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March 16, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Two Lawsuits Filed Against Catholic Priests and Dioceses Under New Child Sex Abuse Law ]
Baton Rouge, LA New child sexual abuse lawsuits alleging two Catholic priests sexually abused teens decades ago, along with coverup lawsuits against the Diocese of Baton Rouge and the Diocese of Alexandria in Louisiana, have been filed under a new law that temporarily eliminated the statute of limitations in childhood sexual abuse cases.
February 22, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Another Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed After University of Michigan’s $490 million Settlement ]
Detroit, MI An elderly Michigan man has filed a federal lawsuit against the University of Michigan claiming he too was a victim of sexual abuse by the late university sports doctor Robert Anderson. His complaint comes just days after the university agreed on a settlement to end the biggest sex abuse scandal in the U.S. that involved approximately 1,050 victims.
January 19, 2022. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Juvenile Detention Center Residents “Obscenely Abused” for Years File Another Lawsuit ]
Burlington, VTIt’s like a gruesome scene from the Dark Ages: children with disabilities shackled and thrown into isolation without supervision, sometimes for months. Woodside Juvenile Rehabilitation Center, aka “Juvie Jail” has finally closed, and a second lawsuit filed in December 2021, claims 22 Vermont Department of Children and Families employees, along with the former commissioner and Woodside staff, regularly abused children between 2016 and 2020.
November 29, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Turning Points 'Not' for Children ]
Philadelphia, PA The largest Philadelphia child welfare agency, which returned three girls to their sexually abusive father who continued to assault them, has settled with the girls for $6 million. This tragic incident isn’t the first involving “Turning Points for Children”. In fact Turning Points has been named in at least three negligence complaints. Perhaps it should be named Turning Points NOT for Children.
October 25, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Boy Scouts of America Sex Abuse Settlement – For and Against ]
Los Angeles, CA Voting a settlement of almost $1.9 billion to compensate over 82,000 Boy Scouts of America sexual abuse victims has begun with a December 14, 2021 deadline to vote for the Plan. But many survivors and their attorneys oppose the current proposal.
September 24, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Bob Dylan Accused of Sexual Abuse ]
New York, NY A woman identified as JC filed a civil sexual abuse lawsuit last month with the New York Supreme Court accusing Bob Dylan of sexual assault, battery, false imprisonment and intentional infliction of emotional distress over a period of six weeks back in 1965. The 68-year-old plaintiff says she is “emotionally scarred and psychologically damaged to this day”.
August 23, 2021. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Boy Scouts Sexual Abuse Agreement ]
Irving, TX A tentative agreement has been reached with the Boy Scouts of America and some 70,000 sexual abuse victims, but there is opposition to the $850 million settlement, including sponsoring churches and insurance companies.
July 2, 2018. By Jane Mundy.
Los Angeles, CA: “We have filed a sexual abuse lawsuit on behalf of several women who were examined by Dr. George Tyndall, the former gynecologist at the University of Southern California,” says attorney Susan Owen, with the law firm of Owen, Patterson and Owen, LLP. “They were young women when they saw this sexual predator for their first gynecological exam, and they had no idea of what to expect,” says Owen. ”USC was on notice of Dr. Tyndall’s misconduct long before these women came forward, yet the University chose to do nothing.”Read [ “More and More Women Coming Forward,” says Attorney for USC Sex Abuse Plaintiffs ]
June 21, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Helena, MT: A woman who worked as a confidential informant for the Missouri River Drug Task Force has filed a lawsuit against the City of Helena alleging professional sexual misconduct on the part of one of the city’s police officers. The unnamed plaintiff alleges that she was sexually assaulted multiple times by a police officer from May 2012 to October 2012. The lawsuit further alleges that the same police officer sexually exploited other victims as well.Read [ Lawsuit Filed against City for Officer’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct ]
May 13, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC: Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for actions linked to sexual misconduct. Hastert was ordered to spend time in jail after pleading guilty to a banking violation, which occurred as he allegedly attempted to cover up allegations of sexual abuse. The former House Speaker reportedly pleaded guilty to the banking violation and admitted to sexually abusing teenage boys who were part of a wrestling team he coached from 1965 to 1981.Read [ Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months in Case Linked to Sexual Misconduct ]
- $3 Million Damages Award Reached in Sexual Abuse Case Against LA School District By The National Trial Lawyers (Dec-9-15)