732 Fed.Appx. 135 (3rd Cir. 2018), 17-3568, Bush v. Goodall

Docket Nº:17-3568
Citation:732 Fed.Appx. 135
Opinion Judge:PER CURIAM
Party Name:Mary BUSH, Pro Se Daughter, Next Friend and Trustee of Genevieve Bush, Appellant v. Kimberly GOODALL, (Administrator) 'Park Lane at Bellingham' (Senior Lifestyles Corporation) Senior Lifestyle Management, LLC, SL Master Lessee II, LLC); Dr. Sam J. Sugar
Attorney:Mary Bush, Pro Se William J. Mundy, Esq., Burns White, West Conshohocken, PA, for Defendant Kimberly Goodall Sam J. Sugar, Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship, Fort Lauderdale, FL, for Defendant Sam J. Sugar
Judge Panel:Before: CHAGARES, GREENAWAY, JR. and GREENBERG, Circuit Judges
Case Date:April 24, 2018
Court:United States Courts of Appeals, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
 
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732 Fed.Appx. 135 (3rd Cir. 2018)

Mary BUSH, Pro Se Daughter, Next Friend and Trustee of Genevieve Bush, Appellant

v.

Kimberly GOODALL, (Administrator) "Park Lane at Bellingham" (Senior Lifestyles Corporation) Senior Lifestyle Management, LLC, SL Master Lessee II, LLC); Dr. Sam J. Sugar

No. 17-3568

United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

April 24, 2018

February 15, 2018

NOT PRECEDENTIAL

Editorial Note:

This opinion is not regarded as Precedents which bind the court under Third Circuit Internal Operating Procedure Rule 5.7. (See Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure Rule 32.1)

On Appeal from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (D.C. Civ. No. 2-17-cv-01379), District Judge: Timothy J. Savage

Mary Bush, Pro Se

William J. Mundy, Esq., Burns White, West Conshohocken, PA, for Defendant Kimberly Goodall

Sam J. Sugar, Americans Against Abusive Probate Guardianship, Fort Lauderdale, FL, for Defendant Sam J. Sugar

Before: CHAGARES, GREENAWAY, JR. and GREENBERG, Circuit Judges

OPINION[*]

PER CURIAM

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Mary Bush appeals from an order of the District Court dismissing a petition for writ of habeas corpus, 28 U.S.C. § 2241, which she filed on behalf of her incapacitated elderly mother. For the reasons that follow, we will summarily affirm.

Bush filed a "next friend" petition for writ of habeas corpus, 28 U.S.C. § 2241, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on behalf of her elderly mother, Genevieve Bush, and paid the $5.00 filing fee. Mary alleged that Genevieve is not competent to manage her own affairs; is a "prisoner" of Kimberly Goodall, the Administrator of Park Lane at Bellingham nursing home and Senior Lifestyles Corporation; and has been detained in the nursing home without due process by Chester County Adult Protective Services and the Pennsylvania Department of Aging since May 18, 2015. Although she styled it as a habeas corpus petition, Mary did not appear to seek her mother’s release from the "custody" of the state; rather, she challenged the conditions of Genevieve’s "confinement" in the nursing home. Mary alleged that Genevieve is deprived of her loving company because the nursing home has barred her from visiting Genevieve, and that the nursing home is not providing proper medical care for Genevieve, in violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and § 1985(3) and the federal regulations pertaining to skilled nursing facilities. Mary also appeared to allege a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. § 12182(a).

Mary further alleged that exhaustion of state remedies was not possible and referred the District Court to a series of state court decisions relating to the matter of Genevieves care. See Docket Entry No. 10. We note that, in In re: Bush...

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