HOW TO SUE THE OFFENDING COUNTY!!!

County loses $4.9 million lawsuit challenge over lying social workers
April 21st, 2011, 1:45 pm · · posted by Kimberly Edds, Staff Writer

The County of Orange lost its battle in the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to overturn a record-setting $4.9 million judgment awarded to a Seal Beach woman, after two county social workers lied to a juvenile court commissioner in order to take away the woman’s two daughters.

It took Deanna Fogarty-Hardwick 6 ½ years to regain custody of her children.

The jury award given to Fogarty-Hardwick included damages against the two social workers. The Supreme Court also upheld $1.6 million in attorneys fees for Fogarty-Hardwick’s attorneys, but that could end being as much as $3 million, Fogarty-Hardwick’s attorney Shawn McMillan said.

The county and the two social workers will also be responsible for paying interest which has accrued on the $4.9 million jury award over the last four years, bringing the grand total close to $9.3 million, McMillan said.

Fogarty-Hardwick’s attorneys had offered to settle with the county for $500,000.

Orange County Social Services social workers Marcie Vreeken and Helen Dwojak filed false reports and held back evidence which would have cleared Fogarty-Hardwick, an Orange County jury found. Vreeken would later be promoted, according to county records.
A third social worker was found not liable.

According to court papers, Vreeken threatened that if Fogarty-Hardwick did not “submit” to her will, she would never see her children again. The social workers also tried in 2000 to coerce Fogarty-Hardwick to sign a document saying she was a bad parent by threatening to take her daughters away, Fogarty-Hardwick alleged.

She refused. A county commissioner ordered Fogarty-Hardwick’s daughters, 6 and 9, taken from their mother and put in Orangewood Children’s Home.
The girls were later put in foster care.

Fogarty-Hardwick gave her ex-husband full custody in 2002, hoping to protect her daughters. She was then allowed two supervised visits a month for two years. She eventually won 50-50 custody in 2006.

Fogarty-Hardwick sued the county in 2002, arguing the Social Services Agency and its two social workers violated her civil rights. A jury ruled against her.

She sued again, arguing this time county’s policies violated her constitutional rights, including her Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Fogarty-Hardwick’s accused the county of violating her constitutional rights by removing her children without making a finding of imminent danger or serious physical injury; interviewing her daughters without a parent present; holding her children without cause; fabricating evidence; and failing to properly train employees about parents’ constitutional rights.

An Orange County jury voted 10-2 in 2007 in favor of Fogarty-Hardwick and awarded her $4.9 million.
The county appealed the judgment.

In the Fourth District Court of Appeal opinion, Justice William Bedsworth wrote, “the evidence adduced at trial obviously caused both the jury and the judge to conclude not only that something seriously wrong was done to Fogarty-Hardwick in this case, but also that the wrongful conduct was not an isolated incident.”

“Despite Fogarty-Hardwick’s complaints, and the concerns expressed by others about the handling of this dependency case, SSA did not investigate the situation or consider assigning different social workers to the matter. Neither of the social workers involved was disciplined. Instead, Vreeken was promoted to supervisor in 2001,” Bedsworth wrote.
The Watchdog is looking into whether Vreeken and Dwojak still work for the county.

“What the county and these social workers did to her was horrendous and she deserves to be compensated in full measure,” McMillan said.
“It’s a big deal for a private citizen to take on the government all the way to the United States Supreme Court,” McMillan said. “(Fogarty-Hardwick) poured her whole life into this case. She provided a valuable service to Orange County and to other parents for having the tenacity to stick with it.”

So what does it mean to us, the victims of people like DHR Social Worker Labrisca Cook, GAL Attorney Denise H Burch, Judge Billy Jackson, DHR Supervisor Sarah Hendershot, DHR Commissioner Nancy Buckner, and all of the deceitful, manipulative, horrible people that assist in the “Farce” known as “Family Court” on a daily basis?

It means that we now have a blueprint for success! Following the very same formula as Fogarty-Hardwick.

Specifically:

Sue the county in which the offense occurred, claiming that DHR policies violated your constitutional rights, including your Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights.

Fogarty-Hardwick’s accused the county of violating her constitutional rights by removing her children without making a finding of imminent danger or serious physical injury; interviewing her daughters without a parent present; holding her children without cause; fabricating evidence; and failing to properly train employees about parents’ constitutional rights.

An Orange County jury voted 10-2 in 2007 in favor of Fogarty-Hardwick and awarded her $4.9 million.

If every one of us sue the offending country, we can not only make a huge statement, we can also bankrupt the county, causing them to shut down and forcing them to rebuild from the ground up. This shake up is the equivalent of a revolutionary war, where the entire government ends up forfeiting their power and their operation.

We tried to play nicely. We made complaints to every available entity. Nobody wants to hear it. Everyone covers for each other like sick, depraved little thieves. Nobody cares about the children that are hurt, or the families that are destroyed. Totally unqualified people attack innocent families every day and get away with it.

And it happens all throughout the country. But in Orange County, Fogarty-Hardwick successfully sued the county and won a $4.9 MILLION judgement, which was upheld in the Supreme Court.

We still have a meeting with Congress in February 2013, but in addition, we’re interviewing attorneys right now.

