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Case Name John B. v. Goetz CW-TN-0002
Docket / Court 3:98-cv-00168 ( M.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Child Welfare
Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Olmstead Cases
Attorney Organization Bazelon Center
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Benefit Source
Medicaid
Content of Injunction
Goals and Timekeeping
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Disability
Mental impairment
General
Funding
Government Services (specify)
Juveniles
Payment for care
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental health care, general
Mental Disability
Depression
Developmental disability without intellectual disability
Mental Illness, Unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (AACWA), 42 U.S.C. § 620 et seq.
State law
Title XIX of the Social Security (Medicaid) Act, 42 U.S.C §1396
Defendant(s) Assistant Commissioner
Commissioner
Commissioner
Plaintiff Description 500,000 children enrolled in the TennCare Program for mental and medical services
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Bazelon 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 1998 - 2012
Case Closing Year 2013
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  Katie A. v. Bonta
http://www.bazelon.org/katie-a-v-bonta/
Date: 2017
By: The Bazelon Center (The Bazelon Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  J.K. v. Humble
http://www.bazelon.org/j-k-v-humble/
Date: 2017
By: The Bazelon Center (The Bazelon Center)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

  Making Child Welfare Work: How the R.C. Lawsuit Forged New Partnerships to Protect Children and Sustain Families
By: Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law (Bazelon Center)
Citation: (1998)
[ Detail ]

  Legal Accountability in the Service-Based Welfare State: Lessons from Child Welfare Reform
By: Kathleen G. Noonan, Charles F. Sabel, William H. Simon (Center for High Impact Philanthropy , Columbia Law School and Stanford Law School)
Citation: 34 Law & Soc. Inquiry 523 (Summer 2009)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
3:98-cv-00168 (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/10/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint
CW-TN-0002-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 02/25/1998
Consent Decree
CW-TN-0002-0003.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/11/1998
Opinion (Finding Non-Compliance with Consent Decree) (176 F.Supp.2d 786) (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0015.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/19/2001
Source: Google Scholar
Defendants' Motion to Reconsider [ECF# 609]
CW-TN-0002-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/27/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum in Support of Defendants' Motion to Vacate the Consent Decree and Dismiss the Case [ECF# 739]
CW-TN-0002-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/20/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (Denying Petition for Writ of Certiorari) (549 U.S. 1279)
CW-TN-0002-0018.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/19/2007
Source: LexisNexis
Opinion (Compelling Discovery) (2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 75457) (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0021.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/10/2007
Source: LexisNexis
Opinion (Re: various motions for clarification of discovery order) (2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 84557) (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0019.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/15/2007
Source: LexisNexis
Opinion (Denying Defendants' motion for stay pending appeal) (2007 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 86782) (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0020.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/26/2007
Source: LexisNexis
Order (6th Cir. Granting Defendants' Petition for Writ of Mandamus) (531 F.3d 448)
CW-TN-0002-0014.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/28/2008
Source: Google Scholar
Order (denying Defendants' Motion to Vacate Consent Decree) (661 F.Supp.2d 871) (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0013.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/18/2009
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (Granting Plaintiffs' Motion to Compel) (2010 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 8821) (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0017.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/28/2010
Source: LexisNexis
Opinion (Sixth Circuit) (vacating portion of Consent Decree and remanding) [Ct. of App. ECF# 1419] (626 F.3d 356)
CW-TN-0002-0001.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/30/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Opinion [Ct. of App. ECF# 1420]
CW-TN-0002-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/16/2010
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion (Preliminary Finding re: vacating portions of Consent Decree on remand) (2011 WL 795019 / 2011 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 20399) (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0016.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/01/2011
Source: LexisNexis
Agreed Pretrial Order [ECF# 1532] (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/01/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion and Order [ECF# 1572] (852 F.Supp.2d 944) (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/14/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum Opinion [ECF# 1573] (852 F.Supp.2d 957) (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/14/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1574] (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/14/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to File Under Seal (so ordered) [ECF# 1593] (M.D. Tenn.)
CW-TN-0002-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/13/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Alito, Samuel A. Jr. (Third Circuit, SCOTUS)
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Breyer, Stephen Gerald (First Circuit, SCOTUS)
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Gibbons, Julia Smith (W.D. Tenn., Sixth Circuit)
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Ginsburg, Ruth Bader (D.C. Circuit, SCOTUS)
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Haynes, William Joseph Jr. (M.D. Tenn.)
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Kennedy, Anthony McLeod (Ninth Circuit, SCOTUS)
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Kethledge, Raymond M. (Sixth Circuit)
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Nixon, John Trice (M.D. Tenn.)
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Roberts, John Glover Jr. (D.C. Circuit, SCOTUS)
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Rogers, John M. (Sixth Circuit)
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Scalia, Antonin (D.C. Circuit, SCOTUS)
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Souter, David Hackett (First Circuit, SCOTUS)
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Stevens, John Paul (Seventh Circuit, SCOTUS)
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Thomas, Clarence (D.C. Circuit, SCOTUS)
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Wiseman, Thomas Anderton Jr. (M.D. Tenn.)
