Case: C.H. v. Payne

1:09-cv-01574 | U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana

Filed Date: Dec. 22, 2009

Closed Date: 2011

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Case Summary

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. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU of Indiana and private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief, alleging that the DCS violated Title IV-…

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. The plaintiffs, represented by the ACLU of Indiana and private counsel, asked the court for injunctive relief, alleging that the DCS violated Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 670, et seq. Specifically, the plaintiffs asked the District Court to enjoin DCS from implementing a 10% reduction in foster care and adoption assistance payments.

The plaintiffs alleged that DCS unlawfully reduced foster care and adoption assistance payments. DCS receives money from the federal government through Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 670, et seq., from which monthly payments are made to foster parents and adoptive parents. DCS had enacted a 10% reduction in these payments, effective in January of 2010. Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 673(a)(3), the amount of foster care and adoption assistance payments must be determined by considering the circumstances of the adopting parents and the needs of the child being adopted. The plaintiffs contended that the 10% reduction violated this provision because the reduction was motivated by budgetary constraints and not the individual assessments families receiving the payments or the general costs of providing care for the children in question.

On December 22, 2009, the plaintiffs moved to certify as a class all foster parents and children directly receiving foster care maintenance payments or adoption assistance payments from DCS. On January 25, 2010, the District Court (Judge Sarah Evans Barker) granted the motion, certifying the claims of C.H. plaintiffs to proceed as a class action.

On December 28, 2010, the Indiana Association of Residential Child Care Agencies ("IARCCA"), the plaintiff in a separate action against DCS seeking to enjoin the 10% payment reduction, made an unopposed motion to consolidate cases. On January 25, 2010, the district court granted the motion to consolidate the case filed by IARCCA.

On January 20, 2010, the district court issued a preliminary injunction stopping the planned 10% reduction in foster care and adoption assistance payments. DCS appealed this preliminary injunction to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on February 18, 2010. This appeal was dismissed.

On February 9, 2011, the parties executed a settlement agreement. The agreement stipulated that DCS would cease its effort to reduce foster care payments. Further, the agreement required DCS to continue to provide foster care maintenance payments of at least $25 a day until it established a method of computing the costs that satisfied the requirements of 42 U.S.C. § 673(a)(3). DCS was not precluded by the settlement agreement from reducing foster care payments once it had established a new method of computing such payments. The agreement allowed foster parents to challenge the new rates once they were established through the application of the new method of payment calculation. The agreement further provided that DCS pay $104,812 in attorneys' fees and costs.

On February 25, 2011, the the district court approved a Joint Stipulation of Dismissal, which dismissed with prejudice the claims made by C.H. against Payne and vacated the Court's Preliminary Injunction. On the same day, the court dismissed without prejudice the claim by IARCCA against Payne. The Joint Stipulation of Dismissal provided that the claims made in the Complaint could not be reopened unless DCS breached the Settlement Agreement or applicable law before 30 days after the new rates went into effect.

On November 30, 2011, the plaintiffs filed notice of intent to reopen litigation, alleging that the defendants had violated provisions of the settlement agreement. Because DCS scheduled decreases to the rates at which it would reimburse service providers, overall coverage of treatment provided to children would decrease. The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint and an application for a preliminary injunction in December 2011.

At the court's suggestion, the plaintiffs moved in May 2012 to enforce the settlement agreement along with a motion for a preliminary injunction. The parties held a series of pretrial settlement conferences before Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore in May and June 2012. By late June, the parties agreed to stipulations to resolve the pending motions by agreeing to withdraw them. The parties officially reported a settlement and the case was officially dismissed in November 2012.

Summary Authors

Mark Scoville (3/22/2011)

Chelsea Rinnig (3/1/2018)

People

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Judge(s)

Barker, Sarah Evans (Indiana)

Dinsmore, Mark. J. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Falk, Kenneth J. (Indiana)

Laramore, Jon B. (Indiana)

Ricchiuto, Anne Kramer (Indiana)

Rose, Gavin Minor (Indiana)

Sellers, April Edwards (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cowgur, Anne L. (Indiana)

Isenberg, Betsy M (Indiana)

Turner, Wayne C. (Indiana)

Judge(s)

Barker, Sarah Evans (Indiana)

Dinsmore, Mark. J. (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Falk, Kenneth J. (Indiana)

Laramore, Jon B. (Indiana)

Ricchiuto, Anne Kramer (Indiana)

Rose, Gavin Minor (Indiana)

Sellers, April Edwards (Indiana)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Cowgur, Anne L. (Indiana)

