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Case Name Horton v. Williams JI-WA-0002
Docket / Court 3:94-cv-05428-RJB ( W.D. Wash. )
State/Territory Washington
Case Type(s) Juvenile Institution
Attorney Organization National Center for Youth Law
Case Summary
On August 11, 1994, juvenile plaintiffs filed a § 1983 civil rights class action suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (Tacoma), challenging conditions of confinement at the Green Hill School (GHS). Plaintiffs were represented by attorneys for the National Center ... read more >
On August 11, 1994, juvenile plaintiffs filed a § 1983 civil rights class action suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington (Tacoma), challenging conditions of confinement at the Green Hill School (GHS). Plaintiffs were represented by attorneys for the National Center for Youth Law Columbia Legal Services and sought declaratory and injunctive relief.

Plaintiffs amended their Complaint on August 17, 1994. Defendants moved to dismiss, which was denied by the District Court (Judge Robert J. Bryan) on November 8, 1994.

The case was certified as a class action by a Stipulated Order filed on September 30, 1994. The class consisted of all juveniles currently or in the future incarcerated at Green Hill School (GHS).

On December 6, 1994, the District Court granted in part plaintiffs' motion for a Preliminary Injunction regarding defendants' use of pepper spray at GHS.

On September 11, 1995 District Court (Judge Robert J. Bryan) approved the agreed Stipulation and Judgment, which called for numerous reforms at GHS in the following areas: renovations to the physical plant; use of pepper spray and mechanical restrains; disciplinary procedures; education and rehabilitative services. The Stipulation called for appointment of a monitor to oversee the implementation process for a period of four years. The parties agreed to try the remaining claims relating to treatment and health care. On November 5, 1996, the District Court entered an Order approving settlement of the remaining claims. The monitoring period followed and the parties continued to litigate the issue of attorneys' fees and costs.

On August 15, 2001, the District Court (Judge Robert J. Bryan) entered a Stipulation in which the parties agreed to settlement of plaintiffs' claim for attorneys' fees and costs for $250,000.00. The case was then dismissed and closed. No other case activity is noted after that date.

