Case: AALFA Family Clinic v. Walz

0:20-cv-01037 | U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota

Filed Date: April 28, 2020

Closed Date: June 16, 2020

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Case Summary

On April 28, 2020, a group of plaintiffs, including a family clinic, medical professionals, private citizens, and pro-life organizations, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota against the Governor of Minnesota, the State’s Commissioner for the Department of Health, and several health clinics. The plaintiffs took issue with the State’s decision to allow surgical abortions to continue when medication abortion remained available. The plaintiffs claimed this not only wasted per…

On April 28, 2020, a group of plaintiffs, including a family clinic, medical professionals, private citizens, and pro-life organizations, filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota against the Governor of Minnesota, the State’s Commissioner for the Department of Health, and several health clinics. The plaintiffs took issue with the State’s decision to allow surgical abortions to continue when medication abortion remained available. The plaintiffs claimed this not only wasted personal protective equipment (PPE), but also aggravated the spread of COVID-19 by undermining Minnesota's social-distancing efforts. As a result, the plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief on grounds that the State’s decision was a violation of the 14th Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause, for they contended the State’s actions discriminatorily burdened the exercise of fundamental rights, including the practice of religion and to peaceably assemble while categorically exempting abortion. The plaintiffs also claimed that abortion was not a constitutional right, seeking declaratory judgment of the same. An amended complaint was filed on May 8, 2020, splitting the equal protection claim regarding PPE and social distancing into two distinct equal protection claims. The plaintiffs were represented by private counsel and Thomas More Society. The case was assigned to Chief Judge Patrick J. Schiltz. 

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota issued an executive order that postponed all “non-essential or elective surgeries and procedures” that use personal protective equipment (PPE) to conserve limited resources. However, the state’s Department of Health refused to enforce the order against abortion providers, rather gave abortion providers “carte blanche to squander personal protective equipment on elective and unnecessary surgical abortions.” Governor Walz also issued an executive order prohibiting Minnesotans from exercising their constitutional rights to peaceably assemble and attend church services to enforce social distancing guidelines. However, this wasn’t applied in the surgical abortion context. 

On May 3, 2020, plaintiffs filed a motion for preliminary injunction to enjoin (a) defendant abortion clinics from performing surgical abortions, not including medication abortion and (b) the enforcement of executive orders that restrict elective surgeries, regulate PPE, restrict church attendance, or imposes social-distancing requirements, unless and until those orders are amended to prohibit surgical abortions. 

On May 26, 2020, defendant Walz filed a motion to dismiss the amended complaint on grounds that it failed to raise a claim upon which relief can be granted and for a lack of subject matter jurisdiction. The defendant health clinics separately moved to dismiss the amended complaint on the same day. 

Before the court could adjudicate the claims, the plaintiffs filed a notice voluntarily dismissing their action without prejudice on June 16, 2020. The case is considered closed. 

Summary Authors

Kavitha Babu (2/15/2024)

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Judge(s)

Schiltz, Patrick Joseph (Minnesota)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Kaardal, Erick G (Minnesota)

Judge(s)

Schiltz, Patrick Joseph (Minnesota)

Attorney for Plaintiff

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First Amended Complaint

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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Plaintiffs' Notice of Dismissal

June 16, 2020

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COMPLAINT against All Defendants (filing fee $ 400, receipt number AMNDC-7681798) filed by Peter J. Daly, Greg Schmitz, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Victoria Pauling, Paulette Kostick, AALFA Family Clinic, James Benyon, Jennifer Steffel, Pro-Life Action Ministries, Noel Diedrich, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Sarah Slattery, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Rebecca Vavilov, Angela Fuith, Melanie Schumacher, Matthew Anderson, Matthew Paquette, Abigail Tierney, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann. Filer requests summons issued. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1, # 2 Exhibit(s) 2, # 3 Exhibit(s) 3, # 4 Exhibit(s) 4, # 5 Exhibit(s) 5, # 6 Exhibit(s) 6, # 7 Civil Cover Sheet) (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 04/28/2020)

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April 28, 2020

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TEXT ONLY ENTRY: CLERK'S NOTICE OF INITIAL CASE ASSIGNMENT. Case assigned to Judge Patrick J. Schiltz per 3rd 4th Civil Rights list, referred to Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz. Please use case number 20-cv-1037 (PJS/DTS). (MMP) (Entered: 04/29/2020)

April 28, 2020

April 28, 2020

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Summons Issued as to Jan Malcolm, Planned Parenthood North Central States, Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Tim Walz, Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (MMP) (Entered: 04/29/2020)