Isenberg, Betsy M (Indiana)

Turner, Wayne C. (Indiana)

Ziepolt, Patrick A. (Indiana)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

1:09-cv-01574

Docket

March 2, 2011

March 2, 2011

Docket
10

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Motion to Certify Class

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

Pleading / Motion / Brief
1

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Original Complaint

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

Complaint
21

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FIRST AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT FOR DECLARATORY AND INJUNCTIVE RELIEF

Jan. 10, 2010

Jan. 10, 2010

Complaint
48

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ENTRY GRANTING A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION

CH v. Payne

683 F.Supp.2d 865

Jan. 26, 2010

Jan. 26, 2010

Order/Opinion
76

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Plaintiffs’ Motion to Approve Form and Manner of Notice to the Class and Motion to Set Case for Fairness Hearing

Nov. 19, 2010

Nov. 19, 2010

Notice Letter
88

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Joint Stipulation of Dismissal

Feb. 25, 2011

Feb. 25, 2011

Settlement Agreement
94

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Notice of Intent to Re-Open Litigation and Request for Hearing

Nov. 30, 2011

Nov. 30, 2011

Pleading / Motion / Brief
96

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Amended and Supplemental Verified Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Dec. 8, 2011

Dec. 8, 2011

Complaint
97

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Application for Preliminary Injunction

Dec. 8, 2011

Dec. 8, 2011

Pleading / Motion / Brief

Resources

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/4824944/h-v-payne/

Last updated Aug. 2, 2022, 3:06 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT against JAMES W. PAYNE, filed by R. H., N. M. S., J.(#1), T. S., D. S., C. H., R. H.(on thier own behalf and on behalf of those similarly situated), J. J.(#3, minor children by their next friends), S., J. J.(#2), S. H.(#1), S. H.(#2), A. H., B. H., N. J. S. (Attachments: # J. J. 1 Exhibit 1- Letter regarding changes in monthly payments.)(JD) 12/22/200 (Entered: 9)

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

48

ORDER Granting re 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction filed by N. M. S., A. H., J. J., N. J. S., D. S., IARCCA, an Association of Children and Family Services ("IARCCA"), T. S., S. H., J. S., R. H., B. H., C. H. PRELIMINARY INJU NCTION took effect at the conclusion of the hearing on January 20, 2010, by order of the Court and shall remain in effect and extend until further order of the Court or, in any event, no later than a final ruling on the merits (See Order). Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 1/26/2010.(MAC)

Jan. 26, 2010

Jan. 26, 2010

RECAP
2

CIVIL COVER SHEET, filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S. (JD) (Entered: 12/22/2009)

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

3

RECEIPT #IP016037 in the amount of $ 350.00 (JD) (Entered: 12/22/2009)

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

4

Summons Issued as to JAMES W. PAYNE. (JD) (Entered: 12/22/2009)

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

5

NOTICE of Appearance by Kenneth J. Falk on behalf of Plaintiffs A. H B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J ., . J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S. (JD) (Entered: 12/22/2009)

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

6

NOTICE of Appearance by Gavin Minor Rose on behalf of Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S. (JD) (Entered: 12/22/2009)

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

7

MAGISTRATE JUDGE's NOTICE of Availability to Exercise Jurisdiction issued. (JD) (Entered: 12/22/2009)

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

8

MOTION to Proceed by Anonymous Name , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. D. S., D. S., J. S., N. J., M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit C.H. and R.H., # 2 Affidavit D.S. and J.S., # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 12/22/2009)

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

9

BRIEF/MEMORANDUM in Support re 8 MOTION to Proceed by Anonymous Name , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 12/22/2009)

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

10

MOTION to Certify Class, filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 12/22/2009)

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

11

BRIEF/MEMORANDUM in Support re 10 MOTION to Certify Class, filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 12/22/2009)

Dec. 22, 2009

Dec. 22, 2009

12

RETURN of Service by CMRRR, filed by R. H., N. M. S., J. J.(#1), T. S., D. S., C. H., R. H.(on thier own behalf and on behalf of those similarly situated), J. J.(#3, minor children by the ir next friends), J. S., J. J.(#2), S. H.(#1), S. H.(#2), A. H., B. H., N. J. S.. JAMES W. PAYNE served on 12/23/2009. (Falk, Kenneth) (Entered: 12/24/2009)

Dec. 24, 2009

Dec. 24, 2009

14

MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, filed by Plaintiffs A. H. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H. , B. H., C. , S. H., IARCCA, an Association of Children and Family Services ("IARCCA"), J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Attachments: # 1 Text Proposed Order)(Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 12/29/2009) of

