Case: Vaughn G. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore

1:84-cv-01911 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: May 9, 1984

Closed Date: Sept. 20, 2012

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Case Summary

In 1984, the Maryland Disability Law Center ("MDLC") filed this class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on behalf of several students with disabilities who lived in Baltimore, Maryland. The Plaintiffs, represented by attorneys from the MDLC and private counsel, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, and monetary damages, claiming that the Baltimore public school system had violated their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Ac…

In 1984, the Maryland Disability Law Center ("MDLC") filed this class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Maryland on behalf of several students with disabilities who lived in Baltimore, Maryland. The Plaintiffs, represented by attorneys from the MDLC and private counsel, sought declaratory and injunctive relief, and monetary damages, claiming that the Baltimore public school system had violated their rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Specifically, the Plaintiffs alleged that the school system had failed to conduct assessments for thousands of students with disabilities, and also failed to create sufficient Individualized Education Plans ("IEPs") for such students.

In 1988, the Parties reached a settlement agreement which was aimed at getting the school system up to compliance with state and federal law. The bulk of this settlement agreement was focused on referrals, evaluations, the placement of newly identified and existing students, and the provision of services. The City, however, did not keep up with the goals of the settlement agreement, which landed the case back in court for another settlement agreement in 1992. This agreement allowed for more precise tracking of goals, requiring a computer tracking system to track the school system's progress with evaluations and implementation of IEPs. The court also appointed a monitor and retained jurisdiction for Plaintiffs' complains of noncompliance.

By 1994, the City was still not in compliance with the settlement agreement, causing the Court to add the Maryland Department of Education as a defendant, and to impose a new requirement that the defendants produce quarterly reports to be compiled by a new independent management oversight team. The court also implemented a new, highly specified plan aimed at revamping the entire education system in order to ensure compliance with the settlement agreement. The six areas covered by this plan were inclusion, personnel, instruction, communication, finance, and compliance.

After years of struggling with compliance, and several sanctions from the Court, the defendants agreed to even more specific goals in May of 2000, which were aimed at increasing the percentage of students with disabilities who graduate from the school system, and at getting the school system to 100% compliance with IDEA. The defendants made significant progress from 2000 to 2002, however, the litigation continued because the defendants still had not reached full compliance.

In March 2010, the parties agreed upon what proved to be a final Consent Decree, in which the defendants were required to continue to improve services for students with disabilities. The Decree included a probationary period, which ended in September 2012. On September 20, 2012, the defendants were deemed to be in full compliance with the Consent Decree, and per the 2010 agreement, the litigation is now closed.

Per state law, the defendants will now enter into the same reporting relationship with the Maryland State Department of Education that is required of every district in the state.

Summary Authors

Joshua Arocho (10/1/2012)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4286621/parties/vaughn-g-v-amprey/


Judge(s)

Garbis, Marvin J. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Andalman, Elliottt Denbo (Maryland)

Berlow, Robert Irving (Maryland)

Boyd, Karen F (District of Columbia)

De Palma, Winifred R (Maryland)

Guy, Jonathan P. (District of Columbia)

Hairston, Abbey Gail (Maryland)

Hunter, Janice Kay Johnson (Maryland)

Lipps, Andrew L. (District of Columbia)

Lotterman, Thomas Richard (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Garbis, Marvin J. (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Andalman, Elliottt Denbo (Maryland)

Berlow, Robert Irving (Maryland)

Boyd, Karen F (District of Columbia)

De Palma, Winifred R (Maryland)

Guy, Jonathan P. (District of Columbia)

Hairston, Abbey Gail (Maryland)

Hunter, Janice Kay Johnson (Maryland)

Lipps, Andrew L. (District of Columbia)

Lotterman, Thomas Richard (District of Columbia)

Margolis, Leslie Seid (Maryland)

McCallum, Elizabeth B. (District of Columbia)

McKenna, Luanne P (Maryland)

Michael, Helen (District of Columbia)

Ney, Steven (Maryland)

Ngau, Timothy A (District of Columbia)

Reed, Thomas A. (District of Columbia)

Schoen, Elliot L (Maryland)

Webber, William Lee (District of Columbia)

Wulkan, Donna (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bryson, John M II (District of Columbia)

