Case: Carpenter v. State of Alaska

3:01-cv-00027 | U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska

Filed Date: Jan. 25, 2001

Closed Date: 2002

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Case Summary

On January 25, 2001, 15 individuals filed a lawsuit against the State of Alaska under federal Medicaid law, the ADA, §504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged that Alaska violated the above-mentioned laws by wait-listing indefinitely eligible children and adults with developmental disabilities who needed services. Specifically, they asserted that A…

On January 25, 2001, 15 individuals filed a lawsuit against the State of Alaska under federal Medicaid law, the ADA, §504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska. The plaintiffs, represented by private counsel, alleged that Alaska violated the above-mentioned laws by wait-listing indefinitely eligible children and adults with developmental disabilities who needed services. Specifically, they asserted that Alaska's wait listing individuals violated the ADA's integration mandate as well as Medicaid's "reasonable promptness" requirement. The plaintiffs also argued that Alaska violated federal requirements by not properly processing applications for Medicaid services or giving individuals the opportunity to appeal adverse decisions concerning service authorization or changes in services.

On March 12, 2002, the Court (Judge James K. Singleton) accepted a stipulated agreement by the parties to dismiss the litigation. The details of the dismissal are not available.

Summary Authors

Kunyi Zhang (3/11/2011)

People


Judge(s)

Singleton, James Keith Jr. (Alaska)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Choate, Mark C. (Alaska)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bomengen, Kristen F. (Alaska)

Judge(s)

Singleton, James Keith Jr. (Alaska)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Choate, Mark C. (Alaska)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Bomengen, Kristen F. (Alaska)

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Docket

March 12, 2002

March 12, 2002

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3:01-cv-00027

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Docket

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Case Details

State / Territory: Alaska

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Olmstead Cases

Key Dates

Filing Date: Jan. 25, 2001

Closing Date: 2002

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

15 individuals who were indefinitely waitlisted for or denied opportunity to appeal denial or change in state services for their developmental disabilities

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Unknown

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Alaska, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Mixed

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Issues

Benefit Source:

Medicaid