Case: U.S. v. New York

1:88-02337 | U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Filed Date: Feb. 4, 1988

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Case Summary

On February 4, 1988, the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division notified the Governor of New York that it intended to investigate conditions at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center pursuant to authority granted by the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq. Sometime that same year, the United States filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging that the State of New York, the Governor of New …

On February 4, 1988, the United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division notified the Governor of New York that it intended to investigate conditions at Creedmoor Psychiatric Center pursuant to authority granted by the Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq. Sometime that same year, the United States filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York charging that the State of New York, the Governor of New York, the New York State Office of Mental Health, and Creedmoor Psychiatric Center were obstructing the Creedmoor CRIPA investigation. Specifically, the United States claimed that the defendants refused to grant investigators access to Creedmoor unless the United States signed a proposed consent decree in United States v. State of New York, a lawsuit dealing with conditions at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center. The plaintiffs asked the court to enter an injunction to force New York to give the United States access to Creedmoor's facilities, staff, patients, and records and enter other equitable relief as appropriate.

We have no information on what occurred in this lawsuit after the Complaint was filed.

Summary Authors

Elizabeth Chilcoat (6/28/2006)


Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fidler, Gayle D. (District of Columbia)

Hughes, Verlin (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Mellie H. (District of Columbia)

Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Reynolds, William Bradford (District of Columbia)

Saria, Robert J. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Maloney, Andrew J (New York)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Fidler, Gayle D. (District of Columbia)

Hughes, Verlin (District of Columbia)

Nelson, Mellie H. (District of Columbia)

Peabody, Arthur E. Jr. (District of Columbia)

Reynolds, William Bradford (District of Columbia)

Saria, Robert J. (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Maloney, Andrew J (New York)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

Complaint for Injunctive Relief Jurisdiction

Jan. 1, 1988 Complaint

Docket

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

Docket sheet not available via the Clearinghouse.

State / Territory: New York

Case Type(s):

Mental Health (Facility)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Feb. 4, 1988

Case Ongoing: No reason to think so

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

United States Department of Justice

Plaintiff Type(s):

U.S. Dept of Justice plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

Civil Rights of Institutionalized Persons Act (CRIPA), 42 U.S.C. § 1997 et seq.

Availably Documents:

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Unknown

Nature of Relief:

Unknown

Source of Relief:

Unknown

Issues

General:

Totality of conditions

Type of Facility:

Government-run