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FOR THE SIXTH CIR(;UIT

WEINGAR`I"Z. SUPPLY CO., et al.,

Plaintiffs-Appellees,

V.
No. 14-1183
SYLVIA M. BURWELL,et al..

Defendants-Appellants.

AVE MARIA FOUNDATION,et al.,

Plaintiffs-Appellees,
No. 14-1310
V.

SYLVIA M. BURWELL,et al.,

Defendants-Appellants.

I3.1";€:'LARATI€ N €1!1F RE-1314IC.CA ZM11 DA

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1746, the undersigned Rebecca Zmuda hereby declares under

penalty of perjury
ury as follows:

1. My name is Rebecca Zmuda.

2. 1 am an adult resident of Livonia, Michigan.

3. I started working for the Ave Maria Foundation in 1999 and have been the Director of

Human Resources for the Ave Maria Foundation since 2007.

4, On October 26, 2016, Christopher Smith, the Headmaster of the Rhodora J. Donahue

Academy formally indicated that institution's intent to withdraw from the Health Plan at

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issue in Ave Maria Foundation v. Burwell, No. 2:13-cv-15198(E-D. Mich.), No. 14-1310

(6th Cir.), effective January 1, 2017.

5. The Rhodora J. Donahue Academy no longer has any claim or interest in the health plan at

issue in Ave Maria Foundation v. Burwell, No. 2:13-cv-15198 (L'.D. Mich.), No. 14-1310

(6th Cir.).

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.

Executed on December 4, 2017.

R.obf.cca L.TdId
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SE`lTL(F N IEl'T AGREEMENT AND RELEASE

Plaintiffs(Ave Maria Foundation; Ave Maria Commc'ns(aka Ave Maria Radio):

Dominds Farms Petting Farm: Rhodora J. Donahue Academy: Thomas More Law Center; and

Legatus) and Defendants (Eric D. Ilargan. in his official capacity as Acting Secretaryof'

Health and Hunan Set,ice : R. Alexander Acosta. in his official capacity as Secretary of

Labor: Steven T. Mnuchin. in his official capaci(,. as Secretary ol' the Treasury, the

United States Department of I I alth and Human Services; the United Statcs Department of

Labor:and the United Sti.tes Department ofthe Treasury), by and through their undersigned

counsel, hereby enter into this Se tlement Agreement as follows:

I. Defendants shall pay Plaintiffs the amount of one hundred thirty thousand dollars

($130,000.00) in full and complet: satisfaction of Plaintiffs' claims for fees, costs. and litigation

expenses in Ave Maria Foz11tda1i017 v. Btrrrt>ell, No. 2:13-ev-15198(F.D. Mich.), Nos. 14-1310

(6th Cir.), and if'eh?gur1 Sgj)ply Co. v. Bw-well. No..


):12-cN.-I 2061 (E.D. Mich.), No. 14-1183

(61h Cir.). This payment shall constitute full and final satisfaction ofany and all of Plaintiffs'

claims for fees, costs, and litigation expenses in the above-captioned matters and is inclusive of

any interest.

a. Plaintiffs d rect that the }payment of $130,000.00 be made to the Thomas

More Law Center, 24 Frank Lloyd Wright Drive,PO Box 393, Ann Arbor.

Michigan k-8106.

b. The paymc:tt will be made by checks consistent with the normal

pros--ssing procedures and regulations of the U.S. Department of the

Treasury. including offset.

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Upon execution of this Settlement Agreement, Plaintiffs hereby release and

forever discharge Defendzias and their successors, the United States of America, and any

department, agency, or establishment of the United States.. and any offlicers, employees, agents.

successors, or assigns of such department, agency, or establishment, from any and all claims for

fees, costs. or litigation expenses -n connection with the above-captioned litigation.

I The parties acknowledge that this Settlement Agreement is entered solely for the

purpose of settling and compromising fees, costs, and litigation expenses in this action without

further litigation, and it shall not he construed as evidence or as an admission regarding any issue

of law or fact. or as evidence or as an admission by Defendants. Plaintiffs, or Plaintiffs' counsel

regarding Plaintiffs' entitlment to. or the appropriate amount of, attorneys' fees and other

litigation costs. This Settlement,kgreement shall not be used in any manner to establish liability

of amount for fees, amounts. or h:)urly rates in any other case or proceeding.

4. This Settlement Agreement. which may be executed in counterparts, shall be

effective once it has been signed 'by all ofthe signatories identified below.

SO STIPULATFD AND AGRFF D.

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Dated:3 rh: ~•.,. ;~ ~~
Ave Maria F*Ot d,,ai-on

Dated:
Ave Maria Coni c'ns Oka Ave N facia Radio)

Dated: gL11
Domino's Fqj~fis Petting Farm
Dated:
Miodora J, Donahue Academy

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Thomas More Law Center Dated: /~—,,JI-e"s—A"7

Dated:

Dated:

'ounselfor Plainiff

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Deputy Assistant Attorney General
United States Department of Justice
Civil Division
Washington, D.C. 20530

(011,12-ye1fim- the Governmewl

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This Settlement Agrccment ("Aurcement") is made this 29th day of November

2017, by and between the entities and individuals listed in Exhibit A ("Platntilts-)and

tine United Statcs of Amerlc~:.. acting by and through Eric D. Hargan. in his official

capacity as Acting Secretary of health and human Services: R. Alexander Acosta.in

his official capacity as Secretary ofl..abor:: Steven T. Mnuchin. in his official capacity as

Secretary' of the Trc:a..ur~. tlic l'nhed Statcs Department of']Icalth and I lurnan Services:

the 1.lnited States Department Afl..abor, and the United States Department ofthe'I reasur\

(the "Government" or th.e "Del %irtments')(collecti~ elv. the "Parties").

WHEREAS, th,--re are now pending two lawsuits listed in Exhibit B

(collectivel,,-,the "Litigation") in which Plaintiffs allege that the Government has,among

other things, violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ('RFRA"), 42 U.S.C.

2000bb-1 et sea., by promu-gating and enforcing regulations pursuant to 42 U.S.C.

§ 300gg-13 that required, Plainiiffs to take actions that facilitated the provision, through

or in connection with their health plans, of Food and Drug Administration-approved

contraceptive methods and abo-tifacients, as Weil as sterilization procedures and related

patient education and counseling to which Plaintilfs object on religious ,grounds ("the

Objectionable Coverage'). Pw regulations were found at 26 C.F.R. § 54.9815-2713A

(Sept. 14. 2015). 26 C.F.IZ. § 5/-.9815-2713(a)(1)(iv)(Jule 19, 2010), 29 C.F.R. § 2590.715-

2713A (Sept. 14, 2015), 29 C.4-.R. § 2594.715- 2713(a)(1)(iv) (July 19, 2010), 45 C.F.R.

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147.131 (Sept. 14, 2015). .:.nd 45 C.F.R. § 147.130(a)(1)(W) {[qtly 19. 2010) 011c

"Regulations").

WIIEIIEASy the Uepirtments of Health and Human Services. Labor. and

'I'reasur-• 1MVe issued iw%v rc f ulations afilording Plaintil'ls an exemption. 82 Fed. Reg.

47.792 (Oct. 1 2W7)_ oruiluble cit Mips:/ha w%%:.gpo.gov/fclsys/pk&'FR-2017-1()-

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rc`(uiaticros admit that "reclttirikL certain objecting entities

or individuals to shoos betv -een the Mandate, the accommodation, or penalties for

noncompliance imposes a subsrantial burden on religious exercise under RFRA." that "'the

application of the: Mandate to -,crtain objecting employers [iJs (not] necessary to serer: a

compelling govanmenn] interest.' and that "alternative approaches can further tite

interest the Departments pre% is usly identified behind the Mandate." 82 Fed. Reg. 47.792.

47.800. 47.806 (Oct. 1_+. 2017 1. umiluble ul httnti- 1%% cvw,.gpo.go% 0-

i 3,IA 172017-2 l 851.pal I'

WHEREAS, recent Executive Orders establish that it is the policy of the

Government "to vigorjusl\I- niforce federal law's robust protections for religious

freedom.- and to "exercise al authority and discretion available... to waive,defi r. grant

cxcmptions from. or do a% the implementation of any provision or requirement of the

I.Allbrdable Care.1 Act that wortid impose... if cost, iee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden

on ... health insurers. jor] purchasers of health insurance." Executive Order 13708,

Promoting Free Speech and R6;ligiottsLiberiz-82I'ed.Rc_z.?1.07S(Mav4.2OI7):Lxecutive

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Under t 3765. M1nIt11t7.tt1_,the Lconomic 13urdcn oil t41e Patient Protwion and Affordable

Care Act Pending Repeal 82 tc-d. Reg. 8.351 (Jan. 20, 1017),

Wfff-IREAS_ after yeas of litigation. the Supreme Court considered the claims

in these cases and, instead of'resolving the legal issues, remanded the cases to allo%v the

parties to "resolve any outstanding issues between them." Zuhik r. Bunrel1. 136 S.. Ct.

