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Boy Scouts Lawyer Touts Child Protection System Currently in Place

An attorney defending the Boy Scouts against a sex abuse lawsuit in California says the organization acknowledges mistakes in the past but now has a robust child protection program in place. Lawyer Nicholas Heldt said Monday in his opening statement …

Minnesota Private School Settles Student’s Sex Abuse Lawsuit

A private Catholic high school in St. Paul, Minn., has settled a lawsuit filed by a former student who was sexually assaulted by a weight room instructor six years ago, a newspaper has reported. The Star Tribune reported that Cameron …

School District Insurer Adds $1.1M to Sex Abuse Case Settlement

A Michigan school district’s insurance carrier has agreed to pay $1.1 million to settle a lawsuit by a Detroit-area couple who were charged in a sex abuse case involving their autistic daughter before prosecutors dropped it in 2008. The Detroit …

Chicago Archdiocese Settles Sex Abuse Suit for $3.2M

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago and a lawyer for an alleged sexual abuse victim of a former priest announced Thursday that they have reached a $3.2 million settlement. The lawsuit by the plaintiff, who hasn’t been identified, accused the …

U.S. Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Vatican Dismissed

Lawyers for a man who was sexually abused decades ago by a priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf have asked a court to dismiss their lawsuit naming Pope Benedict XVI and other top Vatican officials as defendants. Attorney …