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Cases in the Pipeline

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Second Circuit

Decided Case

Third Circuit

Decided Cases

  • Diocese of Erie/Diocese of Pittsburgh (3d Cir. appeal decided Feb. 11, 2015; Cert Petition filed May 29, 2015)
  • Geneva College (3d Cir. appeal decided Feb. 11, 2015; petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc denied April 13, 2015; Cert Petition filed Aug. 11, 2015)

Cases on Pause

Cases in the District Court

Fifth Circuit

Decided Cases

Cases on Pause

Sixth Circuit

Decided Cases

Cases on Pause

  • Legatus/Weingartz Supply Co. (6th Cir. appeal held in abeyance since May 5, 2014; supplemental briefing completed Oct. 3, 2014) 
  • Ave Maria Foundation (6th Cir. appeal held in abeyance since May 5, 2014; supplemental briefing completed Oct. 3, 2014) 
  • Union University (E.D. Mich. proceedings stayed on Apr. 29, 2014 pending decision in alternate case)

Seventh Circuit

Decided Cases

  • University of Notre Dame (7th Cir. appeal decided on remand May 19, 2015; petition for rehearing and rehearing en banc denied July 24, 2015)
  • Wheaton College (7th Cir. appeal decided July 1, 2015)

Cases Awaiting Decision

Eighth Circuit

Cases Awaiting Decision

Cases in Progress

Cases on Pause

Tenth Circuit

Decided Cases

Cases on Pause

Eleventh Circuit

Cases Awaiting Decision

Cases on Pause

D.C. Circuit

Decided Cases


Current Scorecard for Non-Profit Cases

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56 non-profit lawsuits with a scorecard of 23 injunctions granted to 13 injunctions denied. Five cases have appealed to the Supreme Court. 

Injunctions Granted:

Third Circuit:

Tenth Circuit:

Eleventh Circuit:

District Courts:

Injunctions Denied:

Second Circuit:

Third Circuit:

Fifth Circuit:

Sixth Circuit:

Seventh Circuit:

Tenth Circuit:

D.C. Circuit:

District Courts:

Supreme Court Orders:

Cases Appealed to the Supreme Court:

Cases Awaiting Court Decisions:

Cases Voluntarily Dismissed:

Cases filed against previous versions of the HHS Mandate and dismissed on procedural or other grounds:

See Also:

  • Media Research Center (E.D. Va. Aug. 4, 2014) (suit by organization seeking to participate in the accommodation scheme; preliminary injunction denied; case dismissed without prejudice on Oct. 14, 2014)
  • Wieland (8th Cir. July 20, 2015) (Suit by state employee over contraceptive coverage in his employer-provided health plan.)

*Permanent Injunction

 

 

Last Updated: August 31, 2015

Current Scorecard for For-Profit Cases

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Supreme Court VICTORYHobby Lobby Conestoga Wood.

49 additional for-profit lawsuits*

Preliminary and Appellate Injunctions Granted (i.e., don’t have to comply with mandate while case proceeds in court):

Permanent Injunctions Granted:

Injunctions Denied (case dismissed and not appealed):

Case dismissed on procedural grounds (no decision on merits):

* The numbers of for-profit and non-profit lawsuits provided in the respective scorecards take into account CNS Ministries/Sharpe Holdings, Inc. v. Sebelius, Geneva College/Seneca Hardwood v. SebeliusLegatus/Weingartz Supply Co. v. Sebelius, and Catholic Benefits Association v. Sebelius, which include both for-profit and non-profit plaintiffs. Thus, these cases are included in each scorecard’s tallies.

**On Oct. 6, 2014 the Eighth Circuit reversed the district court’s denial of a preliminary injunction and remanded for further proceedings.


While we try to ensure that all information on this website is current and accurate, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.

