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Cost Unclear as Ohio State Settles Suits Over Doc Abuse

Ohio State reached an unspecified settlement with nearly half of the roughly 350 men who say they were sexually abused decades ago by a team doctor who was jokingly known among some athletes by nicknames like “Dr. Jelly Paws.” The …

Vatican Tribunal Processes ‘Tsunami’ of Clergy Sex Abuse Complaints

The Vatican office responsible for processing clergy sex abuse complaints saw a record 1,000 cases reported from around the world this year – and still some regions that haven’t reported any allegations at all. The Congregation for the Doctrine of …

Under New State Laws, Catholic Church Could See New Wave of Abuse Suits

A wave of new laws in 15 states that allow people to make claims of sexual abuse going back decades could bring a deluge of lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church that could surpass anything seen so far in its …

Over 400 Sex Abuse Suits Filed in New York as Litigation Window Opens

The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began accepting cases once …

16 More Alumni Sue Ohio State Over Abuse by Team Doctor

Sixteen more Ohio State University alumni have sued the university over how school officials dealt with a team doctor who an investigation recently concluded had sexually abused at least 177 young men between 1979 and 1997. The federal case filed …

Attorneys Say Ohio State Must Reveal Who Knew About Abuse by Team Doctor

Administrators at Ohio State University should release the names of all coaches, trainers and personnel who knew of but failed to act on complaints about a now-dead team doctor who sexually abused male students for nearly two decades, said attorneys …

New Suit Filed in Indiana Against USA Gymnastics Seeks Help for Abused Athletes

A new lawsuit filed in Indiana seeks to protect potentially thousands of abused gymnasts who might not have known about a deadline for filing claims against USA Gymnastics in the embattled group’s ongoing bankruptcy. USA Gymnastics filed a Chapter 11 …

Lawyer: Ex-Kansas VA Worker Subject of Nearly 100 Sex Abuse Lawsuits

The number of lawsuits accusing a former physician assistant at a Veteran’s Administration hospital in Kansas of sexual abuse is approaching 100. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas City attorneys Dan Curry and Sarah Brown filed three more lawsuits last …

Insurers Deny Coverage to Illinois School District in Sex Abuse Case

A southwestern Illinois school district that paid $5.6 million to settle four lawsuits alleging sexual abuse of students by a former superintendent says its insurers are denying coverage for a fifth complaint. The Freeburg district in St. Clair County settled …