Miscellaneous ACA Litigation

Cases: Texas v. U.S. (Medicaid managed care plan fees); American Hospital Ass’n v. Azar (hospital price disclosure); Nevada v. U.S. (FLSA, nationwide injunction); Northern Arapaho (tribal employers) (closed: see closed cases); Marin v. Dave & Buster’s (limiting employees’ hours) (closed: see closed cases); two other miscellaneous cases.  I have moved two dialysis cases to the new “Dialysis” page.  Also, I”ve added some references to the D.C./Bread for the City SNAP case.  Finally, there’s the just-filed COVID-19 case against HHS and the CDC.

 

THE TEXAS V. U.S. MEDICAID MANAGED CARE PLAN FEES CASES

Texas v. U.S., No. 7:15-cv-151 (N.D. Tex.)

Texas v. U.S., No. 7:15-cv-151 (N.D. Tex.), Memorandum Opinion and Order (August 4, 2016)

177110056253

 

Government request for extension of time, 1/26/17

Texas v US SJ response xt-1

Government request for extension of time, 5/4/17

Texas v US SJ xt 5 4 17

Plaintiffs’ opposition to extension, 5/5/17

Order for extension, 5/16/17

 

 

Government SJ op/cross motion, 6/5/17

texas v us sj response ms x mo

Plaintiffs’ SJ reply/op, 6/23/17

TX KS LA sj reply

Government SJ reply, 7/13/17

us x mo sj reply

Order re oral argument, 9/29/17

OA continuance motion, 10/2/17

OA continuance mo

OA rescheduling order, 10/2/17

OA rescheduling order

OA renewed continuance motion, 10/3/17

OA renewed continuance mo

 

10/05/2017 80 ELECTRONIC ORDER granting 79 Motion to Continue. Motion Hearing set for 10/25/2017 09:00 AM in US Courthouse, Courtroom 2nd Floor, 501 W. 10th St. Fort Worth, TX 76102-3673 before Judge Reed C. O’Connor. (Ordered by Judge Reed C. O’Connor on 10/5/2017) (chmb) (Entered: 10/05/2017)

Supplemental briefing order, 11/1/2017

Texas v. US addl briefing order

Plaintiffs’ supplemental brief, 11/13/2017

Gov’t supplemental brief, 11/22/2017

Plaintiffs’ supplemental SJ brief, 11/27/2017

17.11.27 Texas v US pltf supp sj br

Summary judgment opinion, 3/5/2018

 

 

Order requesting status report, 3/7/2018

177111379933

 

Joint status report, 3/14/2018

texas 1 joint status report 3 14 18
Order, 3/15/2018

Order 3 15

US notice of interlocutory appeal, 5/3/2018

Fifth Circuit # 18-10545

 

District court question re final judgment, 5/15/2018

Texas notice of interlocutory cross [?] appeal, 5/17/2018

Texas motion for entry of final judgment/reconsideration, 5/21/2018

Appendix

US response, 6/11/2018

Joint motion to hold appeal in abeyance, 6/14/2018

Joint mo to hold appeal in abeyance

Clerk’s stay order, 6/15/2018

5C stay order

Texas reply supporting reconsideration, 6/25/2018

Texas v US recon reply

Fifth Circuit status report, 8/14/2018

Order (on reconsideration), 8/21/2018

US request for stay, 8/24/2018

Texas v. US Medicaid US mo to delay final judgment

Plaintiffs’ opposition to stay, 9/7/2018

plaintiffs’ op to stay

Plaintiffs’ motion for leave to file second amended complaint, with expediting paperwork, 9/7/2018

