Case: Donegan v. Norwood

1:16-cv-11178 | U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Filed Date: Dec. 8, 2016

Closed Date: April 17, 2022

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Case Summary

This case concerns the Americans with Disabilities Act and age discrimination.  On December 8th, 2016, the named plaintiff, a young man with a disability requiring regular medical aid, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals.  The plaintiff sued the Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (“HFS”).  Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sought…

This case concerns the Americans with Disabilities Act and age discrimination.  On December 8th, 2016, the named plaintiff, a young man with a disability requiring regular medical aid, filed this lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, individually and on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals.  The plaintiff sued the Director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (“HFS”).  Represented by private counsel, the plaintiff sought an injunction against the reduction of existing medical funding and declaratory relief. The plaintiff argued that decreasing the in-home shift nursing funding of persons aging out of a Medicaid program known as Nursing and Personal Care Services (“NPCS”) at 21 years of age purely based on their chronological age and rather than their medical needs violated both the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §12132 (ADA) and §504 of the Rehabilitation Act, 42 U.S.C. 794(a). At the time of the suit, Illinois ran a number of programs through Medicaid providing medical care funding for youths with disabilities.  As these youths aged out of programs their coverage changed, but their needs stayed the same, forcing families to make difficult, potentially life threatening decisions. . In the decade prior to this case there were five individual cases, and a class action suit in Illinois dealing with similar circumstances in which the plaintiffs prevailed.  

The case was assigned to District Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. and a class certification was immediately sought by the Plaintiffs under two theories.  First, the plaintiffs argued that they were at risk of significant harm or suffering because the state restricted NPCS enrollment to those under 21, forcing them to age out into a different program, Home Services Program (“HSP”), a program with lower funding caps. Second, the plaintiffs argued that those enrolled in NPCS were being discriminated against because similarly situated individuals aging out of a different state program–the Medically Fragile, Technology Dependent Children(“MFTD”) program–continued to receive the care they required.  

Throughout the lawsuit some class members were afforded injunctive relief so that their medical needs would be provided for while the case was adjudicated. The defendants agreed to provide relief for all putative class members that would age out of the program on, or before May 15, 2017. Further information regarding injunctive relief during the course of adjudication is unavailable.   

On December 21st, 2017, the court denied in part and granted in part the motion for class certification, finding the plaintiffs did qualify for class certification under their second theory based on an argument in Amundson ex rel. Amundson v. Wisconsin Department of Health Services, which suggested that persons with disabilities can establish claims of discrimination by showing worse treatment than other individuals with disabilities. 721 F.3d 871, 874 (7th Cir. 2013).   

On April 17th, 2019, the parties had a hearing before Judge Dow Jr., and presented a settlement. The parties settlement outlined that class members would upon request, or with permission, be evaluated for the MFTD waiver program.  Per the agreement, HFS is not obligated to provide care under any specific plan, or to necessarily provide care that they would not have otherwise provided. Additionally, defendants paid $140,000 in attorney’s fees.  Approval for the settlement was granted and the case was terminated without prejudice for a period of three years so that it could continue to be monitored. As of April 17, 2022 the Clearinghouse believes the case was closed and  dismissed with prejudice . 

 

Summary Authors

Nina Charap (3/3/2023)

People

For PACER's information on parties and their attorneys, see: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6254578/parties/donegan-v-norwood/


Judge(s)

Dow, Robert Michael (Illinois)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Cahill, Mary Denise (Illinois)

Farley, Robert Hugh (Illinois)

Attorney for Defendant

Arnold, Michael D. (Illinois)

Dierkes, Michael T. (Illinois)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document
1

1:16-cv-11178

Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

Complaint
26

1:16-cv-11178

Amended Complaint

Feb. 23, 2017

Feb. 23, 2017

Complaint
57

1:16-cv-11178

Memorandum Opinion and Order

Dec. 21, 2017

Dec. 21, 2017

Order/Opinion

2017 WL 2017

92-1

1:16-cv-11178

Settlement Agreement

Donegan v. Bellock

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

Settlement Agreement
92

1:16-cv-11178

Order Approving Final Settlement of Class Action

Donegan v. Eagleson

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

Order/Opinion
96

1:16-cv-11178

Judgment Order

Donegan v. Eagleson

May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019

Order/Opinion

Docket

See docket on RECAP: https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/6254578/donegan-v-norwood/

Last updated March 9, 2024, 3:12 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link
1

COMPLAINT for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief filed by Blake Donegan; Filing fee $ 400, receipt number 0752-12641210.(Farley, Robert) (Entered: 12/08/2016)

