Case: Emily J. v. Weicker

3:93-cv-01944 | U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut

Filed Date: Sept. 27, 1993

Closed Date: 2008

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Case Summary

On September 27, 1993, juveniles detained at juvenile detention centers in Connecticut filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs filed under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983, 5633, 20 U.S.C. § 1401 et seq., § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and 29 U.S.C. § 794, against the state of Connecticut, in addition to various court administrators, detention centers and agencies. The class was composed of all present and future juveniles in the care, custo…

On September 27, 1993, juveniles detained at juvenile detention centers in Connecticut filed this class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut. The plaintiffs filed under 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983, 5633, 20 U.S.C. § 1401 et seq., § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and 29 U.S.C. § 794, against the state of Connecticut, in addition to various court administrators, detention centers and agencies. The class was composed of all present and future juveniles in the care, custody or supervision of the detention centers. The Jerome L. Frank Legal Services Organization at Yale Law School, the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Center for Children's Advocacy, Inc. at the University of Connecticut School of Law, and the Center for Public Representation represented the class. The plaintiffs sought injunctive relief and a declaratory judgment, alleging that the state failed to provide for juvenile detainees adequate living conditions, recreational opportunities, staffing, rehabilitative treatment, classification, evaluation, and alternative placements. Additionally, they alleged that the state failed to adopt and implement policies to provide adequate medical and mental health services, failed to provide students with an appropriate public education, and interfered with the juvenile detainees' access to their families and attorneys. They alleged that these conditions of confinement violated rights guaranteed by the First, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments. (Our copy of the complaint is missing alternate pages.)

The juvenile detention centers in Connecticut were overcrowded and single occupancy rooms were often used to house several children, which in at least one instance resulted in the sexual assault of a handicapped child. The juveniles were subjected to excessive confinement often without access to bathroom facilities, which sometimes resulted in them urinating on themselves and being left in soiled clothing for extended periods of time. The juveniles were not provided with enough food and food was often withheld as punishment. There were inadequate medical and mental health services. The staff of the juvenile facilities were generally under-qualified, inexperienced, and had inappropriate training. The family and attorney visitation allowed was limited and insufficient. The education provided was generally inadequate in that the instruction time was insufficient, and there was insufficient space to accommodate a meaningful instruction program. Specifically, the education provided was inadequate for special needs children. The state also failed to seek alternative and less-restrictive placements for juveniles. Children were detained on minor charges simply because their families could not be located or were unwilling to care for the children. The detention centers were used as "warehouses" for children the Department of Children and Families could not find placement for, or to hold them until placement was found.

On February 6, 1997, the District Court (Judge Robert N. Chatigny) approved a consent judgment, the details of which we have no information about. On April 15, 2002, an order extending the consent judgment to June 24, 2002, was entered by the District Court. On August 12, 2002, a stipulated agreement was substituted for the original consent judgment in recognition of the accomplishment of many of the original goals. We have no information about the specifics of the stipulated agreement regarding non-mental health issues. On June 24, 2004, the District Court ordered the parties to enter into a Joint Corrective Action Plan "to ensure that the constitutional rights of class members to adequate mental health services are safeguarded, and that the Defendants' obligations thereunder are fully satisfied."

After a fairness hearing on July 8, 2005, the court approved a settlement agreement directed towards improving the provisions of mental health services to class members. The agreement is effective until September 30, 2007. The intent behind the agreement was to increase the number of class members diverted from residential placements. The settlement required the state to provide and fund multidimensional treatment foster care facilities. These placements would provide structured, individualized programs to help build on the class member's strengths, while providing clear rules, expectations, and limits. Furthermore, the settlement required access to discretionary funding, community-based services and programs, and the development of a 1.5 level group home, which provided therapeutic community living intended to serve adolescents with minimal-to-moderate behavioral disorders.

On November 17, 2005, the defendants agreed to pay the plaintiffs roughly $51,000 in attorneys fees. On December 6, 2006, the defendants agreed to pay the plaintiffs an additional $18,500 in attorneys fees.

