Major Victory for Corr Cronin Client in Potential Class Action Involving 10,000 Plaintiffs
Saturday, June 2, 2001
On June 1, 2001, Whatcom County Superior Court Judge David Nichols granted the State of Washington's motion for summary judgment dismissing most of the claims brought by 13 plaintiffs and their putative class of 10,000 foster children against the State of Washington. All procedural due process claims, all 1983 civil rights claims, all federal claims based on the Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act, and all claims based on the Washington State Constitution were dismissed with prejudice.This ruling was particularly significant because plaintiffs based virtually all of their punitive damages, attorneys' fees, class claims, and injunctive claims on the causes of action that were dismissed.
Hired as Special Assistant Attorney Generals by the State of Washington, Corr Cronin wrote the brief and argued the motion for the State of Washington.
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