Dec. 29, 2009

Dec. 29, 2009

15

NOTICE of Appearance by David S. Christoff on behalf of Defendant JAMES W. PAYNE. (Christoff, David) (Entered: 12/29/2009)

Dec. 29, 2009

Dec. 29, 2009

16

NOTICE of Appearance by Anne Kramer Ricchiuto on behalf of Plaintiff IARCCA, an Association of Children and Family Services ("IARCCA"). (Ricchiuto, Anne) (Entered: 12/29/2009)

Dec. 29, 2009

Dec. 29, 2009

17

NOTICE of Appearance by James J. Hutton on behalf of Defendant JAMES W. PAYNE. (Hutton, James) (Entered: 12/29/2009)

Dec. 29, 2009

Dec. 29, 2009

18

NOTICE of Appearance by Betsy M. Isenberg on behalf of Defendan JAMES W. PAYNE. (Isenberg, Betsy) (Entered: 12/29/2009) t

Dec. 29, 2009

Dec. 29, 2009

19

ENTRY Following Telephone Conference: On December 29, 20 parties appeared telephonically by counsel for a status conference in the above two causes of action. Subject to the Court's approval, all partie agreed that pre-trial proceedings in the two causes of action can b consolidated, without prejudice to any party's right to insist upon separate trials. The parties contemplate taking one deposition in advance of any preliminary injunction hearing, which they expect to be completed sometime during the next week. The parties jointly request and the Magistrate Judge recommends, that the District Judge schedu half-day preliminary injunction hearing one afternoon during the week January 18, 2010. They parties also agreed to simul 09, the s e ed, le a of taneously submit prehearing briefs, briefs which the Magistrate Judge recommends be due five days before the preliminary injunction hearing. Signed by Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson on 12/30/2009.(SWM) (Entered: 12/30/2009)

Dec. 30, 2009

Dec. 30, 2009

20

SCHEDULING ORDER. Having reviewed the Magistrate Judge's re regarding the telephone status conference in the above matters on 12/29/09, the Court now sets an evidentiary hearing for 1/20/20 port 10 at 09:30 AM in room #216 before Judge Sarah Evans Barker. The parties shall file any prehearing briefs and stipulations no later than 1/15/2010. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 12/31/2009.(LBK) (Entered: 12/31/2009)

Dec. 31, 2009

Dec. 31, 2009

21

AMENDED COMPLAINT against JAMES W. PAYNE, filed by T. S., C. H., IARCCA, an Association of Children and Family Services ("IARCCA"), J. J.(#3, minor children by their next friends), S. H.(#2), A. H., R. H., N. M. S., J. J.(#1), D. S., R. H.(on thier own behalf and on behalf of those similarly situated), J. S., B. H., S. H.(#1), J. J.(#2), N. J. S.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit)(Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/10/2010)

Jan. 10, 2010

Jan. 10, 2010

22

Amended MOTION for Adult Plaintiffs to Proceed by Anonymous Name , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit (H. family), # 2 Affidavit (S. family), # 3 Affidavit (K. family), # 4 Text of Proposed Order)(Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/10/2010)

Jan. 10, 2010

Jan. 10, 2010

23

BRIEF/MEMORANDUM in Support re 22 Amended MOTION for Adult Plaintiffs to Proceed by Anonymous Name , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/10/2010)

Jan. 10, 2010

Jan. 10, 2010

24

MOTION to Certify Class (Renewed) , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/10/2010)

Jan. 10, 2010

Jan. 10, 2010

25

BRIEF/MEMORANDUM in Support re 24 MOTION to Certify Class (Renewed) , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J . ., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/10/2010)

Jan. 10, 2010

Jan. 10, 2010

26

NOTICE of Appearance by April Edwards Sellers on behalf of Plaintiff IARCCA, an Association of Children and Family Services ("IARCCA" (Sellers, April) (Ente ). red: 01/12/2010)

Jan. 12, 2010

Jan. 12, 2010

27

ORDER granting pltfs' 8 and 22 Motion(s) to Proceed by Anonymous Names and Motion to Seal Affidavits Containing Actual Names (see Order for details). Signed by Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson on 1/12/2010. (SWM) (Entered: 01/12/2010)

Jan. 12, 2010

Jan. 12, 2010

28

STIPULATION to Certification of Cause as Class Action , re 24 MOTION to Certify Class (Renewed) , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/13/2010)