second amended complaint, with motion for leave to file

motion for expediting second amended complaint
Order setting deadlines, 9/7/2018

order setting deadlines

US opposition to second amended complaint, 9/12/2018

Texas v US op to amended complaint

Texas reply supporting second amended complaint, 9/13/2018

Texas v US amended complaint reply

Fifth Circuit status report, 9/14/2018

Texas Kansas Louisiana status report 9 14 18

Order denying second amended complaint, 9/20/2018

US reply supporting stay, 9/21/2018

10/17/2018 117 ORDER: Before the Court are Defendants’ Motion to Stay Issuance of Final Judgment (ECF No. 101 ), filed August 24, 2018; Plaintiffs’ Response and Objection (ECF No. 104 ), filed September 7, 2018; and Defendants’ Reply (ECF No. 114 ), filed September 21, 2018. The Court sets this matter for a hearing on Monday, October 29, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. in the Second Floor Courtroom of the Eldon B. Mahon United States Courthouse, located at 501 W. 10th Street, Fort Worth, Texas. (Ordered by Judge Reed C. O’Connor on 10/17/2018) (skg) (Entered: 10/17/2018)
States’ notice of interlocutory appeal, 10/19/2018
10/29/2018 119 ELECTRONIC Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Reed C. O’Connor: Motion Hearing held on 10/29/2018 re 101 Motion to Stay, filed by United States Internal Revenue Service, Don J. Wright, M.D., United States Department of Health & Human Services, United States of America, David J Kautter. Parties to file a status report within THIRTY (30) days. Attorney Appearances: Plaintiff – David Hacker, Randall Miller; Defense – Michelle Bennett. (Court Reporter: Denver Roden) (No exhibits) Time in Court – :20. (chmb) (Entered: 10/29/2018)
Fifth Circuit status report, 11/14/2018
Proposal for protective order, 11/19/2018
Fifth Circuit status report, 12/14/2018
Fifth Circuit status report, 4/25/2019
Texas v. U.S., No. 4:18-cv-779 (N.D. Tex.)
Complaint, 9/20/2018
Notice of related case, 9/20/2018
TRO memo, 9/21/2018
TRO appendix, 9/21/2018
Transfer order, 9/21/2018
TRO deadlines order, 9/22/2018