 

Last Updated: August 31, 2015

HHS Mandate Timeline:

 

September 3, 2015, Press ReleaseFederal Judges Criticize Ruling Against Little Sisters of the Poor

 

August 24, 2015, Press Release, 20 States, Orthodox Rabbis, and Several Orders of Nuns Ask Supreme Court to Take Contraceptive Mandate Case

August 21, 2015, Press Release, Little Sisters receive short-term shelter from HHS Mandate

August 10, 2015, Press Release, 16 States, Religious Groups Ask Supreme Court to Take Contraceptive Mandate Case

July 23, 2015Press ReleaseLittle Sisters of the Poor Appeal to the Supreme Court

July 14, 2015Press ReleaseCourt rules against Evangelical ministry

July 14, 2015Press ReleaseCourt rules against Little Sisters of the Poor

July 10, 2015Press ReleaseAdministration Issues Final Contraceptive Mandate Rules In Defiance of Supreme Court

July 8, 2015, Press ReleaseThree Religious Institutions Appeal to Supreme Court, Say They Will Fight to Protect Their Faith

June 29, 2015, Press ReleaseSupreme Court Protects Religious Charities from Government Mandate

April 27, 2015Press ReleaseSupreme Court Protects Religious Ministries for 6th Time From IRS Fines

April 16, 2015, Press Release, Supreme Court Stops Government Mandate for Fifth Time in a Row

March 9, 2015, Press ReleaseSupreme Court to lower court: Reconsider decision against Notre Dame

February 4, 2015, Press ReleaseCourt hears Nun’s Network’s religious freedom case

December 8, 2014Press ReleaseMother Loraine Speaks Out for the Little Sisters of the Poor

October 28, 2014, Press ReleaseFederal Court: New HHS mandate does not protect people of faith

August 22, 2014, Press ReleaseTop 5 Things You Need to Know About the New HHS Regulations

July 3, 2014, Press ReleaseSupreme Court Grants Emergency Relief to Christian College

July 1, 2014Press Release, Six More Religious Groups Win Emergency Relief from HHS Mandate

June 30, 2014,Press ReleaseCatholic Nun’s Network Wins Emergency Relief from 11th Circuit

June 30, 2014Press ReleaseMedia Advisory: Supreme Court Victory for Hobby Lobby and Religious Freedom

June 30, 2014Press Release, Supreme Court Victory for Hobby Lobby and Religious Freedom

March 25, 2014Press ReleaseSupreme Court Hears Landmark Hobby Lobby Case

February 24, 2014Press Release, Little Sisters of the Poor Seek Justice Before Federal Court

January 28, 2014, Press Release, Bi-Partisan Legislators, Religious Leaders, Legal Scholars and States File Support in Supreme Court for Hobby Lobby

January 24, 2014, Press ReleaseU.S. Supreme Court Protects Little Sisters of the Poor

December 31, 2013, Press ReleaseLittle Sisters of the Poor Granted Temporary Injunction by Supreme Court

December 20, 2013, Press Release, First Class-Action Suit Wins Preliminary Injunction from HHS Mandate

November 26, 2013, Press ReleaseU.S. Supreme Court to Hear Landmark Hobby Lobby Case

November 21, 2013, OrderPreliminary Injunction for Nonprofit Cases

November 20, 2013, Press ReleaseBelmont Abbey Refiles

September 19, 2013, Press ReleaseHobby Lobby Files Cert Petition

July 19, 2013,Press ReleaseHobby Lobby Wins Preliminary Injunction

June 28, 2013, Press ReleaseHobby Lobby Gets 11th Hour Victory Against the Mandate

June 28, 2013, Press ReleaseFinal HHS Rule Fails to Protect Constitutional Rights of Millions of Americans (BF)

June 27, 2013, Press ReleaseVictory: 10th Circuit Overturns Denial of Hobby Lobby Injunction (BF)

April 8, 2013, Submit CommentsDeadline to Submit Comments on the Proposed Rule

April 2, 2013, Press ReleaseAmerican Mfg. Co. Granted a Preliminary Injunction (Hughes Mathews, P.A.)

March 29, 2013, Press ReleaseACLJ Obtains Fifth Injunction Against HHS Mandate(ACLJ)

March 29, 2013, Press ReleaseTenth Circuit Grants Hobby Lobby Full Court Hearing (Becket Fund)

March 26, 2013, Press ReleaseState Attorneys General release letter opposing HHS Mandate (Becket Fund)

March 21, 2013, Press ReleaseThomas More Law Center Files Its Fourth Court Challenge To the HHS Mandate (TMLC)

March 20, 2013, Press ReleaseFederal Court Blocks Implementation of HHS Mandate for Illinois Law Firm (ACLJ)

March 12, 2013, Press Release, Beckwith Files Federal Lawsuit to Escape Religious Persecution – Under the HHS Mandate (TMLC)

March 11, 2013, Press ReleaseProminent Theological Seminary Joins Fight Against Abortion-Pill Mandate (Becket Fund)

