From our private database of 35,400+ case briefs...
In re PB
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
54 A.3d 660 (2012)
LB (defendant) had three children, a six-year-old, a two-year-old, and a one-month-old. LB was paranoid and often believed that there was a conspiracy against her or that someone was out to get her. LB was also frequently hostile, agitated, and aggressive and tended to overreact to situations. LB’s home was filthy, the children appeared hungry and frail, and the children’s clothing was commonly dirty and sometimes smelled like urine. The six-year-old, PB, had missed so much school that he was in danger of failing. A Maryland court had ordered LB to cooperate with social-services workers if she wanted to maintain custody of the two-year-old, DB. But LB was hostile to the workers, accused them of stalking her, and hid from them. LB then moved to the District of Columbia (D.C.), where she did not enroll PB in school. A D.C. child-services worker made multiple attempts to visit LB to check on the children. Eventually, the worker asked police officers to help conduct a check. LB accused the officers of being Muslim attackers and laughed and cursed at the officials. LB refused to discuss the children’s safety or to allow the officials to inspect the home. The child-services worker immediately removed the children from the home and placed them in foster care, alleging that the children had been neglected. LB was granted supervised visits, but she exhibited erratic behavior during the visits. At a hearing on the child-neglect allegations, significant evidence was presented that (1) LB had mental-health issues, (2) these mental-health issues impaired LB’s ability to care for her children, and (3) LB’s children had been living in filth and hunger and deprived of education. The court ruled that the children had been neglected. LB appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Oberly, J.)
What to do next…
Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.
You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 617,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.
Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee
Here's why 617,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
- Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,400 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
- The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
- Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
- Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.