Texas Kansas Louisiana 2 TRO deadlines order

US op to TRO, 9/26/2018

Texas Kansas Louisiana 2 US tro op

Plaintiff states’ TRO reply, 9/27/2018

Texas Kansas Louisiana 2 TRO reply

TRO denied as moot, 10/17/2018

Texas v US Medicaid 2 TRO mootness denial

Joint motion for stay of case 2, 11/14/2018

Case 2 joint motion for stay

Joint status report, 11/28/2018

TX KS LA joint status report 11 28 18

Order for stay while parties try to settle damages amount, 12/4/2018

177112019877

Case 2 stay order, 12/6/2018

Texas Kansas Louisiana 2 stay

Request for status conference, 12/11/2018

Consent motion for stay, 1/8/2019

texas kansas louisiana consent motion for stay

Plaintiffs’ status report, 1/9/2019

texas kansas louisiana pltf status report 1 9 19

Stay order, 1/14/2019

texas kansas louisiana stay order 1 14 19

Fifth Circuit status report, 1/14/2019

texas kansas louisiana status 1 14 19

Notice of restoration of appropriations, 1/28/2019

Texas Kansas Louisiana notice of restoration 1 28 19

Joint status report, 2/1/2019

Texas Kansas Louisiana joint status 2 1 19

Fifth Circuit status report, 2/13/2019

5C status report 2 13 19

Case 2 joint status report, 2/19/2019

Case 2 status report 2 19 19

Case 1 joint status report, 3/1/2019

TKL joint status report 3 1 19

Order setting hearing for 3/6, 3/1/2019

TKL OA order

Scheduling order, 3/7/2019

TKL scheduling order

Fifth Circuit status report, 3/26/2019

5C TKL status report 3 26 19

Administrative closure, 3/28/2019

TKL admin closure

Case 2 Wisconsin unopposed motion to dismiss itself, 5/15/2019

TKL 2 wisconsin dism mo

Case 2 status report, 5/20/2019

TKL 2 status 5 20 19

Case 2 order dismissing out Wisconsin, 5/24/2019

Order dismissing Wisconsin

Fifth Circuit status report, 5/28/2019

Document 34

Joint pretrial order, 5/29/2019

TKL joint pretrial

Order cancelling trial, 5/30/2019

TKL order cancelling trial

Joint status report, 6/7/2019

TKL joint status report 6 7 19

Order scheduling further briefing on interest, 6/7/2019

TKL scheduling order 6 7 19

Supplemental joint status report, 6/19/2019

TKL supp joint status 6 19 19

Motion for prejudgment interest, 6/19/2019

TKL states motion for interest

Fifth Circuit status report, 6/[27]/2019

Document 51

US opposition to pre and post judgment interest, 7/1/2019

TKL US op to interest

States’ reply, 7/12/2019

TKL interest reply

Order denying motion for interest, 7/19/2019

Order denying motion for interest

Proposed final judgment, 7/29/2019

proposed final judgment

Proposed briefing schedule on motion to stay execution of judgment, 7/29/2019

proposed briefing schedule on motion to stay execution

Fifth Circuit joint status report, 7/29/2019

5C TKL status report 7 29 19

Briefing schedule order, 7/30/2019

TKL stay execution briefing schedule

Final judgment, 7/30/2019

TKL final judgment 7 30 19

Stay order, 7/30/2019

TKL stay order

US motion to stay execution, 8/12/2019

US motion to stay execution

Case 2 status report, 8/19/2019

TKL 2 status 8 19 19

Fifth Circuit joint status report, 8/28/2019

Document 72

Plaintiffs’ opposition to staying execution of judgment, September 3, 2019

TKL pltf op to staying enforcement of judgment

US reply supporting stay, September 17, 2019

TKL US execution stay reply

US notice of appeal, September 26, 2019

TKL US notice of appeal 9 26 19

Fifth Circuit joint status report, 9/27/19

5C TKL status report 9 27 19

Notice of cross-appeal, 9/30/19

TKL cross appeal

Fifth Circuit joint status report, 10/4/19

5C joint status report 10 4 19

Fifth Circuit ‘briefing resumed’ notice, 10/11/19

5C briefing resumed notice

US opening brief, 11/20/19

5C US appellant brief

Joint motion for briefing schedule, 11/21/19

5C joint mo for briefing schedule

Medicaid Health Plans of America amicus, 11/27/19

5C Medicaid Health Plans of America amicus

AHIP amicus, 11/27/19

5C AHIP amicus

Plaintiffs’ appellee brief, 1/29/20

5C appellees brief

Wisconsin letter brief, 1/29/20

5C Wisconsin partial adoption of appellee brief

US reply/response brief, 2/28/20

5C US response reply brief

Texas Kansas Louisiana reply brief, 3/20/20

5C pltf xap reply

Wisconsin notice/motion re nonparticipation in oral argument, 4/27/20

5C Wis notice nonparticip oa

Texas additional authority (3 Supreme Court cases), 6/30/2020

5C Texas addl authority 6 30 20

US response to additional authority, 7/2/2020

5C US addl auth resp

Opinion, 7/31/2020

5C TKL opinion

Case 2 joint status report, 8/17/2020

TKL 2 status 8 17 20

Case 2 status report order, 8/18/2020

TKL 2 status order 8 18 20

Texas petition for rehearing en banc, 9/14/2020

5C TKL pet rheb

Order for response, 10/5/2020

5C request for rheb response

Unopposed US request for extension to file response, 10/6/2020

5C unop us rheb response xt

Order setting response deadline at 11 16, 10/7/2020

5C order xt rheb op

Joint status report in second case, 10/14/2020

TKL2 joint status 10 14 20

US opposition to petition for rehearing en banc, 11/9/2020

5C US rheb op

Unopposed motion to file reply/reply, 11/13/2020

5C rheb reply

US opposition to motion to file reply, 11/14/2020

5C US op rheb reply

 

[Not filed in Texas v. U.S.: American Academy of Actuaries statement, March 13, 2018]

US District Court Decision Mischaracterizes Role of ASB

[IRS information on 2017, 2018, and 2019 HIPFs]
IRS moratorium info

US Supreme Court opinion on equitable disgorgement, Liu v. SEC, No. 18-1501 (June 22, 2020)

031920zr_d1o3 6 22 20

 

THE HOSPITAL PRICE DISCLOSURE CASE

American Hospital Association v. Azar, No. 1:19-cv-3619 (D. D.C.)

Complaint, 12/4/19

hospital-groups-lawsuit-over-illegal-rule-mandating-public-disclosure-individually-negotiated-rates-12-4-19.pdf

Motion and memorandum in support of summary judgment, with proposed order, 12/9/19

6328024-0–2801

6328024-1–29953

6328024-9–3285

Declaration (American Hospital Ass’n)

6328024-2–31888

Declaration (Ass’n of American Medical Colleges)

6328024-3–32660

Declaration (Nat’l Ass’n of Children’s Hospitals)

6328024-4–557

Declaration (Federation of American Hospitals)

6328024-5–914

Declaration (Bothwell Regional Health Center)

6328024-6–1298

Declaration (Memorial Community)

6328024-7–1945

Declaration (Providence)

