Case: Hunt v. Meszaros

2:91-cv-02564 | U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Filed Date: Sept. 6, 1991

Closed Date: 1999

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Case Summary

On September 6, 1991, Mary Hunt, a resident of the Great Oaks Center for developmentally disabled persons in Silver Springs, Maryland, filed a class-action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against the State of Maryland, the administrator of Great Oaks Center, and both the Secretary and Director of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The plaintiffs, including all persons then or who may in the future be confined at Great Oaks Center,…

On September 6, 1991, Mary Hunt, a resident of the Great Oaks Center for developmentally disabled persons in Silver Springs, Maryland, filed a class-action lawsuit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland against the State of Maryland, the administrator of Great Oaks Center, and both the Secretary and Director of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. The plaintiffs, including all persons then or who may in the future be confined at Great Oaks Center, were represented by counsel from the Maryland Disability Law Center, the Mental Health Law Project, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland, in addition to private firms. They asked the court for declaratory and injunctive relief, alleging that they had been subjected to hazardous unconstitutional conditions while in state custody at Great Oaks Center.

Specifically, the plaintiffs contended that they had been subjected to injury, abuse, neglect, and unnecessary physical restraints, as well as having been denied medical care and rehabilitative training and services. Several plaintiffs complained of injuries sustained as a result of Great Oaks personnel's failure to properly monitor the patients. Several residents died from lack of supervision as the center lacked treatment and training programs to deal with residents' aggressive and self-abusive behavior.

After two years of motions by both parties to extend time for answers, discovery orders and oppositions to class certification, the case was reassigned from Judge Joseph C. Howard to Judge Peter J. Messitte on November 15, 1993. On July 18, 1994 the Court (Judge Messitte) advised counsel that a settlement hearing would take place on September 8, 1994. The case was then referred to Magistrate Judge James E. Kenkel. Correspondence from the plaintiff's counsel indicated that the plaintiff was willing to withdraw from the Motion for Class Certification in 1995, and the case was referred to Magistrate Judge Catherine C. Blake, who entered an order permitting the plaintiffs' experts to tour the institutions upon reasonable notice on June 12, 1995. The United States entered an amicus brief on May 17, 1996 in support of the plaintiffs' motion for partial summary judgment and in opposition to the defendants' motion for summary judgment.

On March 25, 1999, after a stipulation of dismissal and approval signed by Judge Catherine C. Blake, the case was closed. A notice of appeal was filed on April 22, 1999 by the plaintiffs and on June 11, 2001, the United States Supreme Court denied the petition for a wrt of certiorari.

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Summary Authors

Stacey Jensen (6/25/2006)

People


Judge(s)

Blake, Catherine C. (Maryland)

Howard, Joseph Clemens (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burnim, Ira Abraham (District of Columbia)

Burrell, Robin (Maryland)

Freedman, Lawrence R. (District of Columbia)

Goering, Susan (Maryland)

Lipps, Andrew L. (District of Columbia)

Ney, Steven (Maryland)

O'Connell, Maureen (Maryland)

Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)

Judge(s)

Blake, Catherine C. (Maryland)

Howard, Joseph Clemens (Maryland)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Burnim, Ira Abraham (District of Columbia)

Burrell, Robin (Maryland)

Freedman, Lawrence R. (District of Columbia)

Goering, Susan (Maryland)

Lipps, Andrew L. (District of Columbia)

Ney, Steven (Maryland)

O'Connell, Maureen (Maryland)

Spitzer, Arthur (District of Columbia)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Curran, John Joseph Jr. (Maryland)

Dove, Maureen Mullen (Maryland)

Messerschmidt, Carole Jean (Maryland)

Morse, Kathleen A. (Colorado)

O'Brien, Daniel J. Jr. (Maryland)

Paulus, Timothy J. (Maryland)

Other Attorney(s)

Adams, George P. (Maryland)

Lucas, Benjamin F. II (Maryland)

Sherman, William F. (Arkansas)

Shuham, Martin J. (Maryland)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

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2:91-cv-02564

Docket (PACER)

June 11, 2001

June 11, 2001

Docket

2:91-cv-02564

Amended Complaint

Jan. 1, 1991

Jan. 1, 1991

Pleading / Motion / Brief

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Docket

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1

COMPLAINT filed; FILING FEE $ 120 RECEIPT # 089772 (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/11/1991)