March 6, 2013, Press ReleaseColo. Mortgage Co. Seeks to Stop Foreclosure on Religious Freedom (ADF)

February 20, 2013, Press ReleaseNine U.S. Senators & Two Representatives: Religious Freedom Includes Hobby Lobby (Becket Fund)

February 20, 2013, Press RelesaseLiberty Institute Helps AFA Fight Back Against HHS Mandate (Liberty Institute)

February 5, 2013, Press ReleaseColorado Senior Centers Sue Against HHS Mandate (ADF)

February 1, 2013, Press ReleaseStill Unacceptable and Unconstitutional (Becket Fund)

December 26, 2012, Press ReleaseJustice Sotomayor’s Opinion

December 20, 2012, Press ReleaseHobby Lobby Forced to Ask Supreme Court to Halt Abortion Drug Mandate

December 18, 2012, Press ReleaseD.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Opinion: Victory for Religious Organizations

December 10, 2012, Press ReleaseDC Circuit Court of Appeals: Hearing Set in Wheaton & BAC Appeal, December 14, 2012

December 5, 2012, Press ReleaseCourt Rules in Favor of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York

November 29, 2012, Press ReleaseO’Brien Business Granted Emergency Relief from HHS Mandate in 8th Circuit, HL Seeks Same

November 21, 2012, Press ReleaseHobby Lobby Seeks Emergency Relief from Abortion-Pill Mandate

November 19, 2012, Press ReleasePending December Hearing, Religious Colleges Submit Final Brief to D.C. Circuit

November 19, 2012, Press ReleaseFederal Court: Hobby Lobby Must Violate its Faith and Pay for Abortion-Pills

October 12, 2012, Press Release13 States and 12 Organizations File Amicus Briefs Opposing Mandate in BAC/Wheaton Appeal

October 9, 2012, Press ReleaseEast Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University Sue HHS

October 5, 2012, Press ReleaseAppeal to DC Circuit: Christian Colleges “Suffer Present Harm” 

September 12, 2012, Press ReleaseHobby Lobby Sues Over HHS Mandate

May 21, 2012, Press ReleaseAve Maria Second to Drop Student Health Insurance

May 15, 2012, Press ReleaseFranciscan University First to Drop Student Health Insurance

March 23, 2012, Media AdvisoryBecket Fund co-host Religious Freedom Rallies nation-wide

March 22, 2012Press ReleaseAlabama Joins Becket Fund’s Fight Against Unconstitutional HHS Mandate

March 16, 2012Press ReleaseAdministration Offers new details on “accommodation” and fails to satisfy religious groups (Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)

February 28, 2012, Press ReleaseAdministration seeks to dismiss Becket Fund’s CCU lawsuit

February 28, 2012, Congressional HearingBecket Fund Testifies before full House Judiciary Committee regarding constitutionality of the HHS Mandate

February 28, 2012Press ReleaseObama Administration Takes Another Pass on Defending HHS Mandate

February 23, 2012, Press Release7 states sue over mandate (Nebraska v. HHS)

February 21, 2012Press ReleaseBecket Fund Files on Behalf of Ave Maria University

February 17, 2012, Press ReleaseObama Administration Responds to Becket Fund Lawsuit: “Please Look the Other Way”

February 15, 2012Press Release, Priest for Life Join Fight

February 15, 2012Press ReleaseUNACCEPTABLE: Diverse group of more than 300 academics and religious leaders call Obama’s HHS statement “Unacceptable”

February 15, 2012, HHS RegulationAfter “Compromise,” HHS Mandate Remains unchanged

February 10, 2012Press Release, Obama Administration Offers False “Compromise” on Abortion-Drug Mandate

February 9, 2012Press ReleaseBecket Funds Files Lawsuit for Nun’s TV Network

February 6, 2012, Press Release, White House Makes False Claims about HHS Mandate

January 31, 2012, Press ReleaseSenator Rubio introduces conscience rights bill

January 20, 2012Press ReleaseObama Administration Refuses to Change Abortion-Drug Mandate

December 21, 2011Press ReleaseColorado Christian University First Evangelical University to Fight Abortifacient Mandate

November 10, 2011Press ReleaseBelmont Abbey College Sues Federal Government

August 3, 2011, HHS Regulation, All group health plans must cover “[FDA-]approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures, and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity.” FDA approved contraception includes Plan B (“morning after pill) and ella (“week after pill).


