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Case: Minton v. Dignity Health

CGC 17-558259 | California state trial court

Filed Date: April 19, 2017

Closed Date: July 6, 2022

Clearinghouse coding in progress

Case Summary

(This summary is temporary, while we research the case.)

This case is about whether a Catholic-affiliated health care provider may deny a transgender person medical care on the basis of their gender identity.

Summary Authors

Robin Peterson (11/8/2022)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

S258784

California Supreme Court Docket

California state supreme court

Dec. 20, 2019

Dec. 20, 2019

Docket

A153662

1st Appellate District Docket

California state appellate court

Nov. 4, 2021

Nov. 4, 2021

Docket

CGC 17-558259

California State Trial Court Docket

July 6, 2022

July 6, 2022

Docket

CGC 17-558259

Verified Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Statutory Damages

April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

Complaint

CGC 17-558259

Order Sustaining Dignity Health's Demurrer to Verified Complaint

Aug. 30, 2017

Aug. 30, 2017

Order/Opinion

A153662

Opinion

California state appellate court

Sept. 17, 2017

Sept. 17, 2017

Order/Opinion

CGC 17-558259

First Amended Verified Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief and Statutory Damages

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

Complaint

19-01135

Brief in Opposition

Supreme Court of the United States

Sept. 19, 2017

Sept. 19, 2017

Pleading / Motion / Brief

CGC 17-558259

Order

Nov. 17, 2017

Nov. 17, 2017

Order/Opinion

Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Supreme Court of the United States

March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Docket

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 19, 2017

Closing Date: July 6, 2022

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU of Southern California

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Dignity Health, a Catholic hospital, Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Hospital/Health Department

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Constitutional Clause(s):

Free Exercise Clause

Freedom of speech/association

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: $1310

Issues

General:

Gay/lesbian/transgender

Discrimination-basis:

Gender identity

Type of Facility:

Non-government non-profit