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1 B.B. v. Hochul
1:21-cv-06229 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 11/10/2021 - Case Ongoing
Governor
State of New York
Child Welfare
CW-NY-0012
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
2 D.S. v. Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families
2:21-cv-00113 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 01/28/2021 - Case Ongoing
Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families
Child Welfare
CW-WA-0002
Coding Complete
This is a case about the treatment of children in the care of the Washington State Department of Children, Youth, and Families (the Department) with behavioral health and/or developmental disabilities. On January 28th, 2021, three children under the care of the Department brought a class-action suit along with Disability Rights Washington against ... [view]
3 Wyatt B. v. Brown
6:19-cv-00556-AA (D. Or.)
Filed 04/16/2019 - Case Ongoing
Oregon Department of Human Services
Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
CW-OR-0001
Coding Complete
On April 16, 2019, ten children in the custody of the Oregon Department of Human Services filed this putative class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon. The plaintiffs sued the Governor of Oregon, the Director of the Oregon Department of Child Welfare, and the Oregon Department of Human Services along with ... [view]
4 M.B. v. Colyer
2:18-cv-02617 (D. Kan.)
Filed 11/16/2018 - Case Ongoing
Kansas Governor
Child Welfare
CW-KS-0002
Coding Complete
In 2018, children in the Kansas foster care system filed a class-action suit against the Governor of Kansas, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF), the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. The named plaintiffs allegedly experienced great hardship while involved in ... [view]
5 Brackeen v. Zinke
4:17-cv-00868 (N.D. Tex.)
Filed 10/25/2017 - Case Ongoing
United States of America
Child Welfare
CW-TX-0002
Coding Complete
On October 25, 2017, foster parents and three states (Texas, Louisiana, and Indiana) filed this lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Indian Child Welfare Act (the “ICWA”) and accompanying regulations, including regulations promulgated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs titled Indian Child Welfare Act Proceedings (the “Final Rule”) ... [view]
6 S. v. City of New York
1:17-cv-07661 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 10/06/2017 - Case Ongoing
The City of New York
The City of New York
Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
CW-NY-0011
The City of New York
Coding Complete
On October 6, 2017, parents with perceived or actual intellectual disabilities who had been investigated for child abuse or neglect by New York City's Administration for Children's Services filed this class action lawsuit against New York City in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs sought declaratory and ... [view]
7 Dumont v. Lyon
2:17-cv-13080-PDB-EAS (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 09/20/2017 - Case Ongoing
Michigan
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Child Welfare
Public Benefits / Government Services
CW-MI-0002
Coding Complete
On September 20, 2017, two same-sex couples and one former foster child brought this lawsuit against the state of Michigan in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The case was assigned to Judge Paul D. Borman. The plaintiffs alleged that Michigan contracted with and funded private child placing agencies, some of which were ... [view]
8 M.B. v. Tidball
2:17-cv-04102-NKL (W.D. Mo.)
Filed 06/12/2017 - Case Ongoing
Missouri
Missouri Department of Social Services
Child Welfare
CW-MO-0003
Coding Complete
On June 12, 2017, M.B., five minors in the Missouri foster care system (through their "Next Friends") filed this lawsuit in the Western District of Missouri. The Plaintiffs sued the Interim Director of the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Director of the Children’s Division (CD) of DSS, under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, for alleged ... [view]
9 Elisa W. v. City of New York
1:15-cv-05273 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/08/2015 - Case Ongoing
The City of New York
The City of New York
Child Welfare
CW-NY-0009
New York
Coding Complete
On July 8, 2015, a group of ten children in the foster care system and the Public Advocate of New York filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Represented by private counsel, nonprofit advocacy organization A Better Childhood, and the office of the New York Public Advocate, the plaintiffs ... [view]
10 A.D. v. Washburn
2:15-cv-01259-NVW (D. Ariz.)
Filed 07/06/2015 - Closed 2018
Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Child Welfare
CW-AZ-0003
Coding Complete
This case is about the adoption of American Indian children under the federal Indian Child Welfare Act. On July 6, 2015, an attorney representing two Indian children as their “next friend,” and two sets of foster parents of (other) American Indian children filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. They ... [view]
11 B.K. v. McKay
2:15-cv-00185 (D. Ariz.)
Filed 02/03/2015 - Case Ongoing
Arizona
Department of Child Safety, Department of Health Services, and Health Care Cost Containment System
Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
CW-AZ-0002
Coding Complete
On February 3, 2015, minors in the custody of the Arizona foster care system filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Arizona. The plaintiffs sued the Arizona Department of Child Safety, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and Title ... [view]
12 Michelle H. v. Haley
2:15-cv-00134-RMG (D.S.C.)
