Court To Hear Appeal In Guard's Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON - (AP) The Supreme Court has agreed to consider reinstating a $625,000 judgment against Ohio prison officials who did nothing to prevent a guard's sexual assault of an inmate and then punished the victim. The justices said Monday they will review a federal appeals court that threw out...

Lawsuit Over Death At Retirement Community Settled

HUTCHINSON Kan. - (AP) A Reno County civil lawsuit filed last year by the family of an 85-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted and killed while living in a Buhler retirement community has been settled. The lawsuit against Sunshine Villa Inc., Buhler Sunshine Home Inc. and its administrator, Keith...

ACLU Lawsuit: Military Won't Release Rape Records

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) Sexual assault pervades the military, but the Pentagon refuses to release records that fully document the problem and how it is handled, the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups said in a federal lawsuit that seeks access to the records. Tens of thousands of service...

High Court Rules For Prison Victim Of Sexual Assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a $625,000 judgment against Ohio prison officials who did nothing to prevent a guard's sexual assault of an inmate and then punished the victim. The justices unanimously agreed that a federal appeals court was wrong to throw out the...

Lawsuit: TCU Ignored Athlete's Criminal Records, Bad Behavior

FORT WORTH, Texas - (AP) A lawsuit against Texas Christian University slated for trial this spring accuses the school of turning a blind eye toward the criminal records, unsavory behavior and academic failings of two of three athletes who were charged with sexually assaulting a coed in 2006. Court records...

Sex Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Philadelphia Archdiocese Officials

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) A man suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia says clergy covered up sexual assault allegations against a Roman Catholic priest who molested him in the 1990s. In a lawsuit filed Monday in the city's Court of Common Pleas, plaintiff Phil Gaughan said he was assaulted...

Third Lawsuit Filed Against Philadelphia Archdiocese Heads

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) A third man has filed a civil lawsuit that says officials from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia covered up sexual assault allegations against a priest who molested him in the late 1960s. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in the city's Court of Common Pleas says the man was assaulted...

Hollywood Executive Sues Dating Site, Says Man Assaulted Her

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A California woman is suing a popular Internet dating site, saying she was sexually assaulted by a man she met on Match.com. Attorney Mark L. Webb says he filed the Los Angeles Superior Court civil lawsuit on Wednesday on behalf of an entertainment executive identified only as Jane...

Settlement Reach In TCU Lawsuit Over Rape Charges

DALLAS - (AP) A former Texas Christian University coed on Friday settled her lawsuit against the school concerning allegations that she was sexually assaulted by three Horned Frog athletes five years ago, attorneys said. The woman's attorney, Susan Hutchison, said the terms of the settlement are...

Texas Woman Loses Iraq Rape Case Against KBR

HOUSTON - (AP) A former KBR Inc. employee who said she was drugged and raped while working in Iraq lost her lawsuit against the military contractor Friday. The jury of eight men and three women rejected Jamie Leigh Jones' claims a day after starting deliberations in a Houston federal courthouse....

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Immunity Of Correctional Officers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Section 26809(h) of 28 U.S. Code clearly provides a waiver of sovereign immunity and "extends the waiver to any claim for one of the six enumerated torts committed by a Federal investigative or law enforcement officer acting within the scope of his or her employment...