Case: Makin v. State of Hawaii

1:98-cv-00997 | U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii

Filed Date: Dec. 21, 1998

Closed Date: 2001

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Case Summary

On December 21, 1998, a group of developmentally disabled people filed a lawsuit against the State of Hawaii under the Americans with Disabiliites Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and 42 U.S.C. § 1396 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. The plaintiffs, represented by public services counsel, asked the Court for injunctive and declaratory relief, alleging that defendants violated the above-mentioned law by denying them Home and Community Ba…

On December 21, 1998, a group of developmentally disabled people filed a lawsuit against the State of Hawaii under the Americans with Disabiliites Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, and 42 U.S.C. § 1396 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii. The plaintiffs, represented by public services counsel, asked the Court for injunctive and declaratory relief, alleging that defendants violated the above-mentioned law by denying them Home and Community Based Services ("HCBS"), and using HCBS funds to fund institutional placement.

On September 13, 1999, the Court (Judge David A. Ezra) granted plaintiffs' motion for class certification.

On November 26, 1999, the Court (Judge Ezra) denied the plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment, and granted defendants' motion for summary judgment in part.

On April 28, 2000, the parties reached a settlement agreement. On August 15, 2000, the Court (Judge Ezra) approved the settlement.

On September 04, 20001, the case was dismissed.

Summary Authors

Kunyi Zhang (2/17/2011)

People


Judge(s)

Chang, Kevin S.C. (Hawaii)

Ezra, David Alan (Hawaii)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bassett, Matthew C. (Hawaii)

Ostendorp, Michael G.M. (Hawaii)

Toomey, Rory S. (Hawaii)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lau, Laurence K. (Hawaii)

Young, Marlene Q.F. (Hawaii)

Judge(s)

Chang, Kevin S.C. (Hawaii)

Ezra, David Alan (Hawaii)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Bassett, Matthew C. (Hawaii)

Ostendorp, Michael G.M. (Hawaii)

Toomey, Rory S. (Hawaii)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Lau, Laurence K. (Hawaii)

Young, Marlene Q.F. (Hawaii)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket

April 1, 2003 Docket
119

District Court Opinion

114 F.Supp.2d 1017, 1999 WL 33181525

Nov. 26, 1999 Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated May 13, 2022

ECF Number Description Date Link
1

COMPLAINT; demand for jury trial; summons (issued) (lmg) (Entered: 12/28/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998
2

ORDER by Judge David A. Ezra rule 16 pretrial conference set for 8:30 3/29/99 before Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita (lmg) (Entered: 12/28/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998

FILING FEE PAID $150.00 receipt #184869 (lmg) (Entered: 12/28/1998)

Dec. 21, 1998
3

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Charles Duarte on 12/22/98 (tbf) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
4

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Susan M. Chandler thru Shirley Y. Higa on 12/22/98 (tbf) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
5

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Patricia Heu on 12/22/98 (tbf) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
6

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Bruce Anderson thru Gerry Makaiau on 12/22/98 (tbf) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
7

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Benjamin Cayetano thru Stanford J. Nagatani executive asst on 12/22/98 (tbf) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
8

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Hawaii, State of thru George S.S. Hom deputy atty general on 12/22/98 (tbf) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
9

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Benjamin Cayetano in his individual capacity thru George S.S. Hom deputy atty general on 12/22/98 (tbf) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
10

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Susan M. Chandler in her individual capacity thru George S.S. Hom deputy atty general on 12/22/98 (tbf) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
11

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Bruce Anderson in his individual capacity thru George S.S. Hom deputy atty general on 12/22/98 (tbf) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
12

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Patricia Heu in her individual capacity thru George S.S. Hom deputy atty general on 12/22/98 (tbf) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
13

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Charles Duarte in his individual capacity thru George S.S. Hom, deputy atty general on 12/22/98 (tbf) (Entered: 12/29/1998)

Dec. 22, 1998
14

STIPULATION to extend for filing a response ; ORDER − [time for defts to file response extended from 01/11/99 upo to and incl 01/25/99] − by Judge David A. Ezra − on behalf of deft State of HI (fe) (Entered: 01/19/1999)

Jan. 11, 1999
15

Second STIPULATION to extend time for filing a response ; ORDER − [time for defts to file resp to pltfs' compl extended from 01/25/99 up to &incl 02/15/99] − by Judge David A. Ezra − on behalf of deft (fe) (Entered: 01/29/1999)

Jan. 20, 1999
17

FIRST AMENDED COMPLAINT [1−1] for declaratory and injunctive relief by plaintiff Janet Makin, plaintiff Robert Mullen, plaintiff Brandon Delacruz, plaintiff Thai, plaintiff Jeffrey Stubbs, plaintiff Kahua Ho'omalu Kina; demand for jury trial; summons (issued) − [terminating plaintiff Robert Mullen, defendant Patricia Heu; adding Robert Mullan, Stan Yee, Virginia Pressler, Pat Snyder] (fe) (Entered: 03/01/1999)