Cannon, Evelyn O. (Maryland)

Cloutier, Valerie V (Maryland)

Colette, Elizabeth (Maryland)

Curran, John Joseph Jr. (Maryland)

Derr, Frank C (Maryland)

Fields, William H (Maryland)

Fletcher-Hill, Lawrence Paul (Maryland)

Goedert, Joann Grozuczak (Maryland)

Immelt, Stephen J (Maryland)

Janey, Neal M. Sr. (Maryland)

Kronmiller, Wendy A. (Maryland)

Minorini, Paul A. (District of Columbia)

Mott, Thomas Allen (Maryland)

Murray, Dana Hendricks (Maryland)

Nazarian, Douglas R. M. (Maryland)

Nolan, Margaret Ann (Maryland)

Perez-Fowler, Carmina (Maryland)

Preston, Wilbur D. Jr. (Maryland)

Sandler, Paul Mark (Maryland)

Saunders-Owing, Monzella Cheryl (Maryland)

Sneed, Maree F. (District of Columbia)

Trotta, Anthony J. (Maryland)

Weaver, Warren N (Maryland)

Woodruff, Kathryn (District of Columbia)

Other Attorney(s)

Freeman, Andrew D. (Maryland)

Greidinger, Marc (Virginia)

Harlan, Sarah Pazourek (Maryland)

Hettleman, Kalman R (Maryland)

Murphy, William H. III (Maryland)

Neff, Christyne L. (District of Columbia)

Nesson, Jeffrey P (Maryland)

Smith, Joel A. (Maryland)

Warbasse, Bradford W. (Maryland)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Murnaghan, Francis Dominic Jr. (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

Vaughn G. v. Amprey

Dec. 2, 2011 Docket

Order

Vaughn G. v. Amprey

U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

117 F.3d 1415

July 8, 1997 Order/Opinion

Case Summary

Vaughn G. v. Mayor and City Council of the City of Baltimore

No Court

March 1, 2004 Press Release

News Article ["Case Almost Closed"]

Vaughn G. v. Amprey

No Court

March 17, 2010 Press Release

After Nearly Three Decades, City Schools Fully Emerges from Vaughn G. Litigation

Vaughn G. v. Mayor and City Council of the City of Baltimore

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Sept. 20, 2012 Press Release

Resources

Title Description External URL

Improving Access and Creating Exceptional Opportunities for Students with Disabilites in Public Charter Schools

Lauren Morando Rhim & Paul O'Neill

This report explores the relevant legal framework that shapes special education in the charter sector; outlines both the challenges and opportunities presented by state public charter school laws tha… Oct. 23, 2013 https://www.publiccharters.org/sites/default/files/migrated/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Special-Education-in-Charter-Schools_20131021T154812.pdf

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4286621/vaughn-g-v-amprey/

Last updated May 12, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
307

ORDER granting [307-1] joint motion to Extend Time to file comments on the Court Monitor's Eleventh Semi-Annual Report to 8/8/94 ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis ) (c/m 8/2/94 jrw) (lad, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 2, 1994 PACER

Case closed (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/08/1994)

Feb. 2, 1988
308

RESPONSE by Nancy S. Grasmick to the Court Monitor's Semi-Annual Report (c/s) (lad, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 8, 1994 PACER

CASE reassigned to Judge Marvin J. Garbis (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/09/1994)

July 11, 1994

For Pleadings 1−306 see the original hard docket sheet. (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/09/1994)

July 27, 1994
309

MOTION with memorandum in support by Plaintiffs', Baltimore City School Children, for resolution of dispute, and to Stay pursuant to stipulation and order of 4/4 & 7/6/94 c/s (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 23, 1994 PACER
310

ORDER, to Extend Time for BCPS to file a response on 8/31/94 (signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 8/29/94 c/m 8/30/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 30, 1994 PACER
311

MEMORANDUM by Walter G. Amprey; BCPS, in opposition to plaintiff's & Grasmick's [309-1] motion for resolution of dispute, and [309-2] motion to Stay pursuant to stipulation and order of 4/4 & 7/6/94 (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 31, 1994 PACER
312

