Case: T.I. v. Delia

90-16125 | Washington state trial court

Filed Date: Aug. 10, 1990

Closed Date: 1998

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Case Summary

On August 10, 1990, juveniles filed a class action lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the King County Superior Court of the State of Washington, challenging the conditions of confinement at the King County Detention Facility (KCDF), including overcrowding and the lack of special education services. Plaintiffs were represented by Evergreen Legal Services, Institutional Legal Services Project and sought declaratory and equitable relief, as well as damages against the Seattle School District…

On August 10, 1990, juveniles filed a class action lawsuit pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the King County Superior Court of the State of Washington, challenging the conditions of confinement at the King County Detention Facility (KCDF), including overcrowding and the lack of special education services. Plaintiffs were represented by Evergreen Legal Services, Institutional Legal Services Project and sought declaratory and equitable relief, as well as damages against the Seattle School District and King County. The Seattle School District filed a Third-Party Complaint against the State of Washington. Plaintiffs amended their complaint twice. The case was certified as a class action by order dated December 6, 1990.

Most of plaintiffs' claims were resolved by a Stipulation and Order dated November 26, 1990. The parties litigated the remaining claims. Following a non-jury trial, the Superior Court (Judge Robert E. Dixon) issued a Preliminary Injunction on August 30, 1991,, enjoying defendants from placing more than two youths in any sleeping cell in the King County Juvenile Detention Facility and allowing defendants to use the holding cells located behind the courtrooms only on an emergency basis for temporary residential purposes and not for any punitive measure. The parties entered a stipulation, agreeing that defendants would not appeal the Court's Preliminary Injunction. The only issue that remained was plaintiffs' education claim.

On October 27, 1993, the Superior Court entered the Stipulation and Consent Judgment on Remaining Education Claims, which resolved all remaining issues in the case. The 1993 Stipulation called for a five year monitoring period. According to the case docket, an addendum to the 1993 Stipulation and Consent Judgment was filed on May 24, 1995. No other case activity is noted after that date.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (2/26/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Dixon, Robert E. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Arthur, Patricia J. (Washington)

Midgley, John (Washington)

Phillips, John Wentworth (Washington)

Stone, Blair C. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burman, David J. (Washington)

Delmendo, Wendi J. (Washington)

Eikenberry, Kenneth O. (Washington)

Fischer, Warren Howard (Washington)

Hoge, Michael W. (Washington)

Judge(s)

Dixon, Robert E. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Arthur, Patricia J. (Washington)

Midgley, John (Washington)

Phillips, John Wentworth (Washington)

Stone, Blair C. (Washington)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Burman, David J. (Washington)

Delmendo, Wendi J. (Washington)

Eikenberry, Kenneth O. (Washington)

Fischer, Warren Howard (Washington)

Hoge, Michael W. (Washington)

Madion, Maureen (Washington)

Maleng, Norm (Washington)

McMahon, Dennis Charles (Washington)

Patterson, Robert Edward (Washington)

Rasband, James R. (Washington)

Stier, Robert Inlow (Washington)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

90-16125

Docket

May 24, 1995

May 24, 1995

Docket

90-16125

Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Aug. 10, 1990

Aug. 10, 1990

Complaint

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First Amended Complaint for Injunctive Relief, Declaratory Relief, and Damages

Sept. 7, 1990

Sept. 7, 1990

Complaint

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Answer of Defendants Denton, Elder, and Seattle School District No. 1 and Third-Party Complaint of Seattle School District No. 1

Sept. 26, 1990

Sept. 26, 1990

Pleading / Motion / Brief

90-16125

Answer of Defendants Harold Delia, Tim Hill and King County

Oct. 1, 1990

Oct. 1, 1990

Pleading / Motion / Brief

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Memorandum in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction re: Dorm School and Mid School

Oct. 17, 1990

Oct. 17, 1990

Pleading / Motion / Brief

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Plaintiffs' Motion for Preliminary Injunction re: Dorm School

Oct. 18, 1990

Oct. 18, 1990

Pleading / Motion / Brief

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Motion of Defendants Denton, Felder, and Seattle School District No. 1 to Dismiss Plaintiffs' Claims for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief

Nov. 5, 1990

Nov. 5, 1990

Pleading / Motion / Brief

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Plaintiffs' Memorandum in Opposition to Defendants' Motion to Dismiss Injunctive Claims for Lack of Standing

Nov. 16, 1990

Nov. 16, 1990

Pleading / Motion / Brief

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Second Amended Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief and Damages

Nov. 16, 1990

Nov. 16, 1990

Complaint

Resources

Docket

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Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

Case Details

State / Territory: Washington

Case Type(s):

Juvenile Institution

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 10, 1990

Closing Date: 1998

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All individuals detained at the King County Juvenile Detention Facility.

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: Unknown

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

King County Detention Facility (King), County

Seattle School District, City

State of Washington, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Due Process

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Settlement

Form of Settlement:

Court Approved Settlement or Consent Decree

Order Duration: 1990 - 1998

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Issues

General:

Classification / placement

Conditions of confinement

Confinement/isolation

Education

Excessive force

Recreation / Exercise

Rehabilitation

Special education

Staff (number, training, qualifications, wages)

Totality of conditions

Crowding:

Crowding / caseload

Discrimination-basis:

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Type of Facility:

Government-run