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Case Name A.W. v. South Carolina Department of Mental Health PB-SC-0006
Docket / Court 2:17-cv-01346 ( D.S.C. )
State/Territory South Carolina
Case Type(s) 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
Defendant-type
Hospital/Health Department
Disability
Mental impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Deinstitutionalization/decarceration
Disparate Treatment
Pattern or Practice
Plaintiff Type
Non-profit NON-religious organization
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) South Carolina Department of Mental Health
South Carolina Mental Health Commission
Plaintiff Description Six individual, persons with mental disabilities and patients of South Carolina’s G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital (Bryan Hospital), and Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities Inc, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting persons with mental disabilities.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Bazelon Center
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Pending
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None
Source of Relief None yet
Case Ongoing Yes
Docket(s)
2:17−cv−01346 (D.S.C.)
PB-SC-0006-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/15/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
PB-SC-0006-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/24/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Gergel, Richard Mark (D.S.C.)
PB-SC-0006-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Houseal, Sean (South Carolina)
PB-SC-0006-0001 | PB-SC-0006-9000
Klugman, Maura M (New York)
PB-SC-0006-9000
Lang, Dana Woodrum (South Carolina)
PB-SC-0006-0001 | PB-SC-0006-9000
Mansfield, Kathryn Susan (South Carolina)
PB-SC-0006-0001 | PB-SC-0006-9000
Murphy, Mark J. (District of Columbia)
PB-SC-0006-9000
Simons, Thornwell (South Carolina)
PB-SC-0006-0001 | PB-SC-0006-9000
St. Onge, Sarah (South Carolina)
PB-SC-0006-0001 | PB-SC-0006-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Davidson, William Henry II (South Carolina)
PB-SC-0006-9000
Hughes, Joel Steve (South Carolina)
PB-SC-0006-9000
Lindemann, Andrew F. (South Carolina)
PB-SC-0006-9000

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