Catholic-Owned Co. Gains Shield From ACA Contraception Rule

Law360, New York (November 1, 2012, 8:26 PM EDT) -- An outdoor power equipment supplier doesn't have to immediately comply with the contraception mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act because it may violate the business owner's religious beliefs, a Michigan federal judge said Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Robert H. Cleland granted a bid by Weingartz Supply Co. and its owner Daniel Weingartz, who is Catholic, for a preliminary injunction, saying the action was warranted because Weingartz was able to show some likelihood of success.

Further, Judge Cleland noted that without the injunction, Weingartz...
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