On February 9, 2012, behavioral health advocates filed a class-action complaint on behalf of New Hampshire residents with serious mental illnesses who are at risk of being institutionalized in state-run facilities due to the state's failure to provide community-based mental health services. The lawsuit, L.E., et al., v. Lynch, et al., was filed after eight months of negotiations between the state and the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) broke down in December 2011 regarding the adequacy of the state’s community-based service system. The plaintiffs want to force the state to . . .
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