ORDER RE: Court Monitor's Suggestion issued in accordance with the proceeding held 9/1/94. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 9/8/94 c/m 9/9/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 12, 1994 PACER
313

INFORMAL LETTER ORDER "DIRECTING" th Public School System to produce a report consistent with the Consent Decree by 10/24/94 as therein more particularly set forth. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 9/8/94 c/m 9/9/94-jw ) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 12, 1994 PACER
314

ORDER issued in accordance with the proceedings held 9/1/94 with regards to the "REPORT" due 10/24/94. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 9/8/94 c/m 9/12/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 12, 1994 PACER
315

MEMORANDUM & ORDER "DISCUSSING" the requriements of the Managment Oversight Team in reference to hiring that may affect the Consent Decree as therein moe particularly set forth. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 9/12/94 c/m 9/13/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 13, 1994 PACER
316

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT in favor of plaintiffs whereas defendants agree to pay to the Maryland Disability Law Center (MDLC) the sum of $230,000.00 in installments as outlined in this agreement; upon receipt of payment MDLC waives and release any and all claims for sums beyond the said amount for attorneys fee's and expenses incurred through 4/4/94 as therein set forth. ( signed by Sr. Judge Alexander Harvey II 9/16/94 c/m 9/20/94-vb micro) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 16, 1994 PACER
317

ORDER "EXTENDING" the September 26, 1994 deadline in the Court Monitor's Suggestions Order to 10/3/94. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 9/26/94 c/m 9/26/94-pj) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 27, 1994 PACER
318

UPDATED report required by Order of 9/8/94 as to complaince with the modified consent decree. (FILED SEPARTELY & UNDER SEAL) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Oct. 24, 1994 PACER
319

MEMORANDUM RE: Contempt Proceedings ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 10/27/94 cc/hd-USMS 10/27/94-lew) (clb, Deputy Clerk)

Oct. 27, 1994 PACER
320

ORDER "DIRECTING" Defendant Walter G. Amprey to appear for Civil Contempt Hearing on 11/1/94 at 10a.m. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 10/27/94 ccUSMS-lew 10/27/94) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Oct. 27, 1994 PACER
321

ORDER "DIRECTING" defendant Walter G. Amprey to appear for hearing RE: possible criminal contempt 11/1/94 10a.m. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 10/27/94 cc/hd-usms-lew 10/27/94) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Oct. 27, 1994 PACER
322

MOTION with memorandum in support by Walter G. Amprey to Amend [314-1] order requiring the Superintendent to certify the accuracy of the report to be submitted 10/24/94 filed with exhibits A-D. (AFF & Exhibits SEALED) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 11/01/1994

Oct. 28, 1994 PACER
323

ORDER "PERMITTING" limited disclosure of reports ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 10/28/94) "SEALED" (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Oct. 31, 1994 PACER
324

RESPONSE by Walter G. Amprey to [321-1] order, [320-1] order, and [319-1] order; filed with Affidavits of Walter Amprey, Patricia Newby, and Terry Laster SEPARATELY & SEALED. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 11/01/1994

Oct. 31, 1994 PACER
325

MEMORANDUM by PLAINTIFFS in opposition to defendant's [322-1] motion to Amend [314-1] order requiring the Superintendent to certify the accuracy of the report to be submitted 10/24/94; memorandum filed with exhibits 1-7. (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 1, 1994 PACER
326

Exhibit list by Walter G. Amprey with exhibits 10,11, 13, 15-17 18 is SEALED. (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 1, 1994 PACER
327

ORDER "DIRECTING" Def. Amprey to direct T. Laster to appear in Courtroom 7D 11/1/94 at 10a.m. to give testimony in the proceedings. (signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 10/31/94 c/m 11/1/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 1, 1994 PACER
328

ORDER "APPOINTING" a Court Data System Advisor to the Court; "DIRECTING" the defendant to deposit $10M in the Clerk's depository on or before 11/15/94 by 4p.m.; "NAMING" Andrew Johnson-Laird as the Data System Advisor as therein more particularly set forth. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 11/7/94 c/m 11/7/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 8, 1994 PACER
329

STIPULATION to Extend Time for the Management Oversight Team to submit an agreed definition of interruption in service or for submitting the issue of a disputed definition to the Court for resolution is 11/18/94 ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 11/7/94 c/m 11/7/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 8, 1994 PACER
330

