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California Diocese Files For Bankruptcy Due to Sex Abuse Payouts

A Roman Catholic diocese in Central California filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday after paying out millions of dollars to plaintiffs who made sexual abuse allegations during the past two decades. The Diocese of Stockton, which filed for Chapter 11 …

Lawsuit Alleges Mississippi Health Center Negligent in Sexual Abuse

A woman has filed a federal lawsuit claiming a central Mississippi mental health facility failed to protect her 11-year-old son from being sexually abused by a nurse while he was a patient. The lawsuit says Brentwood Behavioral Healthcare of Mississippi, …

Suit Over Doctor Abuse Goes to Trial in Oregon

A trial has begun in The Dalles, Ore. in lawsuits brought by three victims of an anesthesiologist who sedated patients and colleagues and then sexually abused them. Three women are asking for $6 million each in suits naming the hospital, …

Boy Scouts Sues Insurers to Fund Abuse Settlement

The Boy Scouts of America sued two insurance companies to try to recoup the costs of a settlement with two former Scouts who were sexually abused. BSA, which is based in Dallas, said in its lawsuit that the insurers covered …

Former Oregon Resident Files $16M Sex-Abuse Suit Against Church

A 34-year-old woman who was raised near Portland, Ore. has filed a $16 million lawsuit, alleging she was the victim of sexual abuse as a teenager. The Oregonian newspaper reported that Cristie Prasnikar, who now lives out of state, filed the …

Mediation In Montana Church Abuse Lawsuits Set For April

Attorneys for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena, a Montana order of nuns and hundreds of alleged sex-abuse victims said this week they will try to hammer out a settlement during a mediation conference in April, meanwhile some of the church’s …

K&K Adds Optional Sexual Abuse Coverage to Sports, Entertainment Programs

K&K Insurance Group, Inc. has added a new optional sexual abuse and molestation coverage (SAM) available for most e-commerce sport, leisure and entertainment risk purchasing programs (RPG) including: Amateur sports teams & leagues Amateur sports tournaments & events Youth day …

South Carolina Judge Awards Sex Abuse Victim $14 Million

A South Carolina Circuit Court judge has awarded a 27-year-old woman more than $14 million in civil damages in a suit brought against a former stepfather who sexually abused her as a child. The woman, Kelly Waldron Bowles, chose to …

UK Court Rules Catholic Church Liable for Priest Wrongs

A British court has ruled that Roman Catholic priests are equivalent to employees, a decision that could pave the way for victims of sexual abuse to win damages from the church. Tuesday’s ruling involved a 47-year-old woman who says she …