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Case Name Horton v. Williams JI-WA-0002
Docket / Court 3:94-cv-05428-RJB ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Juvenile Institution
Attorney Organization National Center for Youth Law
Case Summary
On August 11, 1994, juvenile plaintiffs filed a § 1983 civil rights class action suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (Tacoma), challenging conditions of confinement at the Green Hill School (GHS). Plaintiffs were represented by attorneys for the National Center ... read more >
On August 11, 1994, juvenile plaintiffs filed a § 1983 civil rights class action suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (Tacoma), challenging conditions of confinement at the Green Hill School (GHS). Plaintiffs were represented by attorneys for the National Center for Youth Law Columbia Legal Services and sought declaratory and injunctive relief.

Plaintiffs amended their Complaint on August 17, 1994. Defendants moved to dismiss, which was denied by the District Court (Judge Robert J. Bryan) on November 8, 1994.

The case was certified as a class action by a Stipulated Order filed on September 30, 1994. The class consisted of all juveniles currently or in the future incarcerated at Green Hill School (GHS).

On December 6, 1994, the District Court granted in part plaintiffs' motion for a Preliminary Injunction regarding defendants' use of pepper spray at GHS.

On September 11, 1995 District Court (Judge Robert J. Bryan) approved the agreed Stipulation and Judgment, which called for numerous reforms at GHS in the following areas: renovations to the physical plant; use of pepper spray and mechanical restrains; disciplinary procedures; education and rehabilitative services. The Stipulation called for appointment of a monitor to oversee the implementation process for a period of four years. The parties agreed to try the remaining claims relating to treatment and health care. On November 5, 1996, the District Court entered an Order approving settlement of the remaining claims. The monitoring period followed and the parties continued to litigate the issue of attorneys' fees and costs.

On August 15, 2001, the District Court (Judge Robert J. Bryan) entered a Stipulation in which the parties agreed to settlement of plaintiffs' claim for attorneys' fees and costs for $250,000.00. The case was then dismissed and closed. No other case activity is noted after that date.

