The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York issued a statement today that Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, the former Archbishop of Washington, has been credibly accused of sexually abusing a teen 45 years ago while serving as a priest in New York. This announcement comes following a thorough investigation by an independent forensic agency at the direction
JVW attorneys pleased to announce significant settlement against Diocese of Great Falls which achieves monetary compensation for their clients who survived sexual assault as children as well as important non-monetary considerations. Read more about these stories here: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/04/27/us/ap-us-church-abuse-montana.html https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/montana-diocese-reaches-2420m-settlement-with-abuse-victims/ar-AAwqRg1
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/
(Long Island, New York – April 9, 2018) For clergy sex abuse survivors from Long Island, New York, now is the time to come forward. It’s important to act now and not delay to meet the April 30, 2018 filing deadline to file a claim. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, one
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
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
JVW is proud to represent three additional survivors of child sexual abuse in the Mormon Indian Student Placement Program. Three new lawsuits show the expanse of this program. Two of our brave clients were taken off the Navajo Reservation where one was abused with her Utah family and the other abused with her Arizona family.
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 Boston
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.
Recent lawsuits filed by courageous survivors highlights exploding epidemic of abuse in Guam by Catholic Priests
Two recent lawsuits have been filed by courageous survivors who are represented by a team of attorneys, including Leander James and Craig Vernon of James, Vernon and Weeks, P.A. “By having the courage to come forward to seek justice, these brave survivors are speaking to other survivors … telling them that they are not alone and that it is