Sept. 6, 1991

Sept. 6, 1991

2

SUMMONS(ES) issued for Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 09/11/1991 (Entered: 09/11/1991)

Sept. 6, 1991

Sept. 6, 1991

3

Correspondence of State of Maryland and other named State Officials RE: 91-2564 and 84-4409 are not related cases as Civil Cover sheet states. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/17/1991)

Sept. 11, 1991

Sept. 11, 1991

4

MOTION by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland to Extend Time (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/19/1991)

Oct. 3, 1991

Oct. 3, 1991

4

ORDER granting [4-1] motion to Extend Time, reset Answer deadline to 10/7/91 for State of Maryland, for Nelson Sabatini, for Allan Radinsky, for Lois Meszaros ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) (c/m 10/3/91 vab) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/19/1991)

Oct. 3, 1991

Oct. 3, 1991

5

MOTION with memorandum in support by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland to Dismiss and request for hearing. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/19/1991)

Oct. 7, 1991

Oct. 7, 1991

6

MOTION by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland to Extend Time to respond to motion to dismiss (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/19/1991)

Oct. 18, 1991

Oct. 18, 1991

7

ORDER granting [6-1] motion of plaintiffs to Extend Time to respond to motion to dismiss to November 7, 1991. ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) (c/m 10/21/91 vab) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/26/1991)

Oct. 18, 1991

Oct. 18, 1991

8

MOTION by Mary Hunt, Matroy Foster, Michael Wade, Timothy Wade, John McClelland, Sarah Howvitz For inspection of Premises (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/30/1991)

Oct. 29, 1991

Oct. 29, 1991

9

MOTION to Intervene by Great Oaks Asso. and objection to class certification, attachments and memorandum. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/10/1991)

Nov. 7, 1991

Nov. 7, 1991

10

MEMORANDUM by Mary Hunt, Matroy Foster, Michael Wade, Timothy Wade, John McClelland, Sarah Howvitz in opposition to [5-1] motion of defendants to Dismiss and attachments 1,2 and 3. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/10/1991)

Nov. 7, 1991

Nov. 7, 1991

11

Request of applicant, Great Oaks Association for hearing on its motion to intervene. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/13/1991)

Nov. 7, 1991

Nov. 7, 1991

12

RESPONSE by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland in opposition to [8-1] motion of plaintiffs For inspection of Premises (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/20/1991)

Nov. 13, 1991

Nov. 13, 1991

12

MOTION by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland for Protective Order , memorandum and exhibit A. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/20/1991)

Nov. 13, 1991

Nov. 13, 1991

13

MOTION by William F. Sherman to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Great Oaks Association, Inc. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/06/1991)

Nov. 14, 1991

Nov. 14, 1991

13

ORDER dated 11/14/91 "granting" [13-1] motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice for Great Oaks Association, Inc. ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard )(c/m 11/20/91 pjc) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/06/1991)

Nov. 14, 1991

Nov. 14, 1991

14

MOTION by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland to Extend Time to respond to Motion to Intervene and Objection to Class Certification (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/06/1991)

Nov. 20, 1991

Nov. 20, 1991

15

Local Rule 104.7 Certificate of defendants of Attempts to resolve Discovery. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/06/1991)

Nov. 21, 1991

Nov. 21, 1991

16

MOTION by plaintiffs to Extend Time to respond to defendant's Objections and Motion for Protective Order, and Motion of Great Oaks Ass. to Intervene and Objections to Class Certification (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/06/1991)

Nov. 21, 1991

Nov. 21, 1991

17

ORDER dated 11/21/91 "granting" [16-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to defendant's Objections and Motion for Protective Order, and Motion of Great Oaks Ass. to Intervene and Objections to Class Certification, Response to Motion reset to 12/6/91 for [12-1] motion for Protective Order, reset to 12/6/91 for [9-1] motion to Intervene by Great Oaks Asso. ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) (c/m 11/21/91 vab) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/06/1991)

Nov. 21, 1991

Nov. 21, 1991

19

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland in support of [5-1] motion to Dismiss. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/18/1991)

