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Case Name Cooper v. Kliebert MH-LA-0002
Docket / Court 3:14-cv-00507-SDD-SCR ( M.D. La. )
Additional Docket(s) 3:15-cv-00751-SDD-RLB  [ 15-751 ]
State/Territory Louisiana
Case Type(s) Mental Health (Facility)
Attorney Organization MacArthur Justice Center, New Orleans
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Defendant-type
Hospital/Health Department
Jurisdiction-wide
Disability
Mental impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Classification / placement
Deinstitutionalization/decarceration
Placement in detention facilities
Placement in mental health facilities
Mental Disability
Mental Illness, Unspecified
Schizophrenia
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals
Plaintiff Description Individuals who have been diagnosed with mental illness and found Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity (NGRI) of a criminal offense but, despite that finding, continue to be incarcerated in correctional facilities in Louisiana.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations MacArthur Justice Center, New Orleans
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted No
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 2016 - 2020
Filing Year 2014
Case Ongoing Yes
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Docket(s)
3:14-cv-00507-SDD-SCR (M.D. La.)
MH-LA-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/22/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
3:15-cv-00751-SDD-RLB (M.D. La.)
MH-LA-0002-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/28/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
MH-LA-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/14/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Ruling on Motion for Class Certification [ECF# 44] (M.D. La.)
MH-LA-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/22/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Plaintiff's Third Amended Class Action Complaint [ECF# 65]
MH-LA-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/13/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 200]
MH-LA-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/16/2016
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Bourgeois, Richard L. (M.D. La.) [Magistrate] show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Fernandez, Kathryn (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Otero, Concepcion [Koki] (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Schwartzmann, Katie M (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Elliott, Neal Risley Jr. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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Everett, Elizabeth (North Carolina) show/hide docs
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Other Lawyers Kirsch, Kyle P. (Louisiana) show/hide docs
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