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Archdiocese in Oregon Faces New Sex Abuse Lawsuit

Another lawsuit has been filed against the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland by a man who says he was one of dozens of boys sexually abused by a priest in the 1960s and 1970s. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal …

Another Suit Against Ex-California Priest Moving Forward

Just days after a Southern California diocese announced the settlement of two child-abuse lawsuits, a lawyer says he has no plans to settle a third suit against a former Catholic priest. Attorney Anthony De Marco tells the Sun newspaper the …

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 …

California Governor Vetoes Sex Abuse Lawsuit Bill

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill Saturday that would have allowed some lawsuits  victims who are now barred by the statute of limitations to file lawsuits against private institutions that employed their abusers. Brown said he vetoed the bill because it …

California Assembly Panel Passes Bill On Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Some victims of childhood sexual abuse would have one more year to file civil lawsuits against private or nonprofit organizations that employed their alleged abusers under a bill that passed a key legislative committee Wednesday. The bill already passed the …

Judge OKs $30 Million Southern California School Molest Settlements

A judge has approved settlements of lawsuits that claimed dozens of students were molested at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles and the district has made the first of what may become $30 million in payouts. KNBC-TV reported the judge …

Southern California Schools Offer $17M To Settle Molestation Claims

The Los Angeles Unified School District has offered $17 million to settle dozens of claims by alleged victims of a former teacher charged with committing lewd acts on children. The Los Angeles Times reported the district on Wednesday offered to …

Hawaii Woman Sues Salvation Army, Claims Sex Abuse

A woman is suing the Salvation Army, claiming the organization moved a minister from Oahu to Maui after she reported he sexually abused her in the 1950s. Nancy Spencer’s lawsuit filed on Maui this week claims she was 11 when …

Southern California Molest Victim Sues Boy Scouts Of America

A man who was sexually abused by a Boy Scouts camp counselor more than a decade ago in San Diego County has sued the organization and his abuser. City News Service says the man, who’s now 29, sued last week. …

Jury: LA Schools Must Pay $6.9M To Molested Boy

A jury ruled that the Los Angeles Unified School District must pay a boy molested by an elementary school teacher $6.9 million – among the largest awards in the history of the school system. The decision on Tuesday comes as …