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Anderson, Leanna Marie (California)
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Anderson, Mary B. (Illinois)
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Barrett, George E. (Tennessee)
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Bonnyman, George G. Jr. (Tennessee)
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Bowden, Ellen M. (Alabama)
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Bristol, Marjorie A. (Tennessee)
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Burnim, Ira Abraham (District of Columbia)
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Caster, Shawn L. (Tennessee)
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Chang, William S.W. (New York)
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Choy, Jason Francis (New York)
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Cohen, J. Richard (Alabama)
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Coleman, Christopher E. (Tennessee)
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Croce, Lenny L. (Tennessee)
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D'Souza, Lisa J. (Tennessee)
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Doffermyre, Everette L. (Georgia)
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Dunlap, Andrew R. (New York)
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Evans, Katherine (California)
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Giliberti, Mary (District of Columbia)
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Goldman, Jeffrey S. (Illinois)
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Gunn, Patricia C. (Tennessee)
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Heyman, Gregory Todd (New York)
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Hutto, Elizabeth Banston (Tennessee)
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Johnson, Michele M. (Tennessee)
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Johnson, Kimberly Jean (Georgia)
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Johnson, Mark P. (Missouri)
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Jones, Ronald Cantrell (Illinois)
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Joseph, Robert Thomas (Illinois)
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Kass, Albert Howard (New York)
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Khalil, Junaid (New York)
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Knowles, Ralph I. Jr. (Georgia)
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Kozlowski, David Arthur (Tennessee)
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McDaniel, Katherine L. (New York)
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Overby, Russell J. (Tennessee)
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Reed, Michael H. (New York)
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Reznik, Victoria (New York)
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Richardson, Tony L. (California)
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Rivera, David (Tennessee)
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Schlaff, Shira Judith (New York)
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Seltzer, Tamara Lynn (District of Columbia)
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Singh, Vanessa C. (New York)
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Tsou, Sarah Kao-Yen (New York)
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Weissman, Barry Leigh (California)
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Yerian, Christina M. (Tennessee)
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Defendant's Lawyers Aemisegger, Nicholas G. Jr. (Montana)
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Brown, Katherine Ann (Tennessee)
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Cooper, Robert E. Jr. (Tennessee)
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Cooper, Charles Justin (District of Columbia)
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Hann, Jennifer Helton (Tennessee)
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Harris, Ronald G. (Tennessee)
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Harwell, Aubrey B. Jr. (Tennessee)
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Hinson, Leesa Ann (Tennessee)
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Hume, Hamish P.M. (District of Columbia)
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Irwin, Philip D. (Tennessee)
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Kirk, Michael W. (District of Columbia)
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Kleinfelter, Janet M. (Tennessee)
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Koukoutchos, Brian Stuart (District of Columbia)
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Miller, Charles A. (District of Columbia)
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Minkoff, Elizabeth B. (Tennessee)
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Moss, Nicole J. (District of Columbia)
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Ney, Paul C. Jr. (Tennessee)
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Reed, Carolyn E. (Tennessee)
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Ross, Linda A. (Tennessee)
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Sauer, Dean John (District of Columbia)
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Shaffer, Derek L. (District of Columbia)
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Stephenson, Kathryn A. (Tennessee)
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Summers, Paul G. (Tennessee)
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Walkup, John Knox (Tennessee)
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Weitzner, Michael (District of Columbia)
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Wheelbarger, Kathryn L. (District of Columbia)
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Other Lawyers Bailey, Martin B (Tennessee)
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Biller, Stephen H. (Tennessee)
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Boulware, Leilani (Tennessee)
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Carey, Edmund L. Jr. (Tennessee)
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Carter, Richard A. (Tennessee)
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Cates, Taylor A. (Tennessee)
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Davidson, Paul (Tennessee)
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Dietz, Wallace Wordsworth (Tennessee)
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Domenick, Beth L. (Pennsylvania)
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Hickman, Scott (Tennessee)
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Hicks, John S. (Tennessee)
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Hornback, Michael D (Tennessee)
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Hubbard, William B. (Tennessee)
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Jenkins, Marc R (Tennessee)
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Kay, Susan Laurie (Tennessee)
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Lewis, George Tolbert III (Tennessee)
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Lillard, David H (Tennessee)
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Martin, Jerry E. (Tennessee)
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Miller, John L. (Tennessee)
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Passino, Michael James (Tennessee)
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Safar, Joseph C (Pennsylvania)
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Shockley, Gary C (Tennessee)
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Smith, Thomas J. (Pennsylvania)
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Vernick, Scott L. (Pennsylvania)
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Walker, Kathryn Hannen (Tennessee)
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Webb, Christopher Corum (Tennessee)
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Welch, Charles B Jr. (Tennessee)
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Wright, Sonya Smith (Tennessee)
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