Feb. 26, 1999
18

REPORT OF PARTIES Rule 26(f) PLANNING MEETING by defendant Hawaii, State of (fe) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 12, 1999
19

First STIPULATION to extend time to respond to first amended complaint − [time for defts to file response to pltfs' first amd compl extended up to &incl 03/31/99] − by Judge David A. Ezra − on behalf of defts (fe) (Entered: 03/15/1999)

March 12, 1999
20

REPORT OF PARTIES Rule 26(f) PLANNING MEETING by defendant Hawaii, State of, defendant Benjamin Cayetano, defendant Susan M. Chandler, defendant Bruce Anderson, defendant Charles Duarte, defendant Stan Yee, defendant Virginia Pressler, defendant Pat Snyder (fe) (Entered: 03/18/1999)

March 16, 1999
21

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Hawaii, State of thru Charles F. Fell, Deputy Attorney General, on 3/12/99 (fe) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999
22

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Pat Snyder thru Celia Revilla on 3/11/99 (fe) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999
23

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Pat Snyder thru Charles F. Fell, Deputy Attorney General, on 3/12/99 (fe) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999
24

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Virginia Pressler thru Charles F. Fell, Deputy Attorney General, on 3/12/99 (fe) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999
25

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Stan Yee thru Charles F. Fell, Deputy Attorney General, on 3/12/99 (fe) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999
26

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Benjamin Cayetano thru Mayanne Ching on 3/11/99 (fe) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999
27

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Virginia Pressler thru Carol Y. Sakai, Secretary, on 3/11/99 (fe) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999
28

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Bruce Anderson thru Laurenia T. Chun, Secretary, on 3/11/99 (fe) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999
29

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Stan Yee thru Vivian R. Teiton, Secretary, on 3/11/99 (fe) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999
30

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Susan M. Chandler thru Geraldine R. Aranaydo, Secretary, on 3/11/99 (fe) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999
31

RETURN OF SERVICE executed upon defendant Charles Duarte thru Dolores Pancel, Clerk Typist, on 3/11/99 (fe) (Entered: 03/19/1999)

March 18, 1999
32

SCHEDULING CONFERENCE STATEMENT by plaintiff Janet Makin, plaintiff Brandon Delacruz, plaintiff Barbara Thai, plaintiff Jeffrey Stubbs, plaintiff Kahua Ho'omalu Kina; certificate of service (fe) (Entered: 03/24/1999)

March 22, 1999
33

SCHEDULING CONFERENCE STATEMENT by defendant Hawaii, State of, defendant Benjamin Cayetano, defendant Susan M. Chandler, defendant Bruce Anderson, defendant Charles Duarte, defendant Stan Yee, defendant Virginia Pressler, defendant Pat Snyder; certificate of service (fe) (Entered: 03/24/1999)

March 22, 1999
34

EP : rule 16 pt conference held on 8:30 3/29/99 before Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita ; Jury Trial set for 9:00 2/29/00 before Judge David A. Ezra ; final pretrial conference set for 8:30 1/27/00 before Mag Judge Francis Yamashita ; final pretrial statements due 1/20/00; file motion to join additional parties/amend pleadings by 8/24/99; Motion filing ddl set for 11/1/99; follow discovery plan as required by frcp 26(f); initial disclosures by 7/20/99; expert witness disclosure: plaintiffs−10/12/99, defendants−11/9/99; discovery ddl set for 1/4/00 ; settlement conference set 2:00 10/13/99 before Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita , plaintiff's demand−9/13/99, defendant's offer−9/20/99, settlement conference stmts due 10/6/99 ( Ct Rptr : no record) JUDGE Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita (wnn) (Entered: 04/05/1999)

March 29, 1999
35

REPORT of SCHEDULING CONFERENCE and ORDER Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita (wnn) (Entered: 04/05/1999)

March 30, 1999
36

ANSWER by defendant Hawaii, State of, defendant Benjamin Cayetano, defendant Susan M. Chandler, defendant Bruce Anderson, defendant Stan Yee, defendant Virginia Pressler, defendant Charles Duarte, defendant Pat Snyder to first amended complaint filed 2/26/99 [17−1]; certificate of service (wnn) (Entered: 04/05/1999)

March 31, 1999
37

EO : discovery conference has been set for 8:30 4/16/99 before Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita ; Larry Lau to notify parties ( Ct Rptr : ) JUDGE Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita (fe) (Entered: 04/13/1999)

