Civ. A. No. 77-2624.

462 F.Supp. 1131 (1978)

John E. RENNIE, Plaintiff, v. Ann KLEIN, Commissioner of Human Services, Michail Rotov, Director, Division of Mental Health and Hospitals, Richard Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Max Pepernik, Acting Medical Director of Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Edward Wallace, Assistant Administrator of Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, and Josefina Bugaoan, Assistant Medical Director of Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, Defendants.

United States District Court, D. New Jersey.

On Motion for Preliminary Injunction December 12, 1978.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Stanley C. Van Ness, Public Advocate, by Sheldon Gelman, Asst. Deputy Public Advocate, Trenton, N. J., for plaintiff.

John J. Degnan, Atty. Gen. of N. J., by Steven Wallach, Deputy Atty. Gen., Trenton, N. J., for defendants.


BROTMAN, District Judge.

This matter is before the court on the motion of plaintiff, John E. Rennie, for a preliminary injunction pursuant to Fed.R. Civ.P. 65. Plaintiff is an involuntary patient of Ancora Psychiatric Hospital, a state institution. He seeks to enjoin the defendant psychiatrists and officials at Ancora from forcibly administering drugs to him in the absence of an emergency situation. The complaint is grounded on 42 U.S.C. § 1983...

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