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Case Name Evans v. Fenty ID-DC-0001
Docket / Court 1:76-cv-00293-ESH-JMF ( D.D.C. )
State/Territory District of Columbia
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Special Collection Olmstead Cases
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Content of Injunction
Develop anti-discrimination policy
Discrimination Prohibition
Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)
Monitor/Master
Monitoring
Provide antidiscrimination training
Reasonable Accommodation
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Defendant-type
Hospital/Health Department
Disability
Integrated setting
Least restrictive environment
Mental impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Bathing and hygiene
Classification / placement
Conditions of confinement
Confinement/isolation
Deinstitutionalization/decarceration
Education
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Gay/lesbian/transgender
Habilitation (training/treatment)
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Individualized planning
Loss or damage to property
Parents (visitation, involvement)
Reasonable Accommodations
Reasonable Modifications
Reassessment and care planning
Recreation / Exercise
Restraints : chemical
Restraints : physical
Sanitation / living conditions
School/University Facilities
School/University policies
Sexual abuse by residents/inmates
Special education
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Sterilization/sexual rights
Unconstitutional conditions of confinement
Visiting
Medical/Mental Health
Dental care
Medical care, general
Medication, administration of
Mental health care, general
Mental Disability
Intellectual/developmental disability, unspecified
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. § 1983
Declaratory Judgment Act, 28 U.S.C. § 2201
Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, 42 U.S.C. § 15001 et seq.
State law
Defendant(s) District of Columbia
Plaintiff Description All residents of Forest Haven who were institutionalized based upon mental retardation and who could benefit from individual treatment and educational programs appropriate to their needs
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
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 1976 - 2017
Filing Year 1976
Case Closing Year 2017
Case Ongoing No
Additional Resources
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  From Institution To Inclusion: For D.C. residents with developmental disabilities, it’s been a decades-long fight to be treated like everyone else.
Date: Mar. 15, 2016
By: Martin Austermuhle (WAMU 88.5 News)
Citation: WAMU (March 15, 2016)
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Docket(s)
1:76-cv-00293-ESH-JMF (U.S. Court of Appeals)
ID-DC-0001-9001.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/11/2000
Source: Westlaw
1:76-cv-00293-ESH-JMF (U.S. Court of Appeals)
ID-DC-0001-9002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/27/2010
Source: Westlaw
76-0293 (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/10/2017
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Exhibit 2001 Plan for Compliance and Conclusion [ECF# 1138]
ID-DC-0001-0014.pdf | Detail
Date:
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Complaint [ECF# 1028]
ID-DC-0001-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/23/1976
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Final Judgment and Order (459 F.Supp. 483) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0018.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/14/1978
Source: Google Scholar
Order (Denying Plaintiffs' Petition for Immediate Enforcement of Permanent Injunction) (1990 WL 201488) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0025.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 11/28/1990
Source: Westlaw
Order (Denying Petitioner's Writ of Mandamus) (925 F.2d 490)
ID-DC-0001-0029.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/11/1991
Source: Westlaw
Order (Affirming the Judgment of the District Court) (979 F.2d 248)
ID-DC-0001-0027.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/16/1992
Source: Westlaw
Order Adopting Proposed Findings of Fact of Special Master (1996 WL 451054 / 2006 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 61329) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0028.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/02/1996
Source: Westlaw
Opinion and Order (Granting Plaintiffs’ Motion for Sanctions, Denying Defendants’ Motion for Modification of the 1983 Consent Order, etc.) (35 F.Supp.2d 88) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0023.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/10/1999
Source: Google Scholar
Writ in the Nature of Mandamus (Ordering the Family Division of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to provide plaintiffs' counsel with access to the files maintained in the Family Division regarding the Evans class members) (1999 WL 1212884 / 1999 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 19106) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0026.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/20/1999
Source: Westlaw
Opinion (Reversing order of the district court and remanding case for further proceedings consistent with the opinion) (206 F.3d 1292)
ID-DC-0001-0019.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/31/2000
Source: Google Scholar
Order Regarding the Appointment of an Independent Court Monitor (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0044.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 11/21/2000
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Opinion and Order (Approving the parties’ consent order and accompanying settlement agreement) (139 F.Supp.2d 79) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0020.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/30/2001
Source: Google Scholar
Quality Trust Order (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0043.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 03/30/2001
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Consent Order (Regarding Plaintiff's Petition for Attorney's Fee and Defendant's Opposition) [ECF# 480] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/06/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (Regarding Plaintiff's Petition for Attorney Fee's) [ECF# 496] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/24/2001
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Judgment (Regarding Plaintiff's Claims for Attorney's Fees) [ECF# 570] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/18/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 578]
ID-DC-0001-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/19/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (Amending Court's Order ) [ECF# 588] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/29/2002
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Consent Judgment (Regarding Plaintiff's Claims for Reasonable Attorney's Fees and Costs for Legal Work) [ECF# 628] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/27/2003
Consent Judgment regarding Plaintiffs' Claims for Reasonable Attorney Fees [ECF# 799] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/30/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (Denying Defendants’ Evidentiary Objections to Plaintiffs’ and Plaintiff Intervenor’s Exhibits in Support of their respective Proposed Findings of Fact) (238 F.R.D. 1) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0024.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/30/2006
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion and Order (Granting Plaintiffs' Motion to Find the Defendants in Noncompliance and to Appoint a Receiver) (480 F.Supp.2d 280) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0021.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/30/2007
Source: Google Scholar
Declaration of Laura L. Nuss [ECF# 1138]
ID-DC-0001-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/07/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion and Order (Denying Defendants' Motion for Vacatur and Dismissal) (701 F.Supp.2d 126) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0022.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/07/2010
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum Opinion (Rejecting Defendants' Objections to 2009 Special Masters' Report and Entitling Plaintiffs to Remedial Relief) (714 F.Supp.2d 116) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0006.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/01/2010
Order (Dismissing Clerk Note) (2010 WL 3447241)
ID-DC-0001-0005.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 08/27/2010
Source: Westlaw
Consent Order and Judgment (Granting Plaintiffs' Claims for Attorneys' Fees) [ECF# 1259] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/16/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (Approving and Adopting the Special Master's Reports and Recommendations) (2012 WL 5305790) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0007.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 10/26/2012
Order [ECF# 1382] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0030.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/01/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1391] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0031.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/10/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1392] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0032.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/10/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1412] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0033.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/16/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1426] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0034.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/27/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Special Master's Report and Recommendation Regarding Protection from Harm - Part II [ECF# 1457]
ID-DC-0001-0042.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/04/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1488] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0035.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/08/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1490] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0036.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/10/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1496] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0037.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/20/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1502] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0038.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/25/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 1523] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0039.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/10/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order (87 F.Supp.3d 1) (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0040.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/31/2015
Source: Bloomberg Law
Settlement Agreement and Consent Order [ECF# 1549] (D.D.C.)
ID-DC-0001-0041.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/30/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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