1557. 1560(2016).

WEIFRFAS. the Supreme Court`s remand orders provided that "thc Government

may not impose taxes or penalties on [Plaintiffs] fir failure to provide the ... notice"

required b}-the Regulations. 1.1. at 1561..

WfiMU1AS.'th,s nm .-egulations. the Supreme C'ourt's remand order. and the

President's Lxecutiv c VtAera have placid this litigation in an extraordim), posture.

AVI,MRFAS, it ii the c'esirc of the Parties to resolve finally and pernlancnti} all

disputes,asserted or unasserted,arising out of. or related to the matters set forth, alleged,

embraced by, or otherwisc referred to in the Litigation.

NOW 'ii`H1LRCFORE, in consideration of the Recitals and mutual promises

contained herein. incluc inf: the discontinuation of°the pending Litigation and recogsutinsl

that Defctldants violated Ptaintiffs' rights under R.FRA.and for other good and valuable

consideration hereby deemed r.;ccived, the Parties agree as follows:

1, The Parties igUe.2 that. under the Supreme Court's decision in Birrircll v.

1tc~hht !_c~hht• Star ea, ls~c. 134 ., CI.2751 (2014)• tie l fforclable Care Act's "contraceptive

mandate,-if applied as- sct out in 26 C.F.R. § 54.9815-271 3(a)(1)(iv•)(Jule 19. 2010). 29

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C.F.R. §'_590.715- 2713(al(1)(i-.)(July 19, 2010), and 45 C.F.R. § 147.130(a)(1)(iv)(July

19. 2010). would "i III po~CI j aI Suhstilntial burden oil [Plaintiff's'] exercise of religion." O.

ai 2779. and "violate[] iRNILA:' W. at 278>. The Government therefore agrees that the
..contraception niandate'as described in 11ohhr 1ohht• cannot he legally enl'orced.. under

RFRA.against Plaintiffs or tlicir llcalth plans.

2. The Goverlm .nt <:grees, with respect to all Plaintiff's, to abide by the terms of

the permanent injunction in 7_.a:ii4, v. Sehelius, 13-cv-1459. 13-ev-303. 2013 WL 6922024

(W.D. Pa. Dec. 20, 20114, as it relates to the Objectionable Coverage. The Government

accordingly will treat Plaintiffs and their health plans, including their insurance issuers and/or

third-party administrators in connection with those health plans, as exempt from the

Regulations or any materially similar regulation or agency policy. A materially similar

regulation or agency policy includes any requirement that Plaintiffs, their insurance issuers.or

their third-party administrators provide any of the Objectionable Coverage through or in

connection with Plaintiffs' health plans, which means:

a. Plaintiffs (and their insurers and third-party administrators acting in connection

with Plaintiffs' health plans) may provide health coverage without tile

Objectionable Coverage, and no procedure for providing any of the

Objectionable Coverage may require any action by Plaintiffs;

b. If the Objecdonable Coverage is provided. it may not be provided as part ofany

health plan sponsored by Plaintiffs, but instead must be provided through a

separate and distinct health plan or other arrangement that is separate and distinct

from Plaintiffs' health plan:

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C. Plaintiffs or their health plans may not be required to pay for the provision ofthe

Objectionable Coverage, either directly or indirectly (though Plaintiffs are not

excused from paying generally applicable taxes):

d. An insurance or health plan card issued in conjunction with Plaintiffs' health

plans may not be u ed by any person to obtain any of the products or services

included within the Objectionable Coverage, or payment or reimbursement

therefor:

e. No person may receive the Objectionable Coverage as an automatic

consequence ofenrollntent in any health plan sponsored by Plaintiffs;

f. If the Goy eminent seeks to provide the Obiectionable Coverage to individuals

participating in Plaintiffs health plans. such provision may only be through

separate enrollments by those individuals in a separate and distinct health plan

or other separate and distinct arrangement to obtain the Objectionable Coverage-

and

<►. Any comrr.unications regarding the Objectionable Coverage., other than

disclosures in plat documents required by federal law that the Objectionable

Coverage is not covered by the plan or notice provided fior in footnote 1 of this

agreement. must be separate from communications relating to Plaintiffs' health

plans.

3. The <;overnment iin-ther a~orees to withdraw any Jett rs sent to Plaintiff's.

issuers and/or third-party administrators, pursuant to 29 C.F.R. §2590.715-271 3A and 45

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C.F.R. § 147.13 1. as thew Male to the provision of anv of the Objectionable Coverage

within 14 days ofthe e:ff,..:tive date of this agreiment.1

4. The Governmentrurther agrees, in light of interim relief ordered by several

courts, including the Supreme Court in/.ubik, that neither Plaintiffs that are party to this

Agreement nor their health plans. insurers, or third-party administrators acting in connection

with Plaintiffs` health plans shall be subject to any penalties or other adverse consequences.

since August 2011,as a result of their non-compliance with any law or regulation requiring the

provision of the Objectionable Coverage that the government is prohibited from enforcing by

the terms of this agreement and RFRA.

S. Notwithstanding this Agreement, the Plaintiffs retain their full legal rights to

challenge any new law, tCgulatian. or other requirement that the government may enact or

impose relating to the provision of Objectionable Coverage and to challenge or defend against

such action on any grounds they choose (including the Constitution, federal law, and/or this

Agreement). Nothing herein shall be construed as an admission or indication that any law.

regulation, or other requirement would be lawful or unobjectionable to Plaintiffs.

6. The Parties agree to resolve all proceedings identified above and to file such

papers as are necessary to tenninate the; Litigation. In all cases where appeals are currently

rending, the parties will lite dismissals of appeal under Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure

The effective date of the witftdrawal may be contingent on proper notice being given to
participants. If contraception coverage is currently being offered by an issuer or third-party
administrator. the cessatior ofcoverage would be effective no sooner than the first day of the first
plan year that begins thirty days after the date of this Settlement Agreement (to allow for the
provision of notice to plan participants in cases where contraceptive benefits will no longer be
provided). Alternatively, sixty-days advance notice may be given pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 300gg-
1 >(d)(4) if applicable.
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42(b). Afier the appeals are dismissed.the parties agree that they will jointly file stipulations of

dismissal or motions for dismissal under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a), except in cases

where there is a final judgment in the district court. This agreement shall not be effective until

the Parties file dismissals of all appeals currently pending.

7. The Government agrees to pay Plaintiffs $130,000 in costs and fees as set forth

in the Settlement Agreement and Release entered into by the Parties.

S, The Parties agree that this Agreement constitutes a good-faith settlement of the

Litigation for good and valuable consideration and acknowledge that it is entered into freely

and voluntarily.

9. The Parties -Further agree that this.Agreement has been fully read and understood

by them and that each of them has received independent legal advice from their respective

attorney(s) as to the effect and import of its provisions. The Parties further agree that this

Agreement is being entered into for the express purpose and intention of making and entering

into a full and final comptomise. adJustment, and settlement of all claims which were or could

have been asserted in the Litigation, whether or not referred to therein.

i o. 'This Agreement constitutes the sole and entire agreement between Plaintiffs and

the Government, and supersedes all prior agreements, negotiations. and discussions between

the Parties with respect to the suhject matter covered hereby. It is expressly understood and

agreed that this Agreement may not be altered. amended. waived, modified. or otherwise

changed except by writing- duly executed by authorized representatives of Plaintiffs and the

Government. respectively. The Parties further acknowledge and agree that they will make no

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claim at any time or place: that this Agreement has been orally supplemented,
modified. or
altered.

11. All signatories represent that they have authority to enter into this Agreement on

behalf of their respective clients.

12. This Agreer_ient may be executed in counterparts.

IN WITNESS WHER>~OF. this Agreement is executed as of the date and year


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'I'I-101MAS \40R1:: LAW CENTER (counsel for all Plaintiffs) BY:

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ON BEHALF Or THE GOVERNMENT:

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Ave Maria Foundation


Ave Maria CommOis(aka Ave N-laria Radio)
Dominds Fanns Petting Farm
Rhodora J. Donahue Acadetmv
Thomas More Law Center
Legatus

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EXHIBIT 1
Are Afaria Foundation P. L'unvell, No. 2:13-cv-15198(E.D.
Mich.), Nos. 14-1310 {6(h Or.)
14feingartz Supply Go. v. Burivell, No.2:12-cv-12061 (E.D. Mich.)
, No. 14-1183 (6th Cit.)

