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Case Name U.S. v. Texas (DOJ CRIPA lawsuit involving many State Schools) ID-TX-0002
Docket / Court 1:09-cv-00490-SS ( W.D. Tex. )
State/Territory Texas
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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Issues
Disability
Integrated setting
General
Assault/abuse by staff
Bathing and hygiene
Classification / placement
Communication skills
Food service / nutrition / hydration
Habilitation (training/treatment)
Incident/accident reporting & investigations
Individualized planning
Neglect by staff
Reassessment and care planning
Record-keeping
Restraints : chemical
Restraints : physical
Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)
Medical/Mental Health
Bed care (including sores)
Dental care
Medical care, general
Medication, administration of
Mental health care, general
Wound care
Mental Disability
Intellectual/developmental disability, unspecified
Plaintiff Type
U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff
Special Case Type
Out-of-court
Type of Facility
Government-run
Causes of Action Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.
Defendant(s) Texas Department of Aging and Disability Service
Plaintiff Description U.S. Department of Justice
Indexed Lawyer Organizations U.S. Dept. of Justice Civil Rights Division
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party Unknown
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief Unknown
Source of Relief Unknown
Filing Year 2009
Case Ongoing No reason to think so
Additional Resources
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  An Analysis of CRIPA Findings Letters Issued to Jails for Constitutional Violations by the Department of Justice
Date: Apr. 15, 2016
By: Jeff Mellow, Bryce E. Peterson & Mijin Kim (John Jay College of Criminal Justice Faculty)
Citation: Am. J. Crim. Just. (April 2016)
[ Detail ] [ External Link ]

Docket(s)
1:09-cv-00490-SS (W.D. Tex.)
ID-TX-0002-9000.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/14/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
General Documents
Re: CRIPA Investigation of the Lubbock State School Lubbock, Texas
ID-TX-0002-0001.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 12/11/2006
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Statewide CRIPA Investigation of the Texas State Schools and Centers
ID-TX-0002-0002.pdf | External Link | Detail
Date: 12/01/2008
Source: U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section
Complaint [ECF# 1]
ID-TX-0002-0003.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/26/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Settlement Agreement [ECF# 2] (2009 WL 5053774)
ID-TX-0002-0004.pdf | WESTLAW | Detail
Date: 06/26/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order Granting Joint Motion for Entry of Settlement Agreement [ECF# 4] (W.D. Tex.)
ID-TX-0002-0005.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/29/2009
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 16] (W.D. Tex.)
ID-TX-0002-0006.pdf | Detail
Date: 10/11/2012
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Order [ECF# 19] (W.D. Tex.)
ID-TX-0002-0007.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/07/2013
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Four-Year Report [ECF# 21-1]
ID-TX-0002-0010.pdf | Detail
Date: 06/23/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Motion for Postponement in, and Changes in Timing of, Monitoring Visits [ECF# 23]
ID-TX-0002-0009.pdf | Detail
Date: 08/26/2014
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Joint Notice of Agreed-Upon Modifications to Monitoring Framework [ECF# 26]
ID-TX-0002-0008.pdf | Detail
Date: 01/14/2015
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
Judges Sparks, Sam (W.D. Tex.)
ID-TX-0002-0005 | ID-TX-0002-0006 | ID-TX-0002-0007 | ID-TX-0002-9000
Plaintiff's Lawyers Becker, Grace Chung (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0002
Brown Cutlar, Shanetta Y. (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0003 | ID-TX-0002-0004 | ID-TX-0002-9000
Castillo, Daniel M (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0003 | ID-TX-0002-0004 | ID-TX-0002-9000
Coles, Arethea (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0003 | ID-TX-0002-0004
Dean, Kerry Krentler (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0003 | ID-TX-0002-0004
Deerinwater, Verlin Hughes (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0003 | ID-TX-0002-0004 | ID-TX-0002-0009
Farano, Richard J. (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0008
Holder, Eric H. Jr. (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0003 | ID-TX-0002-0004 | ID-TX-0002-9000
Jansen, Regina (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0003 | ID-TX-0002-0004
Kim, Wan J. (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0001
King, Loretta (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0003 | ID-TX-0002-0004 | ID-TX-0002-9000
Mazor, Marina (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0003 | ID-TX-0002-0004 | ID-TX-0002-0008 | ID-TX-0002-0009 | ID-TX-0002-9000
Murphy, John E. (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0003 | ID-TX-0002-0004
Roper, Richard B. III (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0001
Smith, Jonathan Mark (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0008 | ID-TX-0002-0009
Tayloe, Benjamin O. (District of Columbia)
ID-TX-0002-0003 | ID-TX-0002-0004 | ID-TX-0002-0008 | ID-TX-0002-9000
Defendant's Lawyers Abbott, Greg (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0001 | ID-TX-0002-0004 | ID-TX-0002-0009
Davis, James E. (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0008
Eccles, James B. (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0008
Hodge, Daniel (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0009
Mattax, David C (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0009
Morales, David S. (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0004 | ID-TX-0002-9000
O’Keefe, Robert B. (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0004 | ID-TX-0002-9000
Paxton, Ken (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0008
Roy, Charles E. (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0008
Todd, James Carlton (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0004 | ID-TX-0002-0008 | ID-TX-0002-9000
Other Lawyers Eecles, James B. (Texas)
ID-TX-0002-0009 | ID-TX-0002-9000

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