Ligas Plaintiffs Judicial Intervention Sought to Force Illinois to Provide Critical Resources for People with IDD
Equip for Equality and the ACLU of Illinois represent thousands of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Ligas v. Norwood, a class action providing community living opportunities to people living in institutions. On behalf of those individuals, the Ligas plaintiffs file a motion enforce the consent degree. The state has until May 8 to respond to the motion.
Ronnie Cohn, the Independent Monitor has found the State out of compliance with the Consent Decree for failing to provide sufficient resources. Accordingly, the Ligas attorneys have filed a Motion to Enforce the Consent Decree to have the Judge rule on whether the State is out of compliance. Much of the dispute focuses on the rates the State pays to community providers.
Plaintiff Press Release
Motion to Enforce Consent Decree
Court Monitor’s latest report.