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

Clearinghouse
2

CIVIL Cover Sheet (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 12/08/2016)

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

PACER
3

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Blake Donegan by Robert Hugh Farley, Jr (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 12/08/2016)

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

PACER

CASE ASSIGNED to the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. Designated as Magistrate Judge the Honorable Sheila Finnegan. (jn, )

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

PACER
4

MOTION by Plaintiff Blake Donegan to certify class (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B)(Farley, Robert) (Entered: 12/08/2016)

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

PACER
5

MEMORANDUM by Blake Donegan in support of motion to certify class 4 (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 12/08/2016)

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

PACER
6

MOTION by Plaintiff Blake Donegan for temporary restraining order and Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C)(Farley, Robert) (Entered: 12/08/2016)

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

PACER
7

MEMORANDUM by Blake Donegan in support of motion for temporary restraining order 6 and Preliminary Injunction (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F)(Farley, Robert) (Entered: 12/08/2016)

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

PACER
8

Plaintiff's NOTICE of Motion by Robert Hugh Farley, Jr for presentment of motion to certify class 4, motion for temporary restraining order 6 before Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr. on 12/15/2016 at 09:15 AM. (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 12/08/2016)

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

PACER

SUMMONS Issued as to Defendant Felicia F. Norwood (mmy, )

Dec. 8, 2016

Dec. 8, 2016

PACER
9

SUMMONS Returned Executed by Blake Donegan as to Felicia F. Norwood on 12/9/2016, answer due 12/30/2016. (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 12/09/2016)

Dec. 9, 2016

Dec. 9, 2016

PACER
10

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Felicia F. Norwood by Michael D. Arnold (Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 12/13/2016)

Dec. 13, 2016

Dec. 13, 2016

PACER
11

ATTORNEY Appearance for Defendant Felicia F. Norwood by Brian Franklin Kolp (Kolp, Brian) (Entered: 12/13/2016)

Dec. 13, 2016

Dec. 13, 2016

PACER
12

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Motion hearing held. Plaintiff's motions for class certification 4 is entered and continued generally. Defendant's response to Plaintiff's motion for class temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction 6 is due by noon on 12/20/2016; Plaintiff may file a reply if he wishes to do so by 4:30 p.m. on 12/21/2016; motion is taken under advisement and the Court anticipates ruling on 12/22/2016. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 12/15/2016)

Dec. 15, 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

PACER
13

RESPONSE by Felicia F. Norwood to MOTION by Plaintiff Blake Donegan for temporary restraining order and Preliminary Injunction 6 (Kolp, Brian) (Entered: 12/20/2016)

Dec. 20, 2016

Dec. 20, 2016

PACER
14

REPLY by Blake Donegan to response to motion 13 for Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 12/21/2016)

Dec. 21, 2016

Dec. 21, 2016

PACER
15

ORDER Signed by the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. on 12/22/2016. For the reasons stated below, Plaintiff Blake Donegan's motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction 6 is continued to 1/6/2017 at 11:00 a.m. Although the representations in Defendant's response brief have obviated the need for any emergency injunctive relief as to Plaintiff and all class members who reach age 21 through May 15, 2017, there remains an open question concerning whether temporary relief is required for putative class members who have already aged out of the Nursing and Personal Care Services program. This question requires further development in the record as explained in this order. For further details see the Statement below. Mailed notice(cdh, ) (Entered: 12/22/2016)

Dec. 22, 2016

Dec. 22, 2016

PACER
16

ATTORNEY Appearance for Plaintiff Blake Donegan by Mary Denise Cahill (Cahill, Mary) (Entered: 12/27/2016)

Dec. 27, 2016

Dec. 27, 2016

PACER
17

DECLARATION regarding motion for temporary restraining order 6 and Preliminary Injunction on behalf of the Plaintiff and Class (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit D, # 2 Exhibit E)(Farley, Robert) (Entered: 01/03/2017)

Jan. 3, 2017

Jan. 3, 2017

RECAP
18

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Status hearing held and continued to 2/21/2017 at 10:30 a.m. Discussion held off the record. All motions shall be entered and continued to 2/21/2017. Defendant's answer is due 1/20/2017. Parties to submit their agreed proposed protective order as soon as possible to Proposed_Order_Dow@ilnd.uscourts.gov. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 01/06/2017)

Jan. 6, 2017

Jan. 6, 2017

PACER
19

AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER Signed by the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. on 1/12/2017. Mailed notice(cdh, ) Modified on 1/17/2017 (cdh, ). (Entered: 01/12/2017)