Whether you have an interest in being part of a class-action suit, or whether you prefer to sue individually, the Fogarty-Hardwick case has created a blueprint for what points of law to sue on and for there to now be Supreme Court case law on the matter.

So since Alabama did not want to take any steps to correct a situation that has been complained about hundreds if not thousands of times, over and over and over for the last 10 years, and now that there is a Supreme Court case to follow, let’s all do our best to successfully sue the State of Alabama, and force each county to pay out so much in judgments that they ultimately go bankrupt and can no longer operate their hate agencies or employ their thugs!

Until Next Time,

I’m Rob!

8 thoughts on “HOW TO SUE THE OFFENDING COUNTY!!!

  1. I am very interested in entering a class action suit against Alabama DHR and I have all the names of involved people who are still keeping my 3-yo granddaughter away from me and my husband and her brother whom we have full custody of.
    Please keep me informed of any news or processes we need to get our day in court. We really need our $50,000+ retirement funds back now.

    • The fact is that the depth of court corruption permeates every court on every level. It’s not just Congress, or just the Federal government, it’s virtually everyone that has power. They figure out how to make money using their positions of authority, and that’s the end of honesty. We’re now at the beginning stages of creating a new party, called the Revolutionary Party. Please see the latest posts on stopdhrcorruption.com as we work toward a peaceful revolution of a system that is way too corrupt to fix!

    • What we’ve learned is that the depth of court corruption permeates every court on every level. It’s not just Congress, or just the Federal government, it’s virtually everyone that has power. They figure out how to make money using their positions of authority, and that’s the end of honesty. We’re now at the beginning stages of creating a new party, called the Revolutionary Party. Please see the latest posts on stopdhrcorruption.com as we work toward a peaceful revolution of a system that is way too corrupt to fix!

  2. Hi Rob. I am gearing up for a lawsuit myself against OCSS. They took my son in violation of my 4th and 14th amendment rights, and basically did everything they did to Deanna children to my 6yr old (then 5yr old) son. Police removed him from his school. I would love to rally more support for evryone going thru this hell!!!

    • The depth of court corruption permeates every court on every level. It’s not just Congress, or just the Federal government, it’s virtually everyone that has power. They figure out how to make money using their positions of authority, and that’s the end of honesty. We’re now at the beginning stages of creating a new party, called the Revolutionary Party. Please see the latest posts on stopdhrcorruption.com as we work toward a peaceful revolution of a system that is way too corrupt to fix!

  3. Please give me a name of someone to help me my children have been hostages of cps in phx, az for almost 3 years. they are drugging my child. They actually held a meeting to discuss how to make me look bad so they could end my visits before my court date.

  4. I am an advocate for change! I just formed a 501C3 to assist parents with legal representation and parenting classes — My grandchildren were placed into the custody of their biological father on a ‘Safety Plan’ while my daughter went to Rehab, Parenting classes etc. He is clinically diagnosed with paranoid Schizophrenia. After learning that he was not taking his meds and stopped treatment, I urged DHR to remove them from his care, they did and gave them to me as a Foster Parent. I had the boys for months, we went to a hearing and the judge ruled that the boys stay with me until she could review the case further. During the months that I had them, I discovered that they had no medication or doctor visits while in his care for 3 months. One of the children has severe allergy and asthma and has a mental disorder he was not being treated for. Instead of treatment, he put him on an alter of his church and said he was possessed by the devil. The Psychiatrist called DHR immediately and recommended the father not have visits unsupervised because the children were at risk. Therapy revealed that they had severe discipline while in his care, mental abuse and more. They were under weight, beaten and battered. The youngest was failing kindergarten and the 8 year old was wetting the bed and having accidents at school as he was so nervous. He was not treated for his ADHD and was in trouble in school and fighting, bringing home bad grades. Medicated and in therapy, the boys both brought home all A’s, had no behavioral problems, gained almost 5 lbs each and were stable. DHR ordered the father to have a psych eval. At the hearing, he could not produce that. He admitted daily punishment. the religious issue, and much more. His past: Sexual abuse, no rights to another minor child, other cases involving DHR, Arson, Domestic Violence, Numerous stays in a Psych Unit. He currently collects disability for his condition and admitted at the hearing that he cannot hold full time employment as people make him unstable and nervous.
    My daughter made a great error when she chose the court appointed attorney. She chose to have us assist her financially with Rehab that cost us 10,000. The court appointed attorney met with my daughter for 10 minutes prior to the hearing and did not have time to submit affidavits, evidence etc. so everything turns out was hearsay. The court appointed attorney told us that day not to worry, they would have another hearing and we could submit everything then. There wasn’t another hearing and because my daughter was still in Rehab at the time of the hearing, the abusive father was awarded custody. The Guardian at Litem and the Case Worker said…you better hire a lawyer! The Guardian at Litem wouldn’t go against the judge, the attorney wouldn’t even answer the phone and DHR didn’t do a thing. It’s a small town and no one would go against the judge. WOW! Advising me to get a REAL attorney said so much! Our new attorney said she’d just had two cases reversed this month. One of the cases involved sexual molestation and an absent Mother. Just like our case, I was willing to keep the boys as long as I need to or forever for that matter, and so did that little girls grandparents who had temporary custody, That little girl went back into the home of the man that molested her! Something has to be done in Houston County, Alabama! I am in shock!

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