Physical & Mental Abuse at Catlin Gabel, New Lawsuit

FORMER STUDENTS SUE FOR PHYSICAL & MENTAL ABUSE AT CATLIN GABEL Physical and mental abuse at Catlin Gabel is at the heart of a new lawsuit. Three more alumni of Catlin Gabel sued the school with claims they were abused as students. We now represent over 20 former students of CGS who were sexually, physically, […]

November 16 Deadline to File Sex Abuse Claim in BSA Bankruptcy

November 16, 2020 is the deadline to file a sex abuse claim in the Boy Scouts bankruptcy. The BSA filed for bankruptcy in February, seeking to reorganize. This week, bankruptcy Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein set a November 16 deadline for all creditors, including abuse survivors, to file claims. FILING A CLAIM BY NOVEMBER 16, 2020 […]

Sexual Abuse at Catlin Gabel School: Initial Report

A shocking report of sexual abuse at Catlin Gabel School (CGS) released last month revealed that at least nine former teachers and staff members sexually molested or exploited students. The abuse dates back to the 1970’s. The report documents complaints and allegations of sexual impropriety with students involving as many as 21 adults at the […]

Mercy Corps Mishandled Past Sex Abuse Allegations, Board Member Resigns

Global non-governmental humanitarian aid organization, Mercy Corps, finds itself at the front of recent headlines as they confirm that long-time board member Robert Newell has resigned amid an investigation into past sexual abuse allegations. It was brought to the attention of several journalists that Mercy Corps had mishandled sensitive information surrounding sexual abuse allegations against […]

Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Claims: Will SOL Windows or BSA Bankruptcy Help?

Boy Scouts sex abuse is in the news. Hundreds of men hoping to sue the Boy Scouts of America over alleged sexual abuse are coming forward for the first time. They are coming forward now, as adults, because the Boy Scouts have been talking about filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy does mean the Boy Scouts would […]

Article Offers Ideas for CPS Investigators

I recently co-authored an article with Professor Daniel Pollack of Yeshiva University in New York called “Matching the Right CPS Investigator with the Right Investigation.” Professor Pollack is an expert in the field of child safety, a professor of social work, and a law school graduate. I’ve dedicated my legal practice to seeking justice for […]

Supreme Court Issues an Important Ruling in Child Abuse Cases

The United States Supreme Court ruled unanimously in favor of allowing teachers to testify about a child’s report of abuse in a criminal trial. The Court held that, in certain circumstances, a teacher’s testimony about what a child said about the abuse is admissible, despite a defendant’s constitutional right to confront his accuser. The Clark […]

Oregon Lawmakers Working on Abuse Bill to Protect Elderly and Children

Oregon legislators are working on a bill that would make it a felony to cut or bruise the elderly and children. The goal is to protect children too young to testify and adults unable to testify because of dementia or other age-related conditions. The bill is significant primarily because it would no longer require the […]

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