Dec. 6, 1991

Dec. 6, 1991

20

MEMORANDUM in opposition by plaintiffs to [12-1] motion for Protective Order, [12-1] opposition response and Appendix 1 thru 3. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 12/18/1991 (Entered: 12/18/1991)

Dec. 6, 1991

Dec. 6, 1991

21

MEMORANDUM in opposition by plaintiffs to [18-1] motion to Intervene and Appendix 1 thru 5/ (c/s) (Filed Separately) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/18/1991)

Dec. 6, 1991

Dec. 6, 1991

22

RESPONSE by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland in support of [18-2] motion Objection to Class Certification, [17-1] order Response to Motion reset to 12/6/91 for [12-1] motion for Protective Order, reset to 12/6/91 for [9-1] motion to Intervene by Great Oaks Asso. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/18/1991)

Dec. 6, 1991

Dec. 6, 1991

23

MEMORANDUM by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland in opposition to Class Certification. (c/s) (Requested in Complaint) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/18/1991)

Dec. 6, 1991

Dec. 6, 1991

24

SUPPLEMENTAL MEMORANDUM by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland in support of [12-1] motion for Protective Order, [12-1] opposition response and Exhibits A thru L. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/02/1992)

Dec. 20, 1991

Dec. 20, 1991

25

MOTION by Great Oaks Asso. to Extend Time to respond to plaintiffs' Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Intervene (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/15/1992)

Dec. 26, 1991

Dec. 26, 1991

26

MOTION by Great Oaks Asso. to Extend Time to respond to plaintiffs' Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Intervene (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 01/15/1992 (Entered: 01/02/1992)

Dec. 30, 1991

Dec. 30, 1991

27

ORDER dated 12/27/91 "granting" [25-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to plaintiffs' Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Intervene, Reply to Response to Motion reset to 1/15/92 for [18-1] motion to Intervene ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) (c/m 12/30/91 vab) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 01/15/1992 (Entered: 01/02/1992)

Dec. 30, 1991

Dec. 30, 1991

29

MOTION with memorandum in support by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland to Dismiss , or to Stay Proceedings under Abstention Doctrine and Exhibits A thru C. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/17/1992)

Jan. 2, 1992

Jan. 2, 1992

28

ORDER dated 01/03/92 "granting" [25-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to plaintiffs' Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Intervene, Response to Motion reset to 1/15/92 for [18-1] motion to Intervene ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) (c/m 01/03/92 vab) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/15/1992)

Jan. 3, 1992

Jan. 3, 1992

30

MOTION by plaintiffs to Extend Time to respond to Motion to Dismiss or Stay Proceedings under Abstention Doctrine (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/20/1992)

Jan. 14, 1992

Jan. 14, 1992

31

SECOND AMENDMENT MOTION by Great Oaks Asso. to Intervene by Great Oaks Asso. , and Objection to Class Certification and Attachments. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/1992)

Jan. 15, 1992

Jan. 15, 1992

32

REPLY MEMORANDUM by Great Oaks Asso. in opposition to [21-1] opposition memorandum and Exhibits D thru E9. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/1992)

Jan. 15, 1992

Jan. 15, 1992

33

APPENDIX of Cases not generally Reported. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/27/1992)

Jan. 15, 1992

Jan. 15, 1992

34

ORDER "granting" [30-1] motion to Extend Time to respond to Motion to Dismiss or Stay Proceedings under Abstention Doctrine, Response to Motion reset to 1/27/92 for [29-1] motion to Dismiss, reset to 1/27/92 for [29-2] motion to Stay Proceedings under Abstention Doctrine ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) (c/m 01/21/92 vab) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/05/1992)

Jan. 21, 1992

Jan. 21, 1992

35

MEMORANDUM by Mary Hunt, Matroy Foster, Michael Wade, Timothy Wade, John McClelland, Sarah Howvitz in opposition to [29-1] motion to Dismiss, [29-2] motion to Stay Proceedings under Abstention Doctrine. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/07/1992)

Jan. 27, 1992

Jan. 27, 1992

36

JOINT MOTION by Mary Hunt, Matroy Foster, Michael Wade, Timothy Wade, John McClelland, Sarah Howvitz, Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland, Great Oaks Asso. to Extend Time for defendants to Reply to plaintiff's Opposition to Abstension Motion (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/12/1992)

