United States District Court,S.D. New York.Jane DOE, Plaintiffs,v.Joan HARRISON, M.D., personally, AlexanderDeutch, M.D., personally, Rose Yu-Chin, M.D.,personally, Ellen B. Tabor, M.D., personally,Barara Lubrano, M.D., personally, Aaron Bogad,personally, Norberto Torres, personally, CabriniMedical Center, and Arthur Weiss, M.D., Defend-ants.
No. 01 Civ. 12741(SHS).
March 24, 2003.Patient brought civil rights action against privatehospital and medical personnel who hospitalizedher against her will for 12 days. On defendants' mo-tion to dismiss, the District Court,Stein, J., heldthat patient's civil commitment was not state actionunder § 1983.Motion granted.West Headnotes
78Civil Rights78IIIFederal Remedies in General78k1304k. Nature and Elements of Civil Ac-
tions.Most Cited Cases(Formerly 78k192)In order to state a claim pursuant to § 1983,plaintiff must allege (1) that the challenged conductwas attributable at least in part to a person actingunder color of state law, and (2) that such conductdeprived the plaintiff of a right, privilege, or im-munity secured by the Constitution or laws of theUnited States.42 U.S.C.A. § 1983.
Constitutional Law 92 4041
Civil Rights 78 1326(9)
Civil Rights 78 1326(4)
78Civil Rights78IIIFederal Remedies in General78k1323Colorof Law
78k1326Particular Cases and Contexts78k1326(3)Private Persons or Corpor-ations, in General78k1326(4)k. In General.Most
Cited Cases(Formerly 78k198(3.1))Under the “state compulsion test,” State normallycan be held responsible for a private decision under§ 1983only when it has exercised coercive poweror provided such significant encouragement, overtor covert, that the choice must in law be deemed toPage 1254 F.Supp.2d 338
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