On April 20, 2007, the plaintiffs sent a letter of non-compliance to the court monitor. On September 14, 2007, the plaintiffs agreed to withdraw their letter on the condition that the defendants signed a memorandum of agreement extending the settlement agreement to September 30, 2009. However, on September 30, 2007, the governor of Connecticut issued a press release stating that the case was closed by federal order. This order is not reflected on the case's docket sheet.

However, there have been only two docket entries since September 28, 2007. In January 2008, the court ordered the defendants reimburse the monitor for work done through August 2007. And, on January 22, 2008, the defendants agreed to pay the plaintiffs an additional $21,000 in attorneys fees. It would appear that the case is closed.

Summary Authors

Kaitlin Corkran (10/17/2005)

Jessica Kincaid (2/13/2016)

People


Judge(s)

Chatigny, Robert N. (Connecticut)

Quinn, Barbara M. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fleischner, Robert D. (Massachusetts)

Lucht, Carroll L. (Connecticut)

Newman, JoNel (Florida)

Schwartz, Steven J. (Massachusetts)

Stone, Martha (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Askloff, Laurann (Connecticut)

Besso, Michael J. (Connecticut)

Chapple, Margaret Quilter (Connecticut)

Judge(s)

Chatigny, Robert N. (Connecticut)

Quinn, Barbara M. (Connecticut)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fleischner, Robert D. (Massachusetts)

Lucht, Carroll L. (Connecticut)

Newman, JoNel (Florida)

Schwartz, Steven J. (Massachusetts)

Stone, Martha (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Askloff, Laurann (Connecticut)

Besso, Michael J. (Connecticut)

Chapple, Margaret Quilter (Connecticut)

DeGraffenreidt, Ann-Marie (Connecticut)

Droney, John F. Jr. (Connecticut)

Gustafson, Michael J. (Connecticut)

Hartley, Sharon M. (Connecticut)

Kemp, Wendi J. (Connecticut)

Kohler, Mark F. (Connecticut)

Mirman, Jeffrey J. (Connecticut)

Narwold, William H. (Connecticut)

O'Dea, Thomas P. Jr. (Connecticut)

O'Neill, Stephen J. (Connecticut)

Pearlman, Susan T. (Connecticut)

Prestley, Martha Watts (Connecticut)

Strom, Steven R. (Connecticut)

Szerejko, James J. (Connecticut)

Urban, Ralph E. (Connecticut)

Whelan, John R. (Connecticut)

Zaccardelli, Lisa A. (Connecticut)

Other Attorney(s)

Oleyer, George R. (Connecticut)

Robertson, James K. Jr. (Connecticut)

Wilkinson, George B. III. (Connecticut)

Expert/Monitor/Master

Pellegrino, Bernard A. (Connecticut)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Docket [PACER]

J. v. Weicker

Jan. 30, 2008 Docket
1

Class Action Complaint

Sept. 21, 1993 Complaint

[Correspondence between Michael Dale and George Oleyer]

Oct. 13, 1993 Correspondence
435

Settlement Agreement

Emily J. v. Rell

July 8, 2005 Settlement Agreement
435

Settlement Agreement

Emily J. v. Rell

Oct. 6, 2005 Settlement Agreement
467

Memorandum of Agreement Between the State of Connecticut Department of Children and Families and the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch

Emily J. v. M. Jody Rell

Sept. 26, 2007 Settlement Agreement

Resources

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Emily J. v. Weicker

National Center for Youth Law

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Docket

Last updated May 12, 2022, 8 p.m.