Feb. 5, 1992

Feb. 5, 1992

36

ORDER dated 02/05/92 "granting" [36-1] joint motion to Extend Time for defendants to Reply to plaintiff's Opposition to Abstension Motion, Reply to Response to Motion reset to 2/10/92 for [29-1] motion to Dismiss, reset to 2/10/92 for [29-2] motion to Stay Proceedings under Abstention Doctrine ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) (c/m 02/05/92 vab) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/12/1992)

Feb. 5, 1992

Feb. 5, 1992

37

REPLY by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland to response to [29-1] motion to Dismiss, [29-2] motion to Stay Proceedings under Abstention Doctrine and Exhibit 1. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/24/1992)

Feb. 10, 1992

Feb. 10, 1992

38

MOTION by plaintiffs with memorandum in support for Class Action Certification and Appendix 1. (c/s) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/04/1992)

Feb. 25, 1992

Feb. 25, 1992

39

JOINT MOTION by Mary Hunt, Matroy Foster, Michael Wade, Timothy Wade, John McClelland, Sarah Howvitz, Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland, Great Oaks Asso. to Extend Time for filing defendants opposition to plaintiffs' motion for class certification. (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/18/1992)

March 10, 1992

March 10, 1992

39

MARGINAL ORDER granting [39-1] joint motion to Extend Time, set Motion Filing deadline to 3/13/92 ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) (c/m Chambers) (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/18/1992)

March 10, 1992

March 10, 1992

40

RESPONSE by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland, Great Oaks Asso. in opposition to [38-1] motion for Class Action Certification (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/20/1992)

March 13, 1992

March 13, 1992

41

THIRD AMENDMENT TO MOTION to Intervene by Great Oaks Asso. , and objection to class certification (slf, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/20/1992)

March 17, 1992

March 17, 1992

42

MEMORANDUM OPINION ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) dated April 1, 1992. (c/m 4/2/92 vab) (cmh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/13/1992)

April 2, 1992

April 2, 1992

43

ORDER dated April 1, 1992 granting in part [9-1] motion to Intervene by Great Oaks Asso. to permit it to oppose Motion of Plaintiffs for Class Certification. ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) (c/m 4/2/92 vab) (cmh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/13/1992)

April 2, 1992

April 2, 1992

44

STIPULATION by Mary Hunt, Matroy Foster, Michael Wade, Timothy Wade, John McClelland, Sarah Howvitz, Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland to Extend Time within which Plaintiffs may file their Reply to Memorandum of Defendants in Opposition to Class Certification (cmh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

April 8, 1992

April 8, 1992

44

ORDER dated April 7, 1992 granting [44-1] Stipulation to Extend Time within which Plaintiffs may file their Reply to Memorandum of Defendants in Opposition to Class Certification, and Reply to Response to Motion reset to 4/17/92 for [38-1] motion for Class Action Certification ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) (c/m 4/8/92 ph) (cmh, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/16/1992)

April 8, 1992

April 8, 1992

45

JOINT MOTION by parties to Extend Time for plaintiffs to reply to defendants memorandum in opposition to class certification (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/29/1992)

April 21, 1992

April 21, 1992

45

ORDER dated 04/21/92 "granting" [45-1] joint motion to Extend Time for plaintiffs to reply to defendants memorandum in opposition to class certification to 05/08/92. ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard ) (c/m 04/22/92 vab) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/29/1992)

April 21, 1992

April 21, 1992

46

JOINT MOTION to Extend Time to file a reply to defendant's opposition to class certification . (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/27/1992)

May 11, 1992

May 11, 1992

46

ORDER granting [46-1] joint motion to Extend Time to file a reply to defendant's opposition to class certification ( signed by Judge Joseph C. Howard 5/8/92) (c/m 5/11/92-vab) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/27/1992)

May 11, 1992

May 11, 1992

47

ORDER dated 06/11/92 "granting" [47-1] joint motion to Extend Time for plaintiffs to file reply to Opposition of defendant's to Class Certification to 09/10/92. ( signed by Judge Norman P. Ramsey ) (c/m 06/11/92 myl) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/15/1992)

