Case: Strader v. CVS Health Corporation

4:23-cv-00038 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

Filed Date: Jan. 11, 2023

Case Ongoing

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Case Summary

On January 11, 2023, a nurse practitioner who claimed a religious opposition to abortion filed a lawsuit against CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, Minuteclinic, LLC, and Minuteclinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas over alleged religious-based employment discrimination. Represented by non-profit legal organization (First Liberty Institute) and private counsel, the complaint alleged that CVS violated Title VII of the Civil R…

On January 11, 2023, a nurse practitioner who claimed a religious opposition to abortion filed a lawsuit against CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, Minuteclinic, LLC, and Minuteclinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas over alleged religious-based employment discrimination. Represented by non-profit legal organization (First Liberty Institute) and private counsel, the complaint alleged that CVS violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Texas Labor Code, and the Texas Occupations Code by denying the nurse religious accommodation from prescribing contraceptive and abortifacient drugs and firing her because of her religious opposition to reproductive-related healthcare. The nurse sought injunctive relief via enjoining the discriminatory practice and ordering CVS to institute new policies designed to accommodate the religious beliefs and objections of employees and eradicate the effects of the discriminatory practices. The nurse also sought reinstatement, lost wages, compensation for past and future losses, punitive and nominal damages, and attorney’s fees and costs. 

As of April 2023, this case remains ongoing.

Summary Authors

Koki Kurosaki (4/7/2023)

People

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Judge(s)
Attorney for Plaintiff

Berry, Jonathan (Texas)

Gardner, Ryan (Texas)

Hacker, David Jonathan (Texas)

Kelson, Jared (Texas)

Mateer, Jeffrey C (Texas)

Attorney for Defendant

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
1

4:23-cv-00038

Complaint

Jan. 11, 2023

Jan. 11, 2023

Complaint

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/66714581/strader-v-cvs-health-corporation/

Last updated March 9, 2024, 3:13 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
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COMPLAINT WITH JURY DEMAND against All Defendants filed by J Robyn Strader. (Filing fee $402; Receipt number ATXNDC-13432387) Party to submit summons(es) for issuance. In each Notice of Electronic Filing, the judge assignment is indicated, and a link to the Judges Copy Requirements and Judge Specific Requirements is provided. The court reminds the filer that any required copy of this and future documents must be delivered to the judge, in the manner prescribed, within three business days of filing. Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas must seek admission promptly. Forms, instructions, and exemption information may be found at www.txnd.uscourts.gov, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership. If admission requirements are not satisfied within 21 days, the clerk will notify the presiding judge. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) EEOC-Notice of Right to Sue, # 2 Exhibit(s) MinuteClinic Providers & Nurses Town Hall Summary-August 26, 2021, # 3 Cover Sheet) (Hacker, David) Modified on 1/11/2023 (mmw). (Entered: 01/11/2023)

Jan. 11, 2023

Jan. 11, 2023

Clearinghouse
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Request for Clerk to issue Summons filed by J Robyn Strader. (Attachments: # 1 Summons-CVS Health Solutions, LLC, # 2 Summons-MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC, # 3 MinuteClinic, LLC) (Hacker, David) (Entered: 01/11/2023)

Jan. 11, 2023

Jan. 11, 2023

PACER
3

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by J Robyn Strader. (Clerk QC note: No affiliate entered in ECF). (Hacker, David) (Entered: 01/11/2023)

Jan. 11, 2023

Jan. 11, 2023

PACER
4

New Case Notes: A filing fee has been paid. File to: Judge Pittman. Pursuant to Misc. Order 6, Plaintiff is provided the Notice of Right to Consent to Proceed Before A U.S. Magistrate Judge. Clerk to provide copy to plaintiff if not received electronically. Attorneys are further reminded that, if necessary, they must comply with Local Rule 83.10(a) within 14 days or risk the possible dismissal of this case without prejudice or without further notice. (wxc) (Entered: 01/12/2023)

Jan. 11, 2023

Jan. 11, 2023

PACER
5

Summons Issued as to CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC, MinuteClinic, LLC. (wxc) (Main Document 5 replaced on 1/12/2023) (wxc). (Entered: 01/12/2023)

Jan. 12, 2023

Jan. 12, 2023

PACER
6

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to CVS Health Corporation. Waiver sent on 1/19/2023. (Hacker, David) (Entered: 01/23/2023)

Jan. 23, 2023

Jan. 23, 2023

PACER
7

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to CVS Health Solutions, LLC. Waiver sent on 1/19/2023. (Hacker, David) (Entered: 01/23/2023)

