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1 Wilkes v. Lamont
3:20-cv-00594 (D. Conn.)
Filed 04/30/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Connecticut
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Public Benefits / Government Services
ID-CT-0007
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This class-action injunctive and habeas case against the State of Connecticut sought release and improved conditions at two inpatient psychiatric facilities. No outcome yet. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- On April 30, 2020, five individuals hospitalized at the ... [view]
2 Jennings v. Wolf
3:20-cv-00148-MEM (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Pennsylvania
Mental Health (Facility)
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-PA-0022
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
3 Ball v. Kasich
2:16-cv-282 (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 03/31/2016 - Case Ongoing
The State of Ohio
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-OH-0008
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On March 31, 2016, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. They sued the state of Ohio, including the state's disability departments, under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.), Section 504 of ... [view]
4 Dunakin v. Quiqley
2:14-cv-00567 (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 2014 - Case Ongoing
Secretary
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services
Nursing Home Conditions
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
ID-WA-0003
Coding Complete
After budget cuts, an intermediate care facility serving individuals with intellectual disabilities operated by Washington State was ordered to cut costs by up to $1.8 million. To comply with the October 2010 order, management moved 27 residents from the intermediate care facility to its nursing facility and simultaneously reduced programs and ... [view]
5 Sciarrillo ex rel. St. Amand v. Christie
2:13-cv-03478-SRC-CLW (D.N.J.)
Filed 06/05/2013 - Closed 2014
New Jersey Department of Human Services
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
ID-NJ-0005
Coding Complete
On June 5, 2013, thirty-five adult individuals with disabilities filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey under the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), the Rehabilitation Act ("RA"), and the Social Security Act (Medicaid) - as well as a § 1983 constitutional due process claim against the State of New Jersey ... [view]
6 Illinois League of Advocates for the Developmentally Disabled v. Quinn
1:13-cv-01300 (N.D. Ill.)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2016
Illinois
Department of Human Services
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
ID-IL-0004
Coding Complete
Starting in at least 2011, officials of the State of Illinois pursued plans to close up to four State Operated Developmental Centers (SODCs) within 2.5 years. SODCs are facilities for Illinois adults with severe developmental disabilities. In February 2012, Governor Quinn announced that Illinois would close Jacksonville Developmental Center and ... [view]
7 Carey v. Christie
1:12-cv-02522-RMB-AMD (D.N.J.)
Filed 04/27/2012 - Closed 2013
State of New Jersey
New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
ID-NJ-0006
Mercer County
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On April 27, 2012, residents at a state-run facility for women with developmental disabilities filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of the women in their facility in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey under Section 1983, the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (" ... [view]
8 JR v. Hansen
4:11-cv-00417-WS-CAS (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 08/25/2011 - Closed 2016
Director of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Agency for Persons with Disabilities
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
ID-FL-0002
Tallahassee
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On August 25, 2011, an individual with intellectual disabilities filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The plaintiff, represented by a nonprofit impact litigation firm, sued the Director of the Agency for Persons with Disabilities (APD) pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983 and 1988, claiming violations of ... [view]
9 U.S. v. Arkansas
4:10-cv-00327-JLH (E.D. Ark.)
Filed 05/06/2010 - Closed 2011
State of Arkansas
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
ID-AR-0003
Coding Complete
On May 6, 2010, the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas under Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act ("ADA") against the State of Arkansas. The Department of Justice asked the court to issue an injunction, claiming that the State ... [view]
10 Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder
2:10-cv-02211-DMG-DTB (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/26/2010 - Case Ongoing
United States of America
Eric Holder in his Capacity as Attorney General
Mental Health (Facility)
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Immigration and/or the Border
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
IM-CA-0067
Coding Complete
On March 26, 2010, the ACLU filed this petition for writ of habeas corpus and class action complaint, representing several named plaintiffs with serious mental disorders or disabilities who had been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and denied provision of legal course. The plaintiffs filed in the United States District ... [view]
11 U.S. v. Texas (DOJ CRIPA lawsuit involving many State Schools)
1:09-cv-00490-SS (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 2009 - Closed
Texas Department of Aging and Disability Service
Lubbock State School
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
ID-TX-0002
Lubbock
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On December 11, 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division sent a "findings letter" to the governor of Texas, advising him of the results of its investigation into conditions and practices at the Lubbock State School ("LSS"), which housed people with developmental disabilites. The DOJ advised that its investigation found that ... [view]
12 USA v. Arkansas
4:09-cv-33 (E.D. Ark.)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2011
State of Arkansas
Conway Human Developmental Center
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
ID-AR-0002
Coding Complete
On April 24, 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division ("DOJ") sent a findings letter to Arkansas's governor, advising him of the results of the Spring 2003, DOJ investigation of conditions and practices at the Conway Human Development Center ("CHDC"), a facility housing developmentally disabled persons, including those with ... [view]
13 CRIPA Investigation of Howe Developmental Center (2009)
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2010
Illinois
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
ID-IL-0006
Coding Complete
In 2007, the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division ("DOJ") opened this investigation into the W. A. Howe Developmental Center ("Howe"), which was located approximately thirty miles outside of Chicago, in Tinley Park, Illinois. At the time, Howe housed 349 adult residents. The DOJ initiated the investigation pursuant to its authority under ... [view]
14 Parents League for Effective Autism Servs. v. Jones-Kelley
2:08-cv-421 (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 05/02/2008 - Closed 2011
State of Ohio
Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services; Director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-OH-0001
Coding Complete
On May 2, 2008, the Parents' League for Effective Autism Services (PLEAS), along with three autistic children with autism who received medically necessary services funded by Medicaid, filed this suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, against the Director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the ... [view]
15 United States v. Nebraska
8:08-CV-271 (D. Neb.)
