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Case Name D.B. v. Richter CW-NY-0010
Docket / Court 402759/2011 ( State Court )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Child Welfare
Attorney Organization Legal Services/Legal Aid
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Foster care (benefits, training)
Housing assistance
Juveniles
Poverty/homelessness
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action State law
Defendant(s) New York Administration for Children’s Services
New York
Plaintiff Description Youth in and discharged from New York foster care struggling with inadequate housing.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Legal Services/Legal Aid
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Unknown
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Filing Year 2011
Case Closing Year 2016
Case Ongoing No
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)
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