Jan. 13, 2010

Jan. 13, 2010

29

SEALED Affidavits of Adult Plaintiffs , re 27 Order on Motion, filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit (C.H. and R.H.), # 2 Affidavit (D.S. and T.S.), # 3 Affidavit (H.K.))(Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/13/2010)

Jan. 13, 2010

Jan. 13, 2010

31

BRIEF/MEMORANDUM in Support re 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Falk, Kenneth) (Entered: 01/15/2010)

Jan. 15, 2010

Jan. 15, 2010

32

NOTICE Designation of Evidence - Part 1 , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S., re 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1 (Dep. of Weinberg), # 2 Exhibit 2 (Part 1 of 6) (Aff. of DePanfilis), # 3 Exhibit 2 (Part 2 of 6) (Aff. of DePanfilis)) (Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/15/2010)

Jan. 15, 2010

Jan. 15, 2010

33

NOTICE Designation of Evidence - Part 2 , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S., re 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 2 (Part 3 of 6) (Aff. of DePanfilis), # 2 Exhibit 2 (Part 4 of 6) (Aff. of DePanfilis)) (Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/15/2010)

Jan. 15, 2010

Jan. 15, 2010

34

RESPONSE in Opposition re 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction, filed by Defendant JAMES W. PAYNE. (Isenberg, Betsy) (Entered: 01/15/2010)

Jan. 15, 2010

Jan. 15, 2010

35

NOTICE Designation of Evidence - Part 3 , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S., re 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 2 (Part 5 of 6) (Aff. o DePanfilis), # f 2 Exhibit 2 (Part 6 of 6) (Aff. of DePanfilis)) (Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/15/2010)

Jan. 15, 2010

Jan. 15, 2010

36

NOTICE Designation of Evidence - Part 4 , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S., re . 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 3 (Supp. Aff. of H.K.) # , 2 Exhibit 4 (Aff. of Campbell), # 3 Exhibit 5 (Aff. of Howard), # 4 Exhibit 6 (Supp. Aff. of C.H. and R.H.), # 5 Exhibit 7 (Aff. of Thurston # ), 6 Exhibit 8 (Supp. Aff. of D.S. and T.S.), # 7 Exhibit 9 (Aff. of Mark and Michelle Pratt), # 8 Exhibit 10 (Aff. of Gwin), # 9 Exhibit 11 (Aff. of Hodge), # 10 Exhibit 12 (Aff. of Cunningham), # 11 Exhibit 13 (Aff. of Sullen), # 12 Exhibit 14 (Aff. of Lehman), # 13 Exhibit 15 (Aff. of Sherman), # 14 Exhibit 16 (Aff. of Nicley), # 15 Exhibit 17 (Aff. of Greene), # 16 Exhibit 18 (Aff. of Upton), # 17 Exhibit 19 (Aff. of Go # ff), 18 Exhibit 20 (Aff. of Akamu), # 19 Exhibit 21 (Aff. of Brown), # 20 Exhibit 22 (Aff. of M. Williams), # 21 Exhibit 23 (Aff. of Fowler), # 22 Exhibit 24 (Aff. of G. Williams)) (Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/15/2010)

Jan. 15, 2010

Jan. 15, 2010

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NOTICE Supplemental Designation of Evidence , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J J. J., D. S. ., J. J., , D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S., re 14 MOTION for Preliminary Injunction. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 25 (Add'l Excerpts from Dep. of Weinberg)) (Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/18/2010)

Jan. 18, 2010

Jan. 18, 2010

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Amended MOTION of Adult Plaintiffs to Proceed by Anonymous Name (Second) , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S.. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/19/2010)

Jan. 19, 2010

Jan. 19, 2010

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NOTICE of Parties' First Extension of Time, filed by Defendant JA W. PAYNE. (Christoff, David) (Entered: 01/20/201 MES 0)

Jan. 20, 2010

Jan. 20, 2010

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MOTION to Amend/Correct 21 Amended Complaint Substitute Attached Corrected Amended Complaint for First Amended Complaint to Correct Typographical Error , filed by Plaintiffs A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S .. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Corrected First Amended Complaint, # 2 Exhibit Corrected First Amended Complaint (Exh. 1), # 3 Text of Proposed Order)(Rose, Gavin) (Entered: 01/20/2010)

Jan. 20, 2010

Jan. 20, 2010

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STIPULATION regarding Admissibility of exhibits, filed by Plaint A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., IARCCA, an Association of Children and Family Services ("IARCCA"), J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S., Defendant JAMES W. PAYNE. (MAC) (Entered: 01/22/2010) iffs

