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Case Name Conn. ARC v. Thorne ID-CT-0001
Docket / Court 78-653 ( D. Conn. )
State/Territory Connecticut
Case Type(s) Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Attorney Organization U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Hospital/Health Department
disability, unspecified
Mental impairment
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
Assault/abuse by staff
Classification / placement
Habilitation (training/treatment)
Informed consent/involuntary medication
Placement in mental health facilities
Sanitation / living conditions
Medical/Mental Health
End of life choice and DNR orders
Intellectual disability/mental illness dual diagnosis
Mental health care, general
Mental health care, unspecified
Mental Disability
Intellectual/developmental disability, unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Connecticut Department of Mental Retardation
Department of Income Maintenance
Plaintiff Description Present and future inmates of the Mansfield Training School
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1984 - 1998
Case Closing Year 1998
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing ID-CT-0002 : Conn. Traumatic Brain Injury Assoc. v. Hogan (D. Conn.)
78-653 (D. Conn.)
ID-CT-0001-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/12/1996
Source: Nat'l Archives (NARA)-details in other
78-653 (D. Conn.)
ID-CT-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/23/1998
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Ruling on Motion for Preliminary Injunction and Recommended Ruling on Motion to Join Third-Party Defendant (1993 WL 765698) (D. Conn.)
ID-CT-0001-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 02/12/1993
Opinion (30 F.3d 367)
ID-CT-0001-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/25/1994
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Decision (513 U.S. 1079)
ID-CT-0001-0005.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/09/1995
Source: Westlaw
Opinion (68 F.3d 547)
ID-CT-0001-0002.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/06/1995
Source: Google Scholar
Judges Covello, Alfred V. Court not on record
Eagan, Claire (FISC, N.D. Okla.)
Walker, John Mercer Jr. Court not on record
ID-CT-0001-0002 | ID-CT-0001-0003
Plaintiff's Lawyers Brooks, Hollace (Connecticut)
Gilhool, Thomas K. (Pennsylvania)
Laski, Frank J. (Pennsylvania)
Shaw, David C. (Connecticut)
ID-CT-0001-0002 | ID-CT-0001-0003 | ID-CT-0001-0004 | ID-CT-0001-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Barber, Hugh (Connecticut)
Blumenthal, Richard (Connecticut)
ID-CT-0001-0002 | ID-CT-0001-0003
Lynch, Richard J. (Connecticut)
ID-CT-0001-0003 | ID-CT-0001-9001
MacGregor, Francis J. (Connecticut)
McGovern, Bernard F. Jr. (Connecticut)
Myrun, Maurice (Connecticut)
Salton, Henry A. (Connecticut)
Vogel, Sidney (Connecticut)
Welsh, James P. (Connecticut)
ID-CT-0001-0002 | ID-CT-0001-0004 | ID-CT-0001-9000

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