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Recent lawsuit filed against LDS Church seeks justice and important policy change

Recent lawsuit seeks justice and important policy change to make LDS Church safer for those susceptible to sexual assault by leaders. Read more about these developments here: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mckenna-denson-mormon-church-abuse-lawsuit_us_5ac68734e4b0337ad1e5f7f1 https://www.sltrib.com/news/2018/04/05/woman-accusing-missionary-training-center-president-of-rape-stands-in-front-of-cameras-to-say-she-is-a-victim/

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Hidden Disgrace II: Rockville Center Diocese

Lawyers Helping Survivors of Child Sex Abuse, a national team of attorneys dedicated to representing victims of sexual abuse that James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A., is proud to serve with, just released a new report entitled Hidden Disgrace II. 51 alleged pedophiles who are associated with the diocese within the Diocese of Rockville Centre were identified

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Montana Abuse on Reservations

Tremendous article shines a spotlight on the epidemic of abuse on Montana reservations by predatory priests.  Read the article here. Lee James and Craig Vernon of James, Vernon and Weeks, P.A. have represented hundreds of survivors who were abused as children on Montana reservations. These lawsuits include the cases against the Northwest Jesuits as discussed in this New

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Victim of Serial Pedophile Files Lawsuit Against Boston Archdiocese

Survivor Was Repeatedly Abused by Brother Tony Holmes While Living at the Nazareth Child Care Center in Jamaica Plain   Andre Jones with attorneys Patrick Noaker, Kim Dougherty, Jerry Kristal and Craig Vernon at News Conference in Boston, MA July 17, 2017 On July 17, 2016 Andre Jones filed a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of

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Secular bankruptcy law: Why the Catholic Church uses it

It’s not a lack of money; it’s about protecting image, pooling insurance, and finality. Why does a non-secular organization like the Roman Catholic Church use secular bankruptcy law when faced with child sexual abuse claims? Many mistakenly assume it is because the Catholic diocese, order or institute does not have enough money to pay claims.

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Online Business Reviews – Why They Matter, and Why They Don’t

For the past two decades, the internet has become an all-encompassing resource in just about every society in the world. We use it to do everything, from education to industry to entertainment. Nowadays, it’s common practice to use the web to perform research before undertaking any sort of venture, purchase, or transaction, whether it’s buying

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More than Reporting Requirements Needed to Address Domestic Violence

“She worked at a hospital, why didn’t anyone report the abuse?” I heard that question all day on March 9, 2017, the day Kelly Pease, a nursing student and victim of domestic violence, was found murdered in the Kootenai Medical Center parking lot.  The unspoken belief seemed to be that if only someone had reported

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