Jan. 23, 2023

Jan. 23, 2023

PACER
8

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC. Waiver sent on 1/19/2023. (Hacker, David) (Entered: 01/23/2023)

Jan. 23, 2023

Jan. 23, 2023

PACER
9

WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed as to MinuteClinic, LLC. Waiver sent on 1/19/2023. (Hacker, David) (Entered: 01/23/2023)

Jan. 23, 2023

Jan. 23, 2023

PACER
10

ORDER: The Court ORDERS that by January 26, 2023, Plaintiff shall file the entry of appearance of local counsel satisfying the requirements of Local Rule 83.10(a). Failure to do so may result in the imposition of sanctions or a dismissal without prejudice. (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 1/23/2023) (sre) (Entered: 01/23/2023)

Jan. 23, 2023

Jan. 23, 2023

RECAP
11

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Jeffrey C Mateer on behalf of J Robyn Strader. (Filer confirms contact info in ECF is current.) (Mateer, Jeffrey) (Entered: 01/24/2023)

Jan. 24, 2023

Jan. 24, 2023

RECAP
12

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Stephanie N Taub on behalf of J Robyn Strader. (Filer confirms contact info in ECF is current.) (Taub, Stephanie) (Entered: 01/31/2023)

Jan. 31, 2023

Jan. 31, 2023

PACER
13

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Christine Kimberly Pratt on behalf of J Robyn Strader. (Filer confirms contact info in ECF is current.) (Pratt, Christine) (Entered: 01/31/2023)

Jan. 31, 2023

Jan. 31, 2023

PACER
14

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Jared Kelson on behalf of J Robyn Strader. (Filer confirms contact info in ECF is current.) (Kelson, Jared) (Entered: 02/10/2023)

Feb. 10, 2023

Feb. 10, 2023

PACER
15

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Jonathan Berry on behalf of J Robyn Strader. (Filer confirms contact info in ECF is current.) (Berry, Jonathan) (Entered: 02/10/2023)

Feb. 10, 2023

Feb. 10, 2023

PACER
16

Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice with Certificate of Good Standing (Filing fee $100; Receipt number ATXNDC-13592385) filed by J Robyn Strader (Attachments: # 1 Additional Page(s) Court Admissions, # 2 Additional Page(s) Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order)Attorney Douglas Peterson added to party J Robyn Strader(pty:pla) (Peterson, Douglas) (Entered: 03/15/2023)

March 15, 2023

March 15, 2023

PACER
16

Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice with Certificate of Good Standing (Filing fee $100; Receipt number ATXNDC-13592385) filed by J Robyn Strader (Attachments: # 1 Additional Page(s) Court Admissions, # 2 Additional Page(s) Certificate of Good Standing, # 3 Proposed Order)Attorney Douglas Peterson added to party J Robyn Strader(pty:pla) (Peterson, Douglas) (Entered: 03/15/2023)

March 15, 2023

March 15, 2023

PACER
17

ANSWER to 1 Complaint,,,,, filed by CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC, MinuteClinic, LLC. Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas must seek admission promptly. Forms and Instructions found at www.txnd.uscourts.gov, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership. If admission requirements are not satisfied within 21 days, the clerk will notify the presiding judge. Attorneys are further reminded that, if necessary, they must comply with Local Rule 83.10(a) within 14 days or risk the possible dismissal of this case without prejudice or without further notice.Attorney Alyssa Marie Peterson added to party CVS Health Corporation(pty:dft), Attorney Alyssa Marie Peterson added to party CVS Health Solutions, LLC(pty:dft), Attorney Alyssa Marie Peterson added to party MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC(pty:dft), Attorney Alyssa Marie Peterson added to party MinuteClinic, LLC(pty:dft) (Peterson, Alyssa) (Entered: 03/20/2023)

March 20, 2023

March 20, 2023

RECAP

Order on Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

March 20, 2023

March 20, 2023

PACER
18

CERTIFICATE OF INTERESTED PERSONS/DISCLOSURE STATEMENT by CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC, MinuteClinic, LLC. (Clerk QC note: No affiliate entered in ECF). (Peterson, Alyssa) (Entered: 03/20/2023)

March 20, 2023

March 20, 2023

PACER
19

ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 16 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Doug Peterson. Important Reminder: Unless excused for cause, an attorney who is not an ECF user must register within 14 days of the date the attorney appears in a case pursuant to LR 5.1(f) and LCrR 49.2(g). (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 3/20/2023) (chmb)(tjp) (Entered: 03/20/2023)