12 of 12
RELVASE.-

.ji6stiall and-N skmarv.A lliance--F, atlkm Inc.,.dibAl S' dl'Point'

fk)r Reflrwioivi L-Jv-ih& The. Alliam.c.


,
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.
'Christiall and LIniveM-ity; C.'rown: Colloge" 11WIOM)r LNille

Ministrics},and D.-. hi. - official' caqxack,% -;, -..A-i t-N1-g

N, r -a v-.of
.. flea-
.. .. 1 111
.... and
. .. . Human . .. .... .. leapac I ty

asS. ittaa i 6f E a-.line St&-e1). 1i.t,IcI14 1 ("11.171C iaf ca p1i it t 6co~ia' r V. 0f`111o.

the.:

-And.

throveh thoir-un-derManed counsel. hereby-oiter 111to, WK,

2, Defoidwits shall - py Plaintifflk ... .. .. ..... -sfxqj;;6'l't thomnd..'

d I'laiiit.i11s.

jdaims: oom&.-a-ad fingation ex-p,6ow-,,J'n CbrAlkin ct:Afisfio. AIM', "Willebtioli,

hic.. NO,7
- 1:4.'ev-00590(M.D. FL).N6-- 15~0. 143T 15.'IT63.5 O.A.th- C and bl.,V, g.

AWW-5.1rkv-v Hrtv. ?/L- Nd. 4:14-c -675JE-D-Tax. No. tlx -payment shafI"

fifeaUM 6filctiod of4m,41id a11 dr p ai tiffis, aild

fio'ned: humot ffiiAiudiiig

inotOsive of-any- interest.

A. Plaijlfifl direct tfta.0(lie paytivent ofS."I68'.76'..be.made ,to. pla4lififtV

tzonW,
, ...-tho TtjLW.ttAw,,-200 Y West'-flafie POkWin.-; Suit~t ['60.(1. Pla'ix( TX-7507i.:

b.- The:payinivo.1 will bo.:jnad-c,-Elk chco.ks.consist-ent: w-ith lhi~,-::normal,

pr(x-q5-S!pg pmceduro", he'[J!.'S - Departmowoftbe-

,Ttmsufv.- ift6ldhip Offs'et.


Upon executiccn orthis Settl meat '1f'; eeme#1t, l'laimi l'I's hcrebv release ailei

forever discharge MR-ndants and their successors the t niteTd States ol' America, and ally

department. ga ency, or establishment oftile United States. and aTwo icers. emplcvees: nentti..

SLt: cesscyrS; C1r assi~ils 01'such


ch department ag nc}_ or establishment, from any and all claims for

tires, wsts or litigation expenscs in connection with the above-captioned litigation.

4. The Parties a<:kno*iv-1:d-C that (his: Settlement Agr tllclv'fear tile

purpose eel' Setil:ilIg ilild C0111pro#rising fens, costs. and litigation expi'•1)ses in this udoil without

further litigation, and it shall not be construed as.evidencae or as an admission regarding anv issue

of la or fact.. or as evidencc.or as.an admissicm.bv Defendants, l'l lintllfs ._c?r Plai#ttlt~s~ counsel

regarding Plaintiff's' entitlement to., or the appropriate amount. of attorneys' flees and other

litigation casts, 11lis Settlement Ag-,recine It shall not he tiled in any manner to establish liability

elr antcttttl:t:lc t' :lees.. arncltant :or hc~tlrly rates


, in any. other case or Pr ueditit'.

3. This Settleme,111 Agreement, which may be cxecuted to Le?untcrparts. shall f e.

effective once it has been signed bv all ofthe sitonatories identil`icd, below,

SO S`l'll'tJ.L TE-14) AND AGREED,

[SIGN X17 C#J'.E: BLOCKS Ft)l..I.OW J


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l.l3i:c .etEl4irui3i l r'c 'it1:~`rll t.;..~f~t'Cc iiti~f:t.i l is rnade this.' i'i= day off:)clobor'?i1
le.

by a.f d bcnvveen the emits .and indlividuals l si.ed in l'N.,hibft..A -01C

l.. i'iit;M. States 01' Aflierica. at_tibt-, b, and tltrc?uuh Eq,:r e:.€):: 41<trgai):. in €3is ot4 6af

a:ai3C41i' #? f~.i:i f f3f : 'iY{t.Tk`t:lf;k' il~ €:f`17. t€'1 6i17i1 € 4CifticFltii t'4it~:; R.a~€s`CE3c S' :S.4ts4E<''lc f31

1fi l ixptc tztISt:taY~.tt1:~ «i: cc4c3 Yv ni0dEc i . 4 h"S of.i;icial Litt«t`.As a:4.

,. `, rclary s:sE'.tl'ieI'eastlry.:tlie is rt tc~cl:.~tsat:c~:I)it hlvtntcm.k Jealth and t:lzsman girl:::CQs .

the U,miti d...Stat ;s Dcoart.rtentcafLabor and the (J:itited st-Me [)Cpart;lenloftheI'reas,ury

i til "Oov t'nn11:ra " I'm the the

NNAitz:l3EAS., there are now pendig two law-suits listed' In Exhihit B.

itigati.<n".) in ~,Oiich Plaintiff ak'eoe that the C;o ermbdot has;:anti?ng otfier thi ues..

violated. the lie€leious. Fr&dom Restoratii?n .Act. (:R RA# )..4-


1 2000bb4i;t.

.. txe`:.!'e~iritllf xu.iilw and entbrchu; regubtix tiff txUNuti3itt l '42 [:t 5 t'::SA:-"Oo.;.~
'v-1 `that.

to take. action., that fwil'itame . tliir. ~?CC)YlSlitla, tl]i'C).ugh or i.n cof'l *ction

N,vith the-sr health .1~11tia, of - Food aitei 13:i'tiS'.. f~dtvlittistiittit?r3-<ippt'csvect eoiifrkc°lyt.li c

methods ~tnd ab rtifticielics. as well. as sterilinuon pi'caudures and related Patient.

educado.ii: and counseling t6 which Naintiff Ul: cci on ry igious grounds. {'•the.

.)ljeci.iii ldbka: C.'c~vcr~;rw•"'j., `F h regulations w-.cre::fqutitl' at 2fi L:.F~ R., §.::~4:.~~15:-2700

(S-ej~L l4. 2015L 26 C.F.R. § CA ,fi. §

2713A !Soot: 14.201:5): 29 C'.FK 1 2590.71.5- 1:3{tc [lj(:iv) (Jule 19. 2010). 45 'C,F.lt.

1.oI'fI
147.131 (Skpt- 14 ~t l :}, and 45 C&I § 147.130(a)(1)(k) (Jul` 1Q. 2010) (Ow.

WJJEREAS~ 1-1:-c- Mpartments-. .0' Health and: Rumwl: Samies. Inky pd.

Tivasury kav-e issued (levvwgulations Abding Maintiffis an exemption. 82 F d. Reg.

41792 (OCL 13. 2017}, W&A at

WHFRF'-vs tjlo . tlepw- rc:jgulations mame that "requiring tc-ermili obj&.Ling entities

individuais w chwse bem-e-nl I.he ; landatie, thc.accum-miodatio,m. or- Ix maiu-~~-s-

mmicom pI L-111C.C: i al poscs a sitbstaiitiaI 1-.)urdci i oii w I igious C\ei'cise (i!idE:ir RUR
—'N." thai -it

yms [ijs Inotl mccssar,.


appficalion of the. Mandatc to ci'rwin objecting. ~qipfo, , w-s:er%,'Q a

coolpclliog! [Ile Ilual and that "afternativt aPj7.)1- '111 lunim. di:~:

interest the Depastments previously idemiR4 kwhind ths.,

._,Sk ~)O, 4.7.,~R-00


47
, f ~ 13. .ZQ I 7)t ~D-Wdqblc e?.I::hp
3~' pp,gay.'J?01s.. ~ sip

remit. E'.wcutive, Orders waabli~4i thw it is (11c policy Of Oic

Ck"vermlwou "to Vigorousl.' enforce Federat lavv's; robuSt prowcOolls r


-
,'rc <n, dcfit'.

t:xcmp-ions from., ot- delay [he immemomaw"I or Ally Or v quieqmu~m <of fliti

jAffordableCare'l Ack that would mlpow'..' LICOSL j-M UFN. JN.'!Iflty.OrTe. hmor- tmrdcr'

on.
. heWhourers, ., Qj pt rchawrs Of healdl in-Surmico," Order 13?%"-

F'
. ru 'Specch :mdj

W42
War13:;6:i.. N41 M i*z...inp

Rkg.. fl:I: -Ai1. 20, 2

A&C temmut jwgmkm I.be Supreme Ciaurvcoils:ider*cii (fie claigms-::

ht thesp noses and., insted te-manded. 1;!7&. 10--di-h-Av

Pa•t o. to"rasolvo. afty. otaslanktinu.