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COMPLAINT Filing Fee $ 120.00 Receipt # 135692 (Former Employee) (Entered: 09/28/1993)

Sept. 27, 1993

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino, T. Josiha Haig, James A. Connelly, Reginald Mayo (Former Employee) (Entered: 09/28/1993)

Sept. 27, 1993
2

ORDER on Pretrial Deadlines handed to counsel. Discovery cutoff 3/29/94 ; Dispositive Motions due 5/5/94 Amended Pleadings due 12/7/93 Motions to Dismiss due 1/7/94 (Former Employee) (Entered: 09/28/1993)

Sept. 27, 1993
3

MOTION by Emily J., William R., Matt A., Ramon C., Michael T., Mark B., Paul M. for permission to prosecute suit in ficitious name (Former Employee) (Entered: 09/28/1993)

Sept. 27, 1993
4

MOTION by Emily J., William R., Matt A., Ramon C., Michael T., Mark B., Paul M. for Class Certification (Brief Due 10/18/93 ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 09/28/1993)

Sept. 27, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [3−1] motion for permission to prosecute suit in ficitious name ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 09/30/1993)

Sept. 30, 1993

ENDORSEMENT denying w/o prej [4−1] motion for Class Certification ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 09/30/1993)

Sept. 30, 1993
5

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to James A. Connelly, Reginald Mayo 9/28/93 Answer due on 10/18/93 for Reginald Mayo, for James A. Connelly (Former Employee) (Entered: 09/30/1993)

Sept. 30, 1993
6

SUMMONS Returned Executed as to Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino 9/27/93 Answer due on 10/18/93 for T. Josiha Haig, for Vincent Ferrandino, for Rose Alma Senatore, for Mark Guasta, for Donald Konefal, for Peter Dobson, for Anthony J. Salius, for Aaron Ment Jr., for Lowell P. Weicker Jr. (Former Employee) (Entered: 09/30/1993)

Sept. 30, 1993
7

MEMORANDUM by Emily J., William R., Matt A., Ramon C., Michael T., Mark B., Paul M. in support of [4−1] motion for Class Certification by plaintiffs (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/01/1993)

Oct. 1, 1993

ENDORSEMENT vacating [0−0] order, re: [4−1] motion for Class Certification ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 10/04/1993)

Oct. 4, 1993
8

APPEARANCE of Attorney for Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino −− Steven R. Strom (Johnson, D.) (Entered: 10/05/1993)

Oct. 5, 1993
9

APPEARANCE of Attorney for Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino −− John R. Whelan (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/07/1993)

Oct. 7, 1993
10

APPEARANCE of Attorney for Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino −− Sharon M. Hartley (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/07/1993)

Oct. 7, 1993
11

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino for Disclosure of Pltfs' True Names , and for Protective Order (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 10/18/1993)

Oct. 15, 1993
12

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino to Extend Time by two weeks to respond to pltfs' mtn for class certification (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 10/18/1993)

Oct. 15, 1993
13

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino to Extend Time until 11/4/93 to file a responsive pleading (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 10/18/1993)

Oct. 15, 1993
14

APPEARANCE of Attorney for James A. Connelly −− Jeffrey J. Mirman (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/18/1993)

Oct. 18, 1993
16

MOTION by James A. Connelly to Extend Time until 11/10/93 to respond to pltfs' mtn for class certification (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 10/19/1993)

Oct. 19, 1993
17

MOTION by James A. Connelly to Extend Time until 11/10/93 to respond to pltfs' mtn for permission to prosecute suit in fictitious namt (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 10/19/1993)

Oct. 19, 1993
18

MOTION by James A. Connelly to Extend Time until 11/8/93 to reespond to complaint (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 10/19/1993)

Oct. 19, 1993

ENDORSEMENT [13−1] motion to Extend Time until 11/4/93 to file a responsive pleading ordered accordingly, reset Answer deadline to 11/4/93 for Vincent Ferrandino, for Rose Alma Senatore, for Mark Guasta, for Donald Konefal, for Peter Dobson, for Anthony J. Salius, for Aaron Ment Jr., for Lowell P. Weicker Jr. ( signed by Clerk ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/21/1993)

Oct. 20, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [17−1] motion to Extend Time until 11/10/93 to respond to pltfs' mtn for permission to prosecute suit in fictitious namt ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/25/1993)

