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Numerous Abuse Lawsuits Filed in Arizona Against Boy Scout Councils

Eight lawsuits filed this week allege that Boy Scout leaders in Arizona had sexually abused children dating back decades, signaling what is expected to be a flood of lawsuits in the state before the end of the year for childhood …

Woman Abused by Washington Band Teacher Settles for $2M

A school district in Washington state has agreed to a $2 million settlement after a woman sued over sexual abuse by a band teacher 30 years ago – a trauma so profound she said it caused her to stop teaching …

Wyoming Teen Centers Sued over Alleged Abuse

A lawsuit filed by 25 former residents of two Wyoming teen centers accuses the facilities of human trafficking and abuse. The complaint alleges Trinity Teen Solutions and Triangle Cross Boys Ranch of Clark profited from unpaid labor and the abusive …

New York City Sued Over Clashes with Floyd Protesters

Two civil rights organizations are suing New York City on behalf of protesters who say they were assaulted and abused by police officers because they expressed anti-police views during nightly demonstrations in the spring in the wake of George Floyd’s …

Woman Sues Oregon Clinic Claiming of Past Abuse by Pediatrician

A woman who says she was repeatedly sexually abused by her pediatrician has filed a $1 million lawsuit against the doctor’s former medical clinic in Oregon. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that the woman says the abuse occurred in the 1980s and …

Two Women Allege Sexual Harassment, Abuse at Connecticut-Based Restaurant Chain

Two former employees of a Connecticut-based restaurant chain say in a lawsuit that they were subjected to a pattern of sexual harassment and abuse by a manager. Gianna Aconfora and Maizzy Douchette allege in the suit filed this week in …

$215M Settlement in USC Doctor Abuse Suit Requires School Reforms

Attorneys for women who said they were sexually abused by a longtime gynecologist at the University of Southern California say a $215 million settlement includes groundbreaking campus reforms. Attorneys say a proposed lawsuit settlement filed Tuesday in federal court will …

Nevada Family of Abused Autistic Son Awarded Nearly $1M

The family of an autistic student will receive $900,000 from the Clark County School District to settle claims the student was improperly restrained by a teacher’s aide during the 2011-12 school year. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that one federal …

Montana Diocese Filing for Bankruptcy to Settle Sex Abuse Claims

A second Montana Roman Catholic diocese will file for bankruptcy protection as part of settlements involving more than 400 people in sex abuse lawsuits, church officials said Friday. The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings said it expected to make the Chapter …

Washington Psych Hospital Employee Charged with Molesting Patients

Prosecutors have charged an employee at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital with four counts of molesting four female patients, according to court records made public Friday. Christopher Conley, 47, was charged on Thursday with taking “indecent liberties” with the four …