Jan. 20, 2010

Jan. 20, 2010

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MINUTE ENTRY for January 20, 2010. Evidentiary hearing on Plaintiffs' motions for preliminary injunction held and concluded. The preliminary relief requested by the plaintiffs, Docket No. 14 , was granted in accordance with the Court's ruling from the bench. A separat written ruling will follow. The Unopposed Motion to Consolidate for pretrial purposes, but not for trial, Docket No. e, 13 , was granted. A separate, written ruling will follow. The Court accepted the Stipulation filed in 1:09-cv-1574 regarding the status of the CH Plaintiffs to proceed tten ons as four distinct classes pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23. A separate, wri ruling formally certifing the classes will follow. Given the Court's acceptance of the Stipulation, no rulings are required on the moti filed in 1:09-cv-1547 at Docket Nos. 10 and 24 . The Court accepted the IARCCA's original memorandum filed in 1:09-cv-1580 at Docket No. 14. Therefore, no ruling is required on the Motion to Amend/Correct filed at Docket No. 16 . (Hearing recorded by Laura Howie-Walters, Court Reporter). Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 1/21/2010. (PGS) (Entered: 01/21/2010)

Jan. 21, 2010

Jan. 21, 2010

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ORDER granting pltfs' 38 Amended Motion to proceed by anonymous name and Motion to seal affidavits (see Order for details). Signed by Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson on 1/21/2010. (SWM) (Entered: 01/22/2010)

Jan. 21, 2010

Jan. 21, 2010

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ORDER Granting re 13 Unopposed MOTION to Consolidate Ca by IARCCA, an Association of Children and Family Serv ses filed ices ilizing the ned by Judge Sarah Evans ("IARCCA"). The parties shall file all future pleadings, motions, and other documents in Cause No. 1:09-cv-1574 SEB-JMS only, ut consolidated caption shown. (S.O.). Sig Barker on 1/25/2010.(MAC) (Entered: 01/26/2010)

Jan. 25, 2010

Jan. 25, 2010

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ORDER CERTIFYING Claims of C.H. Plaintiffs to Proceed Action. Kenneth J. Falk and Gavin M. Rose of the ACLU of Indiana are hereby appointed class counsel pursuant to Rule 23(g) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (S.O.). Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Ba 1/25/2010.(MAC) (Entered: 01/26/2010) as a Class rker on

Jan. 25, 2010

Jan. 25, 2010

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ORDER granting plaintiffs' 40 Motion to Amend/Correct First Amended Class Action Complaint. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 1/25/2010. (MAC) (Entered: 01/26/2010)

Jan. 25, 2010

Jan. 25, 2010

47

AMENDED COMPLAINT against JAMES W. PAYNE, filed by T. S., C. H., IARCCA, an Association of Children and Family Services ("IARCCA"), J. J.(#3, minor children by their next friends), S. H.(#2), A. H., R. H., N. M. S., J. J.(#1), D. S., R. H.(on thier own behalf and on behalf of those similarly situated), J. S., B. H., S. H.(#1), J. J.(#2), N. J. S.. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit 1)(MAC) (Entered: 01/26/2010)

Jan. 26, 2010

Jan. 26, 2010

49

AMENDED ENTRY granting a preliminary injunction-This entry is amended to correct a typographical error on page 25 of the prior entry issued on 1/26/10. With the exception of that one word co rrection, this 2010) entry is in all other respects identical to the prior entry. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 2/2/2010.(CBU) (Entered: 02/02/

Feb. 2, 2010

Feb. 2, 2010

51

ENTRY regarding CMP and Initial Pretrial Conference. SCHEDULING an 7 s). Signed by Judge Jane ORDER: Initial Pretrial Conference set for 4/6/2010 09:00 AM in room #361 before Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson. The CMP is due no later th days prior to the iptc (see Entry for other detail Magnus-Stinson on 2/5/2010.(SWM) (Entered: 02/05/2010)

Feb. 5, 2010

Feb. 5, 2010

52

ANSWER to 47 Amended Complaint, filed by JAMES W. PAYNE.(Christoff, David) (Entered: 02/16/2010)

Feb. 16, 2010

Feb. 16, 2010

53

NOTICE OF APPEAL as to 49 Entry, 48 Order, filed by Defendant JAMES W. PAYNE. (Christoff, David) (Entered: 02/18/2010)

Feb. 18, 2010

Feb. 18, 2010

54

DOCKETING STATEMENT by JAMES W. PAYNE re 53 Notice of Appeal (Christoff, David) (Entered: 02/18/2010)