March 20, 2023

March 20, 2023

PACER
20

ORDER: The Joint Report shall be filed on or before April 3, 2023. (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 3/20/2023) (sre) (Entered: 03/20/2023)

March 20, 2023

March 20, 2023

RECAP
21

Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice with Certificate of Good Standing (Filing fee $100; Receipt number ATXNDC-13615136) filed by CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC, MinuteClinic, LLC Attorney Heather Pierce added to party CVS Health Corporation(pty:dft), Attorney Heather Pierce added to party CVS Health Solutions, LLC(pty:dft), Attorney Heather Pierce added to party MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC(pty:dft), Attorney Heather Pierce added to party MinuteClinic, LLC(pty:dft) (Pierce, Heather) (Entered: 03/24/2023)

March 24, 2023

March 24, 2023

PACER
22

ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 21 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Heather A. Pierce. Important Reminder: Unless excused for cause, an attorney who is not an ECF user must register within 14 days of the date the attorney appears in a case pursuant to LR 5.1(f) and LCrR 49.2(g). (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 3/27/2023) (chmb)(tjp) (Entered: 03/27/2023)

March 27, 2023

March 27, 2023

PACER

Order on Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

March 27, 2023

March 27, 2023

PACER
23

Joint MOTION to Extend Time to File Joint Report filed by J Robyn Strader (Gardner, Ryan) (Entered: 03/30/2023)

March 30, 2023

March 30, 2023

PACER
24

ORDER granting 23 ...Before the Court is the Parties Joint Motion for Extension of Time to File Joint Report. ECF No. 23. Having considered the Motion and applicable law, the Court hereby GRANTS the Motion. The Parties deadline to file a Joint Report is thus extended to April 10, 2023. (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 4/3/2023) (wxc) (Entered: 04/03/2023)

April 3, 2023

April 3, 2023

PACER
25

ANSWER to 1 Complaint,,,,, filed by CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC, MinuteClinic, LLC. Unless exempted, attorneys who are not admitted to practice in the Northern District of Texas must seek admission promptly. Forms and Instructions found at www.txnd.uscourts.gov, or by clicking here: Attorney Information - Bar Membership. If admission requirements are not satisfied within 21 days, the clerk will notify the presiding judge. Attorneys are further reminded that, if necessary, they must comply with Local Rule 83.10(a) within 14 days or risk the possible dismissal of this case without prejudice or without further notice. (Peterson, Alyssa) (Entered: 04/07/2023)

April 7, 2023

April 7, 2023

RECAP
26

Proposal for contents of scheduling and discovery order Joint Report by J Robyn Strader. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) Exhibit A) (Gardner, Ryan) (Entered: 04/10/2023)

April 10, 2023

April 10, 2023

PACER
27

SCHEDULING ORDER: Jury Trial set for 6/17/2024 before Judge Mark Pittman. Joinder of Parties due by 6/19/2023. Amended Pleadings due by 6/19/2023. Deadline for mediation is on or before 12/20/2023. Discovery due by 1/19/2024. Motions due by 2/19/2024. Pretrial Order due by 5/23/2024. (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 4/19/2023) (wxc) (Entered: 04/19/2023)

April 19, 2023

April 19, 2023

RECAP
28

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Alyssa Marie Peterson for Kimberly R. Miers on behalf of CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC, MinuteClinic, LLC. (Peterson, Alyssa) (Entered: 04/20/2023)

April 20, 2023

April 20, 2023

PACER
29

Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney filed by J Robyn Strader (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Pratt, Christine) (Entered: 04/26/2023)

April 26, 2023

April 26, 2023

PACER
30

OBJECTION filed by J Robyn Strader re: 27 Scheduling Order, (Gardner, Ryan) (Entered: 04/28/2023)

April 28, 2023

April 28, 2023

PACER
31

ORDER...Before the Court is Plaintiff's Objection to the Court-Appointed Mediator, Marianne Auld (ECF No. 30 ). The Objection is wholly devoid of any specific reason why Ms. Auld is objectionable other than the vague assertion that a potential conflict exists. ECF No. 30 . Although the Court has serious concerns as to whether the objection has any merit, the Court will begrudgingly sustain the objection. Certainly, Ms. Auld is one of the most respected and talented attorneys in Texas, if not the United States. Nonetheless, the Court hereby APPOINTS the Honorable Deborah G. Hankinson to serve as the Court- Appointed Mediator in this case. It is ORDERED that the mediation shall take place on or before December 20, 2023. Attorney Deborah G Hankinson for ADR Provider added. Attorney Marianne Auld terminated. (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 5/9/2023) (wxc) (Entered: 05/09/2023)

