Case: State of Washington v. Trump

2:17-cv-01510 | U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington

Filed Date: Oct. 9, 2017

Closed Date: 2018

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Case Summary

On October 9, 2017, the State of Washington filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The State sued the President of the United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The State, represented by public counsel, sought injunctive, declaratory, and monetary relief as well as attorney’s fees and costs, c…

On October 9, 2017, the State of Washington filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The State sued the President of the United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and the U.S. Department of Treasury (Treasury) under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). The State, represented by public counsel, sought injunctive, declaratory, and monetary relief as well as attorney’s fees and costs, claiming violations of the APA and the First and Fifth Amendments. The case was assigned to Judge Ronald Leighton.

The State challenged two sets of rules the Trump Administration introduced that expanded an employer’s ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage for female employees, which in turn greatly undercut contraceptive coverage introduced by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The first set of policies allowed any employer who asserted a religious objection to contraception—not just a church or religious order—to exempt itself from providing contraception coverage to its employees. The second set of policies allowed employers with moral objections to contraception to opt out of the ACA requirement.

The State alleged these rules violated the APA because the Trump Administration did not provide public notice or an opportunity for comment before changing substantive rights and obligations springing from the ACA, as required by the APA. But the State argued that even if the Administration had acted in accordance with the APA, the First and Fifth Amendments would have still been implicated. Furthermore, the State alleged that the policies substantially harmed its female residents.

On December 11, 2017, the defendants moved to dismiss, and alternatively for summary judgment, arguing that the State lacked standing to bring this lawsuit. The defendants also argued that the new regulations did not violate the Constitution or the APA. On January 2, 2018 the State filed an amended complaint to bolster its claims for standing to sue. Two days later, the defendant moved again to dismiss and alternatively moved for summary judgment in response.

The State moved to stay the lawsuit and the court granted this motion on January 19, 2018. The court ordered that all pending and forthcoming deadlines of this lawsuit would be stayed as long as either the December 21, 2017 injunction in California v. Hargan, or the December 15, 2017 injunction in Pennsylvania v. Trump remained in full force and effect.

Since the injunctions remained in place the rest of the year, there was no further action in this case until December 18, 2018, when the parties submitted a stipulation to the court to dismiss the case without prejudice, with each side agreeing to bear their own attorneys' fees and other costs. The Court ordered that the case be dismissed on December 19, 2018.

This case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Sean Whetstone (6/25/2018)

Michael Beech (3/10/2019)

People

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Judge(s)

Leighton, Ronald B. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexander, Cynthia L. (Washington)

Ferguson, Robert W. (Washington)

Sprung, Jeffrey Todd (Washington)

Udashen, Audrey L. (Washington)

Young, Alicia O (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gerardi, Michael J. (District of Columbia)

Kade, Elizabeth Lanier (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

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Judge(s)

Leighton, Ronald B. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Alexander, Cynthia L. (Washington)

Ferguson, Robert W. (Washington)

Sprung, Jeffrey Todd (Washington)

Udashen, Audrey L. (Washington)

Young, Alicia O (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Gerardi, Michael J. (District of Columbia)

Kade, Elizabeth Lanier (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Kniffin, Eric N. (Colorado)

Norton, Michael Jeffrey (Colorado)

Nussbaum, L. Martin (Colorado)

Patterson, Michael A. (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

2:17-cv-01510

Docket [PACER]

Jan. 19, 2018

Jan. 19, 2018

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Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Oct. 9, 2017

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First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Jan. 2, 2018

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Complaint

Docket

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Last updated Aug. 29, 2022, 3:17 a.m.

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COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against All Defendants (Receipt # 0981-5045630) Attorney Jeffrey Todd Sprung added to party State of Washington(pty:pla), filed by State of Washington. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D, # 5 Civil Cover Sheet Civil Cover Sheet, # 6 Summons Acosta, # 7 Summons Health/Human, # 8 Summons Labor, # 9 Summons Mnuchin, # 10 Summons Treasury, # 11 Summons Trump, # 12 Summons Wright)(Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 10/09/2017)