W111-AZEAS, ord

.
np inippse illws..or IV;flaltic,̀ . on [Plabn0k]for fii furc-to1*.vo-.v-.idc, th . ..- 1106*t.,_:••..

CIOAS'. Id. at i 6

VVII EREA'S,'The file nqqvanE l. ~~,.rocv, w1d tht.

MQUIS Laiv!q QroqFs g .avoi II.I.a. is- I(Rigatioo j'a an cxkr,


,~wrdi navy pcmure...

NVMAtEAS, it is the.. o:f*the V.Arlie~ to tfll~fly ~114.. al

di at0to1ht*
el.

by, - to' jo flj~, L.A~.

'NOW 'j'jIVgE.f.(.~-g.L-
. .
...
2 i

tfl,4 roulijig.. and R?£' 0tlw.r.

gj6od hvmhy dpmved th!L.:il'l*.,Ai-.t~ie,,..,-.-&


,.r c as. Wlows.-.

Caun
'. s in

1*;i lyir!.-t..!".-,:i.~,,,y:~.!,''le),I-eJ;.hi<~-.:~ 134$0,276f MIA,ih Aff(Mnh' -

(,I;tdy! 1'.%-:20-1.6). and 45 ('A"A;- §


it substapfl.ifl bur&q oll. I'Mia;titif.t's' '. 1. c-'Ver-C iw -.'A' -v ii. ion:' W.:
..
31 V70i ttid: -violat,4' RFR- A," Ji-4: at 278-5 *1 --Tlic - Go;viAIM10.1!1: thcrd-
! )- t'c M7'r6 'O~Kl" dm'~

,- &Fcr'be.dJn'.H6bAv Lo&hv- cammi. bs-, 1q.0:13 : i ed: umd`

I The GOVctMriwht ligrc6-- lvith'.1ts-ftc! W 411 M ali titi to abide by -the 'let-IIIs p

fW pjMb a6M.t 111.1011el11"m In' Zublk v, Sebe'liusiA 3-e-v-1451). 13 1


,mv vr-",103'. 2-04 NN't 09-22AlA

WD. Pit, Duc. 101", as. it,rol:wes'.. 1:0 Ole (ykjocti'Onabil-c: Cuiverage.: J."he (-ii ti

accordinuiv NYM treat Plaintiffs and dieir.health plans. inicluding their insurance mstiers:md,"or
.
third party administnators in connecti*Oji with dit)M: health plans.. as :ckimjwl ft-Oii the

Regulations (11'. any. mucrially Sitnillar. re.-L'UhI6,00 . pblk,,i A iftteridIN shnilar

ro'gulatio(I -or -ag-c11c,y *jxAicy.'incItides an v - t<~0U[N10ent th W.KaitIti ITS' IIICI r'- I11-s'(I isN*., rs'; or

their thh &nartv. adminls* tors PTpyide: 6f'tW. ObJ.cc-'tionaible. Cover ge thro igh ol In*

L: ti►ite€ic~rr Milt Plaintiffs' health platis, vv-hich means.!:

a. And third-party administralors actingAin co w0itm

-WIth. Plaintiffs' health plans) timy prpyidc kaftly goverzW ti~how


Jt . dw

-ONI"tionable vragw_ and -no: pr(v-.e.dxire tier: providing: ally. -of t

mayr quir-c-am-itc

is ProviiLIM 'it.-may. nk).vbc provi&d as-pmrt ofan-v

health plan sponsorc*'


0. by Plaintiffs. but instead must be pmvi(led through.

phm):

4 of K'
C. PlaintiITs o(Aie
-jr hdalthj!~ms, iiiii -not,be:rs qUired to py .:f(.)r the prpAgion of-the:

6.thcy -01rectly ind1v_qt.1Y-(NAO 11,13411i try am not.

exctiscdfirojn paxing gencrally appfi'Oblc.vtxc .)_:

-Ah insutance or- health- plan. card i%


a . ..,.sued! in: colliunction with P bealth.

playis maY not be used: b.), mv Paso:K) obtain and' cat' the products or veryimsz,

Included :w1h.hin the Obfi=66nah-1c. vC.'rage, or' pay ilchl or'r6tt burs MOW

pom.00: mwv xeceive the Objectionable Covcrwge. as. an MIUMMIC:

-comsultience-6-.:Fe.tvwflm.cnt iii anv* he.Alth plan spojisOcd* by 111 ifltiffis;

partlaipwing in PhiJ.tl.1iffs* health plans.: simh Provision may.:p6l.y. lam. through..

c~el Grate tn. individ titals..i.a.as.c.pm ate and distinct health plan

aMingenicut tit obtain the ObjecI ionable Coverage

-ab-d:

Any Oilihiubkations regard'ing thq. 0 ectiomible - Cov. ragiv... other flint.)


. . .
di'selbsWres in Plan documcnis.- rk!qpired by fcdcr.,11 law 0iardle 0(?jectiollabie.

Coveragpe i: -not covered by the fbowc.)w.1 .of*tki.,


A

zlgrcemem_ must be separate Oom communications relatim, to Plaintiffs' health

P. 115,

ftlrdwr to: .111dr, ,II t:Ie1"s sent to. 1;


J-4'S?UA~P~ at Oilrd=partyadm in SbUtOr.s- ursant.lo 291.,90.5.713A 1 ~.
C-1-FIR 147""'I.11-1.. -As.. flieY rdat4

O"'the -df'0i.CIAOI-e- 'of '011-S x enlctlu

.
.11.e..:(jpvcrinnent. rui-ther agree, :in liti-lit 6f'itue-rini relid Ordered by. several

0. -ai' ZuNk.. that .ncjther 131ainfiff"k, (hat an.; rMav t, this

acyr tt161r bedih:-plans.:insu r rs. or third-party in uxmllcctloll


.
with 11c;Ialih: plans Shol) be Sub.ei
J. t. to.-any PenaIfics, o- r other caynseqOco'ces,

sittcta 1011, non-cornp]iance with aIIV 411 Or rC*LRI*lAtk. A fe4uirib-gAN

int is prohibited from enfbr%ifv. h}.9


.provi-40n ofthe 01 jccth)bable(A*cra e that the governen

the.
be. -terms of this agrcenient:

..NOtNN4tIistandhig.jW AgNc-ftWtit.
P. . . .-..Ahe
. .~ PlitiAtiffs.rOtit: I (I..IOr
. . .., . . . : . . JI.) j 11011 It..g-.al: rhjho.'.

..:41atiotI4 Ouqd*r: "NA the acyVerninent- m4y. coact cir-


.
iinpose relating to the lirtivision of Otajectibnable Coverageand to challenge or defend against

lich action on
., ordunds choose (including the.C.-onmitution. fe-deral law-. ande"or this

AgreemenO.
... ... . : NkAlingy.here-iii ~hall be Colls*trMwd'-w-, an adin'
womon or ind iQatiou- that -lily law,

gul P.4 be tavv: il cK. k1whjectR)n-able.u.) f"IMbfiffis,.

6. The Parties aggrpe. tp reso-l-ve all proce-Wings ide-nd:rk.d abovc.:and to fi.1c.-mid

are necessally totmIlinatc the. I-Aligation, If! (.7hrist, 7*1-: find "I'li, i6ninv Alliance

.Ftwndafion.. plaintiff's will voluntarily dismiss their cross-appeal LITICIer Federal Rule of*

TW-: cfWtiiv4- dAW- of Wkhdrawal nuty proper: notic.c. bcol~g: given to


.p,irticip"kiIIS, 11•. contraception voveragp. I.s: currently Icing; otI-LArcd'b-v ani lssll& of
ific.6rS"
..adini6iSwuvtk%, die.tessation-of cov'crai'j, '-wO j1d: be effie(:i ive hc .soojiev than the::first duv of
JIWK:Ve4r th"'Abevin,": thirtv days after that date of`tbis ScIdeinent: Agreenient, R)r
provi.si.otl. cyf:notice to plan panicipaws in case.,,. Will. no 16nuer be
priwided).: Al:iei-iiiti\eely*,.si~x-t~y~lity.,-j advance n6tice nuty
I he given
g putsuano
t t .42.
it':Applicable.
64.4 1-1:
A ppelIAw-:-PfoU. d ure-.4Z(I)')..: Afto111c 'c'.r"os. pI is d6inissed. iii-..-Harries agree'didt Ithqy-wilY

jbhitly- file Aijiulatkfris 617'dishilW1 i* nl0flotis fiat disinissal under Federal Rule -of O-Vil

PeOceduke 4 160 in both .F f~rz4ficrrr nary dio.n and Insis-VII

aereement shall not bc.effie.ctive untitplaintifts voluntaril-y-diismiss dleir'cl-oss-

Pe4j.,in ("hrisliem and Alissiondly:xIwh.'I11,C( ation,

2683634n.ca

. .. Agreeirient
- and keleaw entered into by
I the l"ail'le*s.

