High Impact Project Case Update: Awarding of Attorneys’ Fees in Suit to End Mistreatment of Boys in a Juvenile Detention Center

In a case initiated under the auspices of the Barbara McDowell Foundation's Pro Bono High Impact Litigation Project, Children’s Rights, the law firm of Ropes & Gray, and Disability Rights Iowa succeeded after trial in  C.P.X. v. Garcia (formerly known as C.P.X. v. Foxhoven and G.R. v. Foxhoven) that was filed in November 2017 on behalf of boys confined to Iowa’s Boys State Training School who have significant mental illnesses. 

The trial court has now awarded fees on January 7, 2021, in the amount of $4,540,762.90  and expenses in the amount of $390,363.05.  The State of Iowa has appealed the fee award.  A copy of the trial court’s decision on fees appears here.

(February 2021)