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Cases (in chronological order)

Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius

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Colorado Christian University v. Sebelius

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Eternal Word Television Network v. Sebelius

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Priests for Life v. Sebelius

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Louisiana College v. Sebelius

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Ave Maria v. Sebelius

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Geneva College/Seneca Hardwood v. Sebelius

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Nebraska v. HHS

  • Date Filed: February 23, 2012
  • Law Firm: Nebraska Attorney General
    • Press Contact:
      • Shannon Kingery, Nebraska AG’s Office
      • 402.471.2067
  • State/District:Nebraska, U.S. District Court for the District of Nebraska
  • Type: Seven different states, and 6 other plaintiffs
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Nebraska
    • South Carolina
    • Michigan
    • Texas
    • Florida
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • Sister Mary Catherine
    • Stacy Molai
    • Catholic Social Service
    • Pius X Catholic High School
    • Catholic Mutual Relief Society of America
  • Press Release (February 23, 2011)

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O’Brien v. HHS

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Newland v. Sebelius

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Legatus v. Sebelius

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Archdiocese of Washington v. Sebelius

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Catholic Archdiocese of New York v. Sebelius

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Catholic Diocese of Erie v. Sebelius/Persico

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Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh v. Sebelius/Zubik

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Catholic Diocese of Dallas v. Sebelius

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Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth v. Sebelius

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Franciscan University v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: May 21, 2012
  • Law Firm:Jones Day
    • Press Contact:
      • Dave Petrou, Global Communications Manager
      • 216.586.1443
  • State/District: Ohio, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Type: Catholic educational institutions
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Franciscan University of Steubenville

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Catholic Diocese of Biloxi v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: March 27, 2014
  • Law Firm: Jones Day
    • Press Contact:
      • Dave Petrou, Global Communications Manager
      • 216.586.1443
  • State/District: Mississippi, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi
  • Type: Catholic educational and social service institutions, diocese
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Diocese of Jackson
    • Catholic Charities of Jackson
    • Vicksburg Catholic School
    • St. Joseph’s Catholic School
    • Diocese of Biloxi
    • De l’Epee Deaf Center Inc.
    • Catholic Social & Community Services Inc.
    • Resurrection Catholic School
    • Sacred Heart Catholic School
    • St. Dominic Health Services

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Notre Dame v. Sebelius

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Diocese of Ft. Wayne-South Bend v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: May 21, 2012
  • Law Firm: Jones Day
    • Press Contact:
      • Dave Petrou, Global Communications Manager
      • 216.586.1443
  • State/District: Indiana, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • Type: Catholic social services, media and diocese
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
    • Catholic Charities of Fort Wayne-South Bend
    • St. Anne Home
    • Franciscan Alliance
    • Our Sunday Visitor
    • University of St. Francis

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Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis v. Sebelius

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Catholic Diocese of Joliet v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: May 21, 2012 (Amended adding Catholic Charities of Chicago, July 10, 2012)
  • Law Firm: Jones Day
    • Press Contact:
      • Dave Petrou, Global Communications Manager, Jones Day
      • 216.586.1443
  • State/District: Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Type: Catholic charities and diocese
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:

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Wheaton College v. Sebelius

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Catholic Diocese of Peoria v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: August 9, 2012
  • Law Firm: Jones Day
    • Press Contact:
      • Dave Petrou, Global Communications Manager, Jones Day
      • 216.586.1443
  • Press Contact:
    • Dave Petrou, Global Communications Manager
    • 216.586.1443
  • State/District: Illinois, U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, Peoria Division
  • Type: Catholic diocese
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Diocese of Peoria
  • Press Release:

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Triune Health Group v. Sebelius

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Grace Schools v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: August 23, 2012
  • Law Firm: Alliance Defending Freedom
    • Press Contact: ADF Media Department
      • 480.444.0020
  • State/District: Indiana, US District Court – Northern District of Indiana
  • Type: Evangelical Christian Colleges
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Grace College and Seminary
    • Biola University
  • Press Release (August 23, 2012)

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Catholic Diocese of Nashville v. Sebelius

  • Plaintiffs:
    • Catholic Diocese of Nashville
    • Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc.
    • Camp Marymount, Inc.
    • Mary, Queen of Angels, Inc.
    • St. Mary Villa, Inc.
    • Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation
    • Aquinas College
  • Press Release:

