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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 …

Federal Probe Finds Abuse in Nursing Homes Largely Unreported Despite Law

More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, says a government audit that faults Medicare for failing to enforce a federal law requiring immediate notification. The Health …

Statute May Have Tolled on Some Minnesota Priest Abuse Cases

A county attorney in Minnesota says some allegations of priest abuse may be too old to prosecute. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says the statute of limitations in 10 cases of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests will be …

Lawsuit Claims Boy Scouts Failed to Stop Pedophile

The Boy Scouts of America and Chicago-area scouting officials failed to protect children from a convicted pedophile, even though he had been banned from scouting in Indiana, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Chicago. The suit was filed in …