Sexual Assault

Sexual Abuse of a Minor; Lawsuit Filed Against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown, PA

(Allentown, PA) Mark M. Beaky has filed a complaint against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown, PA. In the complaint, Beaky alleges that, as a child, Lawrence “Larry” Howard Haftle, his teacher at St. Theresa’s Catholic School in Hellertown, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, plied him with drugs and alcohol, and fondled, groped, and forcibly fellated him.... Read More

Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, PA

(Greensburg, PA) — A man referred to as John Doe MR* has filed a complaint against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg. In the complaint, Doe alleges that as a child he was repeatedly raped and otherwise sexually abused by a priest at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. The priest, Father Joseph L. Sredzinski, was... Read More

Our Lawyers Won’t Stop Until You’re Awarded the Fair Sexual Abuse Settlement You Deserve

Sexual abuse is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can endure. The damaging effects of sexual abuse can last a lifetime — not just for an individual, but for their family, too. Such a breach of trust by a member of the clergy, teacher, caregiver or mentor can be incredibly damaging, both physically... Read More

Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

The aftermath of a personal injury accident can be an overwhelming time. Besides your physical and psychological pain and suffering, you’re suddenly facing a mountain of medical bills, paperwork, and phone calls from insurance providers and law enforcement. You probably have a ton of questions running through your mind, including “Should I file a personal... Read More

What to Know About Personal Injury Compensation

After a serious injury or accident, it’s common to feel your head spinning with questions. Should you hire a personal injury compensation lawyer? How and when do you file a claim? Will you get reimbursed for your pain and suffering? Here at Janet, Janet & Suggs, we know you’ve just been through a traumatic situation,... Read More

How to Find a Personal Injury Lawyer

What Is a Personal Injury Lawyer? You’ve surely seen the names and faces of plenty of personal injury lawyers in your area, advertising on social media, billboards and even TV — but what is personal injury in legal terms? Most people associate personal injury attorneys with representing victims of car accidents and other motor vehicle... Read More

Bankruptcy Court: What it Means for Survivors

As greater numbers of childhood sexual abuse survivors have come forward with their stories, pressure is mounting on schools, churches, and other institution to properly compensate survivors for their pain and suffering. These institutions are now facing massive financial liabilities, because of the sheer number of survivors who are now filing suit against them. Unfortunately,... Read More

Covid-19 Will Not Stop Justice for Survivors in New York

(NEW YORK)   In August of 2019 the New York Child Victims Act went into effect, giving survivors of childhood sexual abuse greater ability to seek justice against their abusers. An important facet of the law is a year-long “look-back window” during which survivors of any age can file suit, even if decades have passed... Read More

Churches and Catholic Institutions Move to File Bankruptcy

Many states are now moving to help survivors of childhood sexual abuse seek justice for the suffering they endured. New legislation, such as the New York Child Victims Act, allows survivors to file suit against their abusers and the institutions that enabled them, even when statute of limitations laws had previously barred them from doing... Read More

Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Methodist Church, Children’s Home Under North Carolina’s New Safe Child Act

(Charlotte, NC) – A North Carolina man has filed a lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by his house parents while living at the Children’s Home in Winston-Salem in the early 1970s. The suit, filed April 16, 2020, is one of the first to take advantage of a new state law that gives any adult... Read More

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