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Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

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College of the Ozarks v. Sebelius

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Tonn and Blank Construction v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: September 20, 2012
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana for the Fort Wayne Division
  • Type: For-Profit Business
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Tonn and Blank Construction, LLC

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Tyndale House v. Sebelius

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: October 5, 2012
  • Law Firm: Jones Day
    • Press Contact:
      • Dave Petrou, Global Communications Manager
      • 216.586.1443
  • State/District: Georgia, US District Court
  • Type: Catholic Diocese/Charities
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs
    • The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta
    • Christ the King Catholic School
    • Catholic Charities of Atlanta
    • The Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah
    • The Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory and his successors
    • The Most Reverend John Hartmayer
  • Press Releases:

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Autocam Corp. v. Sebelius

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Korte & Luitjohan Contractors v. Sebelius

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East Texas Baptist University & Houston Baptist University v. Sebelius

Date Filed: August 6, 2013

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Griesedieck (American Pulverizer) v. Sebelius

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: October 19, 2012
  • Law Firm: Jones Day
    • Press Contact:
      • Dave Petrou, Global Communications Manager
      • 216.586.1443
  • State/District: Florida, US District Court of the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division
  • Type: Catholic Diocese/Charities
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs
    • The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Miami
    • Catholic Health Services, Inc.
    • Catholic Hospice, Inc.

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Grote Industries v. Sebelius

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Criswell College v. Sebelius

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Annex Medical v. Sebelius

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Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius

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Domino’s Farms Corporation v. Sebelius

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CNS Ministries/Sharpe Holdings, Inc. v. Sebelius

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Infrastructure Alternatives v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: January 10, 2013
  • Law Firm: Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones PLC
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division
  • Type: For-Profit Business
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Infrastructure Alternatives, Inc.
    • William J. Cretens
    • Dana Trierweiler

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Sioux Chief Manufacturing v. Sebelius

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Gilardi v. Sebelius

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Briscoe v. Sebelius

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American Mfg./Hall v. Sebelius

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Lindsay v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: February 14, 2013
  • Law Firm: ACLJ
    • Press Contact:
      • Gene Kapp, Media Director, (757) 226 – 2749
    • Main line: 1.757.226.2489
  • State/District: Missouri, US District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
  • Type: For-Profit Business
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • William C. Lindsay
    • Lindsay, Rappaport & Postel, LLC
  • Press Release (March 20, 2013)

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American Family Association v. Sebelius

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Armstrong v. Sebelius

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Beckwith v. Sebelius

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Bick Holdings, Inc. v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: March 13, 2013
  • Law Firm: ACLJ
    • Press Contact: Gene Kapp, Media Director, (757) 226 – 2749
    • Main Line: (757) 226.2489
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern Division
  • Type: For-Profit Business
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Bick Holdings, Inc.
    • Bick Group, Inc.
    • Mary Frances Callahan
    • Mary Clare Bick
    • James Patrick Bick, Jr.
    • William Joseph Bick
    • Mary Patricia Davies
    • Joseph John Bick
    • Francis Xavier Bick
    • Mary Margaret Jonz
    • Mary Sarah Alexander

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Eden Foods v. Sebelius

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Mersino Management Co. v. Sebelius

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Hart Electric, LLC v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: March 26, 2013
  • Law Firm: ACLJ
    • Press Contact: Gene Kapp, Media Director, (757) 226 – 2749
    • Main Line: (757) 226.2489
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division
  • Type: For-Profit Business
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Milton Fred Hartenbower
    • Catherine A. Hartenbower
    • Hart Electric, LLC
    • Hart Cable, LLC d/b/a H.I. Hart, LLC

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MK Chambers Co. v. Sebelius

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Johnson Welded Products, Inc. v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: April 30, 2013
  • Law Firm: American Freedom Law Center
    • Press Contact: (855) 835-AFLC (2352)
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Type: For-Profit Business
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Johnson Welded Products, Inc.
    • Lilli Johnson

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M&N Plastics, Inc. v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: May 8, 2013
  • Law Firm: Thomas More Law Center
    • Press Contact: 734.827.2001
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Type: For-Profit Business
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • M&N Plastics, Inc.
    • Terrence Nagle, Jr.
    • Christopher Nagle
    • James Nagle
    • John Martin Nagle
  • Press Release (May 8, 2013)

