March 14, 2019
Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against New Jersey Catholic Church

A new sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the Catholic Church indicates that the New Jersey archdiocese put a priest in charge of a youth ministry after he had faced credible allegations of molesting children. A man going under the pseudonym Richard Roe filed the sexual abuse lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Newark this past week. […]

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March 11, 2019
New Child Sex Abuse Allegations Against Priests Erupt

Over the past quarter century, parishioners have lodged child sex abuse allegations, many of them horrific, against more than 400 priests and others with affiliations with the Catholic church in New York state. Furthermore, sex abuse survivors and their advocates claim the church hierarchy has concealed the sexual misconduct for decades. After decades of suffering […]

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February 20, 2019
Expanding Legal Look-Back Windows Allow More Childhood Victims to Seek Justice

Look-back windows in the law are allowing more childhood victims to seek justice against their abusers. Attorneys from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and California have teamed up to form Abused in Scouting, a legal powerhouse featuring Stewart Eisenberg, Kenneth Rothweiler, and Joshua Schwartz of Eisenberg Rothweiler, the Philadelphia-based litigation giant, to prosecute alleged sexual abuse claims […]

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February 20, 2019
Bloomberg Article Examines BSA Sex Abuse Claims, Bankruptcy, and More

A recent article in Bloomberg examines Boy Scouts of America's response to ongoing sex abuse claims, including their consideration of bankruptcy, legislative lobbying efforts, and one survivor's path from abuse to lawsuit.

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February 15, 2019
New York Governor Signs Child Victims Act into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into law Thursday, ending a 13-year fight for sexual abuse survivors and hopefully the beginning of healing for many. Governor Cuomo expressed his hope to sexual abuse survivors, victims’ advocates and lawmakers in attendance that this bill would begin reparations for decades of injustice. "This […]

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February 12, 2019
Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Impact on Abuse Survivors in Litigation

If the BSA goes through with its bankruptcy filing, this could drastically shorten the time abuse survivors have to file a claim with the bankruptcy court. The deadline could be as short as four months and bar most future claims.  Attempting to get financial relief from sexual abuse lawsuits by filing for bankruptcy is starting […]

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February 12, 2019
Boy Scouts Insurers Say They Aren’t Responsible for Paying Abuse Survivors

BSA is also fighting its insurance companies in court. Its insurers say it shouldn’t have to pay claims from abuse BSA could have prevented. They further say that the incidents are related by the fact that they are all the result of BSA’s failure to warn. In an entirely separate legal dispute with insurers, the […]

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February 12, 2019
Sex Abuse Survivors Allegations

In 2012, the public emergence of the BSA’s detailed records of thousands of sexual abuse allegations disclosed that the organization knew atrocities were happening within the BSA and failed to take action to protect children. According to BSA executives, the “ineligible volunteer files” were part of their system to protect children by accounting for individuals […]

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January 15, 2019
What Does Bankruptcy Mean for Boy Scout Abuse Survivors?

As lawsuits over the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) enabling and covering up decades of sexual abuse continue to flood the nation’s courts, the organization’s insurers are saying they shouldn’t have to cover claims where the BSA’s own records show the organization failed to warn parents and protect children. Consequently, the BSA continues to consider […]

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