Feb. 18, 2010

Feb. 18, 2010

55

SEVENTH CIRCUIT APPEAL INFORMATION SHEET re 53 N of Appeal otice - Instructions for Attorneys - Parties' Short Record, Instructions, and Designation of Record information attached. (TMA) (Entered: 02/18/2010)

Feb. 18, 2010

Feb. 18, 2010

56

Transmission of Notice of Appeal and Docket Sheet to US Court of Appeals re 53 Notice of Appeal. - for Court of Appeals Use Only. (TMA) (Entered: 02/18/2010)

Feb. 18, 2010

Feb. 18, 2010

57

USCA Appeal Fees received $ 455 receipt number IP16834 re 53 Notice : of Appeal filed by JAMES W. PAYNE. (cc: USCA) (TMA) (Entered 02/19/2010)

Feb. 18, 2010

Feb. 18, 2010

58

USCA Case Number 10-1394 for 53 Notice of Appeal filed by JAM W. PAYNE. (Attachments: # ES 1 Circuit Rule 3(b) Notice)(TMA) (Entered: 02/19/2010)

Feb. 18, 2010

Feb. 18, 2010

59

NOTICE of FILING of OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held before Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 01/20/2010. (Howie-Walters, Laura) (Entered: 02/25/2010)

Feb. 25, 2010

Feb. 25, 2010

60

TRANSCRIPT of Proceedings held on 01/20/2010, before Judge Sarah Evans Barker. Court Reporter/Transcriber Laura Howie-Walters, Telephone number (317) 632-3422. Transcript may be viewed at the court public terminal or purchased through the Court Reporter/Transcriber before the deadline for Release of Transcript Restriction. After that date it may be obtained through PACER.. Redaction Statement due 3/18/2010. Release of Transcript Restriction set for 5/26/2010. (Howie-Walters, Laura) Released on 5/26/2010 (LBK). (Entered: 02/25/2010)

Feb. 25, 2010

Feb. 25, 2010

61

DESIGNATION of Record on Appeal by C.W., A. H., B. H., C. H., R. H., R. H.(on thier own behalf and on behalf of those similarly situated), . S. H.(#2), S. H.(#1), H.K., IARCCA, an Association of Children and Family Services ("IARCCA"), J. J.(#3, minor children by their next friends), J. J.(#1), J. J.(#2), JAMES W. PAYNE, D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N J. S., T. S., S.D. re 53 Notice of Appeal (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A - Civil Docket for 1:09cv1574, # 2 Exhibit B - Civil Docket for 1:09cv1580)(Isenberg, Betsy) (Entered: 02/26/2010)

Feb. 26, 2010

Feb. 26, 2010

62

MOTION to Stay of Preliminary Injunction , filed by Defendant JAMES W. PAYNE. (Attachments: # 1 Affidavit of James W. Payne, # 2 Affidavit of Lisa Rich)(Hutton, James) (Entered: 03/05/2010)

March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

63

BRIEF/MEMORANDUM in Support re 62 MOTION to Stay of Preliminary Injunction , filed by Defendant JAMES W. PAYNE. (Hutton, James) (Entered: 03/05/2010)

March 5, 2010

March 5, 2010

64

RESPONSE in Opposition re 62 MOTION to Stay of Preliminary N. Injunction , filed by Plaintiffs C.W., A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., H.K., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., M. S., N. J. S., T. S., S.D.. (Falk, Kenneth) (Entered: 03/18/2010)

March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

66

SCHEDULING ENTRY: The Court hereby converts the initial pretrial . currently set for April 6, 2010 is now moved from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m and converted to a status conference to address case status and case disposition. A client representative with settlement authority is required to attend in person. Signed by Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson on 3/18/2010.(SWM) (Entered: 03/19/2010)

March 18, 2010

March 18, 2010

65

RESPONSE in Opposition re 62 MOTION to Stay of Preliminary Injunction , filed by Plaintiff IARCCA, an Association of Children and Family Services ("IARCCA"). (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Excerpts from Public Law 182)(Sellers, April) (Entered: 03/19/2010)

March 19, 2010

March 19, 2010

67

ENTRY for 3/29/2010: The magistrate judge has been advised that th parties have been involved in settlement discussions at the 7th Circuit and does not wish to interfere with that process or cause unnecessary duplication of effort. Accordingly, the parties shall submit - not file - a joint report concerning the progress of those discussions, and the parties positions whether the conference set for April 6 should be reset as a status conference only, or whether continued discussions concerning settlement should be held. Issued by Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson on 3/29/2010.(SWM) (Entered: 03/30/2010) e ,

