No. 4-72-Civ. 451.

373 F.Supp. 487 (1974)

Patricia WELSCH, by her father and natural guardian, Richard W. Welsch, et al., Plaintiffs, v. Vera J. LIKINS, Individually and as Commissioner of Public Welfare for the State of Minnesota, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, D. Minnesota, Fourth Division.

February 15, 1974.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Luther A. Granquist and Neil H. Mickenberg, The Legal Aid Society of Minneapolis, Inc., Minneapolis, Minn., for plaintiffs.

Warren Spannaus, Atty. Gen., State of Minnesota, by Theodore N. May, Special Asst. Atty. Gen., Judy L. Oakes, Asst. Atty. Gen., and Thomas L. Fabel, Dep. Atty. Gen., St. Paul, Minn., for defendants.

LARSON, District Judge.


Six mentally retarded residents of the Minnesota State Hospitals bring this action seeking declaratory and injunctive relief regarding treatment and conditions in six State-owned hospitals and alternatives to placement in these institutions.

Ranging in ages from 18 to 33 years-old and in degree of retardation from moderate to severe, the plaintiffs have been involuntarily (judicially) committed to the care and custody...


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