Dan Dalton - 02/26/2007


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
General
Disciplinary procedures
Education
Pepper/OC spray
Rehabilitation
Restraints : chemical
Restraints : physical
Sanitation / living conditions
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Defendant(s) Green Hill School (GHS).
Plaintiff Description All juveniles currently or in the future incarcerated at Green Hill School (GHS).
Indexed Lawyer Organizations National Center for Youth Law
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1995 - 2001
Case Closing Year 2001
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
94-CV-5428 (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/01/1997
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
94-05428 (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/23/2001
General Documents
Proposed Standards for Monitoring Compliance: Original and Supplemental Stipulation and Judgment
JI-WA-0002-0047.pdf | Detail
Date:
First Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief
JI-WA-0002-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/17/1994
Minute Order Regarding Discovery and Depositions (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/17/1994
Motion for Class Certification (Note on Motion Calendar: Friday, September 2, 1994)
JI-WA-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/17/1994
Memorandum in Support of Motion for Class Certification
JI-WA-0002-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/17/1994
State Defendants' Answer to First Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief
JI-WA-0002-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/06/1994
Motion to Partially Dismiss claims under Rule 12 (B) (6) (Motion Noted for October 28, 1994)
JI-WA-0002-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/26/1994
State Defendants' Memorandum in Support of Motion to Partially Dismiss claiims under Rule 12 (B) (6)
JI-WA-0002-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/28/1994
Stipulated Agreement and Order re: Class Certification
JI-WA-0002-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/1994
Green Hill School Policy #4
JI-WA-0002-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/01/1994
Plaintiffs' Response to Defendants' Motion to Partially Dismiss Claims under Rule 12(b)(6)
JI-WA-0002-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/24/1994
Declaration of Michael D. Cohen, M.D.
JI-WA-0002-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/24/1994
Declaration of Michael A. Milan
JI-WA-0002-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/26/1994
Motion for Preliminary Injunction re: Pepper Spray (Oral Argument Requested)
JI-WA-0002-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/1994
Declaration of Paul DeMuro
JI-WA-0002-0014.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/1994
State Defendant's Reply Brief
JI-WA-0002-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/1994
Memorandum In Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction Re: Pepper Spray
JI-WA-0002-0050.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/27/1994
Joint Status Report
JI-WA-0002-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/31/1994
Order Denying Motion to Partially Dismiss Claims under Rule 12(B)(6) (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/07/1994
Declaration of Dr. Richard L. Lipsey
JI-WA-0002-0018.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/17/1994
Certified Statement of Jean Brooks
JI-WA-0002-0019.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/18/1994
Certified Statement of Keith Rosenkranz
JI-WA-0002-0020.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/18/1994
Memorandum Opposing Motion or Preliminary Injunction
JI-WA-0002-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/21/1994
Declaration of Robert Williams, Jr.
JI-WA-0002-0022.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/21/1994
Joint Declaration of Craig D. Apperson and Joseph Dubey, M.D.
JI-WA-0002-0023.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/21/1994
Declaration of Dean P. DeMulling
JI-WA-0002-0024.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/21/1994
Plaintiffs' Reply to Defendants' Memorandum Opposing Motion for Preliminary Injunction
JI-WA-0002-0025.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/23/1994
Amended Memorandum Opposing Motion for Preliminary Injunction (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0026.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/01/1994
Order Granting in Part and Denying in Part Motion for Preliminary Injunction re Pepper Spray (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0027.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/06/1994
Volume II: Transcript of Motion for Preliminary Injunction before the Honorable Robert J. Bryan, United States District Judge
JI-WA-0002-0028.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/27/1994
Green Hill School Policy #4
JI-WA-0002-0029.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/20/1995
Letter from Richard A. McCartan to Patricia J. Arthur
JI-WA-0002-0032.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/23/1995
Letter from Patricia J. Arthur to Richard A. McCartan
JI-WA-0002-0033.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/02/1995
Letter from Richard A. McCartan to Patricia J. Arthur
JI-WA-0002-0030.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/09/1995
Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit
JI-WA-0002-0034.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/01/1995
Stipulation & Judgment Resolving Certain Claims and Continuing Trial on the Remaining Ones
JI-WA-0002-0035.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/11/1995
Progress Report: Norton vs Williams Stipulation & Judgment (First report to the Federal Court - February 1996)
JI-WA-0002-0036.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/01/1996
Affidavit of Katrin E. Frank in Support of Interim Application for Attorney Fees and Costs
JI-WA-0002-0037.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/22/1996
Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action Lawsuit
JI-WA-0002-0038.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/26/1996
Progress Report: Norton vs Williams Stipulation & Judgment (Second report to the Federal Court - October 1996)
JI-WA-0002-0039.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/12/1996
Progress Report: Norton vs Williams Stipulation & Judgment (Third report to the Federal Court - February 19971)
JI-WA-0002-0040.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/31/1996
Supplemental Stipulation & Judgment Resolving Plaintiffs' Remaining Claims (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0042.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/05/1996
Memorandum Supporting Plaintiffs' First Application for Attorneys' Fees and Costs
JI-WA-0002-0043.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/22/1996
Stipulated Order re: Plaintiffs' First Request for Attorneys' Fees and Costs (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0044.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/06/1997
Progress Report: Norton vs Williams Stipulation & Judgment (Fourth report to the Federal Court - November 19971)
JI-WA-0002-0041.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/30/1997
Robert Williams, Jr. resume
JI-WA-0002-0049.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/02/2001
Green Hill School Resident Handbook
JI-WA-0002-0048.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/03/2001
Judges Bryan, Robert Jensen (W.D. Wash.)
JI-WA-0002-0001 | JI-WA-0002-0002 | JI-WA-0002-0003 | JI-WA-0002-0004 | JI-WA-0002-0008 | JI-WA-0002-0010 | JI-WA-0002-0011 | JI-WA-0002-0012 | JI-WA-0002-0013 | JI-WA-0002-0014 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0017 | JI-WA-0002-0018 | JI-WA-0002-0019 | JI-WA-0002-0020 | JI-WA-0002-0021 | JI-WA-0002-0022 | JI-WA-0002-0023 | JI-WA-0002-0024 | JI-WA-0002-0025 | JI-WA-0002-0026 | JI-WA-0002-0027 | JI-WA-0002-0028 | JI-WA-0002-0030 | JI-WA-0002-0034 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0037 | JI-WA-0002-0038 | JI-WA-0002-0042 | JI-WA-0002-0043 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Monitors/Masters Martinez, Orlando L. (Puerto Rico)
JI-WA-0002-0036 | JI-WA-0002-0039 | JI-WA-0002-0040 | JI-WA-0002-0041 | JI-WA-0002-0047
Plaintiff's Lawyers Arthur, Patricia J. (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0001 | JI-WA-0002-0003 | JI-WA-0002-0004 | JI-WA-0002-0008 | JI-WA-0002-0010 | JI-WA-0002-0013 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0025 | JI-WA-0002-0028 | JI-WA-0002-0030 | JI-WA-0002-0032 | JI-WA-0002-0033 | JI-WA-0002-0034 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0038 | JI-WA-0002-0042 | JI-WA-0002-0043 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-0050 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Frank, Katrin E. (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0037 | JI-WA-0002-0042 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Lambert, David Lee (California)
JI-WA-0002-0001 | JI-WA-0002-0010 | JI-WA-0002-0025 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0042 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-0050 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Stalker, Robert A. Jr. (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0001 | JI-WA-0002-0003 | JI-WA-0002-0004 | JI-WA-0002-0010 | JI-WA-0002-0013 | JI-WA-0002-0025 | JI-WA-0002-0028 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0038 | JI-WA-0002-0050 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Defendant's Lawyers Baker, Brian Maurice (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0008 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0034 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Dee, Edward Joseph (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0038 | JI-WA-0002-0042 | JI-WA-0002-0044 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Gregoire, Christine O. (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0005 | JI-WA-0002-0006 | JI-WA-0002-0007 | JI-WA-0002-0015 | JI-WA-0002-0021 | JI-WA-0002-0026
McCartan, Richard Arthur (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0005 | JI-WA-0002-0006 | JI-WA-0002-0007 | JI-WA-0002-0008 | JI-WA-0002-0015 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0021 | JI-WA-0002-0026 | JI-WA-0002-0028 | JI-WA-0002-0030 | JI-WA-0002-0032 | JI-WA-0002-0033 | JI-WA-0002-0034 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001
Murphy, Carol A. (Washington)
JI-WA-0002-0005 | JI-WA-0002-0006 | JI-WA-0002-0007 | JI-WA-0002-0016 | JI-WA-0002-0028 | JI-WA-0002-0035 | JI-WA-0002-9000 | JI-WA-0002-9001

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