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Case Name Carpenter v. State of Alaska PB-AK-0001
Docket / Court 3:01-cv-00027 ( D. Alaska )
State/Territory Alaska
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Olmstead Cases
Case Summary
On January 25, 2001, 15 individuals filed a lawsuit against the State of Alaska under federal Medicaid law, the ADA, §504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, ... read more >
On January 25, 2001, 15 individuals filed a lawsuit against the State of Alaska under federal Medicaid law, the ADA, §504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged that Alaska violated the above-mentioned laws by wait-listing indefinitely eligible children and adults with developmental disabilities who needed services. Specifically, they asserted that Alaska's wait listing individuals violated the ADA's integration mandate as well as Medicaid's "reasonable promptness" requirement. The plaintiffs also argued that Alaska violated federal requirements by not properly processing applications for Medicaid services or giving individuals the opportunity to appeal adverse decisions concerning service authorization or changes in services.

On March 12, 2002, the Court (Judge James K. Singleton) accepted a stipulated agreement by the parties to dismiss the litigation. The details of the dismissal are not available.

Kunyi Zhang - 03/11/2011


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Benefit Source
Medicaid
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Title XIX of the Social Security (Medicaid) Act, 42 U.S.C §1396
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) State of Alaska
Plaintiff Description 15 individuals who were indefinitely waitlisted for or denied opportunity to appeal denial or change in state services for their developmental disabilities
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer No
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 2002
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
3:01−cv−00027 (D. Alaska) 03/12/2002
PB-AK-0001-9001.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
3:01−cv−00027 (D. Alaska) 01/03/2006
PB-AK-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
No documents currently in the collection
Judges Singleton, James Keith Jr. (D. Alaska)
PB-AK-0001-9000 | PB-AK-0001-9001
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Choate, Mark C. (Alaska)
PB-AK-0001-9000 | PB-AK-0001-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Bomengen, Kristen F. (Alaska)
PB-AK-0001-9000 | PB-AK-0001-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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