In Hawaii: We’re Now Investigating Cases of Sex Abuse

Serial predators come in all disguises. Brother Edward “Chris” Courtney had the aura of respectability: Christian Brother, longtime teacher, teacher’s union representative, and authority figure, who served in top administrator jobs at schools. But Courtney held a secret: He is believed to have abused 50 victims or more. In 1988, Courtney pled guilty to indecent … Read more

Minnesota Nun Molested Boy, JVW Attorneys File Suit: First Case Filed Under New Law Against Nuns

News Release: For immediate release PRESS CONFERENCE: 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Where: 333 Washington Ave. N., Suite 300, Minneapolis 55401 Victim to speak with reporters (MINNEAPOLIS, April 29, 2015) – Attorneys today filed a new civil lawsuit against an order of nuns, and the Diocese of New Ulm, alleging sexual abuse of … Read more

Minnesota: How Long Do Abuse Survivors Have to Seek Justice?

Claims Bar Deadline vs. “Window” Legislation Deadline for Abuse Claims By Attorney Craig Vernon  Question:  What does the Aug. 3, 2015 deadline to file a sex-abuse claim in the bankruptcy case against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis mean in light of the May 2016 deadline set by the Minnesota Legislature? What … Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Minnesota Man FIles Lawsuit, Says He Was Abused By A Nun

“Our parents trusted these people with our moral and religious upbringing,” Douglas Devorak told reporters today. “And people say, ‘Doug, why did you wait so long?’ And the answer’s real simple: My parents couldn’t have taken that.” –Douglas Devorak, age 58, abuse survivor (WCCO-CBS affiliate in Minneapolis). Read more here: http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2015/04/29/lawsuit-minn-man-says-he-was-abused-by-a-nun/