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Case Name U.S. v. Tennessee ID-TN-0003
Docket / Court 2:92-cv-02062-BBD ( W.D. Tenn. )
State/Territory Tennessee
Case Type(s) Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Case Summary
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Least restrictive environment
Assault/abuse by staff
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Habilitation (training/treatment)
Neglect by staff
Restraints : physical
Special education
Medical/Mental Health
Medical care, general
Mental Disability
Developmental disability without intellectual disability
Intellectual/developmental disability, unspecified
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Type of Facility
Causes of Action Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. ยง 1997 et seq.
Indv. w/ Disab. Educ. Act (IDEA), Educ. of All Handcpd. Children Act , 20 U.S.C. § 1400
Defendant(s) Arlington Developmental Center
State of Tennessee
Plaintiff Description United States Department of Justice
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Attorneys fees
Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Litigation
Form of Settlement Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree
Order Duration 1994 - 2013
Case Closing Year 2015
Case Ongoing No
Case Listing ID-TN-0001 : People First of Tenn. v. Arlington Developmental Center (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0002 : People First of Tenn. v. Clover Bottom Devel. Center (M.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0004 : U.S. v. Tennessee (M.D. Tenn.)
92-2062 (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 04/06/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Memorandum: Recommendation for Investigation of Arlington Developmental Center
ID-TN-0003-0001.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/18/1990
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Memorandum re: Arlington Developmental Center Proposed S.10 Investigation
ID-TN-0003-0002.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/18/1990
Notice Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Arlington Developmental Center, Arlington, Tennessee
ID-TN-0003-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/11/1990
Findings Letter re: CRIPA Investigation of Arlington Developmental Center, Arlington, Tennessee
ID-TN-0003-0004.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/12/1991
ID-TN-0003-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/21/1992
Order Denying Motion to Dismiss or in the Alternative Summary Judgment (798 F.Supp. 483) (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0017.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 08/07/1992
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion of the Court (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 11/22/1993
Supplemental Findings of Fact (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/18/1994
Remedial Order (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 09/02/1994
Order on Contempt Petition (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 03/31/1995
Emergency Order (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/03/1995
Order (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0011.pdf | Detail
Date: 07/21/1995
Contempt Order (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0012.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/24/1995
Order on Defendants' Compliance with Emergency Provisions and on Defendants' Motions to Find Partial Compliance and Lift Sanctions (925 F.Supp. 1292) (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0014.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 11/06/1995
Source: Google Scholar
Stipulation and Order (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0013.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/26/1996
Opinion (260 F.3d 587)
ID-TN-0003-0016.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/01/2001
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (2001 U.S.App.LEXIS 29309)
ID-TN-0003-0019.pdf | LEXIS | Detail
Date: 10/01/2001
Source: LexisNexis
Order Denying the Approval of Mediation Settlement Agreement (256 F.Supp.2d 768) (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0015.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 02/21/2003
Source: Google Scholar
Opinion (143 Fed.Appx. 656)
ID-TN-0003-0018.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 06/23/2005
Source: Google Scholar
Joint Motion Combined with memorandum in Support to Set an Informal Status Conference to Plan for the Hearing; to Set an Evidentiary Hearing on This Motion; and to Approve Settlement Resolving Various Pending Matters [ECF# 2085]
ID-TN-0003-0026.pdf | Detail
Date: 05/16/2006
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
All-Party Consent Order to Motion to Approve 2006 Settlement Agreement [ECF# 2174] (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0027.pdf | Detail
Date: 02/15/2007
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Denying Defendants' Amended Motion to Vacate and Dismiss [ECF# 2901] (986 F.Supp.2d 921) (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0020.pdf | WESTLAW| LEXIS | Detail
Date: 09/04/2012
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Exit Plan [ECF# 2941]
ID-TN-0003-0021.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/17/2013
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Agreed Order [ECF# 2942] (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0023.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/17/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Joint Motion to Vacate All Outstanding Injunctive Relief and Dismissing the Case with Prejudice [ECF# 3019] (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0024.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/04/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Supplemental Judgment and Vacatur of Outstanding Injunctive Relief [ECF# 3020] (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0025.pdf | Detail
Date: 12/04/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Batchelder, Alice Moore (N.D. Ohio, Sixth Circuit)
ID-TN-0003-0016 | ID-TN-0003-0019
Donald, Bernice Bouie (W.D. Tenn., Sixth Circuit)
ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-0027
Feikens, John (E.D. Mich.)
ID-TN-0003-0016 | ID-TN-0003-0019
Martin, Boyce Ficklen Jr. (Sixth Circuit)
McCalla, Jon Phipps (W.D. Tenn.)
ID-TN-0003-0007 | ID-TN-0003-0008 | ID-TN-0003-0009 | ID-TN-0003-0010 | ID-TN-0003-0011 | ID-TN-0003-0012 | ID-TN-0003-0013 | ID-TN-0003-0014 | ID-TN-0003-0017 | ID-TN-0003-0020 | ID-TN-0003-0023 | ID-TN-0003-0024 | ID-TN-0003-0025 | ID-TN-0003-9000
McKinley, Joseph H. Jr. (W.D. Ky.)