Signed affidavit originally filed by facsimile on 11/1/94 as exhibit 7 to plaintiff's memorandum in opposition to defendants' motion to modify the court Order of 9/8/94. (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 8, 1994 PACER
331

ORDER "HOLDING" defendant Amprey in civil contempt and imposing obligations until the contempt is purged and possible modifications that may occur in the contempt citation if it is not purged by 12/22/94 as therein more particularly set forth. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 11/9/94 c/m 11/9/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 9, 1994 PACER
332

ORDER "DIRECTING" the plaintiffs to conduct reasonable discovery at the expense of the defendant to obtain evidence that may alter [331-1] order as therein more particularly set forth. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 11/9/94 c/m 11/9/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 9, 1994 PACER
333

ORDER "DIRECTING" all counsel of record to insure that all parties receive prompt every order imposing an obligation upon that client as therein more particularly set forth.( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 11/9/94 c/m 11/9/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 9, 1994 PACER
334

MEMORANDUM "INFORMING" all counsel of the Court's receipt of plaintiff's 11/4/94 letter and that a conference is being scheduled to ascertain the next steps to take in this case as therein more particularly set forth. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 11/9/94 c/m 11/9/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 9, 1994 PACER
335

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Walter G. Amprey by Paul M. Sandler, Thomas Allen Mott (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 10, 1994 PACER
336

CORRESPONDENCE from counsel for BCPS RE: MDLC letter to the Court dtd 11/4/94 and the Court's memorandum dtd 11/9/94. (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 16, 1994 PACER
337

ORDER "INSTRUCTING" defendant on procedures to purge contempt and outling steps if instructions are not followed. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 11/23-94 c/m 11/29/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 29, 1994 PACER
338

MOTION with memorandum in support by Walter G. Amprey to Vacate [331-1] order (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Dec. 22, 1994 PACER
339

MEMORANDUM OPINION RE: Civil Contempt ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 12/20/94 c/m 12/22/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Dec. 22, 1994 PACER
340

RESPONSE by Walter G. Amprey to COURT'S [313-1] order to produce a report for the periods 6/1/94 through 11/30/94; FILED SEPARATELY & SEALED (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Dec. 22, 1994 PACER
341

INFORMAL LETTER ORDER "ALLOWING" the defendant to dispense with the $100.00 a day fine after 12/21/94 while the motion to purge the contempt citation is awaiting disposition. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 12/22/94 c/m 12/22/94-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Dec. 23, 1994 PACER
342

RESPONSE by plaintiffs' to Defendant's [338-1] motion to Vacate [331-1] order (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Dec. 30, 1994 PACER
343

INFORMAL LETTER ORDER "DIRECTING" the parties to as soon as possible prepare a joint Order Re: verification of the type suggested by plaintiff or if not in agreement filed separate ones by 1/9/95 with statements as to why their version should be accepted over the other as therein more particularly set forth. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 12/30/94 c/m 1/3/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 4, 1995 PACER
344

REPLY by Walter G. Amprey to plaintiff's oppositional response to defendant's [338-1] motion to Vacate [331-1] order (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 9, 1995 PACER
345

ORDER granting joint letter [345-1] motion to Extend Time for the Court Monitor's 12th semi annual report due 1/13/94 up to and including 1/23/95. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 1/6/95 c/m 1/6/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 9, 1995 PACER
346

ORDER RE: Verification procedures of 12/22/94 report submitted by defendant. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 1/10/95 c/m 1/10/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 11, 1995 PACER
347

RESPONSE by Walter G. Amprey to Monitor's 12th Semi-Annual Report. (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 23, 1995 PACER
348

ORDER granting Grasmick's [348-1] motion to Extend Time for completion of the Court's 1/10/95 Order up to and includng 2/15/95. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 1/25/95 c/m 1/25/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 26, 1995 PACER
349

MOTION by plaintiffs' for an Order Extending the 1992 Modified Consent Decree (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 27, 1995 PACER
350

ORDER granting plaintiffs' [349-1] motion for an Order Extending the 1992 Modified Consent Decree up to and including 2/2/95. (signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 1/26/95 c/m 1/26/95) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 27, 1995 PACER
351

