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Case Name Brian A. v. Sundquist CW-TN-0001
Docket / Court 3:00-cv-00445 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Special Collection Court-ordered receiverships
Attorney Organization Children's Rights, Inc.
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Benefit Source
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act
Medicaid
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Goals and Timekeeping
Hire
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Other requirements regarding hiring, promotion, retention
Receivership
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Crowding
Crowding / caseload
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Disability
disability, unspecified
Least restrictive environment
Mental impairment
General
Adoption
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Classification / placement
Education
Emergency shelter
Failure to train
Family abuse and neglect
Family reunification
Foster care (benefits, training)
Funding
Grievance Procedures
Housing assistance
Individualized planning
Parents (visitation, involvement)
Placement in mental health facilities
Placement in shelters
Poverty/homelessness
Siblings (visitation, placement)
Special education
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Timeliness of case assignment
Visiting
Wait lists
Youth / Adult separation
Medical/Mental Health
Mental health care, general
Mental health care, unspecified
Mental Disability
Mental Illness, Unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (AACWA), 42 U.S.C. § 620 et seq.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 U.S.C. § 2000d et seq.
Defendant(s) Tennessee Department of Children's Services
Plaintiff Description All foster children who are or will be in the custody of DCS in Tennessee; subclass of children in the Class who are African-American
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Children's Rights, Inc.
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
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 2001 - 2018
Filing Year 2000
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Legal Accountability in the Service-Based Welfare State: Lessons from Child Welfare Reform
Date: Summer 2009
By: Kathleen G. Noonan, Charles F. Sabel, William H. Simon (Center for High Impact Philanthropy , Columbia Law School and Stanford Law School Faculty)
Citation: 34 Law & Soc. Inquiry 523 (Summer 2009)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:00−cv−00445 (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/18/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint - Class Action - for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief
CW-TN-0001-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 05/10/2000
Opinion (149 F.Supp.2d 941) (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0001-0009.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/26/2000
Source: Westlaw
Settlement Agreement
CW-TN-0001-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 07/27/2001
Plaintiff's Motion for Contempt of Consent Decree and Further Remedial Relief
CW-TN-0001-0003.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 11/20/2003
Monitoring Report
CW-TN-0001-0004.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 01/19/2007
Modified Settlement Agreement [ECF# 265]
CW-TN-0001-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/11/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulated Modifications to the Settlement Agreement and Request for Court approval of the 2008 modified Settlement Agreement [ECF# 281]
CW-TN-0001-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/01/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
STIPULATED MODIFICATIONS TO THE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND REQUEST FOR COURT APPROVAL OF THE JANUARY 2009 MODIFIED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT
CW-TN-0001-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/11/2009
SUPPLEMENTAL COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF [ECF# 344]
CW-TN-0001-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/09/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL COMPLAINT FOR INJUNCTIVE AND DECLARATORY RELIEF [ECF# 336]
CW-TN-0001-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/12/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Second Supplemental Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief [ECF# 377-2]
CW-TN-0001-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/12/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 377] (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0001-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/23/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 377] (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0001-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/23/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
ORDER [ECF# 401] (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0001-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/30/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
JOINT STIPULATION EXTENDING MONITORING [ECF# 405] (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0001-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/29/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
2010 Modified Settlement Agreement and Exit Plan [ECF# 411]
CW-TN-0001-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/01/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint stipulation seeking court approval of proposed 2010 modified settlement agreement and exit plan [ECF# 410]
CW-TN-0001-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/10/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
July 2011 Modified Settlement Agreement and Exit Plan [ECF# 434]
CW-TN-0001-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/01/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 482] (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0001-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/08/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulated One-Time Modification of Section XC.A of the October 2012 Modified Settlement Agreement and Exit Plan and Request for Court Approval [ECF# 497]
CW-TN-0001-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/16/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
September 2013 Modified Settlement Agreement and Exit Plan [ECF# 499]
CW-TN-0001-0020.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/19/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 508] (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0001-0022.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/11/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Stipulation Seeking Court Approval of Proposed September 2014 Modified Settlement Agreement and Exit Plan [ECF# 525]
CW-TN-0001-0024.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/02/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Stipulated One-Time Modification of Section XV.A of the September 2013 Modified Settlement Agreement and Exit Plan and Request for Court Approval [ECF# 526]
CW-TN-0001-0023.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/02/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Corrected Proposed Joint Stipulated Modification of Setember 19, 2014 Order and Request for Court Approval [ECF# 533]
CW-TN-0001-0025.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/18/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Corrected Proposed Joint Stipulated Modification of September 19, 2014 Order and Request for Court Approval [ECF# 533]
CW-TN-0001-0026.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/18/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
September 2015 Modified Settlement Agreement and Exit Plan [ECF# 547]
CW-TN-0001-0027.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/05/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
April 2016 Modified Settlement Agreement and Exit Plan [ECF# 555]
CW-TN-0001-0028.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/11/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Brown, Joe B. (M.D. Tenn.) [Magistrate]
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Campbell, Todd J. (M.D. Tenn.)
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Crenshaw, Waverly David Jr. (M.D. Tenn.)
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Almonrode, Patrick S. (New York)
CW-TN-0001-0006 | CW-TN-0001-0014 | CW-TN-0001-0015 | CW-TN-0001-9000
Cohen, Melissa A. (New York)
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Davies, Wade V. (Tennessee)
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Dixon, Jacqueline (Tennessee)
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Fields, Richard (Tennessee)
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Gerard, Daniele (New York)
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Gray, Douglas C. (New York)
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Grewal-Kok, Yasmin (New York)
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Guth, Michael A. (Tennessee)
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Hutton, Robert L. (Tennessee)
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Kendrick, Corene (New York)
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Lowry, Marcia Robinson (New York)
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Lustbader, Ira P. (New York)
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Pierotti, John W. (Tennessee)
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Powell, Jeffrey K. (New York)
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Raybin, David Louis (Tennessee)
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Russo, Sarah (New York)
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Defendant's Lawyers Appiah, Lindsey O. (Tennessee)
CW-TN-0001-0008 | CW-TN-0001-9000
Campbell, Martha A. (Tennessee)
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Dimond, Douglas Earl (Tennessee)
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Driver, Elizabeth C. (Tennessee)
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Dycus, Dianne Stanley (Tennessee)
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Ferrara, Mary Byrd (Tennessee)
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Lakey, Jonathan P. (Tennessee)
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Rieger, Alexander Stuart (Tennessee)
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Other Lawyers Murray, Shanta J. (Tennessee)
CW-TN-0001-9000
Thompson, John Michael Rettew (Tennessee)
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