Nelson, David Aldrich (Sixth Circuit)
ID-TN-0003-0016 | ID-TN-0003-0019
Pham, Tu M. (W.D. Tenn.) [Magistrate]
Rogers, John M. (Sixth Circuit)
Plaintiff's Lawyers Aminfar, Amin (District of Columbia)
Barkoff, Alison (District of Columbia)
Barr, William P. (District of Columbia)
Barrick, William M. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0016 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Bell, Aileen M. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Bowers, Susan (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0005 | ID-TN-0003-0017 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Bowman, Robert C. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0014 | ID-TN-0003-0017 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)
Bryant, Edward G. (Tennessee)
Deerinwater, Verlin Hughes (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0014 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Donehey, Darcey Kathleen (District of Columbia)
Donnelly, Matthew J. (District of Columbia)
Dunne, John R. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0001 | ID-TN-0003-0002 | ID-TN-0003-0003 | ID-TN-0003-0004 | ID-TN-0003-0005 | ID-TN-0003-0017
Dycus, Joe A. (Tennessee)
Frohboese, Robinsue (District of Columbia)
Geissler, R. Jonas (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0021 | ID-TN-0003-0026 | ID-TN-0003-0027 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Halmon, Harriett M. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0021 | ID-TN-0003-0027
Harris, Terrell L. (Tennessee)
Hill, Eve L. (District of Columbia)
Hubbard, William B. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0016 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Jackson, Shelley (District of Columbia)
Jones, Michelle A. (District of Columbia)
Keyser, Linda L. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0026 | ID-TN-0003-0027 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)
Koch, Robert A. (District of Columbia)
Kustoff, David F. (Tennessee)
Maddox, William G. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0005 | ID-TN-0003-0014 | ID-TN-0003-0017 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Murphy, Amie S. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0026 | ID-TN-0003-0027 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Patrick, Deval L. (District of Columbia)
Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0001 | ID-TN-0003-0002 | ID-TN-0003-0005 | ID-TN-0003-0008 | ID-TN-0003-0017
Perez, Thomas E. (District of Columbia)
Picciotti-Bayer, Andrea (District of Columbia)
Porter, Nicole (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Preston, Judy C. (District of Columbia)
Rocah, David R. (District of Columbia)
Sanders, Corey M. (District of Columbia)
Schneider, Todd J. (District of Columbia)
Schoen, Benjamin P. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0005 | ID-TN-0003-0017
Scott, Janine (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)
Stanton, Edward L. III (Tennessee)
Stevens, Karen L. (District of Columbia)
Todd, Gordon Dwyer (District of Columbia)
Urban, Thomas F. II (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Weinstein, Laurie J. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0008 | ID-TN-0003-0013 | ID-TN-0003-0014 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Bearman, Leo Maurice Jr. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-0026 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Burson, Charles W. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0008 | ID-TN-0003-0017
Campbell, Martha A. (Tennessee)
Cooper, Charles Justin (District of Columbia)
Cooper, Robert E. Jr. (Tennessee)
Dean, Kimberly Jennings (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0013 | ID-TN-0003-0014
Dimond, Douglas Earl (Tennessee)
Dycus, Dianne Stanley (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-0016 | ID-TN-0003-0018 | ID-TN-0003-0021 | ID-TN-0003-0026 | ID-TN-0003-0027 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Edwards, Lisa Wilson (District of Columbia)
Franklin, Mary Beth (Tennessee)
Gross, Mark L. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0016 | ID-TN-0003-0018
Hayden-Wood, Pamela A. (Tennessee)
Kirk, Michael W. (District of Columbia)
ID-TN-0003-0021 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Lakey, Jonathan P. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-0021 | ID-TN-0003-0026 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Lehn, David (District of Columbia)
Maloy, Kathleen A. (Tennessee)
Moss, Nicole J. (District of Columbia)
Oxford, Judy A. (Tennessee)
Panuccio, Jesse Michael (District of Columbia)
Ransom, Barbara E. (Pennsylvania)
Ross, Linda A. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0008 | ID-TN-0003-0017 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Russell, Kevin K. (District of Columbia)
Selby, Sharon S. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0017 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Shaffer, Derek L. (District of Columbia)
Other Lawyers Connette, Edward G. III (North Carolina)
ID-TN-0003-0014 | ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-0026 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Derryberry, Marcella G. (Tennessee)
Derryberry, Jack W. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0014 | ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-0016 | ID-TN-0003-0018 | ID-TN-0003-0021 | ID-TN-0003-0026 | ID-TN-0003-0027 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Gran, Judith A. (Pennsylvania)
ID-TN-0003-0014 | ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-0016 | ID-TN-0003-0018 | ID-TN-0003-0021 | ID-TN-0003-0026 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Headrick, S. Russell (Tennessee)
Houseal, John I. Jr. (Tennessee)
Klein, Buffey (Tennessee)
Laski, Frank J. (Pennsylvania)
ID-TN-0003-0014 | ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Likens, Steven W. (Tennessee)
Manus, Roger (North Carolina)
Mullins, Kimbrough Brown (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0018 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Prewitt, Thomas R. Jr. (Tennessee)
Ray, Nancy K. (New York)
Schwarz, Earle J. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0014 | ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-0018 | ID-TN-0003-0021 | ID-TN-0003-0026 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Sherman, William F. (Arkansas)
ID-TN-0003-0014 | ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-0018 | ID-TN-0003-0027 | ID-TN-0003-9000
Spears, Diane C. (Tennessee)
ID-TN-0003-0015 | ID-TN-0003-9000

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