifying None as corporate parent or other affiliate, by CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Goetz, John) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

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Disclosure Statement identifying None as corporate parent or other affiliate, by ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL. (Goetz, John) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Paul M. Pohl on behalf of LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Pohl, Paul) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Leon F. DeJulius on behalf of LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (DeJulius, Leon) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Mary Pat Stahler on behalf of LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Stahler, Mary Pat) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Ira M. Karoll on behalf of LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Karoll, Ira) (Entered: 05/27/2014)

May 27, 2014

May 27, 2014

PACER

ORDER OF COURT. The Court hereby ORDERS the Lead Trial Counsel for each of the parties attend, in person, a Status Conference on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 8:00 AM in Courtroom 7C, 7th Floor, United States Courthouse, 700 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 5/28/2014. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (lmt)

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

PACER

ORDER OF COURT. In preparation for the Status Conference set for June 4, 2014, at 8:00 a.m., Lead Trial Counsel for the parties are directed to meet and confer, face-to-face, and to hold extensive and in-depth discussions on the issues relevant to the orderly preparation and trial of these matters, including a consent decree pending ruling in the appeals of case nos. 13-cv-0303 and 13-cv-1459, in the jury room of this Court on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. Counsel for Plaintiff is directed to immediately serve a copy of this Order and the Prior Order (concerning the date and time of the status conference) on the Government. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 5/28/2014. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (lmt)

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Bradley P. Humphreys on behalf of JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 05/28/2014)

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

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MOTION to Reassign Case by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 05/28/2014)

May 28, 2014

May 28, 2014

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RESPONSE IN OPPOSITION re 11 MOTION to Reassign Case filed by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Goetz, John) Modified on 5/30/2014 to correct title of event selected. (ept) (Entered: 05/29/2014)

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

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NOTICE that instant civil action has been designated for placement into the United States District Court's Alternative Dispute Resolution program. Parties are directed to fully complete the required 26(f) report, which includes the stipulation of selecting an ADR process. Counsel for plaintiff (or in the case of a removal action, counsel for removing defendant) shall make service of the notice on all parties. (ms) (Entered: 05/29/2014)

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

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Unopposed MOTION to Modify the Court's May 28, 2014 Order to Reschedule Status Conference by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 05/29/2014)

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May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

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ORDER denying 11 Motion to Reassign Case. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 5/29/2014. (lmt) (Entered: 05/29/2014)

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

RECAP

ORDER OF COURT MODIFYING SCHEDULING ORDERS. The Court hereby modifies its two prior scheduling Orders as follows: First, the Court hereby ORDERS the Lead Trial Counsel for each of the parties attend, in person, a Status Conference on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 1:00 PM in Courtroom 7C, 7th Floor, United States Courthouse, 700 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Second, in preparation for the Status Conference set for June 3, 2014, at 1:00 p.m., Lead Trial Counsel for the parties are directed to meet and confer, face-to-face, and to hold extensive and in-depth discussions on the issues relevant to the orderly preparation and trial of these matters, including a consent decree pending ruling in the appeals of case nos. 13-cv-0303 and 13-cv-1459, in the jury room of this Court on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 5/29/2014. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (lmt)

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction Expedited by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Goetz, John) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

1 Proposed Order

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May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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BRIEF in Support re 16 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, filed by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit 1, # 3 Exhibit 2, # 4 Exhibit 3, # 5 Exhibit 4, # 6 Exhibit 5, # 7 Exhibit 6, # 8 Exhibit 7) (Goetz, John) (Entered: 05/30/2014)

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May 30, 2014

May 30, 2014

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SCHEDULING ORDER granting 2 Motion for Expedited Scheduling Order -- Defendants' Response Brief to Preliminary Injunction is due by 6/10/14; Plaintiffs' Reply Brief (if any) is due by 6/13/14; Permanent Injunction hearing scheduled for 7/16/14 at 8:15 AM in Courtroom 7C before The Honorable Arthur J. Schwab. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 6/3/14. (ms) (Entered: 06/03/2014)