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6 Summons Acosta

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7 Summons Health/Human

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8 Summons Labor

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9 Summons Mnuchin

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10 Summons Treasury

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11 Summons Trump

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12 Summons Wright

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Oct. 9, 2017

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NOTICE TO FILER: ATTORNEY NOT ADMITTED TO PRACTICE:Counsel, Cynthia L. Alexander is not admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. Counsel must file an Attorney Admission Petition form and register for ECF. These forms can be found under the Attorneys tab/Attorney Admissions on our courts website - wawd.uscourts.gov.If you have any questions about e-filing, registration or training, please call the ECF Support Desk at 1-866-232-9293.After you have been admitted to practice before this court, please promptly file a notice of appearance in this case pursuant to LCR 83.2 to ensure that you are added to the docket as an attorney of record and receive notice of case filings. Thank you. (RE)

Oct. 10, 2017

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NOTICE TO FILER: SIGNATURE IMPROPER: The Complaint was improperly signed by Robert W. Ferguson, Alicia O. Young, Cynthia L. Alexander and Audrey L. Udashen. Pursuant to FRCP Rule 11 and Local General Rule 2(h), signatures must comply with Section III(L) of the Electronic Filing Procedures, which states, "An electronically filed pleading or other document which requires an attorney's signature must have the signors' names' printed or typed on the line and under all signature lines. You do not have to re-file this document, but please be sure all future documents are properly signed. Thank you. (RE)

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Judge James L. Robart added. (RE)

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Add and Terminate Judges

Oct. 10, 2017

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Summons(es) electronically issued as to defendant(s) R. Alexander Acosta, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright. (Attachments: # 1 Dept. of Human and Health Services, # 2 Summons-Dept. of Labor, # 3 Summons-Mnuchin, # 4 Summons-Dept. of Treasury, # 5 Summons-Trump, # 6 Summons-Wright)(RE) (Entered: 10/10/2017)

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Oct. 10, 2017

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ORDER REASSIGNING CASE. Case randomly reassigned to Judge Ronald B. Leighton for all further proceedings. All future pleadings in this case shall bear the cause number C17-1510-RBL Judge James L. Robart no longer assigned to case. Cc to RBL. by Chief Judge Ricardo S. Martinez. (ELS) (Entered: 10/11/2017)

Oct. 11, 2017

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Plaintiff State of Washington (Young, Alicia) (Entered: 10/11/2017)

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NOTICE of Association of Attorney by Cynthia L Alexander on behalf of Plaintiff State of Washington. (Alexander, Cynthia) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

Oct. 23, 2017

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Elizabeth L Kade on behalf of Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright. (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 10/27/2017)

Oct. 27, 2017

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ORDER REGARDING DISCOVERY AND DEPOSITIONS by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN) (Entered: 10/31/2017)

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ORDER REGARDING INITIAL DISCLOSURES AND JOINT STATUS REPORT Joint Status Report due by 1/29/2018, FRCP 26f Conference Deadline is 1/16/2018, Initial Disclosure Deadline is 1/22/2018, by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN) (Entered: 10/31/2017)

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Plaintiff State of Washington (Young, Alicia) (Entered: 10/31/2017)

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DEMAND for JURY TRIAL by Plaintiff State of Washington (Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 11/27/2017)

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages, filed by Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 12/5/2017, (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 12/05/2017)

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ORDER granting 11 Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages for motion to dismiss or for summary judgment up to 45 pages; signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton.(DN) (Entered: 12/06/2017)

Dec. 6, 2017

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MOTION for Protective Order and to Stay Discovery, filed by Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Cherry Creek, # 2 Exhibit B - CHI-Franciscan, # 3 Exhibit C - Conestoga Wood, # 4 Exhibit D - Continuant Inc, # 5 Exhibit E - Cummins Allison, # 6 Exhibit F - Electric Mirror, # 7 Exhibit G - Hobby Lobby, # 8 Exhibit H - JE Dunn, # 9 Proposed Order) Noting Date 12/15/2017, (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 12/07/2017)

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NOTICE of Filing Administrative Record (DVD Format) in Paper or Physical Form with the Clerk's Office by Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright. (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 12/11/2017)

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MOTION to Dismiss or for Summary Judgment, filed by Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 1/5/2018, (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 12/11/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Michael Alexander Patterson on behalf of Movant Cherry Creek Mortgage Company, Inc.. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 12/12/2017)

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APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Michael J. Norton FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Movant Cherry Creek Mortgage Company, Inc. (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-5125780 (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 12/12/2017)

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ADMINISTRATIVE RECORD (ECF 14, DVD format (9 discs); 1 expando) RECEIVED; filed by Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright. The record is available in DVD format at the Clerk's Office (SP) Modified on 12/12/2017 (SP). (Entered: 12/12/2017)