Filed 01/12/2015 - Case Ongoing
South Carolina Department of Social Services
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
CW-SC-0002
Richland County
Coding Complete
On January 12, 2015, eleven named minor children in the legal custody of the South Carolina Department of Social Services ("SCDSS") filed this putative class action lawsuit (by their Next Friends) against the Governor of South Carolina and SCDSS in the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina. The named plaintiffs were ... [view]
13 Investigation of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families by the United States Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
no defendants on record
Child Welfare
CW-MA-0002
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
14 United States of America v. State of Florida
0:13-cv-61576 (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 07/22/2013 - Closed
State of Florida
Nursing Home Conditions
Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
DR-FL-0004
Coding Complete
On July 22, 2013, attorneys from United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (DOJ) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the State of Florida. The DOJ alleged that nearly two hundred children with disabilities were unnecessarily segregated from their communities and the general ... [view]
15 Doe ex rel. Doe v. Haley
8:13-cv-01772 (D.S.C.)
Filed 05/30/2013 - Closed 2014
South Carolina Department of Social Services
South Carolina Department of Social Services
Child Welfare
CW-SC-0001
Coding Complete
On May 30, 2013, an eleven-year-old child in the custody of the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS), filed a lawsuit in the Court of Common Pleas, Abbeville County, South Carolina under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and state law against SCDSS, the Boys Home of the South (BHOTS), and individuals employed by both organizations. Plaintiff, ... [view]
16 Oglala Sioux Tribe v. Van Hunnik
5:13-cv-05020-JLV (D.S.D.)
Filed 03/21/2013 - Closed 2020
South Dakota Department of Social Services
Child Welfare
CW-SD-0001
Coding Complete
This case is about whether, despite the protections afforded by the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) to Native American families, officials in Pennington County, South Dakota removed Native American children from their homes without sufficient evidence or adequate hearings. On March 21, 2013, three native parents and the Oglala Sioux Tribe ... [view]
17 A.R. v. Dudek
0:12-cv-60460-CI (S.D. Fla.)
Filed 03/13/2012 - Case Ongoing
eQHealth Solutions
Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
PB-FL-0007
Coding Complete
On March 13, 2012, plaintiffs—medically fragile children or children who need skilled care services—filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Florida's Agency for Health Care Administration and Department of Health. After consolidating two similar cases in Spring 2012, plaintiffs' amended complaint ... [view]
18 D.B. v. Richter
402759/2011 (State Court)
Filed 10/17/2011 - Closed 2016
New York Administration for Children’s Services
New York Administration for Children’s Services
Child Welfare
CW-NY-0010
Coding Complete
Because this is a state case, we do not have access to all the links and documents. We are getting complaint information from various online articles and the ... [view]
19 M.D. v. Abbott
2:11-cv-00084 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 03/29/2011 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Texas
Child Welfare
Public Benefits / Government Services
CW-TX-0001
Austin
Coding Complete
This class action (previously, M.D. v. Perry) involving long-term foster care in Texas was filed on March 29, 2011, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The plaintiff class of children in long-term foster care was represented by private counsel and Children's Rights, Inc.; they sought declaratory and injunctive relief, ... [view]
20 A.M. v. Mattingly
1:10-cv-02181 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 05/12/2010 - Closed 2016
New York City Administration for Children's Services
Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
CW-NY-0006
New York
Coding Complete
On May 12, 2010, the plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York alleging that New York's Administration for Children's Services (ACS) routinely forces children in foster care to be unnecessarily institutionalized in psychiatric hospitals rather than placed in home-like settings. The plaintiffs ... [view]
21 Connor B. v. Patrick
1:10-cv-30073 (D. Mass.)
Filed 04/15/2010 - Closed 2014
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families
Child Welfare
CW-MA-0001
Coding Complete
On April 15, 2010, plaintiffs filed a class action lawsuit against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of all children who are now or will be in the foster care custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families ("DCF") as a result of abuse or neglect ... [view]
22 Henry A. v. Willden
2:10-cv-00528 (D. Nev.)
Filed 04/13/2010 - Closed 2015
Nevada Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Child Welfare
CW-NV-0001
Coding Complete
On April 13, 2010, a group of children in foster care in Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. The plaintiffs sued the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services, Clark County, and lark County Department of Family Services ... [view]
23 Troupe v. Barbour
3:10-cv-00153-HTW-LRA (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 03/30/2010 - Closed 2017
Mississippi Department of Mental Health
Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
CW-MS-0002
Coding Complete
On March 30th, 2010, four Medicaid-eligible children of Mississippi with behavioral or emotional disorders filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, under the Medicaid Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1396d et seq., the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation ... [view]
24 Brazwell v. Wagner
docket unknown (State Court)
Filed 03/23/2010 - Closed
California Department of Social Services
California Department of Social Services
Child Welfare
CW-CA-0006
Alameda County
Coding Complete
On March 23, 2010, the National Center for Youth Law, the Alliance for Children's Rights, and private counsel filed this state court lawsuit representing children who receive benefits through California's Kin-GAP program, which provides cash assistance and Medi-Cal to foster children living with relatives as their legal guardians. The program was ... [view]
25 C.H. v. Payne
1:09-cv-01574 (S.D. Ind.)
Filed 12/22/2009 - Closed 2011
Indiana Department of Child Services
Child Welfare
CW-IN-0001
Coding Complete
On December 22, 2009, four groups of foster parents and children directly receiving foster care maintenance payments or adoption assistance payments from the Indiana Department of Child Services ("DCS"), filed a law suit against DCS and its director ("Payne") under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana ... [view]
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