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Case Name Carpenter v. State of Alaska PB-AK-0001
Docket / Court 3:01-cv-00027 ( D. Alaska )
State/Territory Alaska
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Olmstead Cases
Case Summary
On January 25, 2001, 15 individuals filed a lawsuit against the State of Alaska under federal Medicaid law, the ADA, §504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, ... read more >
On January 25, 2001, 15 individuals filed a lawsuit against the State of Alaska under federal Medicaid law, the ADA, §504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged that Alaska violated the above-mentioned laws by wait-listing indefinitely eligible children and adults with developmental disabilities who needed services. Specifically, they asserted that Alaska's wait listing individuals violated the ADA's integration mandate as well as Medicaid's "reasonable promptness" requirement. The plaintiffs also argued that Alaska violated federal requirements by not properly processing applications for Medicaid services or giving individuals the opportunity to appeal adverse decisions concerning service authorization or changes in services.

On March 12, 2002, the Court (Judge James K. Singleton) accepted a stipulated agreement by the parties to dismiss the litigation. The details of the dismissal are not available.

Kunyi Zhang - 03/11/2011


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Benefit Source
Medicaid
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Medicaid, 42 U.S.C §1396 (Title XIX of the Social Security Act)
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) State of Alaska
Plaintiff Description 15 individuals who were indefinitely waitlisted for or denied opportunity to appeal denial or change in state services for their developmental disabilities
Class action status sought No
Class action status outcome Not sought
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Mixed
Public Int. Lawyer Unknown
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Filed 01/25/2001
Case Closing Year 2002
Case Ongoing No
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Date: 9/13/2021
By: Attorney General Merrick Garland and Assoc. AG Vanita Gupta (U.S. Department of Justice)
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Court Docket(s)
D. Alaska
03/12/2002
3:01−cv−00027
PB-AK-0001-9001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
D. Alaska
01/03/2006
3:01−cv−00027
PB-AK-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Singleton, James Keith Jr. (D. Alaska) show/hide docs
PB-AK-0001-9000 | PB-AK-0001-9001
Plaintiff's Lawyers Choate, Mark C. (Alaska) show/hide docs
PB-AK-0001-9000 | PB-AK-0001-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Bomengen, Kristen F. (Alaska) show/hide docs
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