June 11, 1992

June 11, 1992

48

ANSWER in Intervention to Complaint by Great Oaks Asso. (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/22/1992)

July 14, 1992

July 14, 1992

49

MOTION by Great Oaks Asso. to Substitute Attorney (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/26/1992)

Aug. 20, 1992

Aug. 20, 1992

49

ORDER granting [49-1] motion to Substitute Attorney terminated attorney George P. Adams for Great Oaks Asso. Added Benjamin F. Lucas II ( signed by Judge Norman P. Ramsey ) dated Aug. 20, 1992 (c/m 8/20/92 ems) (rank, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/26/1992)

Aug. 20, 1992

Aug. 20, 1992

50

JOINT MOTION with memorandum in support for a Temporary Stay of Proceedings . (c/s) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/11/1992)

Sept. 10, 1992

Sept. 10, 1992

51

MARGINAL ORDER granting [50-1] joint motion for a Temporary Stay of Proceedings. ( signed by Sr. Judge Frank A. Kaufman September 25, 1992) (c/m 9/25/92-mjl) (cag, Deputy Clerk) Modified on 10/01/1992 (Entered: 09/28/1992)

Sept. 25, 1992

Sept. 25, 1992

52

ORDER "STAYING" Action until October 27, 1992; "EXTENDING" until November 6, 1992 the filing of Plaintiff's reply to Defendant's Memorandum in opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification. ( signed by Sr. Judge Frank A. Kaufman September 25, 1992) (c/m 9/25/92-mjl) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/01/1992)

Sept. 25, 1992

Sept. 25, 1992

53

JOINT MOTION to Stay Proceedings . (c/s) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/12/1992)

Nov. 12, 1992

Nov. 12, 1992

54

ORDER granting [53-1] joint motion to Stay Proceedings to December 2, 1992; "EXTENDING" Plaintiff's reply to Defendants Memorandum in opposition to Plaintiff's Motion for Class Certification to December 16, 1992. ( signed by Judge J. F. Motz 11/13/92) (c/m 11/13/92-gs) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/13/1992)

Nov. 13, 1992

Nov. 13, 1992

55

JOINT MOTION to Extend Time for Plaintiff to file a reply to Defendant's Memorandum in Opposition to Class Certification . (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/18/1992)

Dec. 18, 1992

Dec. 18, 1992

55

ORDER granting [55-1] joint motion to Extend Time for Plaintiff to file a reply to Defendant's Memorandum in Opposition to Class Certification to 2/3/93. ( signed by Judge J. F. Motz 12/17/92) (c/m 12/18/92-cag) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 12/18/1992)

Dec. 18, 1992

Dec. 18, 1992

56

JOINT MOTION of Parties to Extend Time for Plaintiff to reply to Defendants' Memorandum in opposition to Class Certification . (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/09/1993)

Feb. 8, 1993

Feb. 8, 1993

56

ORDER granting [56-1] joint motion to Extend Time for Plaintiff to reply to Defendants' Memorandum in opposition to Class Certification to 3/3/93. ( signed by Judge J. F. Motz 2/8/93) (c/m 2/9/93-vab) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/09/1993)

Feb. 8, 1993

Feb. 8, 1993

57

JOINT MOTION of Parties to Extend Time for Plaintiffs to file a reply to Defendants Memorandum in opposition to Class Certification . (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/08/1993)

March 5, 1993

March 5, 1993

57

ORDER granting [57-1] joint motion to Extend Time for Plaintiffs to file a reply to Defendants Memorandum in opposition to Class Certification to 4/6/93. ( signed by Judge J. F. Motz ) (c/m 3/5/93-cag) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 03/08/1993)

March 5, 1993

March 5, 1993

58

JOINT MOTION of Parties to Extend Time for Plaintiffs to file a Reply to Defendants' Oppositon to Class Certification . (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

April 14, 1993

April 14, 1993

58

ORDER granting [58-1] joint motion to Extend Time for Plaintiffs to file a Reply to Defendants' Oppositon to Class Certification to 5/15/93. ( signed by Sr. Judge Herbert F. Murray 4/13/93) (c/m 4/14/93-ncd) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/14/1993)