April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

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TEXT ONLY ENTRY: Notice re: Non-Admitted AttorneyWe have received documents listing Thomas Brejcha, Martin Whittaker, Jonathan F. Mitchell as counsel of record. If he or she wishes to be listed as an attorney of record in this case, he or she must be admitted to the bar of the U.S. District Court of Minnesota in accordance with Local Rule 83.5 (a), (b) and (c) or temporarily admitted pro hac vice in accordance with Local Rule 83.5 (d) or (e).For more admissions information and forms, please see the Attorney Forms Section of the courts website at href=http://www.mnd.uscourts.gov/FORMS/court_forms.shtml#attorneyforms. (MMP) (Entered: 04/29/2020)

April 29, 2020

April 29, 2020

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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Jonathan F. Mitchell. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7690625 filed by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angela Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 05/01/2020)

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Martin Whittaker. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7690643 filed by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angela Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 05/01/2020)

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Thomas Brejcha. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7691526 filed by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angela Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 05/01/2020)

May 1, 2020

May 1, 2020

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MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angela Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 05/03/2020)

May 3, 2020

May 3, 2020

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 8 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angela Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1, # 2 Exhibit(s) 2, # 3 Exhibit(s) 3, # 4 Exhibit(s) 4, # 5 Exhibit(s) 5, # 6 Exhibit(s) 6, # 7 Exhibit(s) 7, # 8 Exhibit(s) 8, # 9 Exhibit(s) 9, # 10 Exhibit(s) 10, # 11 Exhibit(s) 11, # 12 Exhibit(s) 12, # 13 Exhibit(s) 13, # 14 Exhibit(s) 14)(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 05/03/2020)

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May 3, 2020

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MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 8 Motion for Preliminary Injunction,, filed by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angela Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov.(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 05/03/2020)

May 3, 2020

May 3, 2020

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PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 8 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angela Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov.(Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 05/03/2020)

May 3, 2020

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(Text-Only) NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 8 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested : Motion Hearing set for 5/15/2020 at 09:00 AM Via Zoom Video Conference (no courtroom) before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz. Defendants' response to the motion must be filed no later than Monday, May 11, 2020. Plaintiffs' reply, if any, must be filed no later than Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Plaintiffs are directed to provide the hearing date/time and briefing schedule to the defendants immediately. Instructions for the Zoom Video Conference will be emailed to the parties; members of the public who wish to listen to the hearing should email caryn_glover@mnd.uscourts.gov for access instructions.(CLG) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

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NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 8 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested : Motion Hearing set for 5/15/2020 at 09:00 AM in Video Conference (no courtroom) before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz. (Kaardal, Erick) (Entered: 05/04/2020)

May 4, 2020

May 4, 2020

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TEXT ONLY ENTRY: ORDER granting 5 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Jonathan Franklin Mitchell for AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angela Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, and for Rebecca Vavilov; granting 6 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Martin Whittaker for AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angela Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, and for Rebecca Vavilov; granting 7 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Thomas Brejcha for AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angela Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, and for Rebecca Vavilov. Approved by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 5/5/2020. (NAH) (Entered: 05/05/2020)

May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

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Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Jessica Braverman on behalf of Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Dipti Singh. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number BMNDC-7702118 filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Rupali Sharma. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7702169 filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Stephanie Toti. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7702208 filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Melissa Shube. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7702225 filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/06/2020)

May 6, 2020

May 6, 2020

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SUMMONS Returned Executed by Plaintiffs. Jan Malcolm served on 5/4/2020, answer due 5/26/2020; Planned Parenthood North Central States served on 5/4/2020, answer due 5/26/2020; Robbinsdale Clinic served on 5/4/2020, answer due 5/26/2020; WE Health Clinic P.A. served on 5/4/2020, answer due 5/26/2020; Tim Walz served on 5/4/2020, answer due 5/26/2020; Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC served on 5/4/2020, answer due 5/26/2020. (Kaardal, Erick) Modified text on 5/8/2020 (MTP). (Entered: 05/07/2020)

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Teresa J Nelson on behalf of Planned Parenthood North Central States. (Nelson, Teresa) (Entered: 05/07/2020)

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Christine Clarke. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7704825 filed by Planned Parenthood North Central States. (Nelson, Teresa) (Entered: 05/07/2020)

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Hana Bajramovic. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7704851 filed by Planned Parenthood North Central States. (Nelson, Teresa) (Entered: 05/07/2020)

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Jennifer Sandman. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7704874 filed by Planned Parenthood North Central States. (Nelson, Teresa) (Entered: 05/07/2020)

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

PACER
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NOTICE by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angie Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s), # 2 Exhibit(s))(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/07/2020)

