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Case Name B.B. v. Hochul CW-NY-0012
Docket / Court 1:21-cv-06229 ( E.D.N.Y. )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Child Welfare
Attorney Organization Legal Services/Legal Aid
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Issues and Causes of Action
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Constitutional Clause
Due Process
Due Process: Procedural Due Process
Due Process: Substantive Due Process
Foster care (benefits, training)
Parents (visitation, involvement)
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Causes of Action 42 U.S.C. ยง 1983
Defendant(s) City of New York
Plaintiff Description Children in New York City who have been or will be removed from their parents or guardians by ACS and have been denied or are at risk of being denied a foster or adoptive placement with a Kin Caregiver based on the criminal history or SCR record of the caregiver or adult household member of the caregiver.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Legal Services/Legal Aid
Class action status sought Yes
Class action status outcome Pending
Filed Pro Se No
Prevailing Party None Yet / None
Public Int. Lawyer Yes
Nature of Relief None yet
Source of Relief None yet
Filed 11/10/2021
Case Ongoing Yes
Additional Resources
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  Legal Accountability in the Service-Based Welfare State: Lessons from Child Welfare Reform
Date: Summer 2009
By: Kathleen G. Noonan, Charles F. Sabel, William H. Simon (Center for High Impact Philanthropy , Columbia Law School and Stanford Law School Faculty)
Citation: 34 Law & Soc. Inquiry 523 (Summer 2009)
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General Documents
Class Action Complaint [ECF# 1]
CW-NY-0012-0001.pdf | Detail
Source: PACER [Public Access to Court Electronic Records]
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Plaintiff's Lawyers Freeman, Lisa (New York) show/hide docs
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