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Case Name Brian B. v. Stalder JI-LA-0006
Docket / Court 3:98-cv-00886-JJB-SCR ( M.D. La. )
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Juvenile Institution
Attorney Organization Southern Poverty Law Center
Youth Law Center
Case Summary
This is one of a collection of § 1983 inmate cases filed in Louisiana federal courts to challenge the operation and conditions of confinement in the Louisiana prison system and in parish and city jails through Louisiana. These cases have worked their way through the federal courts over the last ... read more >
This is one of a collection of § 1983 inmate cases filed in Louisiana federal courts to challenge the operation and conditions of confinement in the Louisiana prison system and in parish and city jails through Louisiana. These cases have worked their way through the federal courts over the last four decades and are part of this collection, located at PC-LA, JC-LA and JI-LA.

In this case, private plaintiffs filed a civil rights class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana to challenge conditions of confinement at the Tallulah Correctional Center for Youth (Tallulah). Plaintiffs were represented by the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Youth Law Center. The Amended Complaint, filed in October 1998, alleged claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA"), 20 U.S.C. § 1401 et. Seq. ; the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12131- 12133; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 794 and Louisiana state law.

The case was initially styled Brian B. by and through Robshaw v. Stalder, No. 3:98-cv-00886-JJB-SCR and was consolidated with U.S. v. Louisiana Civ. No. 98-947-B-1 [JI-LA-1 of this collection] and Williams v. Edwards, [PC-LA-1].

In November 1999, the parties reached an agreement to resolve the education claims in the consolidated cases. The District Court (Judge Frank J. Polozola) approved the settlement and conditionally dismissed the education claims. (Final dismissal came in January 2003 when full compliance was achieved).

In August 2000, the parties entered into the "2000 Settlement Agreement" which resolved the issues of juvenile justice; medical, dental, mental health and rehabilitative services; and access to the courts. The District Court approved the 2000 Settlement Agreement and conditionally dismissed those claims in October 2000.

In January 2003, the parties entered into the "2003 Settlement Agreement," which dismissed and/or modified various provisions of the 2000 Settlement Agreement. It also provided for the appointment of an Independent Expert to monitor compliance.

Dan Dalton - 02/23/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Administrative segregation
Assault/abuse by staff
Education
Pepper/OC spray
Rehabilitation
Sanitation / living conditions
Totality of conditions
Visiting
Medical/Mental Health
Dental care
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Indv. w/ Disab. Educ. Act (IDEA), Educ. of All Handcpd. Children Act , 20 U.S.C. § 1400
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Tallulah Correctional Center for Youth (Tallulah)
Plaintiff Description All juveniles confinement at the Tallulah Correctional Center for Youth (Tallulah) in Louisiana.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Southern Poverty Law Center
Youth Law Center
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 1999 - 2006
Case Closing Year 2006
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing JI-LA-0001 : United States v. Louisiana (M.D. La.)
PC-LA-0001 : Williams v. McKeithen (M.D. La.)
JI-LA-0007 : A.A. v. Wackenhut (M.D. La.)
JI-LA-0008 : In re Juvenile Justice Facilities (M.D. La.)
Docket(s)
3:98-cv-00886-JJB-SCR (M.D. La.) 02/22/2007
JI-LA-0006-9000 PDF | Detail
PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Amended Complaint (Class Action) 10/21/1998
JI-LA-0006-0001 PDF | Detail
United States' Memorandum in Response to Defendants' Opposition to Class Certification in Brian B. v. Stalder 12/07/1998
JI-LA-0006-0007 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Answer to Complaint 03/01/1999
JI-LA-0006-0005 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Answer (to Second Amended Complaint) 04/12/1999
JI-LA-0006-0006 PDF | Detail
Document Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement (Education) 11/01/1999
JI-LA-0006-0002 PDF | Detail
Settlement Agreement for Medical, Dental, Mental Health, Rehabilitation and Juvenile Justice Issues 08/31/2000
JI-LA-0006-0003 PDF | Detail
Memorandum Opinion 10/03/2000 (121 F.Supp.2d 943) (M.D. La.)
JI-LA-0006-0009 PDF | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Document Source: Google Scholar
2003 Settlement Agreement 01/01/2003
JI-LA-0006-0004 PDF | Detail
Order 05/02/2006 (M.D. La.)
JI-LA-0006-0008 PDF | Detail
Judges Brady, James J. (M.D. La.)
JI-LA-0006-0008 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Polozola, Frank Joseph (M.D. La.) [Magistrate]
JI-LA-0006-0009
Riedlinger, Stephen C. (M.D. La.) [Magistrate]
JI-LA-0006-9000
Monitors/Masters Whitley, John P. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Boyd, Ralph F. Jr. (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-0004
Brownstein, Rhonda C. (Alabama)
JI-LA-0006-0001
Celeste, Gabriella (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0001 | JI-LA-0006-0003 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Cohen, J. Richard (Alabama)
JI-LA-0006-0001
Daly, Mark (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-9000
Denlinger, June E. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0003 | JI-LA-0006-0004 | JI-LA-0006-0007 | JI-LA-0006-0009
Dugas, David R. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0004
Fields, Melanie (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-9000
Frohboese, Robinsue (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-0003 | JI-LA-0006-0007
Gaupp, John (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-9000
Glasse, Fortune A. (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-9000
Goff, Addison K. IV (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0001
Goff, Addison Kennon III (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Goldschmidt, Iris (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-0003 | JI-LA-0006-0007 | JI-LA-0006-0009
Hymel, L. J. Jr. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0003 | JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-0009
Jordan, Eddie J. Jr. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0009
Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-0007
Lipow, Danielle Jeannine (Alabama)
JI-LA-0006-9000
Nelson, James L. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-9000
Nordyke, Keith B (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0003 | JI-LA-0006-0004 | JI-LA-0006-0007 | JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Picciotti-Bayer, Andrea (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-0007
Preston, Judith C. (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-0003 | JI-LA-0006-0004 | JI-LA-0006-0006 | JI-LA-0006-0007 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Resetarits, Jeffrey (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-0004 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-0003 | JI-LA-0006-0004 | JI-LA-0006-0007
Russell, Kevin K. (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-0007 | JI-LA-0006-0009
Sherburne, Richard A. Junior (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-9000
Soler, Mark I. (District of Columbia)
JI-LA-0006-0001
Utter, David J. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0001 | JI-LA-0006-0003 | JI-LA-0006-0004 | JI-LA-0006-0006 | JI-LA-0006-0007 | JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Warboys, Loren M. (California)
JI-LA-0006-0001
Wolleson, P. Scott (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0001 | JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Balhoff, Daniel Joseph (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Cannon, Raymond Lee (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0006
Curry, Richard A. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0003 | JI-LA-0006-0004 | JI-LA-0006-0006 | JI-LA-0006-0007 | JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Dawn, Deborah (Florida)
JI-LA-0006-0006
Dubos, Michael L. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0005 | JI-LA-0006-0006 | JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Halphen, Ann M. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Hicks, M. Brent (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0004
Ieyoub, Richard P. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0003 | JI-LA-0006-0004
Lambert, Amy Collier (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Le Clercq, Frederic Theodore (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Perry, John W. Jr. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Phelps, Donald T.W. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Plauche, W. Evan (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Roberts, Charles William (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0006
Simmons, Richard T. Jr. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0006 | JI-LA-0006-0007 | JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Tooke, Margaret L. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0006 | JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Tulley, Frederic R. (Louisiana)
JI-LA-0006-0006 | JI-LA-0006-0009 | JI-LA-0006-9000
Other Lawyers None on record

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