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Case Name Ricci v. Okin ID-MA-0001
Docket / Court 72-cv-0469 ( D. Mass. )
State/Territory Massachusetts
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Public Benefits / Government Services
Special Collection Olmstead Cases
Attorney Organization NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
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
Discrimination Prohibition
Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)
Monitor/Master
Preliminary relief granted
Reasonable Accommodation
Recordkeeping
Reporting
Disability
Mental impairment
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Bathing and hygiene
Buildings
Commitment procedure
Deinstitutionalization/decarceration
Disparate Treatment
Habilitation (training/treatment)
Individualized planning
Neglect by staff
Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)
Reassessment and care planning
Relative caretakers
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Totality of conditions
Medical/Mental Health
Intellectual/Developmental Disability
Medical care, general
Medical care, unspecified
Mental Disability
Intellectual/developmental disability, unspecified
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Social Security (Title XX), 42 U.S.C. § 1397 et seq.
Defendant(s) Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Plaintiff Description Mentally disabled residents at five Massachusetts state schools and institutions.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status granted Yes
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1972 - 1993
Filing Year 1972
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
72-469 (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/17/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Opinion (537 F.Supp. 817) (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0023.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 04/21/1982
Source: Google Scholar
Order and Memorandum (576 F.Supp. 415) (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0022.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 12/12/1983
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum (646 F.Supp. 378) (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0019.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/09/1986
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum in Response to Defendants' Request for Clarification (781 F.Supp. 826) (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0018.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 01/22/1992
Source: Google Scholar
Memorandum (1992 WL 163215 / 1992 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 9628) (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0025.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/24/1992
Memorandum (1992 WL 175509 / 1992 U.S.Dist.LEXIS 10946) (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0024.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 07/21/1992
Opinion (978 F.2d 764)
ID-MA-0001-0021.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/30/1992
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Memorandum (823 F.Supp. 984) (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0020.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 05/25/1993
Source: Google Scholar
Motion to Reopen and Restore Case to Active Docket and Enforce the Final Order of May 12, 1993 [ECF# 1]
ID-MA-0001-0017.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/13/2004
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Wrentham Association's Motion to Re-open Case and Restore to Court's Active Docket [ECF# 84]
ID-MA-0001-0015.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/07/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum in Support of Wrentham Association's Motion to Re-Open Case and Restore to Court's Active Docket [ECF# 85]
ID-MA-0001-0016.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/07/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Status Report and Preliminary Response to the Report of the Fernald Plaintiffs [ECF# 86]
ID-MA-0001-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/07/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 90] (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/08/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Status Report [ECF# 158]
ID-MA-0001-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/06/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Motion for a Voluntary Transfer to a Community Residence [ECF# 164] (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/12/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Memorandum [ECF# 219] (499 F.Supp.2d 89) (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0007.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/14/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 220] (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/14/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [ECF# 252] (535 F.Supp.2d 229) (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0012.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/27/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
USCA Judgment [Ct. of App. ECF# 266]
ID-MA-0001-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/01/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
USCA Opinion [Ct. of App. ECF# 267] (544 F.3d 8)
ID-MA-0001-0003.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/01/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Amended Judgment [Ct. of App. ECF# 272]
ID-MA-0001-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/18/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
USCA Mandate [Ct. of App. ECF# 273]
ID-MA-0001-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/05/2008
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Opinion [ECF# 292] (770 F.Supp.2d 438) (D. Mass.)
ID-MA-0001-0014.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 03/17/2011
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Judges Breyer, Stephen Gerald (SCOTUS, First Circuit) show/hide docs
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Monitors/Masters Farquhar, Rayford A. (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Moynihan, Cornelius J. Jr. (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Defendant's Lawyers Ames, Richard (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Callahan, James J. (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Carballo, Manuel (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Pierce, Clifford (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Quinan, Robert L. Jr. (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Rice, Juliana DeHann (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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Other Lawyers Burke, William J. (New York) show/hide docs
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Durrell, Suzanne E. (Massachusetts) show/hide docs
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