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1 National Urban League v. Ross
5:20-cv-05799 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/18/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Commerce
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0056
Coding Complete
On August 18, 2020, a coalition of cities, counties, Indian tribes, advocacy organizations, and individuals represented by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, the Brennan Center for Justice, and the law firm Latham & Watkins LLP sued the U.S. Department of Commerce (“Department”), the Department Secretary, the U.S. Census Bureau (“ ... [view]
2 Scholl v. Mnuchin
4:20-cv-05309-PJH (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 08/01/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States of America
Criminal Justice (Other)
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0058
Coding Complete
Two incarcerated plaintiffs brought this class-action lawsuit seeking to obtain the benefits provided under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economics Security (CARES) Act. The plaintiffs sought to represent a class all people incarcerated in the United States between March 27, 2020 until August 1, 2020 (the date the complaint was filed) who was ... [view]
3 California v. Trump
3:20-cv-05169-EMC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
Donald J. Trump
President of the United States
Election/Voting Rights
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
IM-CA-0169
Coding Complete
In March 2018, Secretary Ross and the Department of Commerce announced that a citizenship question would be added to the 2020 Census, because of a request from the Department of Justice for data to enforce the Voting Rights Act. A number of lawsuits followed, culminating in the Supreme Court affirming that the asserted reason for including the ... [view]
4 New York v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1:20-cv-05583 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/20/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0038
Coding Complete
This case is about the legality of the June 19, 2020 rule issued under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (the Act). On July 20, 2020, twenty-two states and the District of Columbia (States) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The states sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human ... [view]
5 Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth (BAGLY) v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1:20-cv-11297 (D. Mass.)
Filed 07/09/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Health and Human Services
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MA-0013
Washington, DC
Coding Complete
This case is about a regulation promulgated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) affecting protections against discrimination in healthcare on the basis of sex, which were created by the Affordable Care Act. In 2010, Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to increase the number of Americans with health insurance ... [view]
6 Michigan v. Devos
3:20-cv-04478-SK (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/07/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of United States Department of Education
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0057
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is an action filed in response to the CARES Act and an interim final rule from the Department of Education regarding how funds could be distributed between private and public schools. The court granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting enforcement of the interim final rule on August 26, 2020. On November 9, the court ... [view]
7 Whitman-Walker Health v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
1:20-cv-01630 (D.D.C.)
Filed 06/22/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-DC-0013
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
This is a case about the Trump Administration's limits on LGBTQ protections under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (42 U.S.C. § 18116). On June 22, 2020, a group of LGBTQ-focused private healthcare providers, organizations providing community services, health professional associations, and individual providers filed this lawsuit in ... [view]
8 Washington v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
2:20-cv-01105 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 06/19/2020 - Closed 2020
United States Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-WA-0008
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This case concerns the legality of the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) June 19th, 2020 implementation of a rule under Section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (commonly known as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare), that (1) removed “sexual orientation, sex stereotyping, and gender identity� ... [view]
9 Defy Ventures v. Small Business Administration
1:20-cv-01838-CCB (D. Md.)
Filed 06/16/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States Small Business Administration
Criminal Justice (Other)
Public Benefits / Government Services
CJ-MD-0006
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a case challenging the legality of the Small Business Administration's decision to exclude small business owners from parts of the CARES Act, passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On July 21, the court granted a preliminary injunction extending the deadline to apply for a loan for the named plaintiffs.
In ... [view]
10 Does v. Trump
2:20-cv-00704 (E.D. Wis.)
Filed 05/08/2020 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-WI-0004
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a putative class-action complaint filed on May 8 challenging the requirement for a social insurance number to qualify for the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) stimulus checks. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief, as well as a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) enjoining the SSN ... [view]
11 Doe v. Trump
8:20-cv-00858 (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/06/2020 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0055
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed on May 6 against the U.S. government to challenge the Exclusion Provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief as well as a temporary restraining order prohibiting the defendants from enforcing the Exclusion ... [view]
12 R.V. v. Mnuchin
8:20-cv-01148-PWG (D. Md.)
