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Case 9:13 cv~80990->< Document Entered FLSD Docket 01/2013 Page THE U.S. DISTRICT COURT THF QOUTHERN DISTRICT FLO {IDA PALM BEACH DIVISION
KAW/_ TI-IODONTICS. LLP.
Plaintiff,
JACK LEV Ciai cap:ciI_
Secret.u_v ofthe U._. Department ofths. reasury.
and
US. DFP KRTMENT(
TREASUR
and
DANIEL ERFEL his 
capacity Acting ommis
ofthe Internal Revenue
and
INTERNAL REVENUE SERV
Defendums,
COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND
INJUNCTIVE RELIEF
Plaintiff Kawa ()rIhudportunity enroll affordable,
minimum essential health insurance erage under employer ponsored plan. the length
any iting period, the months during coverage was available emium for the
low cost tion, the em}. plan sha covered health care expenses. the number
full-time employees. and the name, address. and taxpayer identi cation number each full-time
employee. Id. Employers who self-insure l15.l separate reporting obligations.
6055.
ll, Ihe obligations under Section 498011 Title shall apply the months
beginning after December 3], Pub No. lll-148, 15l3(d). ll-4 Stat. ll9
obligations under tion 605 litle tall calendar) eginning after 2013. 
Pub. No. lll-148. _e). 17.4 Stat. obligations under Section 6056 ofTitle
Case 9:13-cv 80990-XXXX Document Entered FLSD Docket 10/01/2013 Page shall apply the periods beginning after December 31. 2013. Pub. No. 111448. 
1514(d t.1t.1l9.257.
FACT BACKGROUND
Plaintillemploys more than full-tirne equivalent employees and therefore
 large einplo for purpo the obligations under Sections 49801-1 and 6056 Title 26.
Plziinti ently oft; insurance coverage mployees and pays portion the
cove-rages cost.
13. Prior July 013. Plaintiff expended substantial time and resources, including
money spent legal fees and other costs, preparation for the employer ntcmdate taking
effect Jnnua 2014. Plaintift did order determine what options and obligations
has under the employer mandat and how the coverage Plainti currently offers its
employees will affected the mandate. P12 would not have expended its time and
resources and incurred these Costs 2013 the mandate had not been scheduled
tuke effect until 2015. but instead would have spent its time, resources. and money other
prio ties.
14. July 2013. Defendants announced posting Defendant U.S.
Depztrtment ite that the reporting obligations and the obligation oller
able. imum essential coverage were heing delayed until 2015.
15. July 1013, l)el endants formalized their Jilly 201.7. announcement
is. ring Notice entitled Tram ion Relief Under
Reporting). 6056 Information Reporting) and 498()H (En yer Shared Responsibility
Prov isions). 
Case 9:13-cv-80990->< ument Entered FLSD Docket /01/2013 Page
16. Defendants delay the einp uyer andate injured lnintitt causing
Plaintittto lose some. all. the Value the time and resources Lxp.nL 2013
anticipation otithe mandate going into effect January 2014.
According the White House website. least 200.000 eniplc ers the United
States employ more than lll]JlO See White House. The Affordable Care Act
lnci Choice and Money for Small Busine_ IlldblE
http://wy rl11tehonse.gov/ les/documents/health tormi ma1_ln pdf) (visited
Sept. 15, 2013). Another. reputable source has put the number ofemplo the United States
having more than employees higher Agency for l-lealthcare Research and Quality.
Medical enditure Panel Surv ble l,A,l Number vate-sector estzlhlislnnents
tirm size and selected character tic United States. 2012. (available
http://n1eps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/dataistats/summitables/insr/nat nal/series_1/2012/tia1.htm.)
 ited Sept. 15. 2013) (Eden 1.668.613 private sector U.S. eniployers with more than
Defendants delay the employer mandate will affect enormous
number oyers. including Pla well tens mill across the
nation.
18. ding the Congre onal Budget Oftice CBOl, Defendants delay ofthe
 employer mandate will result estimated loss $10 billion penalty payments
ers. SUE Letter from Douglas Elmendorf, Director. Congressional Budget Office.
the Hon. Paul Ryan. rman, tmittee the Budget, ll. Representati Re:
Analy the Adm] tion Announced Delay Certain Requirement. Under the
Affordable Care Act, July 30, 2013. Also according row million fewer
people are expected enrolled emplo ment-based coverage 2014 than the number
COUNT
(Admit Procedure Act Violation)
19. Plaintiff repcats and alleges each the allegations set forth paragrai,
through 18. above, iffully set forth herei
20. Defendants delay the 11] oycr mandate gency action for
purposes ofthe APA. APA forbids agency act that arbitra eious. abuse
otherwise not accordance with 121 LI.S.C 70Ez(2)(A). also forl
agency action that contrary consti tonal right, power. privilege, other immunity
excess statutory nsdiction. authon limitations, short statutory right. Id. 
706(2)(B) and LC).
22. The ACA unambiguously states that the obligations the employer mandate
und bcctioi 4980}! Title shall apt the months beginning f1erDecem1 3]. 2013
and that the obligations under Section 6056 Title shall apply the periods beginning after
December 31, Pub. No. 111-148. 1513(d) and 151-l(d). 124 119. 256-57.
The plain text ofthe ACA thus nmndates that obligation commenc January 2014.
23. The delaying the cmp mandate until least Januai eetled
[)e end:m statutory authority. arbitrary, capricious. and contrary law. and other
unlawful. .C. 706(2)(A). (B). and [C].
24. Plaintiff has adcquatc available administrative remedy: the zllternutiye.
any effort obtain administrative remedy would futile.
25. Plaintiffhas adequate remedy law.
Case 9:13-cv-80990-XXXX Document Entered FLSD Docket 1/2013 Page
26. Defendants unlawful delti) cmployer mandate until least January 2015
injured Plaintiff manner that warrants
WIIEREFORE. Plaintiff: Enter declaratory judgment declaring that Defendants delay the emplo
inandate iolutes the APA: l:n1cr climinary and permanent iniunction prohibiting and setting aside
Defendants nnla\ ful delay ofthe eniployer mandate Award all other reliefas the Court may deem just and proper. including any fees which Plnintiffmay entitled law.
Dated. Respectfullysubm ed,
Sectmdz1ryE-l4ail dey.iw.cmn
Radey Thomas, Clark. P.A.
Post Office Box W967 (32302)
301 Smith Bronough Street. 2()() Flurida 3230]
Paul .I. fanedes
District ofColumbia Bar No. 429716
(202) 3172
02)
icy Application Pending)
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