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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 Women's Health Center of West Virginia v. Morrisey
2:20-cv-00293 (S.D. W. Va.)
Filed 04/24/2020 - Closed 2020
West Virginia
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-WV-0005
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
3 New York v. United States Department of Labor
1:20-cv-03020 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 04/14/2020 - Case Ongoing
Department of Labor
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0035
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: On April 14, 2020, the State of New York filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to challenge Department of Labor regulations interpreting the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Seeking declaratory and injunctive relief, the state alleged that the rule conflicted with the plain ... [view]
4 Planned Parenthood Center for Choice v. Abbott
1:20-cv-00323 (W.D. Tex.)
Filed 03/25/2020 - Case Ongoing
State of Texas
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-TX-0016
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
5 Family Equality v. Azar
Case 1:20-cv-02403 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/19/2020 - Case Ongoing
United States
Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0034
Coding Complete
On March 19, 2020, Family Equality, True Colors United, and Services & Advocacy for LGBT Elders (SAGE) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs sued the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Administrative Procedure Act, challenging the Notice of Nonenforcement ... [view]
6 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]
7 Doe v. Trump
3:19-cv-01743-SB (D. Or.)
Filed 10/30/2019 - Case Ongoing
Department of Homeland Security
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
IM-OR-0009
Coding Complete
On October 30, 2019, seven individual plaintiffs and Latino Network filed this putative class-action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon, challenging President Trump’s October 4, 2019 “Presidential Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of Immigrants Who Will Financially Burden the United States Healthcare System” ... [view]
8 Gonzalez v. Moore
1:19-cv-03035-TWT (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 07/02/2019 - Case Ongoing
Commissioner, Georgia Department of Driver Services
Georgia Department of Driver Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-GA-0010
Coding Complete
On July 2, 2019, a United States citizen born in Puerto Rico filed this putative class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiff sued the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) and an inspector of the Georgia DDS under 28 U.S.C. §§ 2201-2202, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, ... [view]
9 Little Rock Family Planning Services v. Rutledge
4:19-cv-00449 (E.D. Ark.)
Filed 06/26/2019 - Case Ongoing
Prosecuting Attorney of Pulaski County
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-AR-0007
Pulaski County
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
10 County of Santa Clara v. U.S. Department of Public Health and Human Services
3:19-cv-02916 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 05/28/2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0052
Coding Complete
On May 28, 2019, the County of Santa Clara, CA and various healthcare providers sued the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California for violating the Administrative Procedure Act and various constitutional clauses in a Final Rule published on May 21, 2019. The Rule, which ... [view]
11 Robinson v. Marshall
2:19-cv-00365-MHT-JTA (M.D. Ala.)
Filed 05/24/2019 - Case Ongoing
Alabama Attorney General
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-AL-0019
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
12 M.G. v. Cuomo
1:19-cv-00639 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 01/23/2019 - Case Ongoing
New York State
Prison Conditions
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
MH-NY-0012
Albany County
Coding Complete
On January 23, 2019, six indigent prison inmates with mental illness whom the defendants held in secure prisons past their release dates filed this class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, on behalf of other prisoners in similar situations. The plaintiffs sued the Governor of New York, the New York ... [view]
13 Preterm-Cleveland v. Attorney General of Ohio
1:19-cv-00360 (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 2019 - Closed
no defendants on record
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-OH-0013
Coding In Process
Summary not yet on record [view]
14 Buck v. Nessel
1:19-cv-00286-RJJ-PJG (W.D. Mich.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MI-0027
Ingham County
Coding Complete
On April 15th, 2019, St. Vincent Catholic Charities (a Michigan foster care agency) and several of their volunteers filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The plaintiffs sued the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and related agencies under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The plaintiffs, ... [view]
15 Young v. Azar
1:19-cv-03526 (D.D.C.)
Filed 2019 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-DC-0010
Coding Complete
Summary not yet on record [view]
16 Alexander v. Senior
4:18-cv-00569 (N.D. Fla.)
