The Feldman Firm, LLC is proud to serve as local counsel to the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce (www.uswcc.org) and the National Association for Female Executives (www.nafe.com) in their capacities as Amici Curiae in Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Trump, et al., a federal lawsuit brought by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey seeking to block proposed Trump administration rules that would allow employers to opt out of providing health insurance coverage for contraception if they oppose its use on moral or religious grounds.
On January 14, 2019, U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted the plaintiffs a nationwide preliminary injunction blocking the proposed new rules, and filed a detailed opinion supporting the injunction. As a result of this successful injunction action, the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act remains unchanged.
Shortly after Judge Beetlestone’s injunction was issued, the defendants appealed her decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.
On March 25, 2019, The Feldman Firm, LLC, along with Dentons US LLP, which serves as primary counsel for USWCC and NAFE in litigation involving the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act, filed a federal Appellate Amici Brief in support of Pennsylvania’s and New Jersey’s response to the defendants’ appeal.
The Feldman Firm, LLC is thankful for the opportunity to continue to assist the USWCC, NAFE, and Dentons in this important and impactful public policy litigation.