On July 15, 2019, a federal district court judge granted preliminary approval to Missouri's proposed settlement in a class action lawsuit that challenged the state’s use of psychotropic medications for youth in foster care. The complaint is M.B. v. Tidball; it was filed on June 12, 2017. The district court judge has scheduled a fairness hearing for November 20, 2019. The plaintiffs in M.B. v. Tidball are children in the Missouri foster care system who are or at-risk of being prescribed or administered one or more psychotropic medications. The defendants are . . .