Jessica M. Karmasek Jun. 11, 2013, 11:44am

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A group of small business owners, who last month sued the federal government over an IRS regulation imposed under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, are asking a federal court to decide the case now.

Michael Carvin, partner at Jones Day and who represents the plaintiffs in the lawsuit, filed a motion for summary judgment in Halbig, et al. v. Sebelius, et al. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Thursday.

Carvin argues in the 23-page motion that the matter needs to be decided now — even before the government responds to the complaint — because the mandates implicated by the IRS rule take effect Jan. 1, 2014.

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