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Camreta v. Greene: Will The Supreme Court Reach An Important 4th Amendment Issue Concerning Questioning Witnesses?
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by Jay Shapiro

By Jay Shapiro, Partner Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP "If the Supreme Court finds its way to one of the critical issues in Camreta v. Greene, 588 F.3d 1011 (9th Cir. Or. 2009) (Free unenhanced version of the opinion available from lexisONE Free Case... Read More

Another Former Scout Settles Nebraska Abuse Lawsuit
Posted on 22 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LINCOLN Neb. - (AP) A sexual abuse lawsuit filed by a former Boy Scout against the Boy Scouts of America and the Lincoln Interfaith Council has been dismissed. The 21-year-old former Scout is referred to only as John Doe in the lawsuit , which was dismissed... Read More

Oregon Judge Raises Potential Damages In Scouts Case
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. – (AP) An Oregon judge on Tuesday more than doubled the punitive damages the Boy Scouts of America could face if the organization loses a lawsuit filed by a man who was molested by a Scout leader in the early 1980s. Multnomah County... Read More

Man Sues Over Alleged Abuse By Catholic Priest
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI – (AP) A Mississippi man who says he was molested by a Fort Myers priest when he sought after-school tutoring in the late 1960s has sued two Roman Catholic dioceses, claiming they actively concealed the sexual abuse. The lawsuit was filed... Read More

Vatican Offers 3 Reasons It’s Not Liable For Abuse
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

VATICAN CITY – (AP) Dragged deeper than ever into the clerical sex abuse scandal, the Vatican is launching a legal defense that it hopes will shield the pope from a lawsuit in Kentucky seeking to have him answer attorneys' questions under oath... Read More

Court Wants Records Made Public In Friars' Sex Cases
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A California appeals court ruled Thursday that psychiatric and other confidential records of Franciscan friars accused of sex abuse should be made public in a long-awaited decision that could speed the release of similar documents about... Read More

Lawyer For Wisconsin Accuser: Vatican Rejected Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) The attorney for a man who says he was sexually abused decades ago by a now-deceased priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf says the Vatican has refused to be served with a lawsuit over the matter. St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson... Read More

Oregon Abuse Case Lawyers Want To Question Cardinals
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) Lawyers for a man who wants to hold the Vatican accountable for the priest who molested him in the 1960s asked a federal judge Wednesday to allow them to question top cardinals. The lawyers filed papers outlining requests for depositions... Read More

Oregon Scouting Exec Says Parents Negligent In Abuse
Posted on 2 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. – (AP) The president of the Boy Scouts council for the Portland metro area has testified he believes the parents of some Scouts were negligent and even criminal for allowing sleepovers that led to sex abuse. Eugene Grant told a jury... Read More

Oregon Jury Finds Boy Scouts Negligent In Sex Case
Posted on 13 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND Ore. – (AP) Jurors on Tuesday found the Boy Scouts of America negligent and awarded $1.4 million to a former Portland man who was abused by an assistant Scoutmaster in the early 1980s, following a three-week trial in which secret Scout... Read More

California Coach, USA Swimming Sued Over Alleged Abuse
Posted on 12 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN JOSE, Calif. - (AP) A California woman sued the governing body of U.S. competitive swimming and her former coach, claiming he sexually abused, humiliated and harassed her when she was a teenager training under his supervision. The suit announced Wednesday... Read More

Knights Of Columbus Lawsuit Claims Sex Abuse Coverup
Posted on 15 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) Two men have sued the Knights of Columbus alleging they were sexually abused decades ago by a leader of the Catholic fraternal organization's youth program. Jeffrey Herman, attorney for the men, said he believes the lawsuits... Read More

Knights Of Columbus Wants Abuse Lawsuits Dismissed
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) The Knights of Columbus, citing a statute of limitations, asked a judge to dismiss lawsuits by two men who say a youth leader sexually abused them decades ago. The men sued the New Haven-based group in December and said a former... Read More

Lawsuits Filed Against Jesuits In Oregon Bankruptcy Court
Posted on 22 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) Attorneys representing a group of people who allege sexual abuse by Jesuit priests have filed 37 lawsuits in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland, seeking about $3.1 million. The Oregonian reports that the lawsuits f iled late Thursday... Read More

High Court Lets Vatican Sex Abuse Lawsuit Move Forward
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court won't stop a lawsuit that accuses the Vatican of conspiring with U.S. church officials to transfer a priest from city to city despite repeated accusations that the clergyman sexually abused young people. The... Read More