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Case Name Staley v. Kulongoski PB-OR-0002
Docket / Court 3:00-cv-00078 ( D. Or. )
State/Territory Oregon
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Olmstead Cases
Attorney Organization Legal Services/Legal Aid
Case Summary
On January 14, 2000, five adults with developmental disabilities filed a lawsuit under the Medicaid Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act against various Oregon state officials in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. Plaintiffs, represented by legal services, asked ... read more >
On January 14, 2000, five adults with developmental disabilities filed a lawsuit under the Medicaid Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act against various Oregon state officials in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. Plaintiffs, represented by legal services, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief to compel Defendants to provide Medicaid services in the most integrated setting appropriate. Specifically, Plaintiffs claimed that they had been on waiting lists for years to obtain necessary residential or in-home services.

On October 30, 2000, the Court (Magistrate Judge Janice M. Stewart) granted Plaintiffs' motion for an order certifying a settlement class and for preliminary approval of a class action settlement.

The Court approved a settlement agreement on December 14, 2000. The agreement made Medicaid developmental disability services more available to adults.

The Court issued notice of proposed modification of the class action settlement on November 7, 2003. Because of a state fiscal crisis, the modification would slow the pace at which additional eligible individuals would be enrolled under the Settlement Agreement while still expanding the number of additional individuals enrolled every two years. The State brought in much less revenue than expected and had cut many social services. Plaintiffs agreed to modify the Settlement Agreement to be certain that services would continue to expand and to extend the length of the settlement agreement an additional four years (until June 30, 2011). The Court granted final approval of the settlement modification agreement on January 14, 2004.

There has been no further action in the case, and it has been closed.

Haley Waller - 04/11/2011


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Benefit Source
Medicaid
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Title XIX of the Social Security (Medicaid) Act, 42 U.S.C §1396
Defendant(s) Director of the Oregon Department of Human Resources
Govenor of the State of Oregon
Oregon Department of Human Resources
Plaintiff Description Five individuals with developmental disabilities
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Legal Services/Legal Aid
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration not on record
Case Closing Year 2000
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
3:00-cv-00078-ST (D. Or.) 01/14/2004
PB-OR-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
OPINION AND ORDER 10/30/2000 (D. Or.)
PB-OR-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
DEFENDANTS' MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF MODIFICATION OF SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT 10/31/2003
PB-OR-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
NOTICE OF MODIFICATION OF SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION 11/07/2003 (D. Or.)
PB-OR-0002-0005.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
AFFIDAVIT OF MICHAEL J. MALEY 01/12/2004
PB-OR-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
ORDER GRANTING FINAL APPROVAL OF SETTLEMENT MODIFICATION AGREEMENT 01/14/2004 (D. Or.)
PB-OR-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Stewart, Janice M. (D. Or.) [Magistrate]
PB-OR-0002-0002 | PB-OR-0002-0003 | PB-OR-0002-0005 | PB-OR-0002-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Johnson, Edward (Oregon)
PB-OR-0002-9000
Weaver, Robert C. Jr. (Oregon)
PB-OR-0002-9000
Wrigley, James A. (Oregon)
PB-OR-0002-0001 | PB-OR-0002-0002 | PB-OR-0002-0005 | PB-OR-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bushong, Stephen K. (Oregon)
PB-OR-0002-0004 | PB-OR-0002-9000
Myers, Hardy (Oregon)
PB-OR-0002-0004 | PB-OR-0002-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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