A state statute of limitations did not bar the personal injury claims of adults who claimed they were sexually abused by a public school teacher when they were children, the Oregon Supreme Court has ruled in reversing a dismissal.
The Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle has agreed to pay $635,000 to settle a lawsuit from a man who says he was molested in the 1980s by a youth minister at St. John Vianney Church in Kirkland, Wash.
Experts in a child sex abuse case could not testify on repressed and recovered memory to explain the plaintiff’s delay in filing his personal injury lawsuit, the Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in reinstating a dismissal.
The government did not have to prove that a defendant knew that the victim was a minor in order to obtain a conviction for facilitating interstate child prostitution, the 11th Circuit has ruled in affirming a conviction.
The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services will pay $2.85 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a Grays Harbor County woman who was sexually abused by her father when she was 13 years old.
After an eight-day trial, a Kenai, Alaska jury has awarded $2 million to two sisters who were abused in foster care.
State law does not authorize the revival of personal injury claims brought by men who alleged that in recent years they discovered that their psychological problems were due to sexual abuse by a priest in the 1970s, the California Supreme Court has ruled in reinstating a dismissal.
A child sex abuse defendant could not introduce an expert to testify regarding the reliability of confessions that she later claimed were involuntary, New York’s highest court has ruled in affirming a conviction.
A public elementary school did not have a constitutional duty to prevent a student from being molested by a man who removed her from school by posing as her father, the en banc 5th Circuit has ruled in affirming a dismissal.
An Oklahoma jury has handed down a $4.55 million verdict in a gross negligence lawsuit against a mental health counseling center and one of its employees who failed to report sexual abuse.