Civ. A. No. 3195-N.

325 F.Supp. 781 (1971)

Ricky WYATT, by and through his Aunt and legal guardian Mrs. W. C. Rawlins, Jr., et al., Plaintiffs, v. Dr. Stonewall B. STICKNEY, as Commissioner of Mental Health and the State of Alabama Mental Health Officer, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, M. D. Alabama, N. D.

March 12, 1971.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

George W. Dean, Jr., Destin, Fla., for plaintiffs.

Joseph D. Phelps, of Hill, Robison, Belser, Brewer & Phelps, Montgomery, Ala., and Jerry Wood, Asst. Atty. Gen., Montgomery, Ala., for defendants.


JOHNSON, Chief Judge.

This is a class action that was initiated by guardians of patients confined at Bryce Hospital, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and by certain employees of the Alabama Mental Health Board who are assigned to Bryce Hospital. The plaintiffs sue on behalf of themselves and on behalf of other members of their respective classes.1

The defendants are the commissioner and the deputy commissioner of the Department...


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