S. "I'lle parties.: -agree that Iliis..Ag reemenCe-o nitrites a good-Uth settlement of tile

Litigation. f'or g~.md* arid valuablecoqSid ratOn imid a&AoWkdb-e that. it i.~* entered i46 ftMv

-:wId whintarity.

A00oftiiChus, bwn filly*.rp.dd.,6fid and&-a'Ood

by them and tivit each of them has received independent IeLml advice from -their re.s-i)cdT-'w:

ottoi~neA_)as tot . . .. .. .iriip6et


efta-aild . . .. .... of its*`
... i1rqivi'mons.
... . . . . the Parties further agree that tl*:"
IN

A' i~nt is b-in


e gente.red. into Rjr the.: express- purpose and intention ol"makimt.and entering

:hAck.as . full Ati.d fi.pal

have be-en.asserted in the Lkiguition..w: .-r -no rotMTOJo lheiv.:I n-

III.* This A~greelent.cops.titut:'S 1:he-ole*and entire agreement betvvcen Plainfiffs and

:.the- Goovernit ent. and sunersedes all pt tor a rc entents, negol kitions, and discussions between-

,the. iYunies -sI6 ect-matter covered Jjer!ck%y-. I s exprcs:g[V - widers"tood


. .
agNpOjImI.-this Ao
areement may not.. he attered, -amended, waived. mod ified- or 'm herwi e

-changed'.i=-ept by \1-ridqg. duly executed by of Plaiiniffi, and the

resped ".e Parties further ackno-wied - and agree that thicy. wilt make m)

7-of~'l2:
claim at any dru. or place flututhis Agreement lizis be n (wally: supplemenied. modii'lied, or

altert.d.

11. All

behalf

12, Thk A-greem0-t ma -lac'. executed imcountem.arts.

IN WITNES$ WHEREOF. this Agreement is executed as of the daw and yearfirst.

indkmcd AbOve.

8 Of*12
ON REHAI-X OF PLAINT'll.F-Sr.~

tomck".I KacsnuI(*A-

Flics'l,
2001W i MAO'Pkwy.Suite 1:600
P'anc,"YeXas 751),7i
r.6
Deputy Assktant Attorney (icheral
(.,;Vil 6ivis.ioai US. Department of Justice
91:10 flemmylvania. Avenue. NW . .
Washinalon, District. otColumbi t. /20530
.1
'mmsel for th (iovermitent
'Ch it
s ':an
I
r.4- wid Founa
... dtion.
. .. foc., d'Wahell
1-,4 Point Retim

The A liance 0-MomutwiN. rc.m. I'li.%,in,,,


:- .. Inc,

I'k.-Alliance Honic 1: ermsy.lVa6ia dAvit Chapel Piiinle:ot- Carlisle.:

i mv I.M. nor ofthe.Chlischm and. Miskionmil;v A Iliance

('ro-,A.-.n:Co

Ifisfid-It fir Living Mini,.4tries:


13rr i3

v.xnl
Chpi-slkiii 'l-Illarux'. Fi.Iwdviim. Inn:,No..2- NoV.

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O.r -v Dan el -qL No- kl*cv-675 U.".D. fe-x,).
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t I ("."

12:of 12:
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE

Plaintiffs (Dordt College and Cornerstone University) and Defendants(Alex Azar. in

his official capacity as Secretary of I Iealth and Human Services: R. Alexander Acosta,in

his official capacity as Secretary ofLabor: Steven 'I'. Mnuchin. in his official capacity as

Secretary of the Freasury. the United States Department of f Iealth and I Inman Services:

the United States Department ol'Lalwr: and the United States Department ofthe Treasu" ).

by and through their undersigned counsel, hereby enter into this Settlement Agreement as

follows:

I. Defendants shall pay Plaintiffs the amount of one hundred fifteen thousand

dollars ($115.000.00) in full and complete satisfaction of Plaintiffs' claims for fees, costs. and

litigation expenses in Dordt College v. Burii-ell, No. 5:13-cv-04100(N.D. Iowa, W. Div.), No.

14-2726(8th Cir_), No. 15-774(S. Ct.).

2. This payment shall constitute full and final satisfaction of any and all of

Plaintiffs' claims for fees, costs, and litigation expenses(both past and future) in the above-

captioned matter and is inclusive of any interest. The payment shall be made after the above-

captioned matter is finally resolved.

3. Plaintiffs direct that the payment of$115.000.00 be made to Alliance Defending

Freedom.

4. The payment will be made by checks consistent with the normal processing

procedures and regulations of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, including offset.

5. Upon execution of this Settlement Agreement, Plaintiffs hereby release and

forever discharge Defendants and their successors, the United States of America, and any

department, agency, or establishment of the United States. and any officers, employees, agents.

I
successors, or assigns ofsuch department, agency,or establishment. from any and all claims 1or

fees. costs. or litigation expenses in connection with the above-captioned litigation.

G. The parties acknowledge that this Settlement Agreement is entered solely ii0r the

purpose of settling and compromising fees, costs, and litigation expenses in this action without

further litigation. and it shall not he construed as evidence or as an admission regarding any iSsuc

of law or.fact, or as evidence or as an admission by Defendants. I'laintilTs, or Plaintiffs' counsel

regarding Plaintiff's' entitlement to. or the appropriate amount of. attorneys- fees and other

litigation costs. This Settlement Agreement shall not be used in any manner to establish liability

or amount for ices, amounts. or hourly rates in any other case or proceeding.

7. '['his Settlement Agreement, which may be executed in counterparts, shall b

effectivc once it has been signed by all of the signatories identified below.

SO STIPULATED AND AGREED.

i~
Dated: -~ oC o l
Dordt Colic

Dated: >11;5'
Canurstot>University

Da(~a:
4&.4gtb A,-A4d;-, ree.1*03'.
Counsel,/in, Pluirrlij~;
2
Dated: 1- 31- !S'
Deputy Assistant Attorney General
United States Department of Justice
Civil Division
Washington. D.C. 20530

Counselfa- the Governmew

3
SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND RELEASE

Plaintiffs (Johnson Welded Products, Inc. and Lilli Johnson) and Defendants (Eric D.

Hargan, in his official capacity as Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services; R.

Alexander Acosta,in his official capacity as Secretary ofLabor; Steven T. Mnuchin, in his

official capacity as Secretary of the Treasury; the United States Department of Health and

Human Services; the United States Department ofLabor; and the United States Department

ofthe Treasury), by and through their undersigned counsel, hereby enter into this Settlement and

Release Agreement("Agreement") as follows:

1. Defendants shall pay Plaintiffs the amount of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) in

full and complete satisfaction of Plaintiffs' claims for fees, costs, and litigation expenses in

Johnson Welded Products, Inc. et al. v. Burwell et al., No. 16-00557 (D.D.C.). This payment

shall constitute full and final satisfaction of any and all of Plaintiffs' claims for fees, costs, and

litigation expenses in the above-captioned matter and is inclusive of any interest.

a. Plaintiffs direct that the payment of $5,000.00 be made to Plaintiffs'

counsel,the American Freedom Law Center,P.O. Box 131098, Ann Arbor,

MI 48113.

b. The payment will be made by checks consistent with the normal processing

procedures and regulations of the U.S. Department of the Treasury,

including offset.

2. Upon execution ofthis Agreement, Plaintiffs hereby release and forever discharge

Defendants and their successors, the United States of America, and any department, agency, or

establishment of the United States, and any officers, employees, agents, successors, or assigns of

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United Slaws Departillen't ot,.Iw ticic
Civil Dix IS1011
~Ishingloll, IM" 20530

COunsil.for the Government


SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

This Settlement Agreement("Agreement") is made this 24th day of October 2017,

by and between Johnson Welded Products, Inc. and Lilli Johnson ("Plaintiffs") and the

United States of America, acting by and through Eric D. Hargan, in his official

capacity as Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services; R. Alexander Acosta,in

his official capacity as Secretary ofLabor; Steven T. Mnuchin, in his official capacity as

Secretary of the Treasury; the United States Department of Health and Human Services;

the United States Department ofLabor; and the United States Department ofthe Treasury

(the"Government" or the "Departments") (collectively,the"Parties").

