Parents of Training Center Residents Petition Court

March 03, 2012

The following is from a press release circulated today:

“Families and legal guardians, on behalf of residents from each of the five Virginia Training Centers, filed a motion to intervene as parties in the action so they have a legal voice in the outcome of the case. A second, separate motion seeks to dismiss the case, arguing that DOJ did not have standing to bring suit.”

“In their argument to the court, the families maintain their family members have a right to be parties in this action because the proposed settlement directly impacts legally-protected rights. “If the settlement agreement were to be approved, the Proposed Intervenors would be transferred or discharged from the training centers without regard for the rights afforded them by the ADA, the decision in Olmstead v. L.C., and other relevant law,” states the Motion for Intervention.”