March 29, 2010

March 29, 2010

68

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson: Status Conference held on 4/6/2010. The status and development of the action were discussed, and as a result of this conference the following Entry is made pursuant to Rule 16(d) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The magistrate judge and the parties discussed the case status generally, and the potential for agreed resolution specifically Outstanding discovery was also discuss . ed, and the parties were reminded of their obligations to use best efforts to resolve discovery disputes without Court involvement. Parties are to report the status of their negotiations to the magistrate judge by April 20, 2010. (SWM) (Entered: 04/07/2010)

April 6, 2010

April 6, 2010

69

SCHEDULING ENTRY: Settlement Conference set for 5/6/2010 0 PM in room #361 before Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson. Parties shall appear by 1:00 counsel and in person and shall submit (not file) a confidential ent statement to the magistrate judge setting forth their respective settlem positions on or before May 4, 2010. Issued by Judge Jane Magnus- Stinson on 4/26/2010.(SWM) (Entered: 04/26/2010)

April 26, 2010

April 26, 2010

70

ENTRY FOR APRIL 29, 2010. The settlement conference set for May 6, 2010 is VACATED AND RESET for May 11, 2010, at 9:00 A.M. in Room 361, United States Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio Street, ent s-Stinson on Indianapolis,Indiana. All deadlines and requirements set forth in the Courts order of April 26, 2010, docket number 69, setting the settlem conference remain in effect. Signed by Judge Jane Magnu 4/29/2010.(MRI) (Entered: 04/29/2010)

April 29, 2010

April 29, 2010

71

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson: Settlement Conference reconvened on 5/11/2010. Conference held and case is resolved as to the C.H. plaintiff class, not as to the IARCCA claims. IARRCA and Defendants remain in negotiations about long and short term issues, but defendants desire the litigation to proceed. Defendants motion to stay injunction [dkt. 62] is ripe for ruling. (MAC) (Entered: 05/12/2010)

May 11, 2010

May 11, 2010

72

Letter from Severns & Stinson, Attorneys at Law regarding referral for assistance of adoption issues. (MAC) (Entered: 05/18/2010)

May 18, 2010

May 18, 2010

73

ORDER denying defendants 62 Motion to Stay. Defendants Motion is MOOT with respect to C.H. group of plaintiffs and DENIES with respect to the IARCCA. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 5/27/2010. (MAC) (Entered: 05/28/2010)

May 27, 2010

May 27, 2010

74

Reassignment of Case to Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch. Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson no longer assigned to the case. Please include the new case number (1:09-cv-1574-SEB-DML), which includes the initials of the newly assigned judge, on all future filings in this matter. (TMA) (Entered: 06/16/2010)

June 16, 2010

June 16, 2010

75

STIPULATION to Fully Settle Action Following Notice to the Class and ., Subject to Class Approval and Court Order Pursuant to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure , filed by Plaintiffs C.W., A. H., B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., H.K., J. J., J. J., J. J D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S., S.D.. (Falk, Kenneth) (Entered: 11/19/2010)

Nov. 19, 2010

Nov. 19, 2010

76

MOTION to Approve Form and Manner of Notice to the Class and Motion to Set Case for Fairness Hearing , filed by Plaintiffs C.W., A B. H., C. H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., H.K., J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S., S.D.. (Attachments: # . H., 1 Text of Proposed Order, # 2 Proposed Class Notice)(Falk, Kenneth) (Entered: 11/19/2010)

Nov. 19, 2010

Nov. 19, 2010

77

ORDER GRANTING 76 Motion to Approve Form and Manner of ent of Child Services. In newspapers of and publication of the notice, plaintiffs' the CKM) Notice to the Class Action and Motion to Set for Fairness Hearing; SCHEDULING ORDER: Fairness Hearing set for 2/23/2011 10:00 AM in room #216, United States Courthouse, 46 E. Ohio Street, Indianapolis, Indiana before Judge Sarah Evans Barker. Therefore, the class notice attached the Motion shall be given to the class as follows: Posted notice in all offices of the Departm general circulation in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, Gary, New Albany and Richmond. Futhermore that no earlier than 30 days following the initial posting attorneys shall file their report with this Court as to the results of class notice. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 12/10/2010.( (Entered: 12/13/2010)

Dec. 10, 2010

Dec. 10, 2010

78

Reassignment of Case to Magistrate Judge Mark J. Dinsmore. Magistrate Judge Debra McVicker Lynch no longer assigned to the case. Please include the new case number (1:09-cv-1574-SEB-MJD), which includes the initials of the newly assigned judge, on all future filings in this matter. (JD) (Entered: 12/18/2010)

