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Jesuits, Bishops Sued for Hiding Child Molester in PA Parish

This week Richard M. Serbin, Chair of the JJS Sexual Abuse Division, announced legal action he is taking on behalf of two survivors of clergy sexual abuse and rape. This case, and several others, follow the PA Superior Court’s ruling which allows legal action to be taken against abusers, and institutions that enabled them, on... Read More

Childhood Sex Abuse Survivor Sues Harrisburg Diocese and Bishops for Concealing Knowledge of Pedophile Priests

Richard M. Serbin, Chair of the JJS Sexual Abuse Division, speaks of a new lawsuit that he has filed on behalf of Don Asbee, who was repeatedly raped as a child by two priests when he was an altar boy at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Milton, PA. The suit follows a landmark ruling by... Read More

Judge Rules in Favor of SCE&G Customers for $2.2 Billion Dollars in Federal Racketeering Lawsuit

One of the most important and rewarding roles of an attorney is to be a voice for those who have been wronged by organizations that should have aimed to serve them. Recently, JJS attorneys Kenneth Suggs and Patrick Thronson were among the team of lawyers representing customers in a federal racketeering lawsuit against South Carolina... Read More

Iowa Verdict for Brain Injured Child

Ken Suggs, assisted by Adam Janet and local counsel Fred James, went to trial in late January, representing a 6-year-old child who was injured at birth because her doctor allowed her mother to be taken off continuous fetal monitoring and to be monitored intermittently instead. The jury in Washington, Iowa, (population 22,000) returned a verdict for $18,126,600,... Read More

Timeline of Dr. Nikita Levy Case

07/21/14 Dr. Levy Patients Receive $190 Million From Settlement Agreement (Baltimore, MD – July 21, 2014) – Howard Janet, managing partner of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC, and vice chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, said today a $190 million settlement agreement between Johns Hopkins and thousands of patients of Dr. Nikita Levy “cannot erase... Read More

Dr. Levy Patients Receive $190 Million From Settlement Agreement

(Baltimore, MD – July 21, 2014) – Howard Janet, managing partner of Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC, and vice chair of the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee, said today a $190 million settlement agreement between Johns Hopkins and thousands of patients of Dr. Nikita Levy “cannot erase the memories or ease the grief of victims” but will allow... Read More

Lawsuit Over Dr. Levy’s Unlawful Recordings Goes Forward

WBALTV WASHINGTON —Thousands of women who visited a Baltimore gynecologist who secretly photographed and videotaped patients will be allowed to join together for settlement talks in a class-action lawsuit against Johns Hopkins Hospital, which employed the gynecologist. Lawyers for both the patients who filed the class-action lawsuit against Johns Hopkins and the hospital itself asked... Read More

Judge Clears the Way for Attorneys of Dr. Nikita Levy Patients to begin Settlement Talks

(Baltimore, MD) – Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Sylvester Cox today cleared the way for settlement negotiations to begin between Johns Hopkins Hospital and victims of Johns Hopkins gynecologist Nikita Levy, M.D. who allegedly made photographs and videos of his patients during exams and other procedures and is also allegedly guilty of sexual  boundary violations during treatment... Read More

Making Every Day Earth Day at Janet, Janet & Suggs, LLC

Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day. Forty-three years ago Americans from all walks of life were affected by pollution in a way that is hard for many of us today even to imagine. They could see, smell, and even touch pollution all around them. It was in 1969 that Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River actually... Read More

The Real Law Behind Developing a Case

Each photo brought a grin, but the last panel, a lawyer overcome by a mountain of paper, brought a groan. The volume and endlessness of the paper we deal with is overwhelming at times. How does a case get built from all this paper? Let me start at the beginning of the process at the... Read More

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