Filed 12/12/2018 - Case Ongoing
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Florida Agency for Health Care Administration
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-FL-0021
Coding Complete
On December 12, 2018, six low-income older adults and adults with disabilities filed a putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. The case was assigned to Judge Robert L. Hinkle. Represented by Disability Rights Florida, Southern Legal Counsel, and Justice in Aging, the plaintiffs sued the ... [view]
17 Electronic Privacy Information Center v. United States Dep't of Commerce
1:18-cv-02711 (D.D.C.)
Filed 11/20/2018 - Case Ongoing
United States Census Bureau
United States Department of Commerce
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-DC-0008
Coding Complete
On November 20, 2018, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), an independent non-profit research center dedicated to privacy and civil liberties issues, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The case was assigned to District Judge Dabney L. Friedrich. The plaintiff sued the United States Department ... [view]
18 M.J. v. District of Columbia
1:18-cv-01901-EGS (D.D.C.)
Filed 08/14/2018 - Case Ongoing
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
DR-DC-0007
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On August 14, 2018, two children with mental health disabilities and University Legal Services, Inc. filed this lawsuit on behalf of themselves and a class of children with mental health disabilities in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The plaintiffs sued the District of Columbia under:
  • The Americans with
... [view]
19 Asencio v. Federal Emergency Management Agency
4:18-cv-40111-TSH (D. Mass.)
Filed 06/30/2018 - Closed 2018
Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA")
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MA-0012
Coding Complete
On June 30, 2018, eight Hurricane Maria evacuees from Puerto Rico who were receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance from Federal Emergency Management Agency (“FEMA”) filed this putative class-action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts. The case was assigned to District Judge Timothy S. Hillman. The ... [view]
20 Hatcher v. Genesee County
5:18-cv-11986 (E.D. Mich.)
Filed 06/25/2018 - Case Ongoing
Genesee County
Jail Conditions
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-MI-0018
Genesee County
Coding Complete
On June 25, 2018, detainees in the Genesee County Jail in the City of Flint who bathed in and consumed lead-contaminated water filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sued Genesee County under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and sought compensatory and punitive damages ... [view]
21 Alabama v. United States Dep't of Commerce
2:18-cv-00772 (N.D. Ala.)
Filed 05/21/2018 - Case Ongoing
United States Census Bureau
United States Department of Commerce
Election/Voting Rights
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-AL-0018
Coding Complete
On May 21, 2018, Alabama and a Representative from its Fifth Congressional District (Morris J. Brooks, Jr.) filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The case was assigned to District Judge R. David Proctor. The plaintiffs sued the United States Department of Commerce and its agency, the Bureau of the ... [view]
22 Ray v. Ohio Department of Health
2:18-cv-00272-MHW-CMV (S.D. Ohio)
Filed 03/29/2018 - Case Ongoing
The State of Ohio
Ohio Department of Health
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-OH-0011
Coding Complete
On March 29, 2018, four transgender persons filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The plaintiffs sued the Director of the Ohio Department of Health under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Represented by the ACLU, the plaintiffs sought declaratory and injunctive relief as well as attorneys’ fees and costs. The case was ... [view]
23 California v. Ross
3:18-cv-01865 (N.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/26/2018 - Case Ongoing
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Census Bureau
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-CA-0049
Coding Complete
On March 26, 2018, the State of California filed this claim against the Secretary of Commerce and the U.S. Census Bureau in the U.S. District Court of Northern California. It challenged the defendants' plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. California alleged that this question will undermine the defendants' duty to collect ... [view]
24 New York Immigration Coalition v. U.S. Department of Commerce
1:18-cv-05025 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 03/26/2018 - Case Ongoing
Secretary of Commerce
Department of Commerce
Immigration and/or the Border
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-NY-0033
Coding Complete
On March 26, 2018, the Secretary of Commerce ordered that the 2020 Census include a question about citizenship of all U.S. residents for the first time since 1950. On June 6, 2018, the New York Immigration Coalition, Casa, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, the ADC Research Institute, and Make the Road New York—all advocacy and ... [view]
25 Texas v. United States of America
4:18-cv-00167-O (N.D. Tex.)
Filed 02/26/2018 - Case Ongoing
United States of America
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-TX-0015
Coding Complete
On February 26, 2018, The State of Texas and 19 other states filed this action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The complaint named as defendants: the United States of America, the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, United States Internal Revenue ... [view]
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