May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Elizabeth C Kramer on behalf of Jan Malcolm, Tim Walz. (Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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TEXT ONLY ENTRY: ORDER granting 16 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Dipti Singh for Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., and for Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC; granting 17 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Rupali Sharma for Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., and for Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC; granting 18 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Stephanie Toti for Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., and for Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC; granting 19 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Melissa Shube for Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., and for Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. Approved by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 5/8/2020. (NAH) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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TEXT ONLY ENTRY: ORDER granting 22 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Christine Clarke for Planned Parenthood North Central States; granting 23 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Hana Bajramovic for Planned Parenthood North Central States; granting 24 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Jennifer Sandman for Planned Parenthood North Central States. Approved by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 5/8/2020. (NAH) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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(Text-Only) NOTICE of Cancelation & Resetting of Hearing: The hearing on 8 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested previously scheduled for 5/15/2020 is RESCHEDULED for 5/26/2020 at 9:00 AM via Video Conference (no courtroom) before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz. Instructions for the Zoom Video Conference will be emailed to the parties; members of the public who wish to listen to the hearing should email caryn_glover@mnd.uscourts.gov for access instructions. The briefing schedule set out in the parties' Joint Notice 25 is adopted by the Court. (CLG) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

PACER
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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Joseph Alexander Lawrence. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7707797 filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Daniel A. Goldschmidt. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7707838 filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Dipti Singh on behalf of Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Singh, Dipti) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Rupali Sharma on behalf of Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Sharma, Rupali) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Melissa Shube on behalf of Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Shube, Melissa) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Stephanie Toti on behalf of Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Toti, Stephanie) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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AMENDED COMPLAINT (FIRST) against Jan Malcolm, Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Tim Walz, Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC, Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. filed by Peter J. Daly, Greg Schmitz, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Victoria Pauling, Paulette Kostick, AALFA Family Clinic, James Benyon, Jennifer Steffel, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Noel Diedrich, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Sarah Slattery, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Rebecca Vavilov, Angie Fuith, Melanie Schumacher, Matthew Anderson, Matthew J. Paquette, Abigail Tierney, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann. No summons requested. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s), # 2 Exhibit(s), # 3 Exhibit(s), # 4 Exhibit(s), # 5 Exhibit(s), # 6 Exhibit(s), # 7 Exhibit(s), # 8 Exhibit(s), # 9 Exhibit(s), # 10 Exhibit(s)) (Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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MEMORANDUM in Support re 8 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested (AMENDED) filed by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angie Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s), # 2 Exhibit(s), # 3 Exhibit(s), # 4 Exhibit(s), # 5 Exhibit(s), # 6 Exhibit(s), # 7 Exhibit(s), # 8 Exhibit(s), # 9 Exhibit(s), # 10 Exhibit(s), # 11 Exhibit(s), # 12 Exhibit(s), # 13 Exhibit(s), # 14 Exhibit(s), # 15 Exhibit(s), # 16 Exhibit(s))(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 8 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested filed by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angie Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov.(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/08/2020)

May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020

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WAIVER OF SERVICE Returned Executed filed by Peter J. Daly, Greg Schmitz, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Victoria Pauling, Paulette Kostick, AALFA Family Clinic, James Benyon, Jennifer Steffel, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Noel Diedrich, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Sarah Slattery, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Rebecca Vavilov, Angie Fuith, Melanie Schumacher, Matthew Anderson, Matthew J. Paquette, Abigail Tierney, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann. Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota waiver sent on 5/9/2020, answer due 7/8/2020. (Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/11/2020)

May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

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NOTICE of Voluntary Dismissal by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angie Fuith, Michael Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov (Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/11/2020)

May 11, 2020

May 11, 2020

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TEXT ONLY ENTRY: ORDER granting 30 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Joseph Alexander Lawrence for Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., and for Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC; granting 31 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Daniel A. Goldschmidt for Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., and for Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. Approved by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 5/12/2020. (NAH) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Christine Clarke on behalf of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. (Clarke, Christine) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Hana Bajramovic on behalf of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. (Bajramovic, Hana) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Jennifer Sandman on behalf of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. (Sandman, Jennifer) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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NOTICE of Appearance by Teresa J Nelson on behalf of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. (Nelson, Teresa) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

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RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. The Booyah Group, LLC is a corporate parent of Defendant Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. WE Health Clinic, P.A. is a corporation organized under the laws of Minnesota. It has no parent corporation. Robbinsdale Clinic, P.A. is a corporation organized under the laws of Minnesota. It has no parent corporation. No publicly-held corporation owns 10% or more of the stock of Whole Womans Health of the Twin Cities, LLC, WE Health Clinic, P.A., or Robbinsdale Clinic, P.A (Braverman, Jessica) Modified text on 5/13/2020 (MTP). (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

PACER
47

NOTICE of Appearance by Joseph Alexander Lawrence on behalf of Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Lawrence, Joseph) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

PACER
48

NOTICE of Appearance by Daniel A. Goldschmidt on behalf of Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Goldschmidt, Daniel) (Entered: 05/12/2020)