June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Arthur J. Schwab: Status Conference held on 6/3/2014, Response to Motion for Preliminary Injunction 16 due by 6/10/2014, Reply to Response, if any, due by 6/13/2014, Permanent Injunction Hearing set for 7/16/2014 at 08:15 AM before Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Pretrial Order to follow. (Court Reporter: Richard Ford) (lck) (Entered: 06/03/2014)

June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014

PACER

Response to Motion due by 6/10/2013; Reply brief due by 6/13/2013; Preliminary Injunction Hearing set for 7/16/2014 at 8:15 AM in Courtroom 7C before Judge Arthur J. Schwab. (ms)

June 3, 2014

June 3, 2014

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NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on June 3, 2014 before Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Court Reporter Richard Ford, Telephone number (412) 261-0802. The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely, electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. For redaction purposes, or otherwise, during this 90 day period a copy of the transcript may be purchased from the court reporter or viewed at the clerk's office public terminal. Notice of Intent for Redaction of Personal Data Identifiers due by 6/12/2014. Redaction Request due 6/26/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 7/7/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 9/3/2014. (rtf, ) (Entered: 06/05/2014)

June 5, 2014

June 5, 2014

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SUMMONS/Return of Service Returned Executed by THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. THOMAS PEREZ served on 5/27/2014, answer due 7/28/2014; KATHLEEN SEBELIUS served on 5/27/2014, answer due 7/28/2014; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES served on 5/27/2014, answer due 7/28/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit) (Stahler, Mary Pat) (Entered: 06/06/2014)

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June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

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STIPULATION to Undisputed Facts by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Goetz, John) (Entered: 06/06/2014)

June 6, 2014

June 6, 2014

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BRIEF in Opposition re 16 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, filed by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 06/10/2014)

June 10, 2014

June 10, 2014

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REPLY BRIEF re 16 Motion for Preliminary Injunction, filed by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Goetz, John) (Entered: 06/13/2014)

June 13, 2014

June 13, 2014

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SUMMONS/Return of Service Returned Executed by THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. JACOB J. LEW served on 5/27/2014, answer due 7/28/2014; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR served on 5/27/2014, answer due 7/28/2014; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY served on 5/27/2014, answer due 7/28/2014. (Attachments: # 1 Index of Exhibits, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D) (Stahler, Mary Pat) (Entered: 06/19/2014)

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5 Exhibit D

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June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014

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MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 6/20/2014. (lmt) (Entered: 06/20/2014)

June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

RECAP
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ORDER granting 16 Motion for Preliminary Injunction. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 6/20/2014. (lmt) (Entered: 06/20/2014)

June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

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Proposed Order Joint by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Goetz, John) (Entered: 07/03/2014)

July 3, 2014

July 3, 2014

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STIPULATION of Additional Fact on Behalf of the Parties by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 07/09/2014)

July 9, 2014

July 9, 2014

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ORDER RESCHEDULING the Permanent Injunction Hearing by agreement of all Parties. The Permanent Injunction Hearing shall be held on Friday, July 18, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. in Courtroom 7C, 7th Floor, United States Courthouse, 700 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 7/10/2014. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (lmt)

July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014

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ORDER OF COURT related to 29 Additional Stipulation filed by the Parties. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 7/10/2014. (lmt) (Entered: 07/10/2014)

July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014

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Exhibit List Joint by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Goetz, John) (Entered: 07/11/2014)

July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Alison M. Kilmartin on behalf of LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Kilmartin, Alison) (Entered: 07/14/2014)

July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014

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MOTION to Postpone Permanent Injunction Hearing by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 07/14/2014)

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July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014

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RESPONSE to Motion re 33 MOTION to Postpone Permanent Injunction Hearing filed by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Goetz, John) (Entered: 07/14/2014)

July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014

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TEXT ORDER DENYING 33 Motion to Postpone Permanent Injunction Hearing. The Government's Motion is denied in light of the short notice of the request and the Court's schedule. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 7/15/14. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (lck)

July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014

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Supplemental BRIEF Regarding the Parties' Additional Stipulation of Fact to 30 Order, filed by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Humphreys, Bradley) Modified on 7/16/2014 to correct title of event selected. (ept2) (Entered: 07/15/2014)

July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014

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BRIEF Regarding the Significance of the Parties' Additional Stipulation to Undisputed Fact to 30 Order, filed by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 - Supplemental Declaration of Charles Quiggle) (Goetz, John) Modified on 7/16/2014 to correct title of event selected. (ept2) (Entered: 07/15/2014)

