Friday, August 6, 2010

Obamacare Class Action


Two weeks ago I filed an amended complaint adding 25,444 of you as co-plaintiffs in our lawsuit against Obamacare. The complaint ballooned from 9 pages to 284 pages, simply by adding your names.

I also filed a motion for preliminary injunction. This is a request for a court order prohibiting the Federal government from enforcing any aspect of Obamacare pending the outcome of our lawsuit.

Last week I flew to DC with a few representatives of the health care industry to personally serve Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the Department of Justice. We left copies of the complaint, motion for injunction, and summons with staffers at the defendant’s offices. It’s not often that a Congressional candidate, a physician, an emergency room nurse, a Tea Party activist, and a reporter crowd into a Congressional office and plop down a 284 page lawsuit with 25,444 named plaintiffs. It was a sight to see, and quite a fun day. When we got to the White House the Secret Service agents refused to let us leave the documents at the gate. Then the White House administrative office two blocks from the White House refused to let us in the door. We’re now mailing the President’s copy of the complaint to the White House. We could have mailed all of the documents, but personally serving them was an important symbol of our frustration with the current leaders of our government. A volunteer has put together all of our amateur video into a documentary. Check it out at -

Our efforts were rewarded by Fox News with a Friday night interview by former Bush White House Press Secretary Dana Perino on Greta Van Susturen’s show. You can see the interview at Since the latest Fox interview, over 2400 new plaintiffs have signed up to join our lawsuit against Obamacare.

The defendants now have 60 days to respond to the complaint, and only 14 days to respond to the motion for preliminary injunction from the time Obama receives his copy. Once the defendants respond to the motion, we will have 7 days to answer any arguments they raise. Then the Federal Court can either rule on the motion or set a hearing. Most likely the court will set a hearing for some time in September or early October. I’ll let you all know as soon as I hear anything from the defendants or the Court. We will have at least a couple weeks notice before the hearing if you would like to make plans to be there. You do not have to attend, I will be representing you. Attendance is completely optional.

Thank you all for your willingness to fight our Federal government’s latest power grab in the form of Obamacare.

In Liberty,
Van R. Irion

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