Dec. 12, 2017

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MOTION to Quash Deposition Subpoena Duces Tecum Served by Plaintiff or for Protective Orders, filed by Movant Cherry Creek Mortgage Company, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A pp 1-15, # 2 Exhibit B pp 1-10, # 3 Exhibit C pp 1-3, # 4 Proposed Order) Noting Date 12/22/2017, (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 12/12/2017)

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ORDER on the 17 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice: The Court ADMITS Attorney Michael J Norton for Cherry Creek Mortgage Company, Inc., by Clerk William M McCool. (No document associated with this docket entry, text only.)NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d).(CMG) (Entered: 12/13/2017)

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RESPONSE, by Plaintiff State of Washington, to 13 MOTION for Protective Order and to Stay Discovery. (Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/13/2017)

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DECLARATION of Jeffrey T. Sprung filed by Plaintiff State of Washington re 13 MOTION for Protective Order and to Stay Discovery (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3)(Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/13/2017)

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PRAECIPE to attach document Proposed Order re 21 Response to Motion by Plaintiff State of Washington (Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/13/2017)

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Michael Alexander Patterson on behalf of Movants Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, Continuant, Inc., Electric Mirror LLC, J.E. Dunn Construction Company. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 12/14/2017)

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APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY Erik N. Kniffin FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Movants Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, Continuant, Inc., Electric Mirror LLC, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., J.E. Dunn Construction Company (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-5128354 (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 12/14/2017)

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APPLICATION OF ATTORNEY L. Martin Nussbaum FOR LEAVE TO APPEAR PRO HAC VICE for Movants Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, Continuant, Inc., Electric Mirror LLC, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., J.E. Dunn Construction Company (Fee Paid) Receipt No. 0981-5128368 (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 12/14/2017)

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MOTION to Continue Deadline, filed by Plaintiff State of Washington. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 12/22/2017, (Young, Alicia) (Entered: 12/14/2017)

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DECLARATION of Alicia O. Young filed by Plaintiff State of Washington re 27 MOTION to Continue Deadline (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit 1, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit 2, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit 3)(Young, Alicia) (Entered: 12/14/2017)

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Joint MOTION to Quash Subpoenas or for Protective Orders, filed by Movants Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, Continuant, Inc., Electric Mirror LLC, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., J.E. Dunn Construction Company. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 12/22/2017, (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 12/14/2017)

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ORDER on the 25 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice: The Court ADMITS Attorney Eric N Kniffin for Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, Continuant, Inc., Electric Mirror LLC, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and J.E. Dunn Construction Company, by Clerk William M McCool. (No document associated with this docket entry, text only.)NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d).(CMG) (Entered: 12/15/2017)

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ORDER on the 26 Application for Leave to Appear Pro Hac Vice: The Court ADMITS Attorney L Martin Nussbaum for Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, Continuant, Inc., Electric Mirror LLC, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., and J.E. Dunn Construction Company, by Clerk William M McCool. (No document associated with this docket entry, text only.)NOTE TO COUNSEL: Local counsel agrees to sign all filings and to be prepared to handle the matter, including the trial thereof, in the event the applicant is unable to be present on any date scheduled by the court, pursuant to LCR 83.1(d).(CMG) (Entered: 12/15/2017)

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REPLY, filed by Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright, TO RESPONSE to 13 MOTION for Protective Order and to Stay Discovery (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 12/15/2017)

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NOTICE of Supplemental Authority In Support of Response to Defendants' Motion for Protective Order to Stay Discovery by Plaintiff State of Washington (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Young, Alicia) (Entered: 12/18/2017)

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NOTICE to Withdraw Pending Motion re 29 Joint MOTION to Quash Subpoenas or for Protective Orders ; by Interested Parties Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation, Continuant, Inc., Electric Mirror LLC, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., J.E. Dunn Construction Company. (Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 12/19/2017)

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RESPONSE, by Plaintiff State of Washington, to 19 MOTION to Quash Deposition Subpoena Duces Tecum Served by Plaintiff or for Protective Orders. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Proposed Order)(Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/20/2017)

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DECLARATION of Jeffrey T. Sprung filed by Plaintiff State of Washington re 19 MOTION to Quash Deposition Subpoena Duces Tecum Served by Plaintiff or for Protective Orders (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A)(Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/20/2017)

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RESPONSE, by Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright, to 27 MOTION to Continue Deadline. (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 12/20/2017)

