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Case Name U.S. v. Wisconsin ID-WI-0001
Docket / Court 97-C-0231-C ( W.D. Wis. )
State/Territory Wisconsin
Case Type(s) Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Integrated setting
Classification / placement
Habilitation (training/treatment)
Reassessment and care planning
Restraints : chemical
Restraints : physical
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Medication, administration of
Mental health 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 Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Central Wisconsin Center
Department of Health & Family Services
Southern Wisconsin Center
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 1997 - 2006
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing No
97-C-0231 (W.D. Wis.) 02/13/2006
ID-WI-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Southern and Central Wisconsin Centers for the Developmentally Disabled 09/28/1994
ID-WI-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Complaint 04/04/1997
ID-WI-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Settlement Agreement 04/04/1997
ID-WI-0001-0003.pdf | Detail
Judges Crabb, Barbara Brandriff (W.D. Wis.) [Magistrate]
ID-WI-0001-0003 | ID-WI-0001-9000
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Bowman, Robert C. (District of Columbia)
ID-WI-0001-0002 | ID-WI-0001-0003
Cameli, Mark A. (Wisconsin)
Frohboese, Robinsue (District of Columbia)
ID-WI-0001-0002 | ID-WI-0001-0003
Lautenschlager, Peggy A. (Wisconsin)
ID-WI-0001-0002 | ID-WI-0001-0003
Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)
Pinzler, Isabelle Katz (District of Columbia)
ID-WI-0001-0002 | ID-WI-0001-0003
Reno, Janet (District of Columbia)
Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)
ID-WI-0001-0002 | ID-WI-0001-0003
Schneider, Thomas P. (Wisconsin)
ID-WI-0001-0002 | ID-WI-0001-0003
Defendant's Lawyers Pray, Lee (Wisconsin)
Pray, Eillen W. (Wisconsin)
Victor, Richard A. (Indiana)
Other Lawyers None on record

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