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Case Name Randy Reed Automotive v. Sebelius FA-MO-0010
Docket / Court 5:13-cv-06117 ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Speech and Religious Freedom
Special Collection Contraception Insurance Mandate
Case Summary
On October 8, 2013, a for-profit corporation filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri under the First Amendment, Fifth Amendment Due Process Clause, Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the Administrative Procedure Act against the U.S. Department of ... read more >
On October 8, 2013, a for-profit corporation filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri under the First Amendment, Fifth Amendment Due Process Clause, Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and the Administrative Procedure Act against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The plaintiff believes the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employee health plans provide coverage of contraception violates the business owner's religious freedom. The plaintiff, represented by Alliance Defending Freedom, asked the court to rule that the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) contraception insurance mandate is unconstitutional. Specifically, the plaintiff asked for both a preliminary and permanent injunction keeping the government from enforcing the contraception insurance mandate against them.

On November 15, 2013, the plaintiff filed an unopposed motion for preliminary injunction and the defendant filed an unopposed motion to stay proceedings until the conclusion of two similar 8th Circuit cases, O'Brien v. U.S. Dep't of Health and Human Services and Annex Medical, Inc. v. Sebelius . On December 3, 2013, U.S. District Court (Judge Ortrie D. Smith) granted plaintiff's unopposed motion for preliminary injunction and stayed the case until the Supreme Court issues a decision in
Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and
Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius.

As of May 4, 2014 the case is ongoing.

Mallory Jones - 03/15/2014


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Establishment Clause
Free Exercise Clause
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Preliminary relief granted
Defendant-type
Hospital/Health Department
Discrimination-basis
Religion discrimination
General
Contraception
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Non-government for profit
Causes of Action Administrative Procedure Act, 5 U.S.C. ยงยง 551 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Religious Freedom Rest. Act/Religious Land Use and Inst. Persons Act (RFRA/RLUIPA)
Defendant(s) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
U.S. Department of Labor
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Plaintiff Description A for-profit corporation that believes the ACA's insurance contraception mandate violates the owner's religious freedom.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement None on record
Order Duration 2013 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Case Listing FA-OK-0001 : Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius (W.D. Okla.)
FA-PA-0007 : Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius (E.D. Pa.)
Docket(s)
5:13−cv−06117 (W.D. Mo.) 12/03/2013
FA-MO-0010-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Verified Complaint 10/08/2013
FA-MO-0010-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Preliminary Injunction 11/15/2013
FA-MO-0010-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendants' unopposed motion to stay proceedings and notice of non-opposition to Plaintiffs' motion for Preliminary Injunction 11/15/2013
FA-MO-0010-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting (1) Motion for Preliminary Injunction and (2) Motion to stay Proceedings 12/03/2013 (W.D. Mo.)
FA-MO-0010-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Smith, Ortrie D. (W.D. Mo.)
FA-MO-0010-0004 | FA-MO-0010-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Schowengerdt, Dale (Arizona)
FA-MO-0010-0001 | FA-MO-0010-0002 | FA-MO-0010-9000
Smith, Kevin M (Tennessee)
FA-MO-0010-0001 | FA-MO-0010-0002 | FA-MO-0010-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bennett, Michelle Renee (District of Columbia)
FA-MO-0010-0003 | FA-MO-0010-9000
Delery, Stuart F. (District of Columbia)
FA-MO-0010-0003
Ricketts, Jennifer (District of Columbia)
FA-MO-0010-0003
Other Lawyers None on record

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