Dan Dalton - 02/26/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Disciplinary procedures
Education
Pepper/OC spray
Rehabilitation
Restraints : chemical
Restraints : physical
Sanitation / living conditions
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Green Hill School (GHS).
Plaintiff Description All juveniles currently or in the future incarcerated at Green Hill School (GHS).
Indexed Lawyer Organizations National Center for Youth Law
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 1995 - 2001
Case Closing Year 2001
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
94-CV-5428 (W.D. Wash.) 12/01/1997
JI-WA-0002-9001 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
94-05428 (W.D. Wash.) 08/23/2001
JI-WA-0002-9000 PDF | Detail
General Documents
Proposed Standards for Monitoring Compliance: Original and Supplemental Stipulation and Judgment
JI-WA-0002-0047 PDF | Detail
First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief 08/17/1994
JI-WA-0002-0001 PDF | Detail
Minute Order Regarding Discovery and Depositions 08/17/1994 (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0002 PDF | Detail
Motion for Class Certification (Note on Motion Calendar: Friday, September 2, 1994) 08/17/1994
JI-WA-0002-0003 PDF | Detail
Memorandum in Support of Motion for Class Certification 08/17/1994
JI-WA-0002-0004 PDF | Detail
State Defendants' Answer to First Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief 09/06/1994
JI-WA-0002-0005 PDF | Detail
Motion to Partially Dismiss claims under Rule 12 (B) (6) (Motion Noted for October 28, 1994) 09/26/1994
JI-WA-0002-0006 PDF | Detail
State Defendants' Memorandum in Support of Motion to Partially Dismiss claiims under Rule 12 (B) (6) 09/28/1994
JI-WA-0002-0007 PDF | Detail
Stipulated Agreement and Order re: Class Certification 09/29/1994
JI-WA-0002-0008 PDF | Detail
Green Hill School Policy #4 10/01/1994
JI-WA-0002-0009 PDF | Detail
Plaintiffs' Response to Defendants' Motion to Partially Dismiss Claims under Rule 12(b)(6) 10/24/1994
JI-WA-0002-0010 PDF | Detail
Declaration of Michael D. Cohen, M.D. 10/24/1994
JI-WA-0002-0011 PDF | Detail
Declaration of Michael A. Milan 10/26/1994
JI-WA-0002-0012 PDF | Detail
Motion for Preliminary Injunction re: Pepper Spray (Oral Argument Requested) 10/27/1994
JI-WA-0002-0013 PDF | Detail
Declaration of Paul DeMuro 10/27/1994
JI-WA-0002-0014 PDF | Detail
State Defendant's Reply Brief 10/27/1994
JI-WA-0002-0015 PDF | Detail
Memorandum In Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction Re: Pepper Spray 10/27/1994
JI-WA-0002-0050 PDF | Detail
Joint Status Report 10/31/1994
JI-WA-0002-0016 PDF | Detail
Order Denying Motion to Partially Dismiss Claims under Rule 12(B)(6) 11/07/1994 (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0017 PDF | Detail
Declaration of Dr. Richard L. Lipsey 11/17/1994
JI-WA-0002-0018 PDF | Detail
Certified Statement of Jean Brooks 11/18/1994
JI-WA-0002-0019 PDF | Detail
Certified Statement of Keith Rosenkranz 11/18/1994
JI-WA-0002-0020 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Opposing Motion or Preliminary Injunction 11/21/1994
JI-WA-0002-0021 PDF | Detail
Declaration of Robert Williams, Jr. 11/21/1994
JI-WA-0002-0022 PDF | Detail
Joint Declaration of Craig D. Apperson and Joseph Dubey, M.D. 11/21/1994
JI-WA-0002-0023 PDF | Detail
Declaration of Dean P. DeMulling 11/21/1994
JI-WA-0002-0024 PDF | Detail
Plaintiffs' Reply to Defendants' Memorandum Opposing Motion for Preliminary Injunction 11/23/1994
JI-WA-0002-0025 PDF | Detail
Amended Memorandum Opposing Motion for Preliminary Injunction 12/01/1994 (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0026 PDF | Detail
Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Motion for Preliminary Injunction re Pepper Spray 12/06/1994 (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0027 PDF | Detail
Volume II: Transcript of Motion for Preliminary Injunction before the Honorable Robert J. Bryan, United States District Judge 12/27/1994
JI-WA-0002-0028 PDF | Detail
Green Hill School Policy #4 01/20/1995
JI-WA-0002-0029 PDF | Detail
Letter from Richard A. McCartan to Patricia J. Arthur 01/23/1995
JI-WA-0002-0032 PDF | Detail
Letter from Patricia J. Arthur to Richard A. McCartan 02/02/1995
JI-WA-0002-0033 PDF | Detail
Letter from Richard A. McCartan to Patricia J. Arthur 02/09/1995
JI-WA-0002-0030 PDF | Detail
Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit 08/01/1995
JI-WA-0002-0034 PDF | Detail
Stipulation & Judgment Resolving Certain Claims and Continuing Trial on the Remaining Ones 09/11/1995
JI-WA-0002-0035 PDF | Detail
Progress Report: Norton vs Williams Stipulation & Judgment (First report to the Federal Court - February 1996) 03/01/1996