Jan. 12, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017

RECAP
19

AGREED PROTECTIVE ORDER Signed by the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. on 1/12/2017. Mailed notice(cdh, ) Modified on 1/17/2017 (cdh, ). (Entered: 01/12/2017)

Jan. 12, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017

RECAP
20

AGREED QUALIFIED HIPAA AND MHDDCA PROTECTIVE ORDER Signed by the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. on 1/12/2017. Mailed notice(cdh, ) (Entered: 01/12/2017)

Jan. 12, 2017

Jan. 12, 2017

PACER
21

MOTION by Defendant Felicia F. Norwood for extension of time to file answer regarding complaint 1 (Unopposed) (Kolp, Brian) (Entered: 01/20/2017)

Jan. 20, 2017

Jan. 20, 2017

PACER
22

(Unopposed) NOTICE of Motion by Brian Franklin Kolp for presentment of motion for extension of time to file answer, motion for relief 21 before Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr. on 1/25/2017 at 09:15 AM. (Kolp, Brian) (Entered: 01/20/2017)

Jan. 20, 2017

Jan. 20, 2017

PACER
23

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Defendant's unopposed motion for an extension of time to answer or otherwise plead 21 is granted. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 01/24/2017)

Jan. 24, 2017

Jan. 24, 2017

PACER
24

ANSWER to Complaint by Felicia F. Norwood(Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 01/27/2017)

Jan. 27, 2017

Jan. 27, 2017

PACER
25

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Status hearing held and continued to 3/22/2017 at 10:00 a.m. Plaintiff is given until 2/24/2017 to file an amended complaint. Defendant's oral motion for an extension of time until 3/22/2017 to file a response is granted. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 02/21/2017)

Feb. 21, 2017

Feb. 21, 2017

PACER
26

Plaintiffs AMENDED complaint by Blake Donegan, Kina Wines, Antonio Campbell, Janelle Eaton, Derek Tan against Felicia F. Norwood (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 02/23/2017)

Feb. 23, 2017

Feb. 23, 2017

Clearinghouse
27

ANSWER to amended complaint by Felicia F. Norwood(Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 03/22/2017)

March 22, 2017

March 22, 2017

PACER
28

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Status hearing held and continued to 5/10/2017 at 10:00 a.m. Plaintiff is given until 4/5/2017 to file a revised motion for class certification; response due 4/26/2017; reply due 5/10/2017. No later than 4/15/2017, the defendant shall file on the docket, its position regarding the deadline as to those individuals that will turn 21 years of age this year. If at any time the parties jointly wish to have a settlement conference, they shall contact the Court's Courtroom Deputy for a referral to Magistrate Judge Finnegan. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 03/23/2017)

March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017

PACER
29

MOTION by Plaintiff Blake Donegan to certify class (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Farley, Robert) (Entered: 04/04/2017)

April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017

PACER
30

MEMORANDUM of Law in Support of Plaintiffs' Amended Motion for Class Certification (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 04/04/2017)

April 4, 2017

April 4, 2017

PACER
31

Response to Court Minute Order of March 23, 2017 STATEMENT by Felicia F. Norwood (Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 04/19/2017)

April 19, 2017

April 19, 2017

PACER
32

MOTION by Defendant Felicia F. Norwood to seal document (Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 04/24/2017)

April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

PACER
33

NOTICE of Motion by Michael D. Arnold for presentment of (Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 04/24/2017)

April 24, 2017

April 24, 2017

PACER
34

RESPONSE by Felicia F. Norwoodin Opposition to MOTION by Plaintiff Blake Donegan to certify class 29 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit J)(Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 04/26/2017)

April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017

PACER
35

SEALED EXHIBIT by Defendant Felicia F. Norwood regarding response in opposition to motion 34 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E, # 6 Exhibit F, # 7 Exhibit G, # 8 Exhibit H, # 9 Exhibit I, # 10 Exhibit K)(Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 04/26/2017)

April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017

PACER
36

Amended NOTICE of Motion by Michael D. Arnold for presentment of motion to seal document 32 before Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr. on 5/3/2017 at 10:00 AM. (Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 04/27/2017)

April 27, 2017

April 27, 2017

PACER
37

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Defendant's motion for leave to file exhibits under seal 32 is granted. Notice of motion date of 5/3/2017 is stricken and no appearances are necessary on that date. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 05/02/2017)

May 2, 2017

May 2, 2017

PACER
38

MOTION by Plaintiff Blake Donegan for extension of time to file response/reply Unopposed (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 05/04/2017)

May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

PACER
39

Unopposed NOTICE of Motion by Robert Hugh Farley, Jr for presentment of motion for extension of time to file response/reply 38 before Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr. on 5/9/2017 at 09:15 AM. (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 05/04/2017)