Dec. 18, 2010

Dec. 18, 2010

79

MOTION to Withdraw Appearance of James J. Hutton , filed by Defendant JAMES W. PAYNE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Isenberg, Betsy) (Entered: 02/08/2011)

Feb. 8, 2011

Feb. 8, 2011

80

MOTION to Withdraw Appearance of David S. Christoff , filed by Defendant JAMES W. PAYNE. (Attachments: # 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Isenberg, Betsy) (Entered: 02/08/2011)

Feb. 8, 2011

Feb. 8, 2011

81

REPORT of Class Counsel in CH v. Payne Following Notice to the Class by C.W., A. H., B. H., C. H., R. H., R. H.(on thier own behal on behalf of those similarly situated), S. H.(#2), S. H.(#1), H.K., J. minor chil f and J.(#3, dren by their next friends), J. J.(#1), J. J.(#2), D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S., S.D.. (Falk, Kenneth) (Entered: 02/08/2011)

Feb. 8, 2011

Feb. 8, 2011

82

Submission of Proposed Order , filed by Plaintiffs C.W., A. H., H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., H.K., J. J., J. J., J. J., D S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S., S.D.. (Attachments: # B. H., C. . 1 Text of Proposed Order)(Falk, Kenneth) (Entered: 02/09/2011)

Feb. 9, 2011

Feb. 9, 2011

84

ORDER GRANTING 80 Motion to Withdraw Appreance of David S. Christoff. IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED by the Court that the appearance of David S. Christoff be withdrawn and that Deputy Attorne General Betsy M. Isenberg, continue torepresent the Defendants and their interests. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 2/9/2011. (CKM) (Entered: 02/09/2011) y

Feb. 9, 2011

Feb. 9, 2011

85

STIPULATION of Dismissal, filed by Plaintiffs C.W., A. H., B. H., C H., C. H., C. H., R. H., R. H., R. H., S. H., S. H., H.K., IARCCA, an . Association of Children and Family Services ("IARCCA"), J. J., J. J., J. J., D. S., D. S., J. S., N. M. S., N. J. S., T. S., S.D., Defendant JAMES W. PAYNE. (Laramore, Jon) (Entered: 02/24/2011)

Feb. 24, 2011

Feb. 24, 2011

86

Minute Entry for proceedings held before Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 2/23/2011. On February 23, 2011, the parties appeared by counsel for a hearing, in accordance with Fed.R. Civ. P. 23(e), for the Cour consider the proposed settlement of the claims brought by the C.H. plaintiffs against James W. Payne. The Court foun t to d that the proposed settlement was fair, reasonable, and adequate pursuant to Rule 23(e) and that approval of the parties settlement was therefore appropriate. A separate order will issue. (Court Reporter Laura Howie-Walters.) (MAC) (Entered: 02/28/2011)

Feb. 25, 2011

Feb. 25, 2011

87

ORDER Approving re 75 Stipulation between parties in C.H. v. PAYNE. as fair, reasonable and adequate pursuant to Rule 23(e) of the Fed.R.Civ.P. and Dismissing the action pursuant to the Stipulation.This case shall be dismissed with prejudice, subje ct to the terms of the Stipulation, as soon as defendant files with the Court proof that the pending appeal in the Seventh Circuit has been dismissed and this Order shall be deemed to be immediately effective as of that date (S.O.) Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 2/25/2011. (MAC)

Feb. 25, 2011

Feb. 25, 2011

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ORDER Approving re 85 Stipulation of Dismissal. The parties hereby stipulate, and this Court hereby orders, that the claims brought by IARCCA against DCS in this lawsuit including, without limitation, those claims made in paragraphs 13 through 38 o f IARCCA's Verified Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief ("Complaint") are dismissed without prejudice and that the claims made in the Complaint cannot be reopened, subject to the provisions of Paragraph 2 above. (S.O.) Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 2/25/2011.(MAC)

Feb. 25, 2011

Feb. 25, 2011

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Case Details

State / Territory: Indiana

Case Type(s):

Child Welfare

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 22, 2009

Closing Date: 2011

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Four classes of litigants consisting of foster parents and children directly receiving foster care maintenance payments or adoption assistance payments from the Indiana Department of Child Services

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Indiana Department of Child Services, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Adoption Assistance Program, 42 U.S.C. §§ 670 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Preliminary injunction / Temp. restraining order

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Amount Defendant Pays: $104,812

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Foster care (benefits, training)

Funding