RECITALS

WHEREAS,there is now pending a lawsuit in Johnson Welded Products, Inc. et

al. i~ Burwell et al., No. 16-00557(D.D.C.),in which Plaintiffs allege that the Government

has, among other things, violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act CRFRA"),

42 U.S.C. § 2000bb-1 et seq.,by promulgating and enforcing regulations pursuant to 42

U.S.C. § 300gg-13 that required Plaintiffs to take actions that facilitated the provision,

through or in connection with their health plans, of Food and Drug Administration-

approved contraceptive methods and abortifacients, as well as sterilization procedures

and related patient education and counseling to which Plaintiffs object on religious

grounds ("the Objectionable Coverage"). The regulations were found at 26 C.F.R.

§ 54.9815-2713A (Sept. 14, 2015), 26 C.F.R. § 54.9815-2713(a)(1)(iv)(July 19, 2010), 29

C.F.R. § 2590.715-2713A (Sept. 14, 2015), 29 C.F.R. § 2590.715- 2713(a)(1)(iv) (July 19,

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2010),45 C.F.R. § 147.131 (Sept. 14,2015), and 45 C.F.R. § 147.130(a)(1)(iv)(July 19,2010)

(the "Regulations").

WHEREAS, the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and

Treasury have issued new regulations affording Plaintiffs an exemption. 82 Fed. Reg.

47,792 (Oct. 13, 2017), available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-

13/pdf/2017-2185 I.pdf.

WHEREAS,those new regulations state that "requiring certain objecting entities

or individuals to choose between the Mandate, the accommodation, or penalties for

noncompliance imposes a substantial burden on religious exercise under RFRA,"that"the

application of the Mandate to certain objecting employers [i]s [not] necessary to serve a

compelling governmental interest," and that "alternative approaches can further the

interest the Departments previously identified behind the Mandate." 82 Fed. Reg. 47,792,

47,800, 47,806 (Oct. 13, 2017), available at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2017-10-

I 3/pdf%2017-21851.pdf.

WHEREAS, recent Executive Orders establish that it is the policy of the

Government "to vigorously enforce Federal law's robust protections for religious

freedom," and to "exercise all authority and discretion available ... to waive, defer, grant

exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement of the

[Affordable Care] Act that would impose ... a cost,fee,tax, penalty,or regulatory burden

on ... health insurers,... [or] purchasers of health insurance." Executive Order 13798,

Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty 82 Fed. Reg.21,675(May 4,2017);Executive

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Order 13765, Minimizing the Economic Burden on the Patient Protection and Affordable

Care Act Pending Repeal 82 Fed. Reg. 8,351 (Jan. 20,2017).

WHEREAS, after years of litigation, the Supreme Court considered the claims

in these cases and, instead of resolving the legal issues, remanded the cases to allow the

parties to "resolve any outstanding issues between them." Zubik v. Burwell, 136 S. Ct.

1557, 1560(2016).

WHEREAS,the Supreme Court's remand orders provided that "the Government

may not impose taxes or penalties on [Plaintiffs] for failure to provide the ... notice"

required by the Regulations. Id.. at 1561.

WHEREAS,the new regulations, the Supreme Court's remand order, and the

President's Executive Orders have placed this litigation in an extraordinary posture.

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Parties to resolve finally and permanently all

disputes, asserted or unasserted, arising out of, or related to the matters set forth, alleged,

embraced by, or otherwise referred to in the Litigation.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the Recitals and mutual promises

contained herein, including the discontinuation of the pending Litigation, and for other

good and valuable consideration hereby deemed received, the Parties agree as follows:

TERMSOFAGREEMENT

1. The Parties agree that, under the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v.

Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., 134 S. Ct. 2751 (2014), the Affordable Care Act's "contraceptive

mandate," if applied as set out in 26 C.F.R. § 54.9815-2713(a)(1)(iv)(July 19, 2010), 29

C.F.R. § 2590.715- 2713(a)(1)(iv)(July 19, 2010), and 45 C.F.R. § 147.130(a)(1)(iv)(July

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19,2010), would "impose[] a substantial burden on [Plaintiffs'] exercise of religion," id.

at 2779, and "violate[] RFRA," id. at 2785. The Government therefore agrees that the

"contraception mandate" as described in Hobby Lobby cannot be legally enforced, under

RFRA,against Plaintiffs or their health plans.

2. The Government agrees, with respect to all Plaintiffs, to abide by the terms of

the permanent injunction in Zubik v. Sebehus, 13-cv-1459, 13-cv-303, 2013 WL 6922024

(W.D. Pa. Dec. 20, 2013), as it relates to the Objectionable Coverage. The Government

accordingly will treat Plaintiffs and their health plans,including their insurance issuers and/or

third-party administrators in connection with those health plans, as exempt from the

Regulations or any materially similar regulation or agency policy. A materially similar

regulation or agency policy includes any requirement that Plaintiffs, their insurance issuers, or

their third-party administrators provide any of the Objectionable Coverage through or in

connection with Plaintiffs' health plans, which means:

a. Plaintiffs (and their insurers and third-part), administrators acting in connection

with Plaintiffs' health plans) may provide health coverage without the

Objectionable Coverage, and no procedure for providing any of the

Objectionable Coverage may require any action by Plaintiffs;

b. Ifthe Objectionable Coverage is provided, it may not be provided as part of any

health plan sponsored by Plaintiffs, but instead must be provided through a

separate and distinct health plan or other arrangement that is separate and distinct

from Plaintiffs' health plan;

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C. Plaintiffs or their health plans may not be required to pay for the provision ofthe

Objectionable Coverage, either directly or indirectly (though Plaintiffs are not

excused from paying generally applicable taxes),-

d. An insurance or health plan card issued in conjunction with Plaintiffs' health

plans may not be used by any person to obtain any of the products or services

included within the Objectionable Coverage, or payment or reimbursement

therefor,-

e. No person may receive the Objectionable Coverage as an automatic

consequence of enrollment in any health plan sponsored by Plaintiffs;

f. If the Government seeks to provide the Objectionable Coverage to individuals

participating in Plaintiffs' health plans, such provision may only be through

separate enrollments by those individuals in a separate and distinct health plan

or other separate and distinct arrangement to obtain the Objectionable Coverage;

and

g. Any communications regarding the Objectionable Coverage, other than

disclosures in plan documents required by federal law that the Objectionable

Coverage is not covered by the plan or notice provided for in footnote 1 of this

Agreement, must be separate from communications relating to Plaintiffs' health

plans.

3. The Government further agrees to withdraw any letters sent to Plaintiffs'

issuers and/or third-party administrators, pursuant to 29 C.F.R. § 2590.715-2713A and 45

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C.F.R. § 147.131, as they relate to the provision of any of the Objectionable Coverage

within 14 days ofthe effective date ofthis Agreement.'

4. The Government further agrees, in light of interim relief ordered by several

courts, including the Supreme Court in Zubik, that neither Plaintiffs that are party to this

Agreement nor their health plans, insurers, or third-party administrators acting in connection

with Plaintiffs' health plans shall be subject to any penalties or other adverse consequences,

since August 2011, as a result of their non-compliance with any law or regulation requiring the

provision of the Objectionable Coverage that the government is prohibited from enforcing by

the terms ofthis Agreement.

5. Notwithstanding this Agreement, the Plaintiffs retain their full legal rights to

challenge any new law, regulation, or other requirement that the government may enact or

impose relating to the provision of Objectionable Coverage and to challenge or defend against

such action on any grounds they choose (including the Constitution, federal law, and/or this

Agreement). Nothing herein shall be construed as an admission or indication that any law,

regulation, or other requirement would be lawful or unobjectionable to Plaintiffs.

6. Plaintiffs agree to voluntarily dismiss Johnson WeldedProducts et al. v. Bzn-well

el al., No. 16-557(D.D.C.)under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41. This Agreement shall not

be effective until Plaintiffs file the dismissal described in this paragraph.

' The effective date of the withdrawal may be contingent on proper notice being given to
participants. If contraception coverage is currently being offered by an issuer or third-party
administrator, the cessation of coverage would be effective no sooner than the first day ofthe first
plan year that begins thirty days after the date of this Settlement Agreement (to allow for the
provision of notice to plan participants in cases where contraceptive benefits will no longer be
provided). Alternatively, sixty-days advance notice may be given pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 300gg-
15(d)(4)if applicable.
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7. The Government agrees to pay Plaintiffs $5,000 in costs and fees as set forth in

the Settlement Agreement and Release entered into by the Parties.

8. The Parties agree that this Agreement constitutes a good-faith settlement of the

Litigation for good and valuable consideration and acknowledge that it is entered into freely

and voluntarily.