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ORDER OF COURT on Defendants' objections to Plaintiffs' Exhibits. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 7/17/2014. (lmt) (Entered: 07/17/2014)

July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014

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Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Arthur J. Schwab: Permanent Injunction Hearing held on 7/18/2014. (Court Reporter: Shirley Hall) (lck)) (Entered: 07/18/2014)

July 18, 2014

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NOTICE of Filing Plaintiffs' Exhibits Admitted into Evidence at the July 18, 2014 Permanent Injunction Hearing by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG (Attachments: # 1 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 1, # 2 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 2, # 3 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 3, # 4 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 4, # 5 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 5, # 6 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 6, # 7 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 7 (part 1), # 8 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 7 (part 2), # 9 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 8, # 10 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 9, # 11 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 10, # 12 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 11, # 13 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 12, # 14 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 13, # 15 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 14, # 16 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 15, # 17 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 16, # 18 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 17, # 19 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 18, # 20 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 19, # 21 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 20, # 22 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 21, # 23 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 22, # 24 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 23, # 25 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 24, # 26 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 25, # 27 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 26 (part 1), # 28 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 26 (part 2), # 29 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 26 (part 3), # 30 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 26 (part 4), # 31 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 27, # 32 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 28, # 33 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 29, # 34 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 30, # 35 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 31, # 36 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 32, # 37 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 33, # 38 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 34, # 39 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 35 (part 1), # 40 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 35 (part 2), # 41 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 35 (part 3), # 42 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 35 (part 4), # 43 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 36 (part 1), # 44 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 36 (part 2), # 45 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 36 (part 3), # 46 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 36 (part 4), # 47 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 36 (part 5), # 48 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 36 (part 6), # 49 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 37, # 50 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 38, # 51 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 39, # 52 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 40, # 53 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 41, # 54 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 42, # 55 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 43, # 56 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 44, # 57 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 45, # 58 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 46, # 59 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 47, # 60 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 48, # 61 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 49, # 62 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 50, # 63 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 51, # 64 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 52, # 65 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 53, # 66 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 54, # 67 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 55, # 68 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 56, # 69 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 57, # 70 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 58, # 71 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 59, # 72 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 60, # 73 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 61, # 74 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 62, # 75 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 63, # 76 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 64, # 77 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 65, # 78 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 66, # 79 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 67, # 80 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 68, # 81 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 69, # 82 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 70, # 83 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 71, # 84 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 72, # 85 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 73 (part 1), # 86 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 73 (part 2), # 87 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 73 (part 3), # 88 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 74, # 89 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 75, # 90 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 76 (part 1), # 91 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 76 (part 2), # 92 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 76 (part 3), # 93 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 76 (part 4), # 94 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 76 (part 5), # 95 Plaintiffs' Exhibit 76 (part 6)) (Goetz, John) (Entered: 07/18/2014)

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NOTICE OF FILING OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on Friday, July 18, 2014, before Judge Arthur J. Schwab. Court Reporter Shirley Hall, Telephone number 412.765.0408. The parties have seven (7) calendar days to file with the court a Notice of Intent to Request Redaction of this transcript. If no such Notice is filed, the transcript may be made remotely, electronically available to the public without redaction after 90 calendar days. For redaction purposes, or otherwise, during this 90 day period a copy of the transcript may be purchased from the court reporter or viewed at the clerk's office public terminal. Notice of Intent for Redaction of Personal Data Identifiers due by 8/11/2014. Redaction Request due 8/25/2014. Redacted Transcript Deadline set for 9/4/2014. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 11/3/2014. (sah, ) (Entered: 08/04/2014)

Aug. 4, 2014

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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 27 Order on Motion for Preliminary Injunction by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. Motion for IFP N/A. Certificate of Appealability N/A. Court Reporter(s): N/A. The Clerk's Office hereby certifies the record and the docket sheet available through ECF to be the certified list in lieu of the record and/or the certified copy of the docket entries. The Transcript Purchase Order form will NOT be mailed to the parties. The form is available on the Court's internet site. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 08/18/2014)