Filed 03/07/2008 - Closed 2015
State of Nebraska
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
ID-NE-0002
Coding Complete
On March 7, 2008, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division issued a CRIPA/ADA findings letter to the State of Nebraska that detailed systemic conditions that violated the constitutional and statutory rights of the residents of the Beatrice State Developmental Center (BSDC), the State's largest facility for persons with developmental ... [view]
16 DOJ CRIPA Investigation of the Northwest Habilitation Center, St. Louis, Missouri
docket unknown (No Court)
Filed 05/30/2007 - Closed 2012
Northwest Habilitation Center
Northwest Habilitation Center
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
ID-MO-0004
St. Louis County
Coding Complete
On May 30, 2007, the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division (DOJ) opened an investigation of the Northwest Habilitation Center (Northwest), a state-run, residential care facility in St. Louis, Missouri that provided services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The facility housed up to 80 individuals while it was operational. The ... [view]
17 U.S. v. Kentucky
3:06-cv-00063-KKC (E.D. Ky.)
Filed 2006 - Closed 2011
Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
ID-KY-0002
Coding Complete
On November 7, 2002, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division ("DOJ") sent its "findings letter" to Kentucky's governor, advising him of the results of the November 2001, DOJ investigation of conditions and practices at the Oakwood Developmental Center ("Oakwood"), a state-operated center in Somerset, Kentucky, for developmentally ... [view]
18 DOJ CRIPA Investigation of the Bellefontaine Habilitation Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Never Filed (No Court)
Filed 2005 - Closed
State of Missouri
Bellefontaine Habilitation Center
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
ID-MO-0002
Coding Complete
On April 11, 2007, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division ("DOJ") sent its "findings letter" to Missouri's governor, advising him of the results of the November 2005, DOJ investigation of conditions and practices at the Bellefontaine Habilitation Center ("Bellefontaine"), which houses developmentally disabled persons, including ... [view]
19 U.S. v. New Jersey
3:05-cv-05420-GEB (D.N.J.)
Filed 2005 - Closed
State of New Jersey
Department of Human Services
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
ID-NJ-0004
Coding Complete
On November 12, 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division ("DOJ") sent its "findings letter" to New Jersey's governor, advising him of the results of the June 2003, DOJ investigation of conditions and practices at the Woodbridge Developmental Center ("WDC"), which houses developmentally disabled persons, including those with ... [view]
20 CRIPA Investigation of the Lanterman Developmental Center, Pomona, California
No Court Case (No Court)
Filed 04/04/2004 - Closed
State of California
Lanterman Developmental Center
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
ID-CA-0006
Pomona
Coding Complete
On April 4, 2004, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division ("DOJ") sent notified California that it was opening an investigation into conditions and practices at the Lanterman Developmental Center ("LDC"), a facility housing developmentally disabled persons, including those with intellectual disabilities, cerebral palsy, and/or ... [view]
21 CRIPA Investigation, Pineville (LA)
3:04-cv-00015-JJB-CN (M.D. La.)
Filed 2004 - Closed 2007
Pinecrest Developmental Center
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
ID-LA-0001
Pineville
Coding Complete
On September 19, 1994, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) instituted an investigation into the conditions of confinement at the Pinecrest Developmental Center in Pineville, Louisiana, pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997. The investigation was instituted due to concerns that the ... [view]
22 U.S. v. New Jersey
3:04-cv-03708-GEB-JJH (D.N.J.)
Filed 2004 - Closed 2009
State of New Jersey
Department of Human Services
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
ID-NJ-0003
Coding Complete
On April 8, 2003, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division ("DOJ") sent a findings letter to New Jersey's governor, advising him of the results of a May-June 2002, DOJ investigation of conditions and practices at the New Lisbon Developmental Center (NLDC), which houses people with developmental disabilities, with intellectual ... [view]
23 U.S. v. Iowa
4:04-cv-00636-REL-RAW (S.D. Iowa)
Filed 2004 - Closed 2010
State of Iowa
Woodward Resource Center
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
ID-IA-0002
Coding Complete
On July 9, 2002, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division ("DOJ") sent its "findings letter" to Iowa's governor, advising him of the results of the November 1999, and April-May 2001, DOJ investigations of conditions and practices at two state-operated centers for developmentally and mentally disabled persons: the Woodward State ... [view]
24 Capitol People First v. Department of Developmental Services
2002-038715 (State Court)
Filed 01/25/2002 - Closed 2012
Department of Developmental Services
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
ID-CA-0007
Coding Complete
On January 25, 2002, several developmentally disabled residents of California filed a lawsuit against the State of California and its Department of Developmental Services in the California Superior Court for the County of Alameda. The lawsuit was filed under California's Lanterman Act; the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12111 et seq ... [view]
25 U.S. v. Puerto Rico
3:99-cv-01435 (D.P.R.)
Filed 1999 - Case Ongoing
Center for Integral Services
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Public Benefits / Government Services
ID-PR-0001
Rio Piedras
Coding Complete
On May 15, 1996, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) sent notice to the Governor of Puerto Rico that it was conducting an investigation into the conditions of confinement at Integral Services ("CIS") in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, pursuant to its authority under the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act ("CRIPA") ... [view]
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