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1 Jennings v. Wolf
3:20-cv-00148-MEM (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 01/29/2020 - Case Ongoing
Governor of Pennsylvania
Mental Health (Facility)
Intellectual Disability (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-PA-0022
Coding Complete
This case, filed January 29, 2020, objected to the closure of two Pennsylvania intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID) (the Polk Center and the White Haven Center) and the rights of the individuals residing in those facilities. It is what some describe as a "reverse-Olmstead" lawsuit. (See Olmstead v ... [view]
2 Costa v. Bazron
1:19-cv-03185 (D.D.C.)
Filed 10/23/2019 - Case Ongoing
Saint Elizabeths Hospital
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
MH-DC-0005
Coding Complete
COVID-19 Summary: This is an ongoing case to secure sanitary water in a psychiatric hospital in which the plaintiffs filed additional motions for temporary restraining orders in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, requesting release and mitigation measures including: adequate mental health care, social distancing, and hygiene products. The court ... [view]
3 M.G. v. Cuomo
7:19-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]
4 United States v. Mississippi
3:16-cv-00622-CWR-FKB (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 08/11/2016 - Case Ongoing
Mississippi
Mississippi
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
MH-MS-0001
Coding Complete
On August 11, 2016 , the Attorney General and Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed this lawsuit in the Southern District of Mississippi. The DOJ sued the State of Mississippi under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA). The DOJ asked the court to ... [view]
5 Charles v. Orange County, New York
7:16-cv-5527 (S.D.N.Y.)
Filed 07/12/2016 - Closed 2019
Orange County, New York
Immigration Detention Center
Mental Health (Facility)
Immigration and/or the Border
MH-NY-0008
Orange County
Coding Complete
On July 12, 2016, two legal permanent residents filed this lawsuit against Orange County, New York and its officials in the U.S. District for the Southern District of New York. The plaintiffs, who both had serious mental illnesses, sued under 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging violations of the Due Process Clause of the 14th Amendment. Specifically, the ... [view]
6 G.G. v. Hickenlooper
1:16-cv-00428 (D. Colo.)
Filed 02/22/2016 - Closed 2016
The Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing
The Colorado Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Criminal Justice (Other)
Public Benefits / Government Services
CJ-CO-0002
Denver County
Coding Complete
On February 22, 2016, individuals with mental illness and/or in need of addiction and substance abuse services who were exiting jails, prisons, nursing homes, mental health institutes, or who were currently homeless, filed this class-action complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. The plaintiffs sued the State of ... [view]
7 J.H. v. Dallas
1:15-cv-02057 (M.D. Pa.)
Filed 10/22/2015 - Case Ongoing
Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Criminal Justice (Other)
MH-PA-0001
Coding Complete
On October 22, 2015, individuals who had been found incompetent to stand trial on criminal charges filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. The plaintiffs sued the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, Norristown State Hospital, and Torrance State Hospital under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and 42 U ... [view]
8 Prisoner A v. State of Vermont
2:15-cv-00221 (D. Vt.)
Filed 10/15/2015 - Closed
State of Vermont
Vermont Agency of Human Services, Vermont Department of Corrections, Vermont Department of Mental Health, Vermont Department of Aging and Independent Living
Prison Conditions
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PC-VT-0006
Coding Complete
On October 15, 2015, a prisoner in the state of Vermont filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of Vermont. The plaintiff sued the state of Vermont, the Agency of Human Services, the Department of Corrections, the Department of Mental Health, and the Department of Aging and Independent Living under 42 U.S.C. § 12182. The plaintiff, ... [view]
9 Stiavetti v. Ahlin
RG15779731 (State Court)
Filed 07/29/2015 - Case Ongoing
State of California
Department of State Hospitals and Department of Developmental Services
Mental Health (Facility)
Criminal Justice (Other)
MH-CA-0006
Coding Complete
On July 29, 2015, the ACLUs of Northern and Southern California, along with family members of criminal defendants who were declared incompetent to stand trial, filed this lawsuit in California state court. The plaintiffs sued the State of California under Article I, §§ 7 and 15 of the California Constitution, the Due Process Clause of the ... [view]
10 Baker v. DesLauriers
6:14-cv-01356 (D. Kan.)