May 9, 2023

May 9, 2023

PACER
32

WITHDRAWAL OF COUNSEL ORDER the Court finds the motion should be GRANTED 29 . Therefore, it is ORDERED that Christine Kimberly Pratt, counsel for plaintiff, is hereby relieved of any future professional obligation, responsibility or duty to the plaintiff other that providing access to any and all materials which are necessary to represent the plaintiff in this case and which are within her possession to plaintiffs counsel. (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 5/17/2023) (jgg) (Entered: 05/17/2023)

May 17, 2023

May 17, 2023

PACER
33

Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice with Certificate of Good Standing for Attorney Jeannie M. DeVeney (Filing fee $100; Receipt number ATXNDC-13792103) filed by CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC, MinuteClinic, LLC (DeVeney, Jeannnie) (Entered: 06/06/2023)

June 6, 2023

June 6, 2023

PACER
34

ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 33 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Jeannie M. DeVeney. Important Reminder: Unless excused for cause, an attorney who is not an ECF user must register within 14 days of the date the attorney appears in a case pursuant to LR 5.1(f) and LCrR 49.2(g). (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 6/7/2023) (chmb)(tjp) (Entered: 06/07/2023)

June 7, 2023

June 7, 2023

PACER

Order on Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

June 7, 2023

June 7, 2023

PACER
35

Joint MOTION for Protective Order filed by J Robyn Strader (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order Plaintiff's Proposed Protective Order (Exhibit A), # 2 Proposed Order Defendants' Proposed Protective Order (Exhibit B)) (Taub, Stephanie) (Entered: 07/14/2023)

July 14, 2023

July 14, 2023

PACER
36

ORDER denying 35 ...Before the Court is the Joint Motion for Entry of Protective Order on Confidentiality (Motion). ECF No. 35 . Having considered the Parties arguments and their respective proposed protective orders, the Court will DENY the Motion (ECF No. 35 ). (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 7/17/2023) (wxc) (Main Document 36 replaced on 7/17/2023) (wxc). (Entered: 07/17/2023)

July 17, 2023

July 17, 2023

PACER
37

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Alyssa Marie Peterson for Melinda J. Wetzel on behalf of CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC, MinuteClinic, LLC. (Peterson, Alyssa) (Entered: 09/21/2023)

Sept. 21, 2023

Sept. 21, 2023

PACER
38

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Alyssa M Stokes for Allison C. Williams on behalf of CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC. (Stokes, Alyssa) (Entered: 10/04/2023)

Oct. 4, 2023

Oct. 4, 2023

PACER
39

Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct 27 Scheduling Order, filed by J Robyn Strader (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order [PROPOSED] Order Granting Joint Motion to Amend Scheduling Order) (Hacker, David) (Entered: 10/18/2023)

Oct. 18, 2023

Oct. 18, 2023

PACER
40

ORDER granting 39 Having considered the Motion and applicable law, the Court concludes good cause for amendment exists and GRANTS the Motion (ECF No. 39 ). (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 10/19/2023) (wxc) (Entered: 10/19/2023)

Oct. 19, 2023

Oct. 19, 2023

RECAP
41

ORDER...A licensed attorney who isn't admitted in the Northern District of Texas may only appear in cases here with permission of the presiding judge. See N.D. TEX. R. 83.9(a). The record shows Melinda Wetzel isnt admitted to practice in this District and hasnt requested permission to do so in compliance with Local Rule 83.9(a). Accordingly, within fourteen days of this Order, Wetzel must file an application to proceed pro hac vice or otherwise comply with Rule 83.9(a). Failure to do so may result in the imposition of sanctions, including striking of filings and/or a ban from practicing in the Northern District of Texas. (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 10/25/2023) (wxc) (Entered: 10/25/2023)

Oct. 25, 2023

Oct. 25, 2023

PACER
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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Camille Peeples Varone on behalf of J Robyn Strader. (Filer confirms contact info in ECF is current.) (Varone, Camille) (Entered: 10/31/2023)

Oct. 31, 2023

Oct. 31, 2023

PACER
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NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Tabitha Marie Harrington on behalf of J Robyn Strader. (Filer confirms contact info in ECF is current.) (Harrington, Tabitha) (Entered: 10/31/2023)

