TRO Denied, Narrow Enforcement Urged in Navigator Rule

After an hour-long hearing on a request for what Chancellor Russell Perkins characterized as a total restraining order, the Davidson County chancellor this afternoon denied a request to enjoin all enforcement of the emergency rule restricting advice and facilitation of information to consumers and businesses under the Affordable Care Act. In its ruling, the court did admonish the state to narrowly enforce the act as only applying to federally defined “navigators.” The state appeared to agree with the request. A hearing on a preliminary injunction is set for Oct. 9.