May 12, 2020

May 12, 2020

PACER
49

RULE 7.1 DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. Planned Parenthood North Central States is a corporate parent of Defendant Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota. (Clarke, Christine) (Entered: 05/13/2020)

May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

PACER
50

NOTICE by AALFA Family Clinic, American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Matthew Anderson, James Benyon, Peter J. Daly, Noel Diedrich, Angie Fuith, Mike Fuith, Kathleen Kobbermann, Paulette Kostick, Cheryl McKee, Mary M. Paquette, Matthew J. Paquette, Victoria Pauling, Pro-Life Action Ministries Incorporated, Greg Schmitz, Melanie Schumacher, Sarah Slattery, Patrick G. Spencer, Paul J. Spencer, Jennifer Steffel, Abigail Tierney, Rebecca Vavilov re 8 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested Notice of Withdrawal of Motion for Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s))(Mitchell, Jonathan) (Entered: 05/16/2020)

May 16, 2020

May 16, 2020

PACER
51

(Text-Only) NOTICE of Cancelation of Hearing: The hearing on 8 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction - Expedited Handling Requested scheduled for 5/26/2020 is CANCELED per 50 . (CLG) (Entered: 05/18/2020)

May 18, 2020

May 18, 2020

PACER
52

MOTION for Admission Pro Hac Vice for Attorney Sara Stearns. Filing fee $ 100, receipt number AMNDC-7748315 filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
53

MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Jan Malcolm, Tim Walz. (Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
54

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 53 MOTION to Dismiss/General : Date and time to be determined. (Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
55

MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 53 Motion to Dismiss/General filed by Jan Malcolm, Tim Walz.(Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
56

MEMORANDUM in Support re 53 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Jan Malcolm, Tim Walz. (Attachments: # 1 LR7.1/LR72.2 Word Count Compliance Certificate)(Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
57

Declaration of Liz Kramer in Support of 53 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Jan Malcolm, Tim Walz. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) 1-12, # 2 Exhibit(s) 13-25)(Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
58

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re State Defs' Motion to Dismiss 53 Motion to Dismiss/General. (Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
59

MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
60

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 59 MOTION to Dismiss/General : Motion Hearing set for 7/22/2020 at 08:30 AM before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz. (Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
61

MEMORANDUM in Support re 59 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC.(Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
62

EXHIBIT Exhibits to Motion to Dismiss re 59 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit(s) A, # 2 Exhibit(s) B, # 3 Exhibit(s) C, # 4 Exhibit(s) D, # 5 Exhibit(s) E, # 6 Exhibit(s) F, # 7 Exhibit(s) G, # 8 Exhibit(s) H)(Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
63

MEET and CONFER STATEMENT re 59 Motion to Dismiss/General filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC.(Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
64

PROPOSED ORDER TO JUDGE re 59 MOTION to Dismiss/General filed by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC.(Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
65

CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE by Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC re 59 MOTION to Dismiss/General, 60 Notice of Hearing on Motion, 62 Exhibit, 61 Memorandum in Support of Motion, 63 Meet and Confer Statement, 64 Proposed Order to Judge (Braverman, Jessica) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
66

NOTICE OF HEARING ON MOTION 53 MOTION to Dismiss/General : Motion Hearing set for 7/22/2020 at 08:30 AM before Judge Patrick J. Schiltz. (Kramer, Elizabeth) (Entered: 05/26/2020)

May 26, 2020

May 26, 2020

PACER
67

TEXT ONLY ENTRY: ORDER granting 52 Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Attorney Sara Stearns for Robbinsdale Clinic, WE Health Clinic P.A., and for Whole Woman's Health of the Twin Cities LLC. Approved by Magistrate Judge David T. Schultz on 5/27/2020. (NAH) (Entered: 05/27/2020)

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER

Order on Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice

May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020

PACER

Case Details

State / Territory: Minnesota

Case Type(s):

Reproductive Issues

Presidential/Gubernatorial Authority

Special Collection(s):

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Key Dates

Filing Date: April 28, 2020

Closing Date: June 16, 2020

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Group of plaintiffs, including a family clinic, medical professionals, private citizens, and pro-life organizations.

Attorney Organizations:

Thomas More Law Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Robbinsdale Clinic (Minneapolis, Hennepin), Private Entity/Person

Whole Woman’s Health of the Twin Cities LLC (Minneapolis, Hennepin), Private Entity/Person

WE Health Clinic P.A. (Duluth, St. Louis), Private Entity/Person

State of Minnesota, State

Minnesota Department of Health, State

Planned Parenthood, Non-profit or advocacy

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Hospital/Health Department

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Non-settlement Outcome

Outcome

Prevailing Party: None Yet / None

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Issues

Reproductive rights:

Abortion

COVID-19:

PPE-ordered worn by staff

Social distancing ordered