Oct. 22, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [16−1] motion to Extend Time until 11/10/93 to respond to pltfs' mtn for class certification, Brief Deadline set for 11/10/93 [4−1] motion for Class Certification ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/25/1993)

Oct. 22, 1993
19

AMENDED CLASS ACTION COMPLAINT by Emily J., William R., Matt A., Ramon C., Michael T., Mark B., Paul M. against Ricardo M. due 11/4/93 for Reginald Mayo, for James A. Connelly, for Josiha Haig, for Vincent Ferrandino, for Rose Alma for Mark Guasta, for Donald Konefal, for Peter Dobson, for Anthony J. Salius, for Aaron Ment Jr., for Lowell P. Jr. ) amending [1−1] complaint (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 10/26/1993)

Oct. 25, 1993
20

APPEARANCE of Attorney for Reginald Mayo −− William H. Narwold (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/26/1993)

Oct. 26, 1993
21

MOTION by Reginald Mayo to Extend Time until 11/15/93 in which it has to answer or otherwise respond (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/26/1993)

Oct. 26, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [18−1] motion to Extend Time until 11/8/93 to reespond to complaint, Answer deadline to 11/8/93 for James A. Connelly ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/26/1993)

Oct. 26, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [12−1] motion to Extend Time by two weeks to respond to pltfs' mtn for class certification ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/26/1993)

Oct. 26, 1993
22

APPEARANCE of Attorney for T. Josiha Haig −− James J. Szerejko (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/28/1993)

Oct. 28, 1993
23

MOTION by T. Josiha Haig to Extend Time until 11/29/93 for answering or otherwise responding (Former Employee) (Entered: 10/28/1993)

Oct. 28, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [23−1] motion to Extend Time until 11/29/93 for answering or otherwise responding, reset Answer deadline to 11/29/93 for T. Josiha Haig ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 11/03/1993)

Nov. 2, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [21−1] motion to Extend Time until 11/15/93 in which it has to answer or otherwise respond, reset Answer deadline to 11/15/93 for Reginald Mayo ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 11/03/1993)

Nov. 3, 1993
24

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino to Extend Time until 11/15/93 within which to file their opp and/or resp memo regarding pltf motion for class certification (Former Employee) (Entered: 11/08/1993)

Nov. 5, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [24−1] motion to Extend Time until 11/15/93 within which to file their opp and/or resp memo regarding pltf motion for class certification, Brief Deadline set for 11/15/93 [4−1] motion for Class Certification ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 11/12/1993)

Nov. 10, 1993
26

APPEARANCE of Attorney for Reginald Mayo −− George B. Wilkinson III (Former Employee) (Entered: 11/12/1993)

Nov. 12, 1993
27

MOTION by Reginald Mayo to Extend Time to answer up to and including 11/29/93 (Former Employee) (Entered: 11/12/1993)

Nov. 12, 1993
28

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino for Leave to File Reply in Response to Pltfs' Me morandum of law in opp to defts' proposed protective order (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 11/16/1993)

Nov. 15, 1993
29

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino to Extend Time until 12/6/93 to file a responsive pleading (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 11/16/1993)

Nov. 15, 1993
30

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino to Extend Time by two weeks to respond to pltfs' mtn for class certification (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 11/16/1993)

Nov. 15, 1993
31

MOTION by James A. Connelly to Extend Time until 11/29/93 with in which to respond to amended complaint dated 10/25/93 (Former Employee) (Entered: 11/16/1993)

Nov. 16, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [27−1] motion to Extend Time to answer up to and including 11/29/93 ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 11/19/1993)

Nov. 18, 1993
32

MOTION by Reginald Mayo to Extend Time to answer or otherwise respond to amended complaint for class certification (Former Employee) (Entered: 11/30/1993)

Nov. 29, 1993
33

ANSWER and Affirmative Defenses to Complaint by James A. Connelly (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 11/30/1993)

