Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Ind. Decisions - Yet more on: Notre Dame sues feds over requirement to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives
SOUTH BEND — The University of Notre Dame is appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit that challenges a portion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that mandates employers cover birth control in health insurance plans.
The university filed a notice of appeal on March 1 following the dismissal of the suit earlier this year.
U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Miller ruled on Jan. 2 that the lawsuit was premature due to a safe harbor period that excludes religious employers such as Notre Dame from the regulation until Aug. 1.
The case was docketed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit last week.
Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 12, 2013 10:34 AM
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