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Oregon Man Awarded $5M for Abuse by Priest

A federal judge has awarded an Oregon man $5 million in damages stemming from sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in Yakima more than 30 years ago. The priest, Ernest Dale Calhoun, did not contest the allegations made by the …

$1.25M Settlement Reached by Chicago Archdiocese, Abuse Victim

An attorney says the Archdiocese of Chicago has reached a $1.25 million settlement with a man who claims he was sexually abused by a Catholic priest. Plaintiff’s attorney Eugene Hollander announced Monday the settlement was reached over the weekend. The …

Northern California Children’s Home Hit With Abuse Lawsuit

A group of former foster children alleging abuses at the Valley of the Moon Children’s Home in Northern California dating back to 20 years ago has filed a lawsuit against the facility. The lawsuit was filed earlier this month in …

More than $1M Awarded in Oklahoma Nursing Home Lawsuit

The former owner of an Oklahoma City nursing home must pay a woman’s family more than $1 million in damages after staff were caught abusing the woman on camera. A jury recently awarded the three daughters of 96-year-old Eryetha Mayberry …

California Suit Against Boy Scouts Could Reveal Sex Abuse Claims

A sex abuse case claiming negligence against the Boy Scouts is getting underway in California and will include the use of previously undisclosed information from “perversion” files kept by the organization. The lawsuit was filed by a man who is …

Oregon School District Named in Sexual Assault Suit

A federal lawsuit seeks $5 million from the Lincoln County, Ore. school district, alleging that district officials failed to protect a developmentally disabled boy from being sexually assaulted by a classmate on campus. The Register-Guard reported the lawsuit was filed …

Boy Assaulted By Hawaii School Worker: Suit

A lawsuit alleges a Hilo, Hawaii elementary school student was assaulted by a school employee. The lawsuit was filed last week by the boy’s father. The lawsuit alleges Hilo Union School Student Activities Coordinated Sharon Furstenwerth hit the then-9-year-old boy …

Abuse Suits Settled by California Diocese For $3.8M

A Southern California diocese has paid $3.8 million to settle two child-abuse lawsuits brought against a former Catholic priest. The Diocese of San Bernardino announced Sunday that payments settling the two civil cases involving Alejandro Castillo came from a combination …

California Lawmakers OK School Planning For Abuse, Safety

The California state Assembly has approved two bills that would require school districts to make detailed plans for reporting child abuse and prepare for violent incidents on campus. AB135 by Democratic Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan of Alamo requires school districts to …

Oregon Toddler’s Family Sues Complex Over Abuse

Attorneys representing the family of a 3-year-old girl have filed a multi-million lawsuit against the owners and managers of a suburban Portland apartment complex, alleging they failed to protect the child from an abusive boy. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in …