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Pennsylvania Federal Judge Grants Injunction In Birth-Control Case

Mealey's (June 15, 2015, 12:37 PM EDT) -- PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania federal judge on Oct. 10, 2014, permanently enjoined the government from enforcing Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) contraceptive mandate obligations or penalties against a closely held corporation (Geneva College, et al. v. Sylvia Burwell, et al., No. 12-207, W.D. Pa.).

(Order available. Document #93-141029-013R.)

In the order, U.S. Judge Joy Flowers Conti of the Western District of Pennsylvania cited Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. (134 S.Ct. 2751 [2014]).

The order applies to plaintiffs Wayne L. Hepler, individually, and in...
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