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Case Name Juan F. v. Rell JI-CT-0004
Docket / Court 2:89-cv-00859 ( D. Conn. )
State/Territory Connecticut
Case Type(s) Child Welfare
Juvenile Institution
Public Benefits / Government Services
Attorney Organization ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (Yale)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Benefit Source
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Freedom of speech/association
Content of Injunction
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Training
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Disability
Least restrictive environment
General
Adoption
Classification / placement
Counseling
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Family abuse and neglect
Family reunification
Foster care (benefits, training)
Funding
Grievance Procedures
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Individualized planning
Juveniles
Neglect by staff
Parents (visitation, involvement)
Placement in mental health facilities
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
Record-keeping
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Timeliness of case assignment
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (AACWA), 42 U.S.C. § 620 et seq.
Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5101 et seq.
Ex parte Young (federal or state officials)
Defendant(s) Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are children who are now or will be in the care, custody, or supervision of Connecticut's Department of Children and Youth Services.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations ACLU Chapters (any)
ACLU National (all projects)
Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (Yale)
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1991 - n/a
Case Closing Year n/a
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
2:89−cv−00859 (D. Conn.)
JI-CT-0004-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/18/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint
JI-CT-0004-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/09/1989
Source: Plaintiffs' counsel
Consent Decree
JI-CT-0004-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/07/1991
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation (D. Conn.)
JI-CT-0004-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/07/2003
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (Adopting Monitor's Exit Plan) (D. Conn.)
JI-CT-0004-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/23/2003
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (D. Conn.)
JI-CT-0004-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/29/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (D. Conn.)
JI-CT-0004-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/03/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Revised Exit Plan
JI-CT-0004-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/11/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulation Regarding Outcome Measures 3 and 15 (D. Conn.)
JI-CT-0004-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/15/2008
Order of Transfer (D. Conn.)
JI-CT-0004-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/27/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiffs' Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary and Permanent Injunction to Enjoin Defendants from Suspending New Intakes to the Voluntary Services Program
JI-CT-0004-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/08/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Defendants' Motion to Vacate Consent Decree and Exit Plan Pursuant to Rule 60(b)(5)
JI-CT-0004-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/13/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling and Order Interpreting Consent Decree (D. Conn.)
JI-CT-0004-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/17/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Motion for Reconsideration and Memorandum of Law in Support
JI-CT-0004-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/31/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling on Motion to Vacate (2010 WL 5590094 / 2010 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 99455) (D. Conn.)
JI-CT-0004-0013.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/22/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling on Defendants' Motion for Reconsideration (D. Conn.)
JI-CT-0004-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/22/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Droney, Christopher Fitzgerald (Second Circuit, D. Conn.)
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Fitzsimmons, Holly B. (D. Conn.)
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Nevas, Alan Harris (D. Conn.)
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Underhill, Stefan R. (D. Conn.)
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Zampano, Robert Carmine (D. Conn.)
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Monitors/Masters Atkins, David P. (Connecticut)
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Hutchison, Joseph C. (Connecticut)
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Mancuso, Raymond (Connecticut)
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Shearin, James T. (Connecticut)
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Sirry, Ray D. (Connecticut)
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Sullivan, David Joseph Jr. (Connecticut)
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Zeldes, Jacob D. (Connecticut)
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Blank, Adam J. (Connecticut)
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Frederick, Steven M. (Connecticut)
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Geballe, Shelley D. (Connecticut)
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Gracer, Jeffrey B. (New York)
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Lowry, Marcia Robinson (New York)
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Lustbader, Ira P. (New York)
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Newman, Jonel (Connecticut)
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Pitchal, Erik S. (New York)
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Polansky, Jessica E. (New York)
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Stone, Martha (Connecticut)
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Wiltsek, Gena E. (New York)
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Wizner, Stephen (Connecticut)
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Defendant's Lawyers Hardy, David S. (Connecticut)
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Massicotte, Kimberly P. (Connecticut)
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Pearlman, Susan T. (Connecticut)
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Peterson, Anne D. (Connecticut)
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Ragaglia, Kristine D. (Connecticut)
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Robertson, James K. Jr. (Connecticut)
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Rubin, Ann R. (Connecticut)
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Scholl, Jane S. (Connecticut)
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Tucker, John Essex (Connecticut)
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Webster, Arthur E. (Connecticut)
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Welsh, James P. (Connecticut)
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Williams, Kristine D. (Connecticut)
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Zivyou, Benjamin (Connecticut)
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Other Lawyers Annexstein, Leslie T. (New York)
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Collins, Barbara J. (Connecticut)
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Creamer, Susan R. (Connecticut)
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Ghio, Christina D. (Connecticut)
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