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Vaccine Mandate Litigation Tracker

OSHA Large Employer ETS

Case Name Case Number/ Jx Status/Rulings of Significance

BST Holdings, LLC v. OSHA

21-60845 (5th Cir.)
Staying enforcement until review of permanent injunction (Nov. 12)
21-4080 (6th Cir.)

Petition for immediate en banc review denied. (Dec. 15).

Lifts Fifth Circuit’s stay. (Dec. 17).

OSHA plans for Jan. 10/Feb. 9 roll out. (Dec. 17).

Groups opposed to the ETS file emergency petitions to stay the Sixth Circuit’s dissolution of the Fifth Circuit stay with the U.S. Supreme Court (Dec. 17 and following).

Justice Kavanaugh gives federal government until Dec. 30 to respond to emergency application. (Dec. 20).

21A244 (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

U.S. Supreme Court has reinstated the Fifth Circuit’s stay. (Jan. 13).

CMS Omnibus Staff Vaccine Mandate

Case Name Case Number / Jx Status/Rulings of Significance

Florida v. DHHS

3:21-cv-02722 (N.D. Fla.)

Denied TRO. (Nov. 20).

Denied preliminary injunction. (Dec. 1).

21-14098 (11th Cir.)
Affirmed denial of preliminary injunction; cautioned it thought Louisiana v. Becerra district court overstepped in granting national injunction. (Dec. 6).

Louisiana v. Becerra (inc. Alabama as a Plaintiff)

3:21-cv-03970 (W.D. La.)
Granted preliminary injunction nationally except the Missouri v. Biden states. (Nov. 30).
21-30734 (5th Cir.)

Overturned national scope of injunction; left injunction in place for 14 plaintiff states (inc. Alabama). (Dec. 15).

Federal government’s brief due Jan. 31, 2022. (Dec. 20).

21A241 (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

U.S. Supreme Court has lifted all stays of the CMS mandate. (Jan. 13).

Missouri v. Biden

4:21-cv-1329 (E.D. Mo.)
Granted preliminary injunction for ten plaintiff states. (Nov. 29)

21-3725 (8th Cir.)

Denied federal government request to stay lower court’s decision pending appeal. (Dec. 1).
21A240 (U.S. Sup. Ct.)

Federal government applied for stay. (Dec. 16).

Justice Kavanaugh gives federal government until Dec. 30 to respond to emergency application. (Dec. 17).

U.S. Supreme Court has lifted all stays of the CMS mandate. (Jan. 13).

Federal Contractors/Subcontractors Safer Federal Workforce Guidelines

Case Name Case Number / Jx Status/Rulings of Significance

Georgia v. Biden (inc. Alabama as a Plaintiff)

1:21-cv-00163 (S.D. Ga.)

Stayed Guidelines nationally. (Dec. 7).

Plaintiffs filed amended complaint. (Dec. 14).

21-14269 (11th Cir.)

Court considering Appellant’s Motion for Stay of District Court’s Order; Court granted amici right to file briefs on this. (Dec. 15).

Denied federal government request for stay pending appeal; expedited appellate briefing schedule so that briefing will be complete by Jan. 24. (Dec. 17).

Kentucky v. Biden

3:21-cv-00055 (E.D. Ky.)

Stayed Guidelines in ten filing states. (Nov. 30).

Denied federal government’s request for stay pending appeal. (Dec. 10).

21-6147 (6th Cir.)
Government has requested stay pending appeal (Dec. 10). Response filed Dec. 16.

Louisiana v. Biden

1:21-cv-03867 (W.D. La.)
Stayed Guidelines only with respect to contracts with the Plaintiff states (Miss., Ind., Louis.) (Dec. 16).

Head Start

Case Name Case Number / Jx Status/Rulings of Significance

Texas v. Becerra

5:21-cv-00300 (N.D. Tex.)

Complaint filed (Dec. 10).

Defendants’ responsive brief due Dec. 23. (Dec. 15).

Temporary injunction granted against enforcing Head Start masking and vaccination rules in Texas (Dec. 31).

State of Louisiana v. Becerra

3:21-CV-04370 (W.D. LA)

Complaint filed (Dec. 21).

Temporary injunction granted against enforcing Head Start masking and vaccination rules in 24 states, including Alabama (Jan. 1).