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Case Name M.B. v. Tidball CW-MO-0003
Docket / Court 2:17-cv-04102-NKL ( W.D. Mo. )
State/Territory Missouri
Case Type(s) Child Welfare
Attorney Organization Children's Rights, Inc.
Youth Law Center
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Benefit Source
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Defendant-type
Jurisdiction-wide
Disability
Mental impairment
General
Aggressive behavior
Assault/abuse by staff
Failure to supervise
Failure to train
Foster care (benefits, training)
Informed consent/involuntary medication
Juveniles
Neglect by staff
Pattern or Practice
Personal injury
Placement in mental health facilities
Record-keeping
Records Disclosure
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Medical/Mental Health
Intellectual disability/mental illness dual diagnosis
Medical care, general
Medical care, unspecified
Mental health care, general
Mental health care, unspecified
Self-injurious behaviors
Suicide prevention
Mental Disability
Mental Illness, Unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980 (AACWA), 42 U.S.C. § 620 et seq.
Defendant(s) Missouri
Plaintiff Description Plaintiffs are five minors in the foster care custody of the state of Missouri. Plaintiffs are seeking class certification for all children under the age of eighteen who are or will be placed in the foster care custody of the state of Missouri following reports that they have suffered child abuse or neglect.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Children's Rights, Inc.
Youth Law Center
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Order Duration 2019 - n/a
Filed 2017
Case Ongoing Yes
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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Docket(s)
2:17-cv-04102-NKL (W.D. Mo.)
CW-MO-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/22/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief and Request for Class Action [ECF# 1]
CW-MO-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/12/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
First Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief and Request for Class Action [ECF# 22]
CW-MO-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/03/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 91] (W.D. Mo.)
CW-MO-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/08/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 168] (W.D. Mo.)
CW-MO-0003-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/29/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 183] (W.D. Mo.)
CW-MO-0003-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/19/2018
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Preliminary Approval of Settlement Agreement, Setting Hearing, and Directing Class Notice [ECF# 282] (W.D. Mo.)
CW-MO-0003-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/15/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Settlement Agreement [ECF# 304-1]
CW-MO-0003-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/06/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Report and Recommendation [ECF# 316]
CW-MO-0003-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/04/2019
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Counts, Lajuana M. Court not on record [Magistrate] show/hide docs
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Laughrey, Nanette Kay (E.D. Mo., W.D. Mo.) show/hide docs
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Ammann, John J. (Missouri) show/hide docs
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Bartosz, Michael [Sara Michelle] Sara (New York) show/hide docs
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Bartosz, Sara Michelle (New York) show/hide docs
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Dixon, Stephen (New York) show/hide docs
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Fahner, Daniel T. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Finch, Aaron Hirsh (New York) show/hide docs
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Frizell, Catherine (New York) show/hide docs
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Gerard, Daniele (New York) show/hide docs
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Gretter, Elizabeth Pitman (New York) show/hide docs
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Grimm, William L. (California) show/hide docs
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Juneja, Poonam (California) show/hide docs
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McGuinness, Erin Geloff (New York) show/hide docs
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Pitts, Freya E. K. (California) show/hide docs
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Rosenthal, Danielle (New York) show/hide docs
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Schutte, Scott T. (Illinois) show/hide docs
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Welch, Leecia (California) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Bangert, Ryan Lee (Missouri) show/hide docs
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Bremer, Jonathan Gilbert (Missouri) show/hide docs
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Dean, David D. (Missouri) show/hide docs
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Elsbury, Laura E. (Missouri) show/hide docs
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Keller, Russell J. (Missouri) show/hide docs
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Morgan, Jeremiah J. (Missouri) show/hide docs
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Quinlan, Michael D. (Missouri) show/hide docs
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