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Justices Review Priest Abuse Lawsuit’s Ruling on Time Limits

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday grappled with whether a woman’s lawsuit on claims of sexual abuse by a priest decades ago should be allowed to proceed — a lower-court ruling that has launched many other lawsuits since …

Abuse Victims Win Right to Sue for $245 Million of Church Assets

The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe granted a motion to allow lawyers representing a group of victims of clergy abuse to pursue over $245 million of church assets for their clients. The Archdiocese of …

NY Diocese Files For Bankruptcy Amid Clergy Abuse Lawsuits

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. — A Roman Catholic diocese in New York City’s suburbs has become the largest in the U.S. to declare bankruptcy to protect itself from a wave of lawsuits filed over past sexual abuse by clergy members. The …

Barclays Wins Top Court Ruling Over Doctor’s Sex Abuse

Barclays Plc won a Supreme Court ruling over allegations that a doctor sexually assaulted patients while conducting physicals for the bank more than 30 years ago. The court said Barclays wasn’t financially liable for the assaults, which took place from …

9th Circuit Finds Carrier Not Liable to Defend in Sexual Abuse Case

A federal appellate court reversed a ruling that would have forced a homeowner’s insurer to pay up to $300,000 in damages to a woman who had been sexually abused by its policyholder, despite exclusions in the policy for intentional acts. …

Surge of New Abuse Claims Threatens Church Like Never Before

NEW YORK — At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes out the window of his high-rise Manhattan office at one of the …

Victims of Child Abuse Expected to Launch Wave of Lawsuits in New York

NEW YORK — More than a thousand people are expected to file civil lawsuits in New York courts beginning today over sexual abuse they say they suffered as children during a special one-year window for state suits over decades-old allegations. …

In Defining Consent, There’s a Gap Between the Law, Culture

About the photo: In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, new students at San Diego State University watch a video on sexual consent during an orientation meeting. Just what constitutes an expression of consent is a hotly debated topic in …

Gymnasts Testify; Lawmakers Won’t Name Abuse Bill Lobbyists

About the photo: Former gymnasts, from left, Tasha Schwikert, Alyssa Baumann, and Jordan Schwikert listen Texas state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, during a news conference after they game testimony during a hearing about the statute of limitations child sex abuse …

Olympic Star Raisman Files Suit Against USOC, USA Gymnastics

Aly Raisman spent months urging the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics to get serious about taking a long hard look into how Larry Nassar’s abusive conduct was allowed to run unchecked for so long. Frustrated by what she considers …