INFORMAL LETTER ORDER "ACKNOWLEDGING" receipt of Mr. Immelt's letter and "ATTEMPTING" to clear up any misunderstandings as well as lay the ground rules of the meeting to be held 2/16/95 between the Court Monitor and all parties or representatives thereof. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 2/8/95 c/m 2/8/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Feb. 9, 1995 PACER
352

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Walter G. Amprey by Paul M. Sandler. (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

March 20, 1995 PACER
353

MEMORANDUM & ORDER "PLACING" a redacted copy of the "QUARTERLY REPORT" filed under seal on 12/22/95 in the public file. (signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 3/22/95 cm 3/22/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

March 22, 1995 PACER
354

MEMORANDUM to all counsel concerning the letter of 3/12/95 from Gail E. Travis; "DIRECTING" parties to advise the court if consideration of this letter is necessary. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 3/30/95 3/30/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

March 30, 1995 PACER
355

MEMORANDUM to all counsel of record concerning the need for an agreed statement regarding the inadequacy of the existing computer tracking system as therein set forth. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 4/6/95 c/m 4/9/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

April 6, 1995 PACER
356

RESTRAINING ORDER "DIRECTING" the defendant or his agent to desist from taking action to interfere w/or obstruct the functioning Court Monitor pursuant to presently outstanding and future Orders of this Court. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 4/6/95 c/m 4/6/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

April 6, 1995 PACER
357

AFFIDAVIT by Walter G. Amprey Re: Court's [356-1] restraining order. (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

April 7, 1995 PACER
358

ORDER "LIMITING" the attendance of the Managment Oversight Team established 4/4/95 to members only unless a majority of the members vote otherwise. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 4/10/95 c/m 4/10/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

April 10, 1995 PACER
359

MEMORANDUM & ORDER RE: CONSENT DECREE of 4/10/95 being issued as presented by the parties; "REMINDING" defendant Amprey that he is subject to all outstanding court orders; "DIRECTING" parties to develop immediate and short term goals to be incorporated in a further Order of Court. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 4/10/95 c/m 4/10/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

April 10, 1995 PACER
360

CONSENT DECREE as to the Establishment of an Administrator and Plan for Special Education; Order expires in 45 days unless parties notify the Court that an extension is agreed upon or the name of an Administrator satisfactory to all is submitted; "ALLOWING" any party to move to vacate this order before the 45 day expiration. (signed Judge Marvin J. Garbis 4/10/95 c/m 4/10/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

April 10, 1995 PACER
361

CONSENT DECREE: SPECIAL EDUCATION TRACKING SYSTEM FOR BALTIMORE CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM; "DIRECTING" that an Acceptance Team be developed within two weeks from the entry of this decree as therein more particularly set forth. (signed Judge Marvin J. Garbis 4/10/95 c/m 4/10/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

April 10, 1995 PACER
362

MEMORANDUM "CONCERNING" specific dates need in paragraphs 18-20 of the Consent Decree regarding the Administrator. (signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 4/11/95 c/m 4/1/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

April 12, 1995 PACER
363

CONSENT DECREE (signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 4/27/95 c/m 4/28/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

May 1, 1995 PACER
364

ORDER, Extending Time for all parties to submit the name of an Administrator of Special Education up to and including 6/2/95 ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 5/25/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

May 30, 1995 PACER
365

ORDER, to Amend [364-1] order Extending Time for all parties to submit the name of an Administrator of Special Education up to and including 6/2/95 "AMENDING" order to extend time up to and including 6/16/95. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 6/5/95 c/m 6/5/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

June 6, 1995 PACER
366

MOTION with memorandum in support by plaintiffs for resolution of dispute (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

June 9, 1995 PACER
367

ORDER, to Expedite defendants response to motion for dispute resolution up to and including 6/19/95 ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 6/14/95 c/m 6/14/95) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

June 14, 1995 PACER
368

RESPONSE by Nancy S. Grasmick "CONCURING" with plaintiff's [366-1] motion for resolution of dispute (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

June 15, 1995 PACER
369

MEMORANDUM by Walter G. Amprey in opposition to plaintiffs' [366-1] motion for resolution of dispute (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

