Sunday, September 01, 2013

Court Allows Another Plaintiff To Intervene In Schools' Contraceptive Coverage Mandate Challenge

In East Texas Baptist University v. Sebelius, (SD TX, Aug. 30, 2013), a Texas federal district court permitted the Pennsylvania-based Westminster Theological Seminary to intervene as a plaintiff in a challenge to the Affordable Care Act contraceptive coverage mandate that was brought by East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University. The court held that venue was not an obstacle to otherwise permissive intervention.