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Two Ex-Maryland Players Reach Settlement to Football Lawsuit

Two former Maryland football players have each reached $200,000 settlements in lawsuits accusing former coach DJ Durkin of running a program that subjected athletes to an abusive environment. The Maryland Attorney General’s Office reached the agreement with former players Gus …

$6M Settlement in Washington for Child Abused by Bowling Coach

Attorneys say they have reached a $6 million settlement over the sexual abuse of a child by his Seattle, Wash.-area bowling instructor. The boy was abused from 2012 to 2017, beginning when he was 12. The coach, Ty Treddenbarger, is …

Insurers Settle Washington Boys Home Sex Abuse Case for $9M

Insurance companies have settled another sexual abuse lawsuit brought against Kiwanis International, this time for $9 million in a case involving seven men who were sexually abused at a Centralia, Washington, group home for boys decades ago. The state placed …

Alaska School District Agrees to Settle Abuse Lawsuit for $3.8M

An Alaska school district agreed to pay $3.8 million to two children abused by a former principal who said school leaders had been “well aware of my problems with young girls” for years, news outlets reported. Christopher Carmichael, an elementary …

Water Polo Players Get $14M in California Sex Abuse Settlement

A dozen female water polo players who accused their coach of sexual abuse will split nearly $14 million after settling a lawsuit against USA Water Polo and a California club. The athletes alleged that International Water Polo Club and the …

$6M Settlement for Men Abused at Washington Boys Home Being Paid by Insurers

Insurance companies are paying $6 million to settle a lawsuit brought against Kiwanis International and local Kiwanis clubs by seven men who were sexually abused at a Centralia group home for boys in Washington decades ago, attorneys for the men …

California County Paying $4M in Misconduct Suits

San Diego County has so far spent more than $4 million to settle a dozen lawsuits brought after a sheriff’s deputy admitted to on-duty misconduct with 16 women, a newspaper reported Sunday. The Union-Tribune cited documents that show lawyers for …

Former Student Accuses Washington Teacher of Sex Abuse

A woman has accused her former teacher of sexual abuse in a lawsuit filed against the Marysville School District. The lawsuit accuses longtime art teacher Kurt Hollstein of sexually abusing her around 1985, when the woman was about 14, The …

New Mexico Lawmakers Aim to Address Rising Costs of Child-Abuse Settlements

The New Mexico state Legislature has passed a bill aimed at reducing the rehiring of abusive teachers and addressing the rising costs of child-abuse-related settlements. The Senate passed the bill 37-0 on late last week, in the last 24 hours …

Missouri Reform School Owners Charged with Abuse

The owners of a former Christian reform school for girls in southwest Missouri are charged with more than 100 counts alleging they sexually, emotionally and physically abused girls for years. Sixteen former residents of the Circle of Hope Girls Ranch …