June 21, 1995 PACER
370

MOTION by plaintiffs' to Extend Time the 7/6/94 revised order (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

June 27, 1995 PACER
371

ORDER granting plaintiffs' [370-1] motion to Extend Time the 7/6/94 revised order so that it coincide with the term of the MOT established by the 4/4/94 Stipulation & Order. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 6/27/95 c/m 6/28/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

June 28, 1995 PACER
372

MOTION with memorandum in support by plaintiff's to Seal exhibits attached to the reply memorandum in support of request for Resolution of Dispute (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

July 7, 1995 PACER
373

ORDER granting plaintiffs'[372-1] motion to Seal exhibits attached to the reply memorandum in support of request for Resolution of Dispute ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 7/7/95 c/m 7/7/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

July 7, 1995 PACER
374

REPLY by plaintiff's to defendants' oppositonal response to plaintiffs' [366-1] motion for resolution of dispute; filed with an appendix 2 Volumes-SEALED. (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

July 7, 1995 PACER
375

ORDER, Joining the Mayor & City Council of Baltimore as defendants in this action as of 7/11/95 ; Appointing Sr. Kathleen Feeley as Administrator beginning 7/11/95 ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 7/11/95 c/m 7/11/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

July 10, 1995 PACER
376

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by plaintiffts' in support of their [366-1] motion for resolution of dispute (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

July 12, 1995 PACER
377

MOTION by Walter G. Amprey to Extend Time for all parties to respond to the 13th Semi-annual Report of the court Monitor (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 3, 1995 PACER
378

ORDER granting defendants' [377-1] motion to Extend Time for all parties to respond to the 13th Semi-annual Report of the court Monitor up to and including 9/5/95. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 8/1/95 c/m 8/2/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 3, 1995 PACER
379

JOINT MOTION by Baltimore City School Children and Nancy S. Grasmick to Show Cause why defendant Amprey should not be held in contempt for his failure to comply with the Orders of this Court, and request for resolution of dispute filed with attachments. (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 9, 1995 PACER
380

ORDER "ENJOINING" Terry A. Laster from engaging in any action that has the effect of undermining, interfering with and/or obstructing the reporting system and new Director of MIS. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 8/14/95 c/m 8/15/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 16, 1995 PACER
381

MEMORANDUM & ORDER granting plaintiff's [379-2] joint motion request for resolution of dispute; "IMPOSING" sanctions on Dr. Amprey; "DIRECTING" Dr. Amprey to file a report on or before 8/25/95 of his complaince with this order. (signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 8/16/95 c/m 8/16/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 16, 1995 PACER
382

INFORMAL LETTER ORDER "CONFIRMING" the matters resolved fro mthe telephone conference of 8/23/95; "EXTENDING" the time for certification of actions pursuant to the outstanding Order is until 8/29/95. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 8/24/95 c/m 8/24/95-pj) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 24, 1995 PACER
383

ORDER denying [379-1] joint motion to Show Cause why defendant Amprey should not be held in contempt for his failure to comply with the Orders of this Court; denying joint [366-1] motion for resolution of dispute; denying Amprey's [338-1] motion to Vacate [331-1] order ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 8/28/95 c/m 8/29/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Aug. 29, 1995 PACER
384

ORDER, Extending Time the the BCPS file a response to the 13th semi-annual report of the court monitor on or before 9/12/95 ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 9/5/95 c/m 9/7/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 7, 1995 PACER
385

MOTION by Walter G. Amprey for Discovery (appropriate relief) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 14, 1995 PACER
386

ORDER granting BCPS' [385-1] motion for Discovery (appropriate relief) ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 9/13/95 c/hd 9/13/95-during conference) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 14, 1995 PACER
387

ORDER "PROHIBITING" retalliation against school system employees of the acceptance team for providing and opinion voiced or action taken in the course of participating on the TEAM. (signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 9/11/95 c/m 9/12/95-pj) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Sept. 14, 1995 PACER
388

INFORMAL LETTER ORDER "DIRECTING" all counel to inform the court on or before 11/20/95 if there is possible overlapping of evidence and issues between the case before Judge Kaplan and the istant case. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 11/3/95 c/m 11/7/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 7, 1995 PACER
389