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SMA, LLC v. Sebelius

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Holland v. Sebelius

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The QC Group, Inc. v. Sebelius

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Ozinga v. Sebelius

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Willis & Willis, PLC v. Sebelius

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Trijicon, Inc. v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: August 5, 2013
  • Law Firm: Alliance Defending Freedom
    • Press Contact: ADF Media Department
      • 480.444.0020
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Type: For-Profit Business
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Trijicon, Inc.
    • Stephen Bindon
    • Michael Bindon
    • Mark Bindon
    • Sharon Lycos
    • Timothy Bindon
    • Bethanne Falkowski
  • Press Release (August 9, 2013)

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Wieland v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: August 14, 2013
  • Law Firm: Ottsen, Leggat and Belz, L.C. and Thomas More Society
    • Press Contact: 734.827.2001
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri
  • Type: Individuals
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Paul Joseph Wieland
    • Teresa Jane Wieland

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Mersino Dewatering v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: September 3, 2013
  • Law Firm: Thomas More Law Center
    • Press Contact: 734.827.2001
  • State/District: United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Type: For-Profit Business
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Mersino Dewatering, Inc.
    • Rodney Mersino, Jr.

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Barron Industries, Inc. v. Sebelius

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Midwest Fastener Corp. v. Sebelius

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Liberty University v. LEW

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South Nazarene University v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed:September 20, 2013
  • Law Firm: Alliance Defending Freedom
    • Press Contact:
      • ADF Media Department
      • 480.444.0020
  • State/District: U.S. DistrictCourt for the Western District of Oklahoma
  • Type: Nonprofit; Non-denominational Christian universities
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Southern Nazarene University
    • Oklahoma Wesleyan University
    • Oklahoma Baptist University
    • Mid-America Christian University

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Little Sisters of the Poor v. Sebelius

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Feltl and Company v. Sebelius

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Randy Reed Automotive v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: October 8, 2013
  • Law Firm: Alliance Defending Freedom
    • Press Contact:
      • ADF Media Department
      • 480.444.0020
  • Type: For-profit automotive company
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Randy Reed Automotive, Inc.
    • Randy Reed Buick GMC, Inc.
    • Randy Reed Chevrolet, LLC
    • Randy Reed Nissan, LLC
    • Randy Reed, Individual

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GuideStone/Reaching Souls v. Sebelius

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The C.W. Zumbiel Co. v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: October 22, 2013
  • Law Firm: American Center for Law & Justice
  • Type: For-profit company
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • C.W. Zumbiel Co.
    • Robert W. Zumbiel
    • Thomas J. Zumbiel

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Dordt College/Cornerstone University v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: October 23, 2013
  • Law Firm: Alliance Defending Freedom
    • Press Contact:
      • ADF Media Department
      • 480.444.0020
  • Type: Nonprofit; Christian liberal arts colleges
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Cornerstone University
    • Dordt College
  • Press Releases:

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Williams v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: October 30, 2013
  • Law Firm: Thomas More Law Center
    • Press Contact: 734.827.2001
  • Type: For-profit company
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Joseph A. Williams III
    • Joseph A. Williams IV
    • Mark A. Williams
    • Electrolock Incorporated
    • Stone River Management Co.
    • Dunstone Co.

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Right to Life Michigan v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: November 4, 2013
  • Law Firm: Rizik & Rizik
    • Contact: 810-953-6000
  • Type: Nonprofit corporation
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Right to Life Michigan

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Ave Maria School of Law v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: November 12, 2013
  • Law Firm: Alliance Defending Freedom
    • Press Contact:
      • ADF Media Department
      • 480.444.0020
  • Type: Non-profit corporation, Catholic law school
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Fort Myers Division
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs: Ave Maria School of Law

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Michigan Catholic Conference v. Sebelius

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Doboszenski v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: November 14, 2013
  • Law Firm: Morhman & Kaardal
  • Type: For-profit business
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Doboszenski & Sons, Inc.
    • Douglas Doboszenski

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Stewart v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: November 27, 2013
  • Law Firm: Garza, Regan, & Associates
  • Type: For-profit architect, design and construction service firm
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the  District of Columbia
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • John F. Stewart
    • Encompass Develop, Design, and Construct, LLC

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Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) v. Sebelius

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Catholic Diocese of Beaumont/Greensburg v. Sebelius