Filed 10/27/2014 - Closed 2017
Interim Secretary
Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
MH-KS-0001
Coding Complete
On October 27, 2014, twenty-five former prisoners forced to enroll in Kansas's Sexual Predator Treatment Program after their release from prison filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. The plaintiffs sued directors of the Sexual Predator Treatment Program (SPTP), Larned State Hospital, the Kansas Department for ... [view]
11 Cooper v. Kliebert
3:14-cv-00507-SDD-SCR (M.D. La.)
Filed 08/14/2014 - Case Ongoing
Louisiana Dept. of Health and Hospitals
State of Louisiana
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
MH-LA-0002
Baton Rouge
Coding Complete
On August 14, 2014, a number of prisoners in Louisiana state prisons filed this class action in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals. The plaintiffs, represented by public interest attorneys, asked the court for declaratory and injunctive ... [view]
12 A.B. v. Washington Department of Social and Health Services
2:14-cv-01178-MJP (W.D. Wash.)
Filed 08/04/2014 - Case Ongoing
The Washington State Department of Social and Human Services
Jail Conditions
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Criminal Justice (Other)
JC-WA-0011
Olympia
Coding Complete
On August 4, 2014, advocates for A.B. and other legally incompetent criminal defendants in county jails in Washington State filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington. The plaintiffs sued the Washington Department of Social and Health Services under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U ... [view]
13 Sonnenberg v. Disability Rights Idaho, Inc.
1:14-cv-00369-EJL (D. Idaho)
Filed 2014 - Closed 2016
Disability Rights Idaho, Inc.
Mental Health (Facility)
MH-ID-0003
Ada County
Coding Complete
On August 29, 2014 Ada County and the Ada County Coroner filed a complaint in the Fourth Judicial District of Idaho. They sued Disability Rights Idaho (“DRI”) under Idaho Code § 10-1201 et seq., (Uniform Declaratory Judgment Act), and Idaho Rule of Civil Procedure 57. At the request of the defendant, Disability Rights Idaho, Inc. (DRI), the ... [view]
14 Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program v. SafetyNet Youth, Inc.
2:13-cv-00519-CG-B (S.D. Ala.)
Filed 10/25/2013 - Closed 2015
SafetyNet YouthCare, Inc.
Mental Health (Facility)
MH-AL-0002
Dallas County
Coding Complete
On October 25, 2013, the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) filed this lawsuit in the District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. The plaintiff, which served as Alabama’s designated protection and advocacy program for people with disabilities, sued SafetyNet Youthcare, Inc. (SafetyNet) under the Protection and Advocacy for ... [view]
15 Disability Rights Mississippi v. Mississippi Children's Home Services
3:13-cv-00547-HTW-LRA (S.D. Miss.)
Filed 2013 - Closed 2015
CARES, Inc.
Mental Health (Facility)
MH-MS-0002
Coding Complete
Plaintiff, Disability Rights Mississippi ("DRMS"), filed this lawsuit against CARES, Inc. (initially identified in Complaint as Mississippi Children's Home Services) on September 6, 2013, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi. Defendant, a non-profit organization, operated CARES Center, a residential treatment ... [view]
16 United States v. Delaware
11-cv-591 (D. Del.)
Filed 2011 - Closed 2016
Delaware
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Public Benefits / Government Services
PB-DE-0003
Coding Complete
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Justice (Civil Rights Division, Special Litigation Section) launched an investigation into the treatment of individuals with mental illness in the Delaware Psychiatric Center (DPC), a state hospital. The investigation was later expanded to assess the state's liability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ... [view]
17 Franco-Gonzalez v. Holder
2:10-cv-02211-DMG-DTB (C.D. Cal.)
