Correa v. Hawkins (2019)
Category: Active Case Discrimination Rights of the Poor Due Process
About this Case:
This is a class-action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court, challenging the adequacy of notices sent by RI Department of Human Services (DHS) to some SNAP recipients, demanding that they reimburse the state for benefits overpayments that they purportedly received years earlier. It is the third lawsuit the ACLU of Rhode Island has filed related to the state’s troubled UHIP computer system. The other cases are Gemmel v. Affigne and Scherwitz v. Beane.
Settled in May 2020.
Ellen Saideman; Lynette Labinger
- The Lawsuit (December 2019)
- Plaintiff's Memo of Law - TRO and PI (December 2019)
- Mary Curtin (RILS) Declaration on Plaintiff Behalf (December 2019)
- Temporary Restraining Order (December 2019)
- Settlement (May 2020)