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The METO Settlement

Shamus O'Meara: Legal Issues

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Shamus O'Meara: There were a number of legal issues that were articulated in the complaint and in the amended complaint: violations of civil rights of people with developmental disabilities; violation of federal statutes involving the appropriate treatment and care of people with developmental disabilities; cruel and unusual punishment and violations of our federal constitution; violations of specific protections that have been articulated by the US Supreme Court for residents in these types of institutionalized settings.

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