Filed 03/26/2010 - Case Ongoing
The United States of America
The Attorney General of the United States
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 counsel. The plaintiffs filed in the United States District ... [view]
18 Advocacy Center for the Elderly and Disabled v. Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
2:10-cv-01088 (E.D. La.)
Filed 2010 - Closed 2014
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Mental Health (Facility)
Criminal Justice (Other)
MH-LA-0003
Coding Complete
On June 2010, the Advocacy Center OF Louisiana (the federally funded Protection & Advocacy organization serving people with disabilities in Louisiana) and a patient detainee incarcerated by the State of Louisiana filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana on behalf of Louisiana inmates who had been deemed ... [view]
19 U.S. v. City of New York (Kings County Hospital)
CV10-0060 (E.D.N.Y.)
Filed 2010 - Closed 2017
The City of New York
Mental Health (Facility)
MH-NY-0009
Coding Complete
According to the press release issued by the Justice Department regarding this case, the facts were as follows: On December 7, 2007, the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) began an investigation into the care and treatment of mental health patients at Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC)'s Behavioral Health Service (BHS). "The ... [view]
20 Georgia Advocacy Office v. Shelp
1:09-CV-2880-CAP (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 10/16/2009 - Closed 2014
Georgia
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
Mental Health (Facility)
MH-GA-0001
Coding Complete
On October 16, 2009, the Georgia Advocacy Office (GAO), a non-profit Georgia corporation that provides protection and advocacy services to individuals with disabilities, filed this lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. The plaintiffs sued Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental ... [view]
21 Jensen v. Minnesota Department of Human Services
0:09-cv-01775-DWF-FLN (D. Minn.)
Filed 07/10/2009 - Case Ongoing
Minnesota Department of Human Services
Minnesota Extended Treatment Options
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
MH-MN-0001
Isanti County
Coding Complete
On July 10, 2009, mental health patients at Minnesota Extended Treatment Options, a state facility, filed a lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. §1983 and Minnesota state law against the Minnesota Department of Human Services in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, sought injunctive and ... [view]
22 Kalwasinski v. Maxymillian
9:09-cv-00214-GHL (N.D.N.Y.)
Filed 02/20/2009 - Closed 2012
Central New York Psychiatric Center
Mental Health (Facility)
MH-NY-0010
Coding Complete
On February 20, 2009, a Muslim prisoner at the Central New York Psychiatric Center filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York. The pro se plaintiff sued the Director of the Sex Offender Treatment Program, the New York State Office of Health Commissioner, and the Executive Director of the Central New York ... [view]
23 U.S. v. State of Connecticut
3:09-CV-85 (D. Conn.)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2015
Connecticut
Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Mental Health (Facility)
MH-CT-0003
Coding Complete
On December 19, 2005 the Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division, initiated an investigation into the conditions and practices at the Connecticut Valley Hospital (CVH), the largest of five state-run psychiatric hospitals in the State of Connecticut, pursuant to the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act, 42 U.S.C. § 1997 (CRIPA) ... [view]
24 U.S. v. State of Georgia
1:09-CV-0119 (N.D. Ga.)
Filed 2009 - Closed 2014
State of Georgia
Mental Health (Facility)
Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
MH-GA-0002
Coding Complete
On May 30, 2008, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) conducted a CRIPA investigation of the Georgia Regional Hospital in Atlanta (GRHA) and recorded several statutory violations. The DOJ concluded that numerous conditions and practices at GRHA violated the constitutional and statutory rights of its residents. In particular, the DOJ found ... [view]
25 U.S. v. District of Columbia
1:07-cv-00889-TFH (D.D.C.)
Filed 05/11/2007 - Closed 2014
District of Columbia
St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Mental Health (Facility)
MH-DC-0002
District of Columbia County
Coding Complete
On May 23, 2006, the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division ("DOJ") sent its "findings letter" to the District of Columbia's mayor, advising him of the results of the June 2005, DOJ investigation of conditions and practices at the St. Elizabeth's Hospital, a District facility having approximately fifteen buildings housing adults with ... [view]
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