Nov. 29, 1993
34

APPEARANCE of Attorney for T. Josiha Haig −− Terrance M. O'Neill (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 11/30/1993)

Nov. 29, 1993
35

MOTION by T. Josiha Haig to Extend Time until 12/29/93 to respond to complaint (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 11/30/1993)

Nov. 29, 1993
36

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino to Extend Time until 1/3/94 to respond and/or obj to interrog & req for prod (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 12/01/1993)

Nov. 30, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting to and including 12/29/93 [35−1] motion to Extend Time until 12/29/93 to respond to complaint ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/03/1993)

Dec. 2, 1993

ENDORSEMENT denying as moot [28−1] motion for Leave to File Reply in Response to Pltfs' Me morandum of law in opp to defts' proposed protective order ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Former Employee) Modified on 12/06/1993 (Entered: 12/06/1993)

Dec. 3, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [29−1] motion to Extend Time until 12/6/93 to file a responsive pleading ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/06/1993)

Dec. 3, 1993

ENDORSEMENT denying as moot [31−1] motion to Extend Time until 11/29/93 with in which to respond to amended complaint 10/25/93 ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/06/1993)

Dec. 3, 1993
40

ORDER of Transfer ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) to Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/07/1993)

Dec. 3, 1993

Consolidated Member Case . Lead Case Number: 2:80CV506 (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/07/1993)

Dec. 3, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [11−1] motion for Disclosure of Pltfs' True Names, granting [11−2] motion for Protective Order ( signed by Judge Alfred V. Covello ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/09/1993)

Dec. 3, 1993
42

PROTECTIVE ORDER: pltfs counsel shall disclose the true names of the named pltfs in this action to counsel representing the defts in this action. Names & personally−identifiable info re children obtained by pltfs & disc through disc shall be disclosed only to counsel of the parties herein. SEE for further details. (signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/09/1993)

Dec. 3, 1993
37

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino to Extend Time until 12/16/93 to file a resonsive pleading (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/06/1993)

Dec. 6, 1993
38

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino to Extend Time two weeks after the disclosure of the true names of the plaintiffs within which to respond to plaintiffs' motion for class certification (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/07/1993)

Dec. 6, 1993
39

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino to Extend Time to file their memorandum in support of their motion to compel disclosure of the true names of the plaintiffs under the terms of the defendants' protective order on or before 12/16/93 (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/07/1993)

Dec. 6, 1993
41

MOTION by Reginald Mayo to Extend Time until 1/7/94 to respond and/or object to plaintiffs' first set of interrogastories and requests for production of documents (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/08/1993)

Dec. 8, 1993
43

ANSWER affirmative defenses to Complaint by Reginald Mayo (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/09/1993)

Dec. 9, 1993
44

MOTION by T. Josiha Haig to Extend Time until 1/10/94 to respond to interrog & req for prod (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 12/09/1993)

Dec. 9, 1993
45

MOTION by Vincent Ferrandino to Extend Time to respond to pltfs' discovery dated 11/9/93 (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/10/1993)

Dec. 10, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting nunc pro tunc [32−1] motion to Extend Time to answer or otherwise respond to amended complaint for class certification, to 12/13/93 ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/17/1993)

Dec. 17, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [37−1] motion to Extend Time until 12/16/93 to file a resonsive pleading ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/17/1993)

Dec. 17, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [36−1] motion to Extend Time until 1/3/94 to respond and/or obj to interrog & req for prod ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/17/1993)

Dec. 17, 1993
46

MOTION by Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino to Extend Time to 1/18/94 to respond to complaint (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/20/1993)

Dec. 17, 1993
48

ANSWER by T. Josiha Haig to amended complaint (Graham, T.) (Entered: 12/23/1993)

Dec. 20, 1993
49

NOTICE of filing of Commissioner Vincent Ferrandino's response to plaintiffs' first set of interrogatories and requests for production of documents to defendants Ferrandino, Haig, Connelly and Mayo (Former Employee) (Entered: 12/27/1993)

