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DOJ Agrees to $139M Settlement with Sexual Abuse Victims of Former USA Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) this week revealed a $138.7 million settlement agreement with sexual abuse victims of the disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor, Larry Nassar. The settlement aims to resolve the victims’ claims against the FBI, which allege that the agency failed to properly investigate allegations of sexual abuse involving Nassar. This landmark […]

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Abuse in Scouting

Were You Sexually Abused in Boy Scouts? Almost since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has been aware of accusations of sexual abuse involving Scoutmasters, Scout leaders, volunteers, and employees. Attorneys are now investigating lawsuits against the BSA for failing to prevent child sexual abuse within its organization. Start My BSA Sex

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Boy Scouts of America Creates Sexual Abuse Compensation Program

Following last month’s announcement that the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in order to “equitably compensate victims who were harmed during their time in Scouting and continue carrying out its mission for years to come,” the organization is now calling for individuals with claims against the Boy Scouts to

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Lawsuits Flood Courts Amid New Laws Extending Statute of Limitations on Child Sexual Abuse Claims

With the enactment of the Child Victims Act in New York last week, hundreds if not thousands of lawsuits are expected to be filed on behalf of adult victims of child sexual abuse who were previously barred from filing a claim by strict statute of limitations laws. The new Child Victims Act not only extends

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