Filed 05/05/2020 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of the Treasury
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MD-0007
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a putative class action complaint filed by seven children and their parents against the Secretary of the Treasury and the United States, challenging the social security number (SSN) requirement of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief ... [view]
13 Wilkes v. Lamont
3:20-cv-00594 (D. Conn.)
Filed 04/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Public Benefits / Government Services
ID-CT-0007
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This class-action injunctive and habeas case against the State of Connecticut sought release and improved conditions at two inpatient psychiatric facilities. The plaintiffs sought a preliminary injunction for improved conditions on June 8, and the defendants moved to dismiss the case on June 11. The plaintiffs withdrew their ... [view]
14 Amador v. Mnuchin
1:20-cv-01102 (D. Md.)
Filed 04/28/2020 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of the Treasury
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MD-0009
Washington, D.C.
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This action was filed on April 28, 2020 by sixteen individuals with undocumented spouses alleging violations of the First and Fifth Amendment within the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Plaintiffs sought an injunction that would allow them to receive recovery payments and a declaration that the ... [view]
15 Women's Health Center of West Virginia v. Morrisey
2:20-cv-00293 (S.D. W. Va.)
Filed 04/24/2020 - Closed 2020
West Virginia
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-WV-0005
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On March 31, 2020, the Women’s Health Center of West Virginia and its patients brought this suit against West Virginia to enjoin the state enforcing the Governor's Executive Order which prevents people from obtaining abortion care during COVID-19. The plaintiffs sought preliminary injunction and a temporary restraining order ... [view]
16 Doe v. Trump
1:20-CV-02531 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 04/24/2020 - Case Ongoing
President of the United States
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-IL-0014
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed on April 24 against the U.S. government to challenge the Exclusion Provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief as well as a temporary restraining order (TRO). On July 7 and October 9, the defendants filed ... [view]
17 New York v. United States Department of Labor
1:20-cv-03020 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/14/2020 - Closed 2020
Department of Labor
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0035
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 14, 2020, the State of New York filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to challenge Department of Labor regulations interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, the state alleged that the rule conflicted with the plain ... [view]
18 Planned Parenthood Center for Choice v. Abbott
1:20-cv-00323 (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 03/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of Texas
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-TX-0016
Coding Complete
COVID-19 summary: On March 25, 2020, Planned Parenthood filed this suit challenging Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's interpretation of Governor Greg Abbott’s Executive Order. The Attorney General singled out abortion providers and suggested that he believed the provision of nonemergency abortions would violate the Executive Order. On March 30, ... [view]
19 Family Equality v. Azar
Case 1:20-cv-02403 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States
Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0034
Coding Complete
On March 19, 2020, Family Equality, True Colors United, and Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs sued the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Administrative Procedure Act, challenging the Notice of Nonenforcement ... [view]
20 Jennings v. Wolf
3:20-cv-00148-MEM (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 01/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Pennsylvania
Mental Health (Facility)
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-PA-0022
Coding Complete
This case, filed January 29, 2020, objected to the closure of two Pennsylvania intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) (the Polk Center and the White Haven Center) and the rights of the individuals residing in those facilities. It is what some describe as a "reverse-Olmstead" lawsuit. (See Olmstead v ... [view]
21 Disability Rights California v. County of Alameda
5:20-cv-05256 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
DR-CA-0061
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
22 NAACP v. USPS
1:20-cv-02295 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-DC-0014
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
23 Washington v. Devos
2:20-cv-01119-BJR (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-WA-0009
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
24 Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation v. Mnuchin
1:20-cv-01002-APM (D.D.C.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-DC-0016
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
25 Does v. Trump
3:20-cv-00430-jdp (W.D. Wis.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
Acting Secretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-WI-0005
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is a class action filed on May 6 against the U.S. government to challenge the Exclusion Provision of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The plaintiff sought declaratory and injunctive relief as well as a TRO prohibiting the defendants from enforcing the Exclusion Provision. On June 12, the ... [view]
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