Dec. 22, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [44−1] motion to Extend Time until 1/12/94 to respond to interrog & req for prod ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/27/1993)

Dec. 27, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [45−1] motion to Extend Time to respond to pltfs' discoveryi, by 1/12/94 ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/27/1993)

Dec. 27, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [47−1] motion to Extend Time to respond and or object to plaintiffs' 2nd set of interrogatories and requests for production to 1/30/94 ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/27/1993)

Dec. 27, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [46−1] motion to Extend Time to 1/30 /94 to respond to complaint ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/27/1993)

Dec. 27, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting, over objection, [41−1] motion to Extend Time until 1/12/94 to respond and/or object to plaintiffs' first set of interrogastories and requests for production of documents signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/27/1993)

Dec. 27, 1993

ENDORSEMENT denying as moot, [39−1] motion to Extend Time to file their memorandum in support of their motion to compel disclosure of the true names of the plaintiffs under the terms of the defendants' protective order on or before 12/16/93. SEE order entered 12/1/93 #42. ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/27/1993)

Dec. 27, 1993

ENDORSEMENT granting [38−1] motion to Extend Time to respond to plaintiffs' motion for class certification. Defts shall respond by 1/12/94 Brief Deadline set for 1/12/94 [4−1] motion for Class Certification ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 12/27/1993)

Dec. 27, 1993
61

OBJECTION by Emily J., William R., Matt A., Ramon C., Michael T., Mark B., Paul M., Ricardo M. re: [37−1] motion to Extend Time until 12/16/93 to file a resonsive pleading by defendants (Former Employee) (Entered: 01/21/1994)

Dec. 27, 1993
62

MOTION by Emily J., William R., Matt A., Ramon C., Michael T., Mark B., Paul M., Ricardo M. for inspection of Juvenile Detention Centers (JDCs) in Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven (Former Employee) (Entered: 01/21/1994)

Dec. 27, 1993
63

OBJECTION by Emily J., William R., Matt A., Ramon C., Michael T., Mark B., Paul M., Ricardo M. re: [44−1] motion to Extend Time until 1/10/94 to respond to interrog & req for prod by T. Josiha Haig, [41−1] motion to Extend Time until 1/7/94 to respond and/or object to plaintiffs' first set of interrogastories and requests for production of documents by Reginald Mayo (Former Employee) (Entered: 01/21/1994)

Dec. 27, 1993
50

APPEARANCE of Attorney for Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino −− Stephen J. O'Neill (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/03/1994)

Dec. 30, 1993
51

MOTION by Lowell P. Weicker Jr. to Extend Time re Req for Prod, to 3/4/94 (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/03/1994)

Dec. 30, 1993
64

RESPONSE by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino, T. Josiha Haig, James A. Connelly, Reginald Mayo to [62−1] motion for inspection of Juvenile Detention Centers (JDCs) in Hartford, Bridgeport and New Haven by

Dec. 30, 1993
53

APPEARANCE of Attorney for James A. Connelly −− Lisa A. Labella (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/11/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994

Status Conference held ( JAC) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/13/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994
65

OBJECTION by Emily J., William R., Matt A., Ramon C., Michael T., Mark B., Paul M., Ricardo M. re: [51−1] motion to Extend Time re Req for Prod, to 3/4/94 by Lowell P. Weicker Jr. (Former Employee) (Entered: 01/21/1994)

Jan. 5, 1994
52

SCHEDULING ORDER: Defts to respond to Class Cert motion by 1/12/94. Defts to respond to all pending disc matters by 1/31/194. Status conf to be held on 1/14/94 & 2/28/94 @ 9:30. Parties shall submit a status report to be delivered to chambers by 1/13/94 & 2/24/94. Parties shall make a good faith effort to define the class for purposes of class cert by the 1/14/94 status conf. SEE for further details. ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/06/1994)

