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Sex Abuse Lawsuits at 400 and Counting as New York Law Takes Effect

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began …

Sex Abuse Victims May Not See Restitution After USA Gymnastics Bankruptcy

USA Gymnastics, under threat of being decertified by the U.S. Olympic Committee, filed for bankruptcy after running short of funds to pay victims of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse. The organization filed for Chapter 11 status in the Southern District of …

5 Women Sue Boy Scouts Over 1970s Montana Sex Abuse

Five women who were sexually abused by a scout leader in the 1970s when they were children in a Montana co-ed program sued the Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, saying the organization should be held responsible for the man’s …

Knights of Columbus Connecticut Sex Abuse Lawsuit Dismissed

A man who said a Knights of Columbus youth leader sexually abused him decades ago filed a lawsuit past a statute of limitations deadline, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill in Bridgeport last week dismissed the lawsuit against …

Man Sues Catholic Diocese in Texas on Abuse Claims

A man who alleges he was sexually molested by a Catholic priest in the 1970s has filed a civil lawsuit against a West Texas diocese and the Jesuits, claiming the defendants knew or should have known of the abuses and …

Sex Abuse Statute of Limitations Amendments Challenge Insurers

Sexual abuse scandals, especially involving clergy, continue to sweep the nation capturing widespread media attention. Within the last month, lawsuits have been filed against Roman Catholic Archdioceses in Illinois, Philadelphia, and Wisconsin. Recently, Virginia passed an amendment to the statute …