April 14, 1993

April 14, 1993

59

JOINT MOTION to Extend Time for Plaintiffs to file a reply to Defendants' Opposition to Class Certification . (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/25/1993)

May 25, 1993

May 25, 1993

59

ORDER granting [59-1] joint motion to Extend Time for Plaintiffs to file a reply to Defendants' Opposition to Class Certification to 6/22/93. ( signed by Sr. Judge Herbert F. Murray ) (c/m 5/25/93-cag) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/25/1993)

May 25, 1993

May 25, 1993

60

JOINT MOTION of Parties to Extend Time for Plaintiffs to file a reply to Defendants' Memorandum in Oppostion to Class Certification . (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/28/1993)

June 25, 1993

June 25, 1993

60

ORDER granting [60-1] joint motion to Extend Time for Plaintiffs to file a reply to Defendants' Memorandum in Oppostion to Class Certification to 7/21/93. ( signed by Judge Herbert N. Maletz 6/25/93 ) (c/m 6/25/93- dp) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/28/1993)

June 25, 1993

June 25, 1993

61

JOINT MOTION by Mary Hunt, Matroy Foster, Michael Wade, Timothy Wade, John McClelland, Sarah Howvitz, Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland and Great Oaks Asso. to Extend Time for plaintiffs to file a reply to defendants' opposition to class certification . (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/28/1993)

July 28, 1993

July 28, 1993

61

ORDER granting [61-1] joint motion to Extend Time for plaintiffs to file a reply to defendants' opposition to class certification, until September 21, 1993 ( signed by Judge Herbert N. Maletz July 27, 1993). (c/m 7/28/93-bj) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/28/1993)

July 28, 1993

July 28, 1993

62

ORDER granting [62-1] joint motion to Extend Time for Plaintiffs to file a Reply to Defendants' Opposition to Class Certification to November 10, 1993. ( signed by Judge Herbert N. Maletz 9/24/93 ) (c/m 9/27/93-cag) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/27/1993)

Sept. 27, 1993

Sept. 27, 1993

CASE reassigned from Judge Howard to Judge Peter J. Messitte (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/15/1993)

Nov. 15, 1993

Nov. 15, 1993

63

JOINT MOTION of Parties to Extend Time for Plaintiffs to file a Reply to Defendants' Opposition to Class Certification . (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/17/1993)

Nov. 16, 1993

Nov. 16, 1993

63

ORDER granting [63-1] joint motion to Extend Time for Plaintiffs to file a Reply to Defendants' Opposition to Class Certification to 12/3/93. ( signed by Judge J. F. Motz 11/16/93 ) (c/m 11/17/93-cag) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/17/1993)

Nov. 16, 1993

Nov. 16, 1993

64

Reassignment letter mailed to parties. (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/29/1993)

Nov. 26, 1993

Nov. 26, 1993

65

STIPULATION AND ORDER "EXTENDING" the time for Plaintiff's Reply to Defendants' Memorandum in Opposition to Class Certification to 1/10/94. ( signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte 1/13/94 ) (c/m ras) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/14/1994)

Jan. 14, 1994

Jan. 14, 1994

66

STIPULATION AND ORDER "EXTENDING" the time for Plaintiffs to file a Reply to Defendants' Memorandum in Opposition to Class Certification to 2/17/94. ( signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte 1/14/94 ) (c/m ras) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 01/24/1994)

Jan. 21, 1994

Jan. 21, 1994

67

STIPULATION AND ORDER "EXTENDING" the time for Plaintiffs to file a Reply to Defendants' Opposition to class Certification. ( signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte 2/22/94 ) (c/m ras) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 02/25/1994)

Feb. 24, 1994

Feb. 24, 1994

68

STIPULATION AND ORDER "EXTENDING" the time for Plaintiffs to file a reply to Defendants' Opposition to class certification to 4/29/94. ( signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte 3/29/94 ) (c/m 4/1/94-ems) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/04/1994)

April 1, 1994

April 1, 1994

69

MEMORANDUM "SETTING" a status conference for June 24, 1994 at 10:00 a.m. ( signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte April 7, 1994) (c/m 4/11/93-ems) (mdd, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 04/14/1994)