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Dobson v. Sebelius

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Ave Maria Foundation

  • Date Filed: December 20, 2013
  • Law Firm: Thomas More Law Center
    • Press Contact:
      • Erin Mersion, Esq 734.827.2001
  • Type: Nonprofit Christian organizations
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Ave Maria Foundation
    • Ave Maria Communications
    • Domino’s Farms Petting Fram
    • Rhondora J. Donahue Academy, Inc
    • Thomas More Law Center
  • Press Releases:

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Hastings Automotive v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: January 29, 2014
  • Law Firm: Liberty Institute
  • State/District: United States District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Type: For-Profit automative dealerships
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Hastings Automotive, Inc.
    • Hastings Chrysler Center
    • Douglas W. Erickson

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Roman Catholic Diocese of Cheyenne

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Catholic Benefits Association v. Sebelius

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Stinson Electric v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: March 26, 2014
  • Type: For-profit company
  • Law Firm: Mohrman, Kaardal, & Erickson, PA
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
  • Legal Documents:
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Stinson Electric, Inc.
    • Paul Archambault
    • Patricia Archambault
    • Robert Archambault

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 Union University v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: April 4, 2014
  • Type: Nonprofit; Southern Baptist University
  • Law Firm: Rainey, Kizer, Reviere & Bell, PLC
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennesee
  • Legal Documents:

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Catholic Diocese of Greensburg v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: May 27, 2014
  • Type: Catholic Diocese
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Catholic Charities and the Diocese of Greenburg
    • Most Reverend Lawrence E. Brandt, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg
    • The Roman Catholic Dicoese of Greensburg
    • St. John the Evangelist Regional Catholic School
  • Law Firm: Jones Day
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
  • Legal Documents:

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Media Research Center v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: May 27, 2014
  • Type: Non-profit organization
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Media Research Center
  • Law Firm: LeClairRyan
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Legal Documents:

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Archdiocese of Philadelphia v. Sebelius

  • Date Filed: June 2, 2014
  • Type: Catholic archdiocese and non-profit organizations
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia
    • Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
    • St. John’s Orphan Asylum
    • St. Edmond’s Home for Crippled Children
    • Don Guanella Village of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia
    • Divine Providence Village
    • The Philadelphia Protectory for Boys
    • Catholic Community Services, Inc.
    • Nutritional Development Services, Inc.
    • Catholic Health Care Services – Supportive Independent Living
    • St. Monica Manor
    • St. John Neumann Nursing Home
    • Immaculate Mary Home
    • St. Francis Country House
    • St. Martha Nursing Home
    • St. Mary Manor
    • St. John Vianney Center
    • Catholic Clinical Consultants
  • Law Firm: Conrad O’Brien
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Legal Documents:

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March for Life v. Burwell

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Valley Forge Christian College v. Burwell

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Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc.

  • Date Filed: October 3, 2014
  • Law Firm and Media Contact: Liberty Institute
    • Gregg Wooding
      • 972.941.4453
      • gwooding@libertyinstitute.org
  • Type: Nonprofits; Religious ministries and retirement community
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Christian and Missionary Alliance Foundation, Inc.
    • Shell Point Retirement Community
    • The Alliance Community for Retirement Living, Inc.
    • The Alliance Home of Carlisle, Pennsylvania
    • Chapel Pointe at Carlisle
    • Town and County Manor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance
    • Simpson University
    • Crown College
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Legal Documents:

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Insight for Living Ministries v. Burwell

  • Date Filed: October 22, 2014
  • Law Firm and Media Contact: Jeff Mateer, General Counsel of Liberty Institute.
    • Phone: 972.941.4444
    • BreakingNews@libertyinstitute.org
  • Type: Nonprofit; Bible-teaching radio ministry
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Insight for Living Ministries
  • Law Firm: Liberty Institute
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Legal Documents:

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Association of Christian Schools International v. Burwell

  • Date Filed: October 31, 2014
  • Media Contact: Alliance Defending Freedom
    • Press Contact:
      • ADF Media Department
      • 480.444.0020
  • Type: Nonprofit; religious schools and non-profits
  • Plaintiffs:
    • Association of Christian Schools International
    • Samaritan Ministries International
    • Taylor University
    • Indiana Wesleyan University
    • Asbury Theologoical Seminary
    • Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Law Firm: Alliance Defending Freedom
  • State/District: U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Legal Documents:

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