JI-WA-0002-0036 PDF | Detail
Affidavit of Katrin E. Frank in Support of Interim Application for Attorney Fees and Costs 08/22/1996
JI-WA-0002-0037 PDF | Detail
Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit 08/26/1996
JI-WA-0002-0038 PDF | Detail
Progress Report: Norton vs Williams Stipulation & Judgment (Second report to the Federal Court - October 1996) 10/12/1996
JI-WA-0002-0039 PDF | Detail
Progress Report: Norton vs Williams Stipulation & Judgment (Third report to the Federal Court - February 19971) 10/31/1996
JI-WA-0002-0040 PDF | Detail
Supplemental Stipulation & Judgment Resolving Plaintiffs' Remaining Claims 11/05/1996 (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0042 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Supporting Plaintiffs' First Application for Attorneys' Fees and Costs 11/22/1996
JI-WA-0002-0043 PDF | Detail
Stipulated Order re: Plaintiffs' First Request for Attorneys' Fees and Costs 03/06/1997 (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0044 PDF | Detail
Progress Report: Norton vs Williams Stipulation & Judgment (Fourth report to the Federal Court - November 19971) 11/30/1997
JI-WA-0002-0041 PDF | Detail
Robert Williams, Jr. resume 05/02/2001
JI-WA-0002-0049 PDF | Detail
Green Hill School Resident Handbook 05/03/2001
JI-WA-0002-0048 PDF | Detail
Judges Bryan, Robert Jensen (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0001 | JI-WA-0002-0002 | JI-WA-0002-0003 | JI-WA-0002-0004 | JI-WA-0002-0008 | JI-WA-0002-0010 | JI-WA-0002-0011 | JI-WA-0002-0012 | JI-WA-0002-0013 | JI-WA-0002-0014 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0017 | JI-WA-0002-0018 | JI-WA-0002-0019 | JI-WA-0002-0020 | JI-WA-0002-0021 | JI-WA-0002-0022 | JI-WA-0002-0023 | JI-WA-0002-0024 | JI-WA-0002-0025 | JI-WA-0002-0026 | JI-WA-0002-0027 | JI-WA-0002-0028 | JI-WA-0002-0030 | JI-WA-0002-0034 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0037 | JI-WA-0002-0038 | JI-WA-0002-0042 | JI-WA-0002-0043 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Monitors/Masters Martinez, Orlando L. (Puerto Rico)
JI-WA-0002-0036 | JI-WA-0002-0039 | JI-WA-0002-0040 | JI-WA-0002-0041 | JI-WA-0002-0047
Plaintiff's Lawyers Arthur, Patricia J. (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0001 | JI-WA-0002-0003 | JI-WA-0002-0004 | JI-WA-0002-0008 | JI-WA-0002-0010 | JI-WA-0002-0013 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0025 | JI-WA-0002-0028 | JI-WA-0002-0030 | JI-WA-0002-0032 | JI-WA-0002-0033 | JI-WA-0002-0034 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0038 | JI-WA-0002-0042 | JI-WA-0002-0043 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-0050 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Frank, Katrin E. (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0037 | JI-WA-0002-0042 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Lambert, David Lee (California)
JI-WA-0002-0001 | JI-WA-0002-0010 | JI-WA-0002-0025 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0042 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-0050 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Stalker, Robert A. Jr. (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0001 | JI-WA-0002-0003 | JI-WA-0002-0004 | JI-WA-0002-0010 | JI-WA-0002-0013 | JI-WA-0002-0025 | JI-WA-0002-0028 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0038 | JI-WA-0002-0050 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Baker, Brian Maurice (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0008 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0034 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Dee, Edward Joseph (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0038 | JI-WA-0002-0042 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Gregoire, Christine O. (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0005 | JI-WA-0002-0006 | JI-WA-0002-0007 | JI-WA-0002-0015 | JI-WA-0002-0021 | JI-WA-0002-0026
McCartan, Richard Arthur (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0005 | JI-WA-0002-0006 | JI-WA-0002-0007 | JI-WA-0002-0008 | JI-WA-0002-0015 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0021 | JI-WA-0002-0026 | JI-WA-0002-0028 | JI-WA-0002-0030 | JI-WA-0002-0032 | JI-WA-0002-0033 | JI-WA-0002-0034 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Murphy, Carol A. (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0005 | JI-WA-0002-0006 | JI-WA-0002-0007 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0028 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Other Lawyers None on record

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