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Case Name U.S. v. Tennessee ID-TN-0004
Docket / Court 3:96-cv-01056 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Least restrictive environment
Assault/abuse by staff
Habilitation (training/treatment)
Neglect by staff
Restraints : physical
Sanitation / living conditions
Sexual abuse by residents/inmates
Special education
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental Disability
Developmental disability without intellectual disability
Intellectual/developmental disability, unspecified
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Clover Bottom Developmental Center
Greene Valley Developmental Center
Nat T. Winston Developmental Center
State of Tennessee
Plaintiff Description United States Department of Justice
Indexed Lawyer Organizations None on record
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
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 1996 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing ID-TN-0002 : People First of Tenn. v. Clover Bottom Devel. Center (M.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0001 : People First of Tenn. v. Arlington Developmental Center (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003 : U.S. v. Tennessee (W.D. Tenn.)
96-1056 (M.D. Tenn.) 01/06/2011
ID-TN-0004-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Notice Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Clover Bottom Developmental Center, Nashville; the Greene Valley Developmental Center, Greeneville; and the Nat T. Winston Devel., Ctr., Bolivar, Tennessee 06/22/1994
ID-TN-0004-0001.pdf | Detail
Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Greene Valley Developmental Center, Greeneville, Tennessee 01/10/1995
ID-TN-0004-0002.pdf | Detail
Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Clover Bottom Developmental Center, Nashville, Tennessee 03/10/1995
ID-TN-0004-0003.pdf | Detail
Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Nat T. Winston Developmental Center, Bolivar, Tennessee 05/12/1995
ID-TN-0004-0004.pdf | Detail
Memorandum re: ""Placement of Undercover Employee at the Clover Bottom Developmental Center, a Facility for Developmentally Disabled, in Nashville, Tennessee"". 06/13/1995
ID-TN-0004-0005.pdf | Detail
Findings Letter re: Harold Jordan Habilitation Center (Jordan Center) a program of Clover Bottom Developmental Center 03/01/1996
ID-TN-0004-0007.pdf | Detail
Complaint 10/21/1996
ID-TN-0004-0008.pdf | Detail
Settlement Agreement Between People First, the United States, and the State of Tennessee 11/12/1996
ID-TN-0004-0010.pdf | Detail
Order granting Motion to Consolidate 12/02/1996 (M.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0004-0009.pdf | Detail
Opinion 08/08/2001 (260 F.3d 587)
ID-TN-0004-0011.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
Opinion 10/01/2001 (2001 U.S.App.LEXIS 29309)
ID-TN-0004-0012.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: LexisNexis
Judges Batchelder, Alice Moore (N.D. Ohio, Sixth Circuit)
ID-TN-0004-0011 | ID-TN-0004-0012
Echols, Robert L. (M.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0004-0009 | ID-TN-0004-0010 | ID-TN-0004-9000
Feikens, John (E.D. Mich.)
ID-TN-0004-0011 | ID-TN-0004-0012
Nelson, David Aldrich (Sixth Circuit)
ID-TN-0004-0011 | ID-TN-0004-0012
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bell, Aileen M. (District of Columbia)
Bowman, Robert C. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0004-0008 | ID-TN-0004-0010 | ID-TN-0004-9000
Derryberry, Jack W. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0004-0010 | ID-TN-0004-0011
Donehey, Darcey Kathleen (District of Columbia)
Edwards, Lisa Wilson (District of Columbia)
Frohboese, Robinsue (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0004-0008 | ID-TN-0004-0010 | ID-TN-0004-9000
Geissler, R. Jonas (District of Columbia)
Goggin, Wendy Hildreth (Tennessee)
Gran, Judith A. (Pennsylvania)
Gross, Mark L. (District of Columbia)
Jackson, Shelley (District of Columbia)
Jones, Michelle A. (District of Columbia)
Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0004-0001 | ID-TN-0004-0002 | ID-TN-0004-0003 | ID-TN-0004-0004 | ID-TN-0004-0007 | ID-TN-0004-0008 | ID-TN-0004-0010 | ID-TN-0004-9000
Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)
Picciotti-Bayer, Andrea (District of Columbia)
Porter, Nicole (District of Columbia)
Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)
Roberts, Richard W. (District of Columbia)
Rocah, David R. (District of Columbia)
Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0004-0008 | ID-TN-0004-9000
Russell, Kevin K. (District of Columbia)
Schneider, Todd J. (District of Columbia)
Scott, Janine (District of Columbia)
Trepel, Samantha Kay (District of Columbia)
Watson, Robert C. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0004-0010 | ID-TN-0004-9000
Weinstein, Laurie J. (District of Columbia)
Defendant's Lawyers Barrick, William M. (Tennessee)
Dycus, Dianne Stanley (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0004-0010 | ID-TN-0004-0011
Hubbard, William B. (Tennessee)
Maloy, Kathleen A. (Tennessee)
Other Lawyers None on record

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