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Bill Cosby: Pudding Pops and Quaaludes
Posted on 15 Jul 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Almost ten years after a woman filed a civil suit in Pennsylvania against Bill Cosby, alleging, among other things, a sexual assault claim, the Associated Press (AP) requested the release of certain documents that had been sealed following the settlement... Read More

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Immunity Of Correctional Officers
Posted on 19 Feb 2013 by Bajeerah LaCava

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... Read More

Lawsuit: TCU Ignored Athlete's Criminal Records, Bad Behavior
Posted on 25 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Settlement Reach In TCU Lawsuit Over Rape Charges
Posted on 2 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Texas Woman Loses Iraq Rape Case Against KBR
Posted on 11 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Hollywood Executive Sues Dating Site, Says Man Assaulted Her
Posted on 19 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Sex Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Philadelphia Archdiocese Officials
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Third Lawsuit Filed Against Philadelphia Archdiocese Heads
Posted on 17 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Lawsuit Over Death At Retirement Community Settled
Posted on 25 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

ACLU Lawsuit: Military Won't Release Rape Records
Posted on 15 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

High Court Rules For Prison Victim Of Sexual Assault
Posted on 24 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

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... Read More

Court To Hear Appeal In Guard's Sexual Assault
Posted on 26 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Community Staff

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... Read More