6th Circ. Nixes Food Co.'s Religious Challenge To ACA

Law360, Los Angeles (October 25, 2013, 6:17 PM EDT) -- Citing its prior ruling in a similar lawsuit, the Sixth Circuit on Thursday tossed an appeal by a food company that claimed the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate violated its owner's religious beliefs, holding that a secular, for-profit company is not entitled to protection under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. 

A three-judge panel found that U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood properly denied Clinton, Mich.-based Eden Foods Inc.'s motion for a preliminary injunction to block enforcement of the contraception mandate. Eden's owner and sole shareholder, Michael...
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