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1 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]
2 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]
3 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]
4 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 ... [view]
5 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 nonprofit advocacy organization A Better Childhood; private law firm Cravath, Swane & Moore; and the office of the New York Public ... [view]
6 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
Summary not yet on record [view]
7 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]
8 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]
9 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]
10 T.H. 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]
11 M.D. v. Abbott
2:11-cv-00084 (S.D. Tex.)
Filed 2011 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Texas
Child Welfare
Public Benefits / Government Services
CW-TX-0001
Austin
Coding Complete
This class action (previously, MD 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]
12 D.B. v. Richter
402759/2011 (State Court)
Filed 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]
13 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]
14 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]
15 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]
16 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]
17 Troupe v. Barbour
3:10-cv-00153-HTW-LRA (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 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]
18 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]
19 T.R. v. Dreyfus
2:09-cv-01677-TSZ (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 11/24/2009 - Case Ongoing
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Child Welfare
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-WA-0007
Coding Complete
On November 24, 2009, Medicaid-eligible children with psychiatric and behavioral disorders living in Washington filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. Represented by Disability Rights Washington, the National Health Law Program, the National Center for Youth Law, and private counsel, the ... [view]
20 California Alliance of Child and Family Services v. Wagner
3:09-cv-4398-MHP (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 09/18/2009 - Closed 2011
California Department of Social Services
California Department of Social Services
Child Welfare
CW-CA-0003
Coding Complete
On September 18, 2009, the California Alliance of Child and Family Services filed a complaint against the California Department of Social Services ("Department") under the Child Welfare Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 670-679b in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Plaintiff, represented by private counsel, is a non-profit ... [view]
21 S.W. v. City of New York
09-cv-1777 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/29/2009 - Closed 2017
City of New York
City of New York
Child Welfare
CW-NY-0008
New York
Coding Complete
On April 29, 2009, ten former foster children with special needs sued the City of New York and four private foster care agencies in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York. The plaintiffs asserted a § 1983 claim for violation of their substantive due process rights and asserted a state law claim for negligence for allowing a ... [view]
22 D.G. v. Henry
4:08-cv-00074-GKF-FHM (N.D. Okla.)
Filed 2008 - Case Ongoing
Oklahoma
Department of Human Services
Child Welfare
CW-OK-0001
Coding Complete
The plaintiffs, represented by Children's Rights, filed this class action suit against the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) in February 2008 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma. The complaint alleged violations of the First, Fifth, Ninth, and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, the Adoption ... [view]
23 Sam M. v. Chafee
1:07-cv-00241 (D.R.I.)
Filed 06/28/2007 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of the Executive Office of Health & Human Services
Child Welfare
CW-RI-0002
Coding Complete
On June 28, 2007, ten named minor children in the legal custody of the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families ("DCYF") filed this putative class action lawsuit (by their Next Friends) in the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. The named plaintiffs were represented by the advocacy organization Children's ... [view]
24 Clark K. v. Guinn
No. 06-1068 (D. Nev.)
Filed 08/30/2006 - Closed 2009
State of Nevada
Child Welfare
CW-NV-0002
Carson City
Coding Complete
On August 30, 2006, a group of ten children in the Nevada foster system, seeking class action certification for all children in or at risk of entering the Clark County, NV foster system, filed this class-action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada. The plaintiffs filed under 42 U.S.C. 1983, the Adoption Assistance and Child ... [view]
25 California Alliance of Child and Family Services v. Allenby
3:06-cv-04095-MHP (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 07/30/2006 - Closed 2012
California Department of Social Services
California Department of Social Services
Child Welfare
CW-CA-0002
Coding Complete
On July 30, 2006, the California Alliance of Child and Family Services, a non-profit organization that represents the interests of foster homes, filed a lawsuit under the Child Welfare Act (CWA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 670-679b, against the California Department of Social Services in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The ... [view]
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