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1 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 In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 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]
3 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.
This lawsuit arose out ... [view]
4 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 In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
5 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
Coding Complete
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]
6 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]
7 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]
8 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 TRO prohibiting the defendants from enforcing the Exclusion Provision. On July 8, the ... [view]
9 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]
10 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]
11 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 In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
12 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]
13 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, the defendants filed a motion to dismiss ... [view]
14 New York v. United States Department of Labor
1:20-cv-03020 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
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]
15 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]
16 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]
17 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]
18 California v. Trump
3:20-cv-05169-EMC (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Election/Voting Rights
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
IM-CA-0169
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
19 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]
20 National Urban League v. Ross
5:20-cv-05799 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0056
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
21 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]
22 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]
23 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]
24 Young v. Azar
1:19-cv-03526 (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/22/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-DC-0010
Coding Complete
This case is one of several federal cases challenging the Trump Administration’s ongoing attempts to reduce Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case arose from federal and state efforts to limit the ACA’s Medicaid expansion. Medicaid, established under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, requires states to cover ... [view]
25 Doe v. Trump
3:19-cv-01743-SB (D. Or.)
Filed 10/30/2019 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
IM-OR-0009
Coding Complete
On October 30, 2019, seven individual plaintiffs and Latino Network filed this putative class-action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, challenging President Trump’s October 4, 2019 “Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System” ... [view]
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