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Case Name United States v. Virginia MH-VA-0004
Docket / Court 1:99-cv-642 ( E.D. Va. )
State/Territory Virginia
Case Type(s) Mental Health (Facility)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Equal Protection
Content of Injunction
Auditing
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Reporting
Required disclosure
Defendant-type
Hospital/Health Department
Jurisdiction-wide
General
Aggressive behavior
Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students
Assault/abuse by staff
Conditions of confinement
Confinement/isolation
Discharge & termination plans
Failure to supervise
Restraints : physical
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Suicide prevention
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Medication, administration of
Mental health care, general
Self-injurious behaviors
Suicide prevention
Untreated pain
Mental Disability
Mental Illness, Unspecified
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.
Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701
Defendant(s) Commonwealth of Virginia
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted Moot
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Voluntary Dismissal
Order Duration 1999 - 2001
Filing Year 1999
Case Closing Year 2001
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  An Analysis of CRIPA Findings Letters Issued to Jails for Constitutional Violations by the Department of Justice
Date: Apr. 15, 2016
By: Jeff Mellow, Bryce E. Peterson & Mijin Kim (John Jay College of Criminal Justice Faculty)
Citation: Am. J. Crim. Just. (April 2016)
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Docket(s)
1:99-cv-642 (E.D. Va.)
MH-VA-0004-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/04/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Central State Hospital Findings Letter
MH-VA-0004-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/30/1997
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Virginia Central State Hospital Settlement Agreement
MH-VA-0004-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/06/1999
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint [ECF# 1]
MH-VA-0004-0003.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 05/06/1999
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Deutsch, David (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0001 | MH-VA-0004-0003
Fahey, Helen F. (Virginia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0003
Frohboese, Robinsue (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0003
Lee, Bill Lann (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0001 | MH-VA-0004-0003
Parker, Richard (Virginia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0001 | MH-VA-0004-9000
Pinzler, Isabelle Katz (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0002
Reno, Janet (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0003
Rosenbaum, Steven H. (District of Columbia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0001 | MH-VA-0004-0003
Defendant's Lawyers Bigley, Garland L. (Virginia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0001
Hickey, Jane D. (Virginia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0001
Hurd, William H. (Virginia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0001
Taylor, Ashley L Jr (Virginia) show/hide docs
MH-VA-0004-0001

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