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REPLY, filed by Interested Party Cherry Creek Mortgage Company, Inc., TO RESPONSE to 19 MOTION to Quash Deposition Subpoena Duces Tecum Served by Plaintiff or for Protective Orders (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, pp. 1-3)(Patterson, Michael) (Entered: 12/21/2017)

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Dec. 21, 2017

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MOTION to Stay, filed by Plaintiff State of Washington. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 1/5/2018, (Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/21/2017)

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DECLARATION of Jeffrey T. Sprung filed by Plaintiff State of Washington re 39 MOTION to Stay (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit, # 2 Exhibit, # 3 Exhibit, # 4 Exhibit, # 5 Exhibit, # 6 Exhibit, # 7 Exhibit)(Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/21/2017)

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REPLY, filed by Plaintiff State of Washington, TO RESPONSE to 27 MOTION to Continue Deadline (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Revised)(Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/22/2017)

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ORDER granting 27 Plaintiff's Motion to Continue the Deadline for Responding to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss or Motion for Summary Judgment, signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton.(DK) (Entered: 12/27/2017)

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MINUTE ORDER: Pursuant to Plaintiff's withdrawal of its subpoenas duces tecum, the Motion to Quash at Dkt 19 and the Motion for Protective Order at Dkt 13 are DENIED AS MOOT. Entered as directed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DK) (Entered: 12/28/2017)

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RESPONSE, by Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright, to 39 MOTION to Stay . (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 01/02/2018)

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AMENDED COMPLAINT For Declaratory and Injunctive Relief against defendant(s) R. Alexander Acosta, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Eric Hargan, filed by State of Washington. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit Exhibit D)(Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 01/02/2018)

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Jan. 2, 2018

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Unopposed MOTION for Leave to File Excess Pages, filed by Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Eric Hargan, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 1/3/2018, (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 01/03/2018)

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ORDER granting 46 Defendants' Motion for Leave to File Excess Pages; signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton.(DN) (Entered: 01/04/2018)

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NOTICE to Withdraw Pending Motion re 15 MOTION to Dismiss or for Summary Judgment ; by Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Eric Hargan, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor. (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 01/04/2018)

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MOTION to Dismiss Plaintiff's First Amended Complaint or for Summary Judgment, filed by Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Eric Hargan, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) Noting Date 1/26/2018, (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 01/04/2018)

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REPLY, filed by Plaintiff State of Washington, TO RESPONSE to 39 MOTION to Stay (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 01/05/2018)

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DECLARATION of Jeffrey T. Sprung filed by Plaintiff State of Washington re 39 MOTION to Stay (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 01/05/2018)

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Jan. 5, 2018

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***FRCP 26, Initial Disclosures, and Joint Status Report Deadlines are terminated pending the outcome of pending motions. (DN)

Jan. 16, 2018

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Terminate Deadlines/Hearings

Jan. 16, 2018

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ORDER granting 39 Plaintiff's Motion to Stay; Case stayed. Motions terminated: 39 MOTION to Stay and 49 Defendants' MOTION to Dismiss; signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton.(DN) (Entered: 01/19/2018)

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NOTICE of Appearance by attorney Michael J Gerardi on behalf of Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Eric Hargan, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor. (Gerardi, Michael) (Entered: 01/19/2018)

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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL: Attorney Elizabeth L Kade for Defendants R. Alexander Acosta, Eric Hargan, Steven T Mnuchin, Donald Trump, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Treasury, United States Department of Labor, Don Wright. (Kade, Elizabeth) (Entered: 01/19/2018)

Jan. 19, 2018

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STIPULATION of Dismissal Without Prejudice by parties (Sprung, Jeffrey) (Entered: 12/18/2018)

Dec. 18, 2018

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ORDER on STIPULATION re 55 DISMISSING this matter without prejudice, with each side to bear its own costs and fees; signed by Judge Ronald B. Leighton. (DN) (Entered: 12/19/2018)

Dec. 19, 2018

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Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Special Collection(s):

Contraception Insurance Mandate

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Oct. 9, 2017

Closing Date: 2018

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

The State of Washington.

Plaintiff Type(s):

State Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

President of the United States of America, Federal

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

U.S. Department of Labor , Federal

U.S. Department of Treasury, Federal

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Contraception

Religious programs / policies

Discrimination-area:

Pay / Benefits

Discrimination-basis:

Religion discrimination

Sex discrimination

Affected Gender:

Female

Medical/Mental Health:

Reproductive health care (including birth control, abortion, and others)

Type of Facility:

Non-government for-profit

Non-government non-profit