6328024-8–2311

US summary judgment opposition/cross motion, Feb. 4, 2020

6405343-0–28631

Patients Rights Advocate amicus, Feb. 13, 2020

merged_97927_-1-1581623490

37 State Hospital Associations amicus, Feb. 28, 2020

merged_52121_-1-1582999303

Chamber of Commerce of the US amicus, Feb. 28, 2020

merged_76219_-1-1582999353

Plaintiffs’ reply/response, Feb. 28, 2020

merged_57502_-1-1582999245

US reply supporting summary judgment, March 24, 2020

6483854-0–2959

04/06/2020 MINUTE ORDER. In light of In re: Extension of Postponed Court Proceedings in Standing Order 20-9 and Limiting Court Operations in Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic, Extension of Postponed Court Proceedings 20-19, it is hereby ORDERED that the Hearing scheduled fo r April 22, 2020, is POSTPONED until further notice from the Court. Signed by Judge Carl J. Nichols on April 6, 2020. (lccjn3) (Entered: 04/06/2020)

Plaintiffs’ notice re postponements, April 7, 2020

6503910-0–31450

04/22/2020 MINUTE ORDER. It is hereby ORDERED that a hearing on Plaintiffs’ 13 Motion for Summary Judgment and Defendant’s 19 Motion for Summary Judgment shall be held by videoconference on May 7, 2020, at 2:00 PM. Signed by Judge Carl J. Nichols on April 22, 2020. (lccjn3) (Entered: 04/22/2020)

Memorandum opinion, and order, June 23, 2020

6615421-0–2288

6615447-0–3425

Notice of appeal, June 24, 2020

6617065-0–7172

D.C. Circuit # 20-5193

Appellants’ brief (corrected), July 17, 2020

DCC AHA ob

40 State Hospital Associations amicus, July 24, 2020

DCC 40 state hosp assns amicus

US Chamber of Commerce amicus, July 24, 2020

DCC US Chamber amicus

US appellee brief, August 14, 2020

DCC US appellee brief

PatientRightsAdvocate amicus, August 21, 2020

5C PatientRightsAdvocate amicus

Appellants’ reply brief, August 28, 2020

DCC AHA RB

Appellants’ notice of additional authority (new HHS rules), September 21, 2020

notice addl authority new rule

HHS response to notice of additional authority, September 25, 2020

DCC US resp AHA addl auth

AHA additional authority (Executive Order), September 25, 2020

DCC AHA addl auth exec order

 

 

THE NEVADA V. U.S. FLSA CASE WITH THE NATIONWIDE INJUNCTION

Memorandum Opinion and Order, Nevada v. U.S. Dep’t of Labor, No. 4:16-cv-731 (E.D. Tex., November 22, 2016)

Summary judgment order, Aug. 31, 2017

Appeal # 17-41130
Unopposed motion to put 5th Circuit appeal in abeyance,

Fifth Circuit abeyance order,

Contempt order, March 19, 2018

Motion for stay pending appeal, March 20, 2018

 

Appeal # 18-40246
Motion for interim stay, March 21, 2018

Opposition to stay pending appeal, March 23, 2018

Opposition to interim stay, March 23, 2018

Interim stay, March 23, 2018

Withdrawal of 5C motion for stay, March 23, 2018

Reply in support of stay pending appeal, March 27, 2018

Stay order, May 1, 2018

Status report, May 7, 2018

Opening brief in Fifth Circuit, May 22, 2018

Nevada appellees’ brief, July 6, 2018

Chipotle appellees’ brief, July 6, 2018

US Chamber of Commerce amicus brief, July 13, 2018

Restaurant Law Center amicus brief, July 13, 2018

Appellant’s reply brief, July 27, 2018

Unopposed motion to dismiss Nevada from case, December 21, 2018

5C Nevada motion to dismiss Nevada from appeal

Opinion, July 2, 2019

5C 18-40246 opinion

 

 

THE LAWSUIT AGAINST ANTHEM’S INADEQUATE AND MISREPRESENTED NETWORK

Kirby v. Anthem, Inc., No. 1:19-cv-597 (N.D. Ga., filed Feb. 5, 2019)

First amended complaint, March 4, 2019

9873711-0–32319

 

The Medicare site neutral payment case

Opinion, order, September 17, 2019

6203917-0–15198

6203942-0–16637

US motion to modify, September 23, 2019

merged_12746_-1-1572878975

Opposition, September 30, 2019

merged_32559_-1-1572879024

Opposition, October 1, 2019

6226125-0–1405

Reply, October 7, 2019

6238169-0–2993

Opinion and order denying motion to modify, October 21, 2019

6253300-0–3332

6253303-0–3872

Final rule with comment period (non Federal Register version), November 1, 2019

2019-24138

 

THE D.C./BREAD FOR THE CITY SNAP CASE

District of Columbia/Bread for the City v. USDA, No. 1:20-cv-119 (D. D.C.)