Oct. 31, 2023

Oct. 31, 2023

PACER
44

Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice with Certificate of Good Standing (Filing fee $100; Receipt number ATXNDC-14217632) filed by J Robyn Strader (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)Attorney Andrew Wade Smith added to party J Robyn Strader(pty:pla) (Smith, Andrew) (Entered: 12/05/2023)

Dec. 5, 2023

Dec. 5, 2023

PACER
45

ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 44 Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Andrew W. Smith. Important Reminder: Unless excused for cause, an attorney who is not an ECF user must register within 14 days of the date the attorney appears in a case pursuant to LR 5.1(f) and LCrR 49.2(g). (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 12/7/2023) (chmb) (Entered: 12/07/2023)

Dec. 7, 2023

Dec. 7, 2023

PACER

Order on Application for Admission Pro Hac Vice

Dec. 7, 2023

Dec. 7, 2023

PACER
46

Unopposed MOTION to Withdraw as Attorney Alyssa M. Stokes filed by CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC, MinuteClinic, LLC (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Miers, Kimberly) (Entered: 01/16/2024)

Jan. 16, 2024

Jan. 16, 2024

PACER
47

NOTICE of Attorney Appearance by Jeremy Wayne Hawpe on behalf of CVS Health Corporation, CVS Health Solutions, LLC, MinuteClinic Diagnostic of Texas, LLC, MinuteClinic, LLC. (Filer confirms contact info in ECF is current.) (Hawpe, Jeremy) (Entered: 01/16/2024)

Jan. 16, 2024

Jan. 16, 2024

PACER
48

ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 46 Motion to Withdraw as Attorney. Attorney Alyssa M Stokes terminated as counsel of record. (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 1/17/2024) (chmb) (Entered: 01/17/2024)

Jan. 17, 2024

Jan. 17, 2024

PACER

Order on Motion to Withdraw as Attorney

Jan. 17, 2024

Jan. 17, 2024

PACER
49

***RESCINDED PER ORDER 50 *** ORDER...the Parties are ORDERED to file a Status Report to SHOW CAUSE why they failed to file a mediation report on or before January 26, 2024. Alternatively, the Parties may obviate the need to do so by filing the required mediation report by that date. (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 1/22/2024) (wxc) Modified on 1/22/2024 (wxc). (Entered: 01/22/2024)

Jan. 22, 2024

Jan. 22, 2024

RECAP
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ORDER...The Courts prior Order (ECF No. 49 ) is hereby RESCINDED per the deadline extension in ECF No. 40 . (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 1/22/2024) (wxc) (Entered: 01/22/2024)

Jan. 22, 2024

Jan. 22, 2024

RECAP
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Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct 40 Order on Motion to Amend/Correct filed by J Robyn Strader (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Gardner, Ryan) (Entered: 02/19/2024)

Feb. 19, 2024

Feb. 19, 2024

PACER
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Joint MOTION to Amend/Correct 40 Order on Motion to Amend/Correct Scheduling Order (CORRECTED) filed by J Robyn Strader (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Gardner, Ryan) (Entered: 02/19/2024)

Feb. 19, 2024

Feb. 19, 2024

PACER
53

ORDER: The Court GRANTS an extension but DENIES the proposed extensions in the Motion. Rather, all deadlines in the Parties' Motion (ECF No. 51, 52 ) are hereby EXTENDED by thirty (30) days. Trial is reset for 11/18/2024. (Ordered by Judge Mark Pittman on 2/20/2024) (bdb) (Entered: 02/20/2024)

Feb. 20, 2024

Feb. 20, 2024

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Texas

Case Type(s):

Speech and Religious Freedom

Equal Employment

Reproductive Issues

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 11, 2023

Case Ongoing: Yes

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A nurse practitioner who was denied religious accommodation from prescribing contraceptive and abortifacient drugs and fired because of her religious opposition to reproductive-related healthcare.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

CVS Health Corporation (Keller, Tarrant), Private Entity/Person

Defendant Type(s):

Hospital/Health Department

Facility Type(s):

Non-government for-profit

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1981

State law

Title VII (including PDA), 42 U.S.C. § 2000e

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None yet

Source of Relief:

None yet

Issues

Discrimination Area:

Discharge / Constructive Discharge / Layoff

Other Conditions of Employment (including assignment, transfer, hours, working conditions, etc)

Discrimination Basis:

Religion discrimination

Reproductive rights:

Abortion

Contraception

Medication abortion