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MEMORANDUM OPINION RE: PLAINTIFFS' MOTION FOR PERMANENT INJUNCTION. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 8/20/2014. (lmt) (Entered: 08/20/2014)

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ORDER in favor of Plaintiffs against Defendants granting PERMANENT INJUNCTION. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 8/20/2014. (lmt) (Entered: 08/20/2014)

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TRANSCRIPT REQUEST re 41 Notice of Appeal by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY Transcript is unnecessary for appeal purposes (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 09/18/2014)

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CLERK'S OFFICE QUALITY CONTROL MESSAGE re 45 TPO (Transcript Purchase Order Request). ERROR: Signature on document and filer do not match. CORRECTION: Attorney advised of signature requirements. Attorney to resubmit the document using the Errata event. This message is for informational purposes only. (ept2)

Sept. 19, 2014

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NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 43 Judgment, Permanent Injunction by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. Motion for IFP N/A. Certificate of Appealability N/A. Court Reporter(s): Shirley Hall. The Clerk's Office hereby certifies the record and the docket sheet available through ECF to be the certified list in lieu of the record and/or the certified copy of the docket entries. The Transcript Purchase Order form will NOT be mailed to the parties. The form is available on the Court's internet site. (Humphreys, Bradley) (Entered: 10/03/2014)

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Record complete for Appeal purposes re 41 Notice of Appeal. The Clerk's Office hereby certifies the record and the docket sheet available through ECF to be the certified copy of the docket entries. (ept2)

Nov. 4, 2014

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NOTICE of Appearance by Adam Grogg on behalf of JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Grogg, Adam) (Entered: 03/03/2015)

March 3, 2015

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Unopposed MOTION of Bradley P. Humphreys to Withdraw as Attorney by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Attachment: # 1 Proposed Order) (Humphreys, Bradley) Modified on 3/9/2015. (jsp) (Entered: 03/06/2015)

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March 6, 2015

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ORDER GRANTING 49 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Bradley P. Humphreys terminated. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 3/6/15. (lck) (Entered: 03/06/2015)

March 6, 2015

March 6, 2015

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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Kilmartin, Alison) (Entered: 09/16/2015)

Sept. 16, 2015

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ORDER GRANTING 51 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Alison M. Kilmartin terminated. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 9/17/15. (lck) (Entered: 09/17/2015)

Sept. 17, 2015

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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by LAWRENCE E. BRANDT, BISHOP OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF THE DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG, ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL, THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF GREENSBURG. (Stahler, Mary Pat) (Entered: 09/30/2015)

Sept. 30, 2015

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TEXT ORDER granting 53 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Mary Pat Stahler terminated. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 10/1/15. Text-only entry; no PDF document will issue. This text-only entry constitutes the Order of the Court or Notice on the matter. (lck) (Entered: 10/01/2015)

Oct. 1, 2015

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NOTICE of Appearance by Michelle Bennett on behalf of JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Bennett, Michelle) (Entered: 08/16/2017)

Aug. 16, 2017

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MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney by JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Grogg, Adam) (Entered: 08/16/2017)

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ORDER GRANTING 56 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Adam Grogg terminated. Signed by Judge Arthur J. Schwab on 8/16/17. (lck) (Entered: 08/16/2017)

Aug. 16, 2017

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CERTIFIED ORDER of USCA in lieu of formal MANDATE as to 41 Notice of Appeal filed by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS, 46 Notice of Appeal,, filed by U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, JACOB J. LEW, THOMAS PEREZ, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY, KATHLEEN SEBELIUS; case is dismissed in USCA pursuant to FRAP 42(b). (jk3) Text modified on 10/20/2017. (ept) (Entered: 10/19/2017)

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Case Details

State / Territory: Pennsylvania

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 27, 2014

Closing Date: 2017

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A Roman Catholic diocese required under the ACA to facilitate provision of abortifacients and contraception, in violation of their religious beliefs, because its unexempted affiliates were insured through the charitable trust of the diocese.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Non-profit religious organization

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Federal

U.S. Department of Labor, Federal

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Hospital/Health Department

Jurisdiction-wide

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):

Establishment Clause

Free Exercise Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2014 - None

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Abortion

Contraception

Type of Facility:

Non-government non-profit