9. The Parties further agree that this Agreement has been fully read and understood

by them, and that each of them has received independent legal advice from their respective

attorney(s) as to the effect and import of its provisions. The Parties further- agree that this

Agreement is being entered into for the express purpose and intention of making and entering

into a full and final compromise, adjustment, and settlement of all claims which were or could

have been asserted in the Litigation, whether or not referred to therein.

10. This Agreement constitutes the sole and entire agreement between Plaintiffs and

the Government, and supersedes all prior agreements, negotiations, and discussions between

the Parties with respect to the subject matter covered hereby. It is expressly understood and

agreed that this Agreement may not be altered, amended, waived, modified, or otherwise

changed except by writing, duly executed by authorized representatives of Plaintiffs and the

Government, respectively. The Parties further acknowledge and agree that they will make no

claim at any time or place that this Agreement has been orally supplemented, modified, or-

altered.

11. All signatories represent that they have authority to enter- into this Agreement on

behalf of their respective clients.

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12. This Agreement may be executed by facsimile signature, PDF,and in one or more

counterparts, each of which shall be deemed to be an original, and which shall together constitute

one and the same document.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF,this Agreement is executed as of the date and year first

indicated above.

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FOR PLAIN.."JIFFIR!

Lflhlohnsort Individually arid:-w


behalfofJohnson Welded ,Produots.,

.
AMERICANTREEDONI LAW CENTI,R

Rolvert J. Muise. Esq.,(D C— Court BAr:No.-.:M.1 005 ).

k"'Ounwel.Am:plaim-O~

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IL.

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Civil Division. I.JIS, Department ofJustIcc
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SETTLEMENT A(AME-MENT AND RE'LEASE

. i) hi,
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,s A0i ng, S&retary oF I-Tealth and Rtmian Sm-ices- R, Alexandel- Amsta,in his official

kjlitjchin; in his official capacity as SecreNITY of.


I
the Treasm-),; the U',niteld Stab;:. Department of Health and Human Services. the United

thrmigh their undersigned coun,*O, hereby enter mto this Settlement Agreementai follows:

Defendaots:shalf pay Plaintiffilia. amount ofsixteen thousand dollars

(S16,000.00yin fall.and.comP1etesatistaction ofPlaintifl's clairns for fees, costs, and litigation

shall constitute fill] and final any awau'of mullarrs omim

iitipliml expenses inthe,ahnve-o


xiolled matter and is inclusive Pi:fan
. Y, interest.
Plainti If direcis dint thepaymem of$16,000-00 be made to Union
I
University and the check. Is tip be mailed to Rainey. Kizer. Reviere Bell.
PLC
'at 209 E. Main St.., Jackson,TNI 38301.

b. The payment will be. made by chieck,~vomsistent xvith 0)3~:, normal

proc<msin- procedures and reav-dalions ofthic (1,S, Departmem of* ffic

Tre'LlIqury, including oflsel-

1 Upon execution of tills Settlemp)(Agreemem. Plaimiffliere-by re-leases and

forever discharges DefeWants and their successors., the l.fniwd States of America, and any

klepartme.m., ageney,or cAublishment of'the L.Iffilled States, "Ind any officers, employ(Ics, agents,

stieces-.,om, or assigns of'sitch,delmrtownt, agency, mestablinhmem, rroniany. and all claijm, for

fees., kdosts, or litigation "penses in onaMion with the above.,-Oaptioned iltipli"ll.

I
3. I'lie paril s acknt)wledge that This Sett;cI-rent Agt;ement is entered solely for the

purpose ofsettling and compromising fee's, costs, <and litigation mpenses in this action without

further litkation, and it shall not N!construed as evidence. or as an admission regarding; any iSstw

of'latu or fact, or as evidence or as an admission. by Defendants,Plaintiff, or Plaintiffs counsel

r;:g;arding plaintifl't` vn itlement to or the appr(arHate ainount of, attorneys' fees and ether

i>:i aticin c.ast:;a. 'i'1~ 5 4r ttli.iriant grc.4inen€ sli:il.1 not be used in any inaianer to es-t:ablish liability.

or mnouiat for it-es; amounts,or hourly mates in. any other casse cur proceeding.

This Settlement Agreement. which may be executed in counteillans,shall be

effective once it has beei. sif ned by all of il:c signatories ,identified below,

80 STIIULA`ED A.l\'D AGR&'EI),

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j'tnion University
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_Samuel W."Dub" tl ver, MD.

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Pa. Occ 't?. '?t11 1, as `it relates tit OW 01~*0011abk- Coverage- T1ic Government accoriling"k,

will treat Plaintiff :a.pd its health.: plait, including its in.suranev issuer ati&or third parn

administrator ira connection with its health plan, as exempt from the Regulations car arts•

materially similar regulation or aMncy policy. A mmeriallti• similar' regulation or agency

policy includes any requirement that Plaintiff iizs imuranct issUwF'; i* r its third-party

administrator I~t`o ide any' of this O? Iecflonable fi:`overa~g thrroE~stli or in connection with

Nl;zitl€f'f`s Irealtli falaFl; t~hi:11 n:~Fls

a. l'la€nt€tT(and Fi1.Irlsurer and third-party administrator acting in cinnection with

Plaintiff's health plan') may provide health coverage without the 01:jectiosable

Coot rwa,c, and no provCdure. fir providing any of the ilb ectionahie Coverage

slay require aF1y'tl .tioi b 1'I<ti€iiif ;

K If pile Ohiectionahic Coverage


rage is Provided. it may not be providod .as p<<rt,iW

any health plan sponsored by Maintift: but instead must be pro idett:tltrow,
Ih a

separate and distinct health plan or othcr iFrrangement That is separate and

distinct from Plaintitt's health plan,;


c. PlainIifi" or it health plan may tot be rcquired to pay ft)r the pre) <ision pf' the

Qhljcti.onablc: C..o eragc


. . either. directly of indi.rouly 11:11aintiff is noIt.

MLIsed froth payinh;gneralh, applicably taxei

d. An Insura€lce or health plan card issued in conjunction with Plaintiff's health.

plans may not hc• used by ajiy person to. obtain any of the produa~ or service's.

included within the t bJe tio,nahlc~ Coverage, car p€ty-lltent or re niburw.nient

tlle:ret%tic:

e. No person ma receive: dw Objectionable Coverage as an auto nuitic

Cot1SCCluence; of enrollment ill itnv health plan spolls-orcd.bv Plaintltt .

C 11 the Government sucks to provide the.Uhlection€ blc° Coverage to individuals

participating in PlaintiFl`s health plans: quell provisicin stay only he through

Separate enrollinents by those individuals in a sf parate. and distinct health plan

or other separate: and distinct arringenleut to obtain the Objectionable

C` 3v,er,m
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Any communications.regarding the (, bjectiona:bk.. Coverage. other than

disclosures in plan doetttalents. required by fedtral ltvk~: that the. E';<l li;c;t,iofulble

Coverage is not covered by the plan or notice provided ror in footnote l of this

Agreement. nIiusi be separaw Frot'l'i .corniTiunications relating to pl:aintill"s,

health plan:

3. The tW)i es to vvitllclraw ally le>tter4 seclt. t::Mat 3ttilFS

i s;t*r tE:€ci. c.~t' :tltlt ct-lzt.t t~' atilministrauar; pursuatlt 629 C .~JZ.,. § _159(0 15-2-71 *.1 and 4

or I t).
i., R, 147.f::1 <t tl.tey rel~ttY u.) the pio'Vi;iifi;.;~f a3£tc i~t'tltc 4:tk?i~~€ c:l€1£'~~14 (:;ttL'writ ,,

~vithfn 14 the ..01 V.6-ve.dattc of,this.Agreement.,

1. The C.iowrninelit ftirtkr agrees. in light of interign relief ordered by several

coins. including. the Suprente ('7urt in AM% that: neither Plaint.ift' that is party to this

Agreement nor its health phin. insurer, or third-pety administrator acting in vmneetion with

P iii€tiff's health plans shall he:ub#tct 10 t£ty DenUltic> or rafter ;dvers~ 4:ttttseyuin~ei:::siiZci'.

-'august '4011, as a result of its nc'111-COMI>lianc;e «ith any law or revulation requiring the

provision of the Objectionable.Coverage-that the. u vernment is prohibited from enfim inn by

the terms of this Ag.reentent.

5. l' otkVithstanding this Agreement. the Plaintiff` retzOns its full loyal rights to

challew and,; new law.. ri.gulmion, or other requirement that the f overnment may en iet etr

iEmp:)si; relating to the provision of01-t e:tic}€ialsl~a t <~verage ainfl tt~ rlia!lc nige or de(4niJ against

such 'action on an\, grounds it cht+ows (iiiclt£diiig the Constitution, federal fare. anci.W thi

Agreement). Nothing liercin shi fl be construed as an.admission ,or indication that tiny- lavy.

rsa ttffttittit; Or othe rquirement would be lawful or ttnol~jeptikmahle to Plain€iil'.