ORDER "enclosing" Scheduling Sequence set by Judge Kaplan and "directing" counsel that there will be coordinated proceedings between the state and federal cases and we shall be progressing consistently with Judge Kaplan's order. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis ) (c/m 11/13/95) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 13, 1995 PACER
390

MOTION by Plaintiffs with memorandum in support for Additional Remedial Measures and attachments. (c/s) (vws, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 20, 1995 PACER
391

FIRST PROCEDURAL ORDER ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 11/29/95 c/m 11/29/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Nov. 29, 1995 PACER
392

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Walter G. Amprey by Abbey G. Hairston, Elizabeth Colette (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Dec. 4, 1995 PACER
393

MEMORANDUM by Walter G. Amprey, Mayor & City Council in opposition to plaintiffs' [390-1] motion for Additional Remedial Measures; filed with exhibit A. (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Dec. 15, 1995 PACER
394

ORDER, "ADOPTING" Protective Order issued in the Bradford case 94340058/CE189672 in the Circuit Court of Baltimore City by Judge H.H. Kaplan Exhibit A attached( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 12/14/95 c/m 12/14/95-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Dec. 15, 1995 PACER
395

MOTION by Nancy S. Grasmick to Extend Time to file a response to the motion for additional remedial remedies (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Dec. 15, 1995 PACER
396

MOTION by Nancy S. Grasmick to Extend Time to submit a response to the motion for additional remedial measures (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 16, 1996 PACER
397

ORDER granting Grasmick's [396-1] motion to Extend Time to submit a response to the motion for additional remedial measures up to and including 1/31/96. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 1/17/96 c/m 1/18/96-pj) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 18, 1996 PACER
398

RESPONSE by Nancy S. Grasmick to plaintiffs' [390-1] motion for Additional Remedial Measures (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Jan. 26, 1996 PACER
399

MOTION by Walter G. Amprey, Lillian Gonzalez for Stephen J. Immelt to Withdraw as Attorney (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Feb. 1, 1996 PACER
400

ORDER "EXTENDING" the Modified Consent Decree until 2/3/97. (signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 1/31/96 c/m 2/1/96-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Feb. 1, 1996 PACER
401

ORDER granting defendants' [399-1] motion for Stephen J. Immelt to Withdraw as Attorney (Terminated attorney Kathryn M. Woodruff for Lillian Gonzalez, attorney Paul A. Minorini for Lillian Gonzalez, attorney Stephen J. Immelt for Lillian Gonzalez, attorney Kathryn M. Woodruff for Walter G. Amprey, attorney Paul A. Minorini for Walter G. Amprey ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 2/1/96 c/m 2/2/96-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Feb. 2, 1996 PACER
402

MOTION by plaintiffs to Extend Time to file a reply memorandum (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Feb. 6, 1996 PACER
403

ORDER granting plaintiffs' [402-1] motion to Extend Time to file a reply memorandum up to and including 3/4/96. ( signed by Judge Marvin J. Garbis 2/6/96 c/m 2/7/96-jw) (mdd, Deputy Clerk)

Feb. 7, 1996 PACER

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Education

Special Collection(s):

Court-ordered receiverships

Key Dates

Filing Date: May 9, 1984

Closing Date: Sept. 20, 2012

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All students with disabilities in the Baltimore City Public School System.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

NDRN/Protection & Advocacy Organizations

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Unknown

Defendants

Mayor and City Council of the City of Baltimore, City

Baltimore City Public School System, School District

Maryland Department of Education, State

Defendant Type(s):

Elementary/Secondary School

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Indv. w/ Disab. Educ. Act (IDEA), Educ. of All Handcpd. Children Act , 20 U.S.C. § 1400

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Private Settlement Agreement

Order Duration: 2010 - 2012

Content of Injunction:

Receivership

Implement complaint/dispute resolution process

Reporting

Monitor/Master

Recordkeeping

Monitoring

Goals (e.g., for hiring, admissions)

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Funding

Individualized planning

Record-keeping

Special education

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Disability:

disability, unspecified

Medical/Mental Health:

Intellectual/Developmental Disability

Type of Facility:

Government-run