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, […]

Boy Scout Abuse Survivors React to BSA Bankruptcy

  Boy Scout Abuse Survivors Have Mixed Reactions to BSA Bankruptcy Boy Scout abuse survivors had mixed reactions to news that The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy. Reactions range from anger to optimism from men who were sexually abused when they were kids in Boy Scouts. “We represent dozens of […]

Teen Raped at Graduation Party Sues Attacker and Parent who Furnished Alcohol

A recent 1.04-million-dollar lawsuit was filed in Jackson County on behalf of an Oregon teen who was raped at her high school graduation party. The lawsuit names both the alleged attacker, Joseph Moeller, as well as Julene Erskine, a 62-year-old woman who furnished alcohol for teens at the graduation party. At the time of the […]

Ashley Vaughn Awarded the Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award

Dumas & Vaughn partner Ashley Vaughn was recently awarded the Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award by the Oregon Trials Lawyers Association.  This prestigious award is only awarded once a year.  Ashley received the award as one of a group of four female attorneys who represented women who had been sexually harassed at the Oregon […]

Ashley Vaughn Awarded Public Justice Award

Dumas & Vaughn partner Ashley Vaughn was recently awarded the Arthur H. Bryant Public Justice Award by the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association.  This prestigious award is only awarded once a year.  Ashley received the award as one of a group of four female attorneys who represented women who had been sexually harassed at the Oregon […]

First Assembly of God Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed in Oregon

We filed a lawsuit on behalf of six Oregon men today in Multnomah County against the First Assembly of God of Albany church, and the state and national organizations that operate the church, for the sexual abuse they suffered as children in the 1980s by two youth leaders. Our clients bring this case now, after […]

Teens Sexting, Sharing Nude Photos a Sign of the Times That Could Lead to Criminal Charges

I was recently interviewed by KGW News, a Portland, Oregon NBC affiliate on the uptick in teen sexting and nude photo sharing. It’s a problem that is prevalent with seemingly little thought on the part of those participating in these behaviors as to the consequences of their behavior. As a sexual abuse survivor advocate and […]

Training Opportunity for Lawyers Helping Sexual Abuse Survivors

The Victim Rights Law Center (VRLC) will be offering a training session for lawyers who want to help sexual abuse survivors.  The training will be held on Monday, June 19th from 5-7 pm at Clackamas Women’s Services in Oregon City, Oregon. As a lawyer who has done pro bono work for the VRLC, I know […]

Oregon Coach and Football Players Face Criminal Charges in Hazing Case

A volunteer football coach and six varsity football players have been charged in an aggravated hazing incident involving freshmen football players at Philomath High School in Philomath, Oregon. The hazing incidents involved sexual harassment of the younger players during which the coach and older players aggressively targeted the players’ sexual organs. Volunteer assistant coach and […]

Oregon Coach and Boy Scout Volunteer Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse

Wyatt Deremer, a former wrestling coach at Gresham High School and a Boy Scout volunteer, has plead guilty to three counts and no-contest to one count of first-degree sex abuse, said Chris Ramras, a Multnomah County deputy district attorney. In October 2015, he plead not guilty to ten counts of sexual abuse for which he […]

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