April 8, 1999
38

EP : discovery conference held 4/16/99 before Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita − discovery plan will be submitted for justification to extend trial dates ( Ct Rptr : No Record) JUDGE Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita (fe) (Entered: 04/20/1999)

April 16, 1999
39

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/09/1999)

May 7, 1999
40

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/09/1999)

May 7, 1999
41

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/09/1999)

May 7, 1999
42

INITIAL DISCLOSURE under LR26.1(a)(1); exhibits A and B; certificate of service − by defendant Hawaii, State of (afc) (Entered: 05/21/1999)

May 19, 1999
43

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/23/1999)

May 21, 1999
44

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/23/1999)

May 21, 1999
45

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/23/1999)

May 21, 1999
46

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/23/1999)

May 21, 1999
47

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/23/1999)

May 21, 1999
48

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/23/1999)

May 21, 1999
49

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/23/1999)

May 21, 1999
50

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/23/1999)

May 21, 1999
51

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/23/1999)

May 21, 1999
52

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/23/1999)

May 21, 1999
53

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 05/23/1999)

May 21, 1999
54

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 06/03/1999)

June 2, 1999
55

CERTIFICATE of service (lmg) (Entered: 06/16/1999)

June 15, 1999
56

CERTIFICATE of service (lmg) (Entered: 06/21/1999)

June 16, 1999
57

CERTIFICATE of service (lmg) (Entered: 06/21/1999)

June 16, 1999
58

CERTIFICATE of service (lmg) (Entered: 06/21/1999)

June 16, 1999
59

CERTIFICATE of service (lmg) (Entered: 06/21/1999)

June 16, 1999
60

CERTIFICATE of service (lmg) (Entered: 06/21/1999)

June 16, 1999
61

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 06/22/1999)

June 17, 1999
63

CERTIFICATE of service (lmg) (Entered: 06/27/1999)

June 22, 1999
64

CERTIFICATE of service (lmg) (Entered: 06/27/1999)

June 22, 1999
65

CERTIFICATE of service (lmg) (Entered: 06/27/1999)

June 22, 1999
66

STIPULATION to file second amended complaint and forgo filing answer ; exhibit a; ORDER by Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita − on behalf of State defendants (wnn) (Entered: 07/02/1999)

July 1, 1999
67

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 07/09/1999)

July 9, 1999
68

NOTICE OF MOTION and motion by plaintiff for class certification ; declaration of Matthew C. Bassett; declaration of Shawn A. Luiz; certificate of service − set for 10:30 9/13/99 before Judge David A. Ezra (afc) (Entered: 07/12/1999)

July 9, 1999
69

INITIAL DISCLOSURE under LR26.1(a)1; exhibit "a"; certificate of service − by plaintiff Janet Makin, plaintiff Brandon Delacruz, plaintiff Barbara Thai, plaintiff Jeffrey Stubbs, plaintiff Kahua Ho'omalu Kina (afc) (Entered: 07/22/1999)

July 20, 1999
70

CERTIFICATE of service (wnn) (Entered: 07/29/1999)

July 27, 1999
71

CERTIFICATE of service (wnn) (Entered: 07/29/1999)

July 27, 1999
72

CERTIFICATE of service (wnn) (Entered: 07/29/1999)

July 27, 1999
73

SECOND AMENDED COMPLAINT for declaratory and injunctive relief; demand for jury trial; summons (issued) − by plaintiff Janet Makin, plaintiff Brandon Delacruz, plaintiff Barbara Thai, plaintiff Jeffrey Stubbs, plaintiff Kahua Ho'omalu Kina, plaintiff Robert Mullan [17−1] (afc) (Entered: 08/06/1999)

Aug. 5, 1999
74

CERTIFICATE of service (fe) (Entered: 08/17/1999)

Aug. 13, 1999
75

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 08/23/1999)

Aug. 18, 1999
76

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 08/26/1999)

Aug. 24, 1999
77

MEMORANDUM in opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification [68−1]; declarationof Laurence K. Lau; exhibit "a"; declaration of John Sheedy, M.D.; declaration of Noreen Moon−Ng; certificate of service − on behalf of state defendants (afc) (Entered: 08/30/1999)

Aug. 26, 1999
78

ANSWER to plaintiffs' second amended complaint filed on 08/05/99; certificate of service − by defendant State of Hawaii, defendant Benjamin Cayetano, defendant Susan M. Chandler, defendant Bruce Anderson, defendant Stan Yee, defendant Virginia Pressler, defendant Charles Duarte, defendant Pat Snyder [73−1] (afc) Modified on 08/30/1999 (Entered: 08/30/1999)

Aug. 27, 1999
79

RETURN OF SERVICE of summons and complaint executed personally upon defendant State of Hawaii through Laurence K. Lau, Deputy Attorney General, on 8/17/99 (afc) (Entered: 09/08/1999)