May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017

PACER
40

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Plaintiffs' unopposed motion for an extension of time to file Plaintiffs' reply to Defendant's response to motion for class certification 38 is granted. Notice of motion date of 5/9/2017 is stricken and no appearances are necessary on that date. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 05/08/2017)

May 8, 2017

May 8, 2017

PACER
41

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: In view of the extension of the due date for Plaintiff's reply brief to 5/31/2017, the status hearing set for 5/10/2017 is stricken and reset to 6/1/2017 at 9:45 a.m. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 05/09/2017)

May 9, 2017

May 9, 2017

PACER
42

REPLY by Blake Donegan to response in opposition to motion 34 for Plaintiffs Amended Motion for Class Certification (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit Exhibit List, # 2 Exhibit A, # 3 Exhibit B, # 4 Exhibit C, # 5 Exhibit D, # 6 Exhibit E, # 7 Exhibit F, # 8 Exhibit G, # 9 Exhibit H, # 10 Exhibit I, # 11 Exhibit J, # 12 Exhibit K, # 13 Exhibit L)(Farley, Robert) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

PACER
43

SEALED EXHIBIT by Plaintiff Blake Donegan in the Reply to Defendant's Response to Plaintiffs Motion for Class Certification (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit B, # 2 Exhibit D, # 3 Exhibit I, # 4 Exhibit J, # 5 Exhibit K, # 6 Exhibit L)(Farley, Robert) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

PACER
44

SEALED EXHIBIT by Plaintiff Blake Donegan Corrected - Exhibit I (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit I - Corrected)(Farley, Robert) (Entered: 05/30/2017)

May 30, 2017

May 30, 2017

PACER
45

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Due to the Court's trial schedule, status hearing set for 6/1/2017 at 9:45 a.m. is reset to 6/7/2017 at 9:45 a.m. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 05/31/2017)

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017

PACER
46

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Status hearing held. Plaintiff's oral motion for leave to seal docket entries 43 and 44 is granted without objection. By 6/14/17, the parties shall submit to the Courtroom Deputy, Carolyn_Hoesly@ilnd.uscourts.gov their unavailable dates in July and August for the anticipated hearing on class certification. Plaintiff's and class motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction 6 is stricken without prejudice. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 06/08/2017)

June 7, 2017

June 7, 2017

PACER
47

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: On June 7, 2017, the Court entered a order directing parties to submit by June 14, their unavailable dates for trial [see 46]. No later than 10/20/17, parties shall file a brief status report. This case is set for further status hearing on 10/25/17 at 9:30 a.m. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 10/13/2017)

Oct. 13, 2017

Oct. 13, 2017

PACER
48

ORDER Signed by the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. on 10/17/2017. After reviewing the briefing, the Court directs the parties to file supplemental briefs addressing the issues set out below. Plaintiffs' supplemental brief is due by November 3, 2017; Defendants supplemental brief is due by November 22, 2017. Provided that the supplemental briefing proceeds according to this schedule, the Court anticipates issuing a written ruling on the motion no later than December 22, 2017. To maintain the status quo until that time - as the Court and parties have done by agreement from the start of this litigationthe Court requests that Defendant indicate in writing on the docket no later than October 20, 2017 whether it is willing to extend its agreement not to terminate the in-home shift nursing benefits received by any individual currently in the NPCS program based on their reaching the age of 21 years of age [31, at 2] through December 22, 2017. If Defendant does not agree to the extension, the case will be set for a status hearing on October 23, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. For further details see the Statement below. Mailed notice(cdh, ) (Entered: 10/17/2017)

Oct. 17, 2017

Oct. 17, 2017

PACER
49

in response to Court's October 17, 2017 minute order STATEMENT by Felicia F. Norwood (Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 10/20/2017)

Oct. 20, 2017

Oct. 20, 2017

PACER
50

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Upon review of Defendant Norwood's filing on 10/20/2017 49, the status hearing set for 10/25/2017 is stricken and will be reset when the Court rules on the pending motion for class certification 29 . Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 10/23/2017)

Oct. 23, 2017

Oct. 23, 2017

PACER
51

RESPONSE by Plaintiff Blake Donegan Supplemental Brief in Support of Plaintiffs' Motion for Class Certification (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A, # 2 Exhibit B, # 3 Exhibit C, # 4 Exhibit D, # 5 Exhibit E)(Farley, Robert) (Entered: 11/03/2017)