6, 1'f'tintiff auees to voluntarily dismiss OMM U'llivvi-sin. v. Buri,ell .,I (II.., N


-No;
1:14-cv-1ON (W.D, `:lt?itt3.) sunder Federal Ride of('.ii i.1. Procedure 41. `]"his Agreement. shill

not be e€€ectIve untiI I'laintEtf file-,


- the dismksal described in this raragraph:

' "l'lie e.fii:ctive dale of the xvididrawal lnz£k• be coming nt on proper notice being liven to
participant, ', 11' contraception cvwcrage is curremft Ming off4red by an issuer or third-part..
adhlitiistr;ator5 the cesSatiOit of%o\.erap would be e ffi ctive no sooner than the firs[: day of the
first plan year that: tvtsini.Atirtv days ;if er the elate of(his Settlement Agreemenu(to aflow fiat the.
provision £tc.it.ice; tit plan participants in cities where conttateptive benefits will no longer be
prOVidedi. Ahern;:6vely sixt4-da s advance no ice may be given pursuant to 42 U&C. § 34)ogg-
€50)(4)if applicable.

6 of 10
71 (lovernincill aorW-81' !lay "MAII'lit tY $W000.00 in fi cis is -set

fball in 111c.sock-mont. Vd tilt.o by OW Pard-s.


ts

11w Parties agee A a good fihifll so*Ttlenient of the

LidipAtion. IlOr...good. ao,d**vaWable:.Onslidcratiop find *:ackn Ot it is- cat&ed..'nto ftec I v

iind lKilu'lihifily.:

1.1*: Poii6. flurther. figive: 11-lat -this A-gracment 'has: two WIN read and:

uodierwioel by thern. acid U!at


" -each of*ffiem has rcceived independent I"al advice (K)m theb-

a 4o dic.-eMct chill importof its provisio& Tic Pgrtj:cs fdjther 1r e~

iDl t this °l reeirt: nt.is hi-ink emored. i.n.u~A761d,the exprc~,


,ptirpok. aiid hit6fitioO (if hfaking and

011'er.log-J11.10 a.. full and 11M1 Claims whic*h were.

:or couldba-ve buoi. Lifls`.,.A[oil; Miether or.not-refi: rl cd.-to -t-herd


On.,
-
ibi`ihstiIotes the.-sole an -entire aureement betweco Plaintiffmid

the Giovem(Tie ii and stqwrsvdc all prior 4--re.c.in . t.& o& tiatioris. and discussio. s, be-t-x
'2" ... . on"

Elie Partics:vVith. fi,'spiv.dt to.the -SPI c


-ct: m4ftr' q.ov&c.d. -hereby. It is.-expressIV understood ;Gird.

Ageee& th,at., glib, Al're*0n0** *n*t* to ye pot: be. il[tered, amended, waiv'. mod i rie'd. cat othen. v6w,
. -
-chtmOvoo. 0.1Kcc:Pt bV .-Writing, exe.puted bv: authotiz.<M

Covidimefit,* rcspep'.fi:w.*lv., The flurifie"'Wk.Ro%NACd_gc Ind agree that they Will m*akp**n(-.).

aifn at aiiy time or pluce:that this Agreement. 1w, lxm orally SL[Pple[Ulftd. modified. or

I Q. All Ni nMorics represerik*.that tho, have:,,mithority u~ ow'' 1his Agrcowe.o-v

7:'ofio
I.].. This Agreement may be executed by facsimile signature, PDT', and in one or more
counterparts, each.ofv<bicb shall be deemed to be ar original, and which shall together constitute

one and the same document.

IN WITNESS WH,lwltll*O , this Agreement is executed as of the date and year first
indicatedl'bove:

ON
BEHALF OF UNIt3NT UNIVERSITY:

U IIONt UNIVERSITY

Samuel W."DuiG'Oliver, Ph-D,.


President

R.ATXNEY, KIZER,REXiIER)Y& BELL,, PLC


t

JOHN D. WRLESOIN,13PR it 10400


DAM;CONDER.t Jr....BP : 3f154I9
Attorneys for Plaioliff-.Uhign university.
209 East'-Main Street:.
Jackson, T`1383;.12.4.147
.
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j6,ki 'lcson@rainey €rizer.cons
dcnade4raineykizer.corn

8 Of 10
ON 111"TIALl" 01""I'lit"GOVE"RNMEN!"I"

It
4J 1
Deptity AssistamAttonicy, General
Civil Dk. t..s, [)cp'~Artmoll of
(M Ponsvivallia'A~ entle. N W
Washington:, Oistrict ot'(. olumbia 2053
,0
i
cwnsel

9 of,10
AND !tlJA"'AOSE,

Plaintilis..(1' ad Joseph Wiclaikcl) and De.rendant.O W ric D.

li:tt,;ali, im 1liw official. capi*y' as Actin;:tCX ttktw ad.. 1#uttsaat et ies, k,

ie tiii<i.er <'~c st{s:, i~i:hi c l'fi4sryl urk jai itV ~t , £~cretar}:..'I abot' stev. iy. T. M
luchin, ill his

official ctkJilcity .tts Secretary of t le "Freasti_ry. of f l-calth and

Human Servicos; the Utntted States be-partf ent ofY::i'k orx and tbe- :
.111itej StAtos Deparubent .

Ordle'lrct;scury), by:and throng their - un-dirsx.gmd counscl, hereby enter into thhN. Sc ttlei ent

AgrLpiY ent. a follows:

1.. Defet3tlaklls shall pyPhu ntiF s the amount ofimm hundred seventy ?.eve thousand

dollars($275 000.00)in Aill and rPlai€itif#';' c;laiths, fr rtes, casts; titul.

Iiti; >enscs in. PP"hiland v.. fiep.1. No. x:1.3-ov-f 577(L.WD4

Mc?.1, l# o . 1:3-3528 and iii-3831 (~tl C ii ), i Ills ps:y~met~€,:51t<xtl cnttytittstc~ !till and final

satMktto~sl of ariy and all cat(Plaintiffs' claims:Jbv fries, casts;and.litigation expenses in:the

abom-ckilatc~itc~~ matter and is it#clnsivir pit any iiiterst.

tt... plaind6N ciirea:tluat the lacy}itici3.€:of$275,000..00 be m acre to:

"Ousen
't..c ;W:t#::ti:n.cl Aelz- l,t;° 101:;'f'A Account"

`f'his is ;ltc; jaw ftriiva oictll trust Ac utnt. 11e chcok should be nmilcrl to

tl)e Imv. firm.at th-c-address:below.

t. 'rho payment will. fie itzi£ilc:.by cE v,0 consisteal wi li he noon it processing:

1 eocLdaies: f.i<1 is ~;iitxit ssr s c~i'tl~ .f:i.; . DeJ:artnient.ort#:c 'Treasury,

including c>.ifsc;€.

~. U:iacrn execution Ofl iS.'(Sm tlement Agreertteatl; Plaintiffs hereby: release: and

,forever dischargip, Deft-adams and their:successors.,.the i.s!titcf~.S:ta€es ol':America, and any:

1
dcprtr!oi States,alufally offic'ers,
aloc"essms, Or amidgtis ofiuc.b dmi- I' or-estab, tt .,Oni anyand all claLn-vs-for
fb-~;:-wsfs' or R:4 oll expoxwc.*s fn:.,v-Onmv,ion

3. llne nal-mS nt{-ixwvkdoge ihat idlis SelticnIoll -A -C~-vu'm i ..n ** td svIOV an. the

pt:r ;"?Scpfsaftling flll,(j and. jilig-at-10"I ex.tmscs in "hisaotRill. with(*t


Pbahe11.1ioifid:.1v * at~d if ilialf notbecamsI'l O-rd as-ev Once.-or :)S-all ad 1-11-iss.ion regardifig any ls:ii: e.
-
6f lfwiii` ftwt,or its ev,idiome Or As Mi::tdmisi fi by-:JDefcWAWs: PlaindtYs, or Plainfil'N' counsel

.k."r-amoll-Til fbfl"OC~'j aa-A)tl.1.4s


'pr 11IM11,13y. ra.ws in an

4... T.Ms.-S.quic6xm.Agranrcm
.,. which
... .. -may ha countuparts,9flaRN
ft.has hcco all 6f,the ... .. .. ... b-clow.

.40
. ft-,D.A NU)A U-I11EED.

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11-2. Saolillanioy, Suiv-200


'(."Mlytc,~*n, 11403 63105

2.
Daled~.

Deputy Assisla
(IiiitedStates

W.-ashnigton, D,C, 20530.

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