Sept. 2, 1999
80

REPLY to defendants' memorandum in opposition to plaintiff's motion for class certification; exhibits "a"−"c"; certificate of service − by plaintiff [68−1] (afc) (Entered: 09/08/1999)

Sept. 2, 1999
81

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 09/09/1999)

Sept. 3, 1999
82

CERTIFICATE of service (afc) (Entered: 09/09/1999)

Sept. 3, 1999
83

EP :granting motion for class certification [68−1]; pltf will prepare and submit the order within the week ( Ct Rptr : Stephen Platt) JUDGE Judge David A. Ezra (tbf) (Entered: 09/16/1999)

Sept. 13, 1999
84

ORDER by Judge David A. Ezra granting pltfs' motion for class certification [68−1] (cc: all counsel) (tbf) (Entered: 09/21/1999)

Sept. 20, 1999
85

MOTION by State defendants for clarification of September 20, 1999 order granting plaintiff's motion for class certification ; memorandum in support of

Sept. 29, 1999
87

Separate and Concise STATEMENT of facts by plaintiff in support of motion for partial summary judgment [86−1]; certificate of service (tbf) (Entered: 10/13/1999)

Oct. 12, 1999
88

EP : ; settlement conference held 10/13/99 before Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita ; no settlement; next conf on call ( Ct Rptr : No Record) JUDGE Mag Judge Francis I. Yamashita (tbf) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999
89

ORDER by Judge David A. Ezra clarififying definition of the proposed class and clarifying order granting pltf's motion for class certification [85−1] − clarifying order issued on 9/20/99 (cc: all counsel) (eps) (Entered: 10/18/1999)

Oct. 13, 1999
90

CERTIFICATE of service (fe) (Entered: 10/21/1999)

Oct. 19, 1999
91

CERTIFICATE of service (fe) (Entered: 10/21/1999)

Oct. 19, 1999
92

CERTIFICATE of service (fe) (Entered: 10/21/1999)

Oct. 19, 1999
93

CERTIFICATE of service (fe) (Entered: 10/21/1999)

Oct. 19, 1999
94

CERTIFICATE of service (fe) (Entered: 10/21/1999)

Oct. 19, 1999
95

CERTIFICATE of service (fe) (Entered: 10/21/1999)

Oct. 19, 1999
96

CERTIFICATE of service (fe) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 22, 1999
97

CERTIFICATE of service (fe) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 22, 1999
98

NOTICE OF MOTION and motion by defendant Hawaii, State of, defendant Benjamin Cayetano, defendant Susan M. Chandler, defendant Bruce Anderson, defendant Stan Yee, defendant Virginia Pressler, defendant Charles Duarte, defendant Pat Snyder for partial summary judgment ; memorandum in support of motion; declaration no. 2 of Laurence K. Lau; appendices #1−#5; certificate of service − set for 10:30 11/22/99 before Judge David A. Ezra (fe) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 22, 1999
99

Separate and Concise STATEMENT of facts by defendant Hawaii, State of, defendant Benjamin Cayetano, defendant Susan M. Chandler, defendant Bruce Anderson, defendant Stan Yee, defendant Virginia Pressler, defendant Charles Duarte, defendant Pat Snyder in support of motion for partial summary judgment [98−1]; declaration of Douglas C. Ching; declaration of Noreen Moon−Ng; declaration no. 2 of Noreen Moon−Ng, exhibits #1, 2, 3; declaration of John Sheedy, M.D.; declaration of Stanley C. Yee, exhibits #4, 5, 6; certificate of service (fe) (Entered: 10/25/1999)

Oct. 22, 1999
100

CERTIFICATE of service (tbf) (Entered: 10/28/1999)

Oct. 27, 1999
101

NOTICE OF MOTION and motion by plaintiff for subclass certification ; memorandum in support; declaration of Matthew C. Bassett; certificate of service − set for 10:30 11/22/99 before Judge David A. Ezra (tbf) (Entered: 10/28/1999)

Oct. 27, 1999
102

Separate and Concise STATEMENT of facts by state defendants in opposition to pltfs' motion for partial summary judgment [86−1]; exhibit #7 excerpts; certificate of service (tbf) (Entered: 11/05/1999)

Nov. 4, 1999

State / Territory: Hawaii

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Olmstead Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 21, 1998

Closing Date: 2001

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

A group of developmentally disabled people living at home who were on a wait list for services from Hawaii's Medicaid Home and Community Based Services for the Developmentally Disabled or Mentally Retarded Program

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

State of Hawaii, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111 et seq.

Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act), 29 U.S.C. § 701

Medicaid, 42 U.S.C §1396 (Title XIX of the Social Security Act)

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Due Process: Procedural Due Process

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:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

Benefit Source:

Medicaid