Nov. 3, 2017

Nov. 3, 2017

PACER
52

MOTION by Defendant Felicia F. Norwood to seal document Supplemental Brief Exhibits B-F (Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 11/22/2017)

Nov. 22, 2017

Nov. 22, 2017

PACER
53

NOTICE of Motion by Michael D. Arnold for presentment of motion to seal document 52 before Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr. on 12/5/2017 at 09:15 AM. (Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 11/22/2017)

Nov. 22, 2017

Nov. 22, 2017

PACER
54

RESPONSE by Felicia F. Norwoodin Opposition to MOTION by Plaintiff Blake Donegan to certify class 29 supplemental (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit A)(Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 11/22/2017)

Nov. 22, 2017

Nov. 22, 2017

PACER
55

SEALED EXHIBIT by Defendant Felicia F. Norwood regarding response in opposition to motion 54 (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit B, # 2 Exhibit C, # 3 Exhibit D, # 4 Exhibit E, # 5 Exhibit F)(Arnold, Michael) (Entered: 11/22/2017)

Nov. 22, 2017

Nov. 22, 2017

PACER
56

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr:Motion for leave to file exhibits under seal 52 is granted. Notice of motion date of 12/5/2017 is stricken and no appearances are necessary on that date. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 12/04/2017)

Dec. 4, 2017

Dec. 4, 2017

PACER
57

MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER Signed by the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. on 12/21/2017. The Court grants Plaintiffs' amended motion for class certification 29 in part. This case is set for further status hearing on January 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Mailed notice(cdh, ) (Entered: 12/21/2017)

Dec. 21, 2017

Dec. 21, 2017

Clearinghouse
58

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Status hearing held and continued to 2/21/2018 at 9:30 a.m. If at any time the parties jointly wish to have a settlement conference, they shall contact the Court's Courtroom Deputy for a referral to Magistrate Judge Finnegan. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 01/15/2018)

Jan. 12, 2018

Jan. 12, 2018

PACER
59

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Status hearing held and continued to 3/21/2018 at 9:45 a.m. Parties are discussing the possibility of settlement. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 02/22/2018)

Feb. 21, 2018

Feb. 21, 2018

PACER
66

Extension of Time to File Document

July 12, 2018

July 12, 2018

PACER
68

Order on Motion for Extension of Time to File

July 17, 2018

July 17, 2018

PACER
91

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Class Action Settlement and Hearing held. Approval of settlement granted. Civil case terminated. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 04/17/2019)

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

PACER
92

ORDER APPROVING FINAL SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION Signed by the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. on 4/17/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit). Mailed notice(cdh, ) (Entered: 04/17/2019)

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

Clearinghouse
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ORDER APPROVING FINAL SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION Signed by the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. on 4/17/2019. (Attachments: # 1 Exhibit). Mailed notice(cdh, ) (Entered: 04/17/2019)

April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019

Clearinghouse
93

MOTION by Plaintiff Blake Donegan for attorney fees Agreed Motion for Entry of Judgment Order (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 05/20/2019)

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

PACER
94

Unopposed Plaintiffs NOTICE of Motion by Robert Hugh Farley, Jr for presentment of motion for attorney fees 93 before Honorable Robert M. Dow Jr. on 5/23/2019 at 09:15 AM. (Farley, Robert) (Entered: 05/20/2019)

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

PACER
95

MINUTE entry before the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr: Agreed motion for judgment order 93 is granted. Signed order to follow. Notice of motion date of 5/24/2019 is stricken and no appearances are necessary on that date. Mailed notice (cdh, ) (Entered: 05/20/2019)

May 20, 2019

May 20, 2019

PACER
96

JUDGMENT ORDER Signed by the Honorable Robert M. Dow, Jr. on 5/21/2019. Mailed notice(cdh, ) (Entered: 05/21/2019)

May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019

RECAP

Case Details

State / Territory: Illinois

Case Type(s):

Disability Rights

Public Benefits/Government Services

Key Dates

Filing Date: Dec. 8, 2016

Closing Date: April 17, 2022

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Class of Persons with Disabilities at risk of losing some of their care upon aging out of youth programs at the age of 21.

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Public Interest Lawyer: No

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

State of Illinois, State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

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

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Monetary Relief

Any published opinion

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

Content of Injunction:

Preliminary relief granted

Discrimination Prohibition

Amount Defendant Pays: $140,000

Issues

General/Misc.:

Government services

Pattern or Practice

Payment for care

Benefits (Source):

Medicaid

Medicare

Disability and Disability Rights:

disability, unspecified

Discrimination Basis:

Age discrimination

Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)

Medical/Mental Health Care:

Medical care, general

Medical care, unspecified