April 11, 1994

April 11, 1994

70

STIPULATION AND ORDER "EXTENDING" the time for Plaintiff's to reply to Defendants' Memoranudm in Opposition to class Certification. ( signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte 5/2/94 ) (c/m 5/4/94-ems) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 05/06/1994)

May 5, 1994

May 5, 1994

71

STIPULATION AND ORDER "EXTENDING" the time for Plaintiffs to file a Reply to Defendants' Opposition to Class Certification. ( signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte 5/31/94 ) (c/m 6/3/94-ems) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/03/1994)

June 2, 1994

June 2, 1994

Status conference held before Messitte, J. (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/28/1994)

June 24, 1994

June 24, 1994

72

SCHEDULING ORDER ( signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte 6/27/94 ) (c/m 6/28/94-ems) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 06/29/1994)

June 28, 1994

June 28, 1994

73

MEMORANDUM dated 7/12/94 ( signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte ) "ADVISING" Counsel that the settlement hearing is now scheduled for 9/8/94 at 11:00am. (c/m 7/18/94hg) (lad, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 07/18/1994)

July 18, 1994

July 18, 1994

74

STATUS REPORT by Great Oaks Asso. (c/s) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 08/26/1994)

Aug. 26, 1994

Aug. 26, 1994

75

MOTION with memorandum in support by Great Oaks Asso. for Protective Order and Exhibits. (EXHIBITS FILED SEPARATELY) (c/s) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 09/30/1994)

Sept. 29, 1994

Sept. 29, 1994

76

MOTION with memorandum in support by Mary Hunt, et al for Leave to File Amended Complaint and Proposed Amended Complaint. (c/s) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/03/1994)

Sept. 30, 1994

Sept. 30, 1994

77

MOTION with memorandum in support by Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland to Extend Time to respond to Request for Production of Documents . (c/s) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/03/1994)

Sept. 30, 1994

Sept. 30, 1994

78

NOTICE of attorney appearance for Lois Meszaros, Allan Radinsky, Nelson Sabatini, State of Maryland by Timothy J. Paulus and Striking attorney appearance of Marlene Trestman. (c/s) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/03/1994)

Sept. 30, 1994

Sept. 30, 1994

79

ORDER REFERRING CASE to Magistrate Judge James E. Kenkel for Hearing and determination of non-dispositive pre-trial matters. ( signed by Judge Peter J. Messitte 10/4/94 ) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/13/1994)

Oct. 12, 1994

Oct. 12, 1994

80

MEMORANDUM by Mary Hunt, et al in opposition to [77-1] motion of Defendants to Extend Time to respond to Request for Production of Documents. (c/s Kenkel & Chambers) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/18/1994)

Oct. 14, 1994

Oct. 14, 1994

81

ORDER granting [77-1] motion of Defendants to Extend Time to respond to Request for Production of Documents to and including 11/4/94. ( signed by Magistrate Judge James E. Kenkel 10/27/94 ) (c/m 10/27/94-cc) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/31/1994)

Oct. 28, 1994

Oct. 28, 1994

82

ORDER "SETTING" date for Hearing on all pending motions. ( signed by Magistrate Judge James E. Kenkel 10/27/94 ) (c/m 10/27/94-cc) (cag, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 10/31/1994)

Oct. 28, 1994

Oct. 28, 1994

Case Details

State / Territory: Maryland

Case Type(s):

Intellectual Disability (Facility)

Special Collection(s):

Multi-LexSum (in sample)

Key Dates

Filing Date: Sept. 6, 1991

Closing Date: 1999

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

All persons presently or who may in the future be confined at Great Oaks Center for developmentally disabled persons in Silver Spring, Maryland

Attorney Organizations:

Bazelon Center

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: Yes

Class Action Outcome: Granted

Defendants

Maryland, State

Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, State

Great Oaks Center (Silver Spring), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

42 U.S.C. § 1983

Constitutional Clause(s):

Equal Protection

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Defendant

Nature of Relief:

None

Source of Relief:

None

Form of Settlement:

Voluntary Dismissal

Issues

General:

Aggressive behavior

Assault/abuse by staff

Neglect by staff

Restraints : physical

Mental Disability:

Cerebral palsy

Developmental disability without intellectual disability

Intellectual/developmental disability, unspecified

Medical/Mental Health:

Dementia

Medical care, general