National Center for Youth Law

STRATEGIES

Mabel A. v. Woodard

This is a civil rights case against a DCFS case manager alleging that the case manager took no action in the face of knowledge that foster care children were being abused and neglected. One of the child plaintiffs suffered third degree burns on the soles of his feet.

 

Overview

FILE NO., COURT AND DATE FILED

97-C-1634 (N.D. Ill., Mar. 11, 1997)

CITATIONS

1998 WL 42316 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 29, 1998); 1998 WL 214711 (N.D. Ill. Apr. 24, 1998)

ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFFS

Jill Runk
Robert F. Harris
Office of the Cook County Public Guardian
69 W. Washington
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 603-0800
Fax: (312) 603-9946
rujill@cookcountygov.com

HISTORY AND STATUS

The case was tried to a jury in May of 2001. The jury returned a verdict of $3,300,000 on behalf of plaintiffs in May of 2001. Subsequently, the parties settled the matter.