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Case: Budd v. Cambra

01-319578 | California state trial court

Filed Date: March 13, 2001

Closed Date: 2006

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Case Summary

On March 13, 2001, attorneys of the Prison Law Office in California filed suit in the San Francisco Superior Court on behalf of California taxpayers, Drs. Diane Budd and William-Zakee McGill, to challenge the failure of the California Department of Corrections (CDC) to comply with the California Health and Safety Code § 1253.On August 14, 2002 the San Francisco Superior Court (Judge A. James Robertson II) granted plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment and ruled that the CDC was in violation …

On March 13, 2001, attorneys of the Prison Law Office in California filed suit in the San Francisco Superior Court on behalf of California taxpayers, Drs. Diane Budd and William-Zakee McGill, to challenge the failure of the California Department of Corrections (CDC) to comply with the California Health and Safety Code § 1253.

On August 14, 2002 the San Francisco Superior Court (Judge A. James Robertson II) granted plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment and ruled that the CDC was in violation of the California Health and Safety Code § 1253 by failing to license all Correctional Treatment Centers (CTCs), which provided treatment to California state inmates, with the Department of Health Services (DHS). The Court issued a permanent injunction which ordered the CDC to comply with the law and outlined certain corrective actions to be taken by the CDC. That injunction was modified by a stipulation of the parties on November 14, 2005.

Pursuant to an agreement reached by the parties in August of 2003, the CDC agreed to pay initial attorneys fees to plaintiffs in the amount of $185,000. The CDC agreed to pay additional fees for subsequent work.

Note that the Budd case is related to Plata v. Davis (PC-CA-18), a class-action civil rights case pending in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, which challenged the operation of all aspects of California's prison health system. Attorneys from the Prison Law Office also represented the plaintiffs' in the Plata case.

As of the date of this summary, the Budd case was still active.

Summary Authors

Dan Dalton (3/8/2007)

People


Judge(s)

Borick, Arlene T. (California)

Dondero, Robert L. (California)

Quidachay, Ronald E. (California)

Robertson, A. James II (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Godbold, Penny (California)

Katznelson, Zachary (Kansas)

Specter, Donald H. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Anderson, Monica (California)

Fayard, Gregory T. (California)

Grunder, Frances T. (California)

Judge(s)

Borick, Arlene T. (California)

Dondero, Robert L. (California)

Quidachay, Ronald E. (California)

Robertson, A. James II (California)

Attorneys(s) for Plaintiff

Godbold, Penny (California)

Katznelson, Zachary (Kansas)

Specter, Donald H. (California)

Attorneys(s) for Defendant

Anderson, Monica (California)

Fayard, Gregory T. (California)

Grunder, Frances T. (California)

Humes, James M. (California)

Kamberian, Van (California)

Lemos, Judi (California)

Lockyer, Bill (California)

Lusich, Sandra L. (California)

Perkins, Stephen W. (California)

Tillman, Lisa Anne (California)

Williams, Michael James (California)

Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

01-319578

Docket (Register of Actions)

March 26, 2001

March 26, 2001

Docket

01-319578

Docket (Calendar)

May 18, 2001

May 18, 2001

Docket

01-319578

Docket (Attorney List)

March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

Docket

01-319578

Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment and Permanent Injunction and Entering Judgment

Aug. 14, 2002

Aug. 14, 2002

Order/Opinion

01-319578

Stipulation Granting Attorneys' Fees and Costs; Order

Aug. 23, 2003

Aug. 23, 2003

Order/Opinion

01-319578

Stipulated Modification to the Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Summary Judgment and Permanent Injunction and Entering Judgment

Nov. 14, 2005

Nov. 14, 2005

Order/Opinion

Docket

Last updated Sept. 8, 2022, 3:05 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE ROOM 302 A. JAMES ROBERTSON II

May 18, 2001

May 18, 2001

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE ROOM 212 ARLENE T. BORICK

Aug. 17, 2001

Aug. 17, 2001

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE ROOM 206 RONALD E. QUIDACHAY

Jan. 17, 2002

Jan. 17, 2002

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE ROOM 504 ROBERT L. DONDERO

Jan. 23, 2002

Jan. 23, 2002

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE ROOM 206 RONALD E. QUIDACHAY

Feb. 11, 2002

Feb. 11, 2002

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE ROOM 302 A. JAMES ROBERTSON II

April 22, 2002

April 22, 2002

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE ROOM 302 A. JAMES ROBERTSON II

May 8, 2002

May 8, 2002

nan

July 19, 2002

July 19, 2002

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE A. JAMES ROBERTSON II ROOM 302

Aug. 2, 2002

Aug. 2, 2002

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE ROOM 206 RONALD E. QUIDACHAY

Aug. 5, 2002

Aug. 5, 2002

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE ROOM 302 A. JAMES ROBERTSON II

Sept. 27, 2002

Sept. 27, 2002

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE ROOM 302 A. JAMES ROBERTSON II

Dec. 10, 2002

Dec. 10, 2002

CIVIC CENTER COURTHOUSE ROOM 302 A. JAMES ROBERTSON II

Dec. 17, 2002

Dec. 17, 2002

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nan

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Case Details

State / Territory: California

Case Type(s):

Prison Conditions

Key Dates

Filing Date: March 13, 2001

Closing Date: 2006

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Two medical doctors filing as individuals and taxpayers

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

Prison Law Office

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), State

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Availably Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Order Duration: 2002 - 0

Issues

Medical/Mental Health:

Medical care, general

Type of Facility:

Government-run