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Preliminary injunction opinion, order, March 13, 2020

DC Bread for the City PI

6469115-0–22769

US notice of appeal, May 12, 2020

6553458-0–25246

# 20-5136

Bread for the City motion for summary judgment (with corrected version), June 24, 2020

merged_8970_-1-1593088960

merged_56224_-1-1593089033

District of Columbia motion for summary judgment, June 24, 2020

merged_5571_-1-1593088998

Institute for Policy Integrity amicus, July 1, 2020

merged_52476_-1-1593695082

Impact Fund amicus, July 2, 2020

merged_56354_-1-1593792315

US House amicus, July 8, 2020

merged_44160_-1-1594300000

FRAC amicus, July 8, 2020

merged_92537_-1-1594300162

L.A. County amicus, July 8, 2020

merged_34345_-1-1594300271

Lawyers’ Committee amicus, July 8, 2020

merged_38461_-1-1594300379

Greater Hartford Legal Aid amicus, July 9, 2020

merged_86358_-1-1594300472

Shriver Center amicus, July 9, 2020

merged_82108_-1-1594386332

ABLE amicus, July 13, 2020

6643638-0–1556

Native American Budget and Policy Institute amicus, July 13, 2020

merged_67466_-1-1594731644

US cross motion for summary judgment/summary judgment opposition, July 22, 2020

merged_55538_-1-1595509191

Private plaintiffs’ reply/opposition, August 19, 2020

6703958-0–17363

Governmental plaintiffs’ reply/opposition, August 19, 2020

6705242-0–17374

Plaintiffs’ proposal re briefing, September 8, 2020

DCC appellees scheduling proposal

US reply, September 9, 2020

6735497-0–9657

Summary judgment opinion, and order, October 18, 2020

6794900-0–12084

6794895-0–24737

Unopposed motion to dismiss appeal as moot, October 29, 2020

DCC unop mo dism moot

Order dismissing appeal, November 5, 2020

DCC dismissal

 

THE ANARCHIST MEMO CITY OF SEATTLE CASE

City of Seattle v. Trump, No. 2:20-cv-1560 (W.D. Wash., filed Oct. 22, 2020)

City of Seattle v. Trump complaint

“Reviewing Funding to State and Local Government Recipients of Federal Funds That Are Permitting Anarchy, Violence, and Destruction in American Cities,” September 2, 2020

DCPD-202000647

 

THE CONEY ISLAND PREP CASE AGAINST HHS AND THE CDC

Coney Island Prep v. U.S. D.H.H.S. and CDC, No. 1:20-cv-9144 (S.D. N.Y., filed Oct. 30, 2020)

Complaint

24858200-0–35955

Motion for order to show cause, Oct. 30, 2020

24858311-0–32956

Memo supporting motion for order to show cause, Oct. 30, 2020

24858320-0–42015

Declarations [many]

Williams declaration, with Exhibits A-P

merged_23367_-1-1604363916

Bernard-Joseph declaration

24858353-0–47611

King declaration

24858356-0–49023

Levine declaration

24858359-0–49926

Greenberg declaration

24858365-0–53564

Redlener declaration

24858368-0–55006

Bassett declaration

24858371-0–56667

Oster declaration (signature page only?)

24858374-0–58341

Oster declaration (as refiled 11 2)

24866327-0–63494

Martinez declaration

24858377-0–60118

Scheduling order, Nov. 2, 2020

24865642-0–34621

The Court will hold a hearing in the above-captioned matter on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the hearing will take place by teleconference … Defendants’ response to Plaintiffs’ motion for a preliminary injunction (see Dkt. Nos. 6, 7) shall be due by November 9, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Plaintiffs’ reply shall be due by November 16, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.

Unopposed US request for extension of time to respond, Nov. 5, 2020

24882901-0–37051

Scheduling order, Nov. 6, 2020

24891416-0–40196

US opposition, Nov. 13, 2020

24935941-0–6871

[Declarations]

Arias

24935950-0–17499

Bratcher-Bowman

24935953-0–19970

Ashmore

24935956-0–22952

Foley

24935959-0–24914

Perry

24935965-0–25921

Nguyen

24935972-0–27027

Reply memorandum supporting order to show cause, November 24, 2020

24983757-0–78066