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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...

Five Recent Cases You Should Know About (12/31/2010)

Larson's Spotlight on Horseplay, Illegal Alien, Sexual Assault, Independent Contractor, Chronic Pain and Depression. Larson's surveys the latest case developments that you need to know about. Thomas A. Robinson, the staff writer for Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , has compiled the...

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....

Missouri: Commission Guts Benefits to Sex Assault Victim

When there is no other evidence on the issue of rate, the statutory minimum rate of $40 a week applies. The claimant has the burden to prove rate. Boilerplate pleading asserting the "maximum" rate on a claim did not entitle claimant to the statutory maximum rate, even when the employer was...

Women accuse Egyptian military of sexual assault

CAIRO (AP) - Women protesters and rights groups on Wednesday accused Egyptian troops and prison authorities of sexual assault during the latest crackdown on demonstrations, reviving allegations they are using abuse to intimidate female detainees and protesters. The charges added new Full version...

Vetstein Law Group: New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Law Allows Victims To Break Leases, Have Locks Changed

By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ Under the new Massachusetts Domestic Violence Act recently signed into law, victims of sexual assault and stalking have the right to break their leases without significant financial penalty, have the landlord change their locks, and other important protections. The important...

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...

GA: Kidnapped and Sexually Assaulted Employee’s Negligence Action Against Employer Barred by Exclusivity

A Georgia appellate court recently affirmed a trial court’s decision granting summary judgment in favor of an employer in a negligence action filed against it by an employee who was attacked and kidnapped from the parking lot of the store at which she worked and was thereafter physically and sexually...

President Obama Establishes Task Force To Focus on Campus Sexual Assaults

By Olabisi L. Okubadejo and Dee Spagnuolo President Obama announced in a memorandum the formation of an interagency task force to address incidents of rape and sexual assault at colleges and universities. Citing “uneven” compliance with applicable federal laws, the White House indicated...

New Campus SaVE Act Requirements Effective

By Olabisi L. Okubadejo, Dee Spagnuolo, and Rachel M. Keene Colleges and universities now face new obligations regarding reports of crime statistics, student disciplinary procedures, and policies and procedures to address and prevent sexual violence on campus. The requirements are being imposed...

Federal Negotiators Allow Lawyers, Other Advisers To Participate in Campus Sexual Assault Hearings

By Dee Spagnuolo, Olabisi L. Okubadejo, and Christopher T. Cognato Negotiators empaneled by the U.S. Department of Education (Department) recently reached consensus on several preliminary campus safety rules that should be published in the coming months under the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination...

White House Report Signals Enhanced Title IX Enforcement

By James H. Newberry Jr., Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC On April 29, the White House released “Not Alone,” the first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. As a result of this report, many Federal agencies promise more active and coordinated...

White House Task Force on Sexual Assault Releases First Report; OCR Issues Long-Awaited FAQs

By Dee Spagnuolo and Olabisi L. Okubadejo The White House Task Force To Protect Students from Sexual Assault has released its first report, which contains a series of recommendations focused on identifying the scope of sexual assault on college and university campuses. The task force, created by...

Sexual Assault by Co-Worker Not Injury AOE/COE: Cal. Comp. Cases June Advanced Postings (6/25/2014)

Here are the fourth batch of advanced postings for June, and first batch of advanced postings for the July 2014 issue of Cal. Comp. Cases. Lexis.com and Lexis Advance subscribers can link to the case to read the complete headnotes and summaries. © Copyright 2014 LexisNexis. All rights reserved...

Bill Cosby: Pudding Pops and Quaaludes

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 of that civil suit. United States District Judge...

California Workers’ Comp Case Roundup (4/29/2016)

CALIFORNIA COMPENSATION CASES Vol. 81 No. 4 April 2016 A Report of En Banc and Significant Panel Decisions of the WCAB and Selected Court Opinions of Related Interest, With a Digest of WCAB Decisions Denied Judicial Review CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE © Copyright 2016 LexisNexis. All rights...

Wisconsin: Comp Insurer Need Not Defend Employee Accused of Sexual Assault on Co-Employee

An employer’s workers’ compensation insurer had no duty to defend an employee, Rydberg, who had been sued by af co-employee who claimed that Rydberg sexually groped her while both were at work on the employer’s premises. The Wisconsin appellate court indicated that the co-employee had...