Jan. 6, 1994

ENDORSEMENT granting [51−1] motion to Extend Time re Req for Prod, in accordance w/colloquy w/counsel on the record in open court at a hrg held on 1/5/94. ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/06/1994)

Jan. 6, 1994
55

ORDER referring case to Mag. Judge Joan G. Margolis for the purpose of settlement conference (signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/12/1994)

Jan. 11, 1994

ENDORSEMENT granting [54−1] motion to Extend Time, to 1/18/94 to respond to interrogs & prod ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/12/1994)

Jan. 12, 1994
56

RESPONSE by Defts to [4−1] motion for Class Certification by plaintiffssssss (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/13/1994)

Jan. 12, 1994
57

APPEARANCE of Attorney for T. Josiha Haig −− Michael J. Gustafson (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 12, 1994

ENDORSEMENT granting [4−1] motion for Class Certification at a hrg held on notice and on the record today, abs obj. SEE order re: Class Certification ordered today. signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/18/1994)

Jan. 14, 1994
58

ORDER granting [4−1] motion for Class Certification. SEE for details. ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/18/1994)

Jan. 14, 1994
59

ORDER re copies to JGM for duration of her involvement. ( signed by Mag. Judge Joan G. Margolis ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/18/1994)

Jan. 14, 1994
60

AMENDED SCHEDULING ORDER: 1. proposed forms of order re Class Cert. by 1/18/94, notice of consent for inspection & inspection all in accordance w/colloquy w/counsel at hrg 1/14/94. 2. response to pltfs' proposed orders and any alt. form by 2/2/94. 3. Pltfs shall reply by 2/7/94. 4. Status conf 2/28/94 @ 9:30. 5. Status report by 2/24/94. SEE for further details. ( signed by Chief Judge Jose A. Cabranes ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 01/18/1994)

Jan. 18, 1994
66

ANSWER by Lowell P. Weicker Jr., Aaron Ment Jr., Anthony J. Salius, Peter Dobson, Donald Konefal, Mark Guasta, Rose Alma Senatore, Vincent Ferrandino to amended complaint (Graham, T.) (Entered: 02/02/1994)

Jan. 31, 1994
67

MOTION by Defendants for Protective Order re: Inspections, Photograhps & Interviews (Brief Due 2/23/94 ) (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 02/03/1994)

Feb. 2, 1994
68

MEMORANDUM by Defendants in support of [67−1] motion for Protective Order re: Inspections, Photograhps & Interviews by Defendants (Jefferson, V.) (Entered: 02/03/1994)

Feb. 2, 1994
69

AFFIDAVIT of John Chapman by Defendants Re [67−1] motion for Protective Order re: Inspections, Photograhps & Interviews by Defendants (Jefferson, V.) (Entered:

Feb. 2, 1994
74

MEMORANDUM by Reginald Mayo in support of [73−1] objection by Reginald Mayo re: [60−1] Scheduling order (Kunofsky, L.) (Entered: 02/07/1994)

Feb. 2, 1994
78

MOTION by Emily J., William R., Matt A., Ramon C., Michael T., Mark B., Paul M., Ricardo M. to Extend Time until 3/4/94, within which to respond to state dfts int/req for prod (Former Employee) (Entered: 02/09/1994)

Feb. 2, 1994

State / Territory: Connecticut

Case Type(s):

Juvenile Institution

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 27, 1993

Closing Date: 2008

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

juveniles detained at juvenile detention centers in Connecticut

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Connecticut Department of Corrections (New Haven, Bridgeport, Hartford), City

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

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

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Private Settlement Agreement

Order Duration: 1997 - 2007

Content of Injunction:

Monitor/Master

Monitoring

Reporting

Issues

General:

Access to lawyers or judicial system

Assault/abuse by residents/inmates/students

Classification / placement

Disciplinary segregation

Education

Food service / nutrition / hydration

Recreation / Exercise

Sanitation / living conditions

Visiting

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Mental health care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run