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Apr

29
Firm is To Help Boy Scouts Sexually Assaulted by Scout Leaders in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Pennsylvania, April 26, 2019:  The Sexual Abuse Recovery Legal Team of Montgomery County’s Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is aware that boy scouts in the Delaware...

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Apr

11
NEW LEGISLATION PROPOSED TO HELP VICTIMS OF SEX ABUSE

LEGISLATIVE ALERT Last fall we wrote about efforts to change the law to allow survivors of sexual abuse to prosecute their claims in civil court. The bold, proposed legislation to extend the statute...

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Apr

12
THE CRIMINALITY OF LIBERATION WAY: A GUIDE TO PROTECTING YOUR RIGHTS

The shocking findings of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report which indicted the so-called rehabilitation facility, Liberation Way, reveals disgusting and predatory behavior on vulnerable addicts and...

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Apr

23
Wrongful death lawsuit filed against Mansfield garage, owner

MANSFIELD — A civil lawsuit alleges a Mansfield business and its owner are negligent in the death of a Mansfield University student. Earlier this month, the law firm of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin,...

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Apr

4
3 fraternity brothers sentenced to jail in Penn State hazing death

(CNN) — Four former Penn State University fraternity brothers have been sentenced in connection with the death of a pledge during a hazing ritual, with three receiving jail time, according to a...

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Apr

1
Lawmakers Must Stop Cooperating in the Bishops’ Dirty Tricks

(VERDICT, Justia)  Just when everyone wants to believe that the Catholic bishops have turned the corner on child sex abuse, they pull another stunt to set back the progress for all child...

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Mar

28
Lawsuit: 10-year-old was drugged, sexually assaulted in US custody

(CNN) — A Guatemalan father is suing two nonprofits that house migrant children for the US government, alleging his 10-year-old son was forced to take psychotropic drugs and sexually assaulted...

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Mar

28
Firm is Ready to Help Victims of Liberation Way Treatment Centers’ Fraud Get Compensation and Justice

The law firm of Hamburg, Rubin, Mullin, Maxwell & Lupin is pleased to announce that its highly respected Personal Injury team is aware of the suffering of victims and their families who were...

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Mar

20
Hundreds of hotel guests were secretly filmed and live-streamed online

In this day of unimaginable spyware and technology that can infiltrate our privacy — almost anywhere, everyone should be concerned about privacy invasion, even at highly rated hotels. Read...

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Mar

12
Cardinal George Pell sentenced to six years in prison for child sex abuse

Melbourne, Australia (CNN) — Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be convicted of sex abuse to date, has been sentenced to six years in prison for the “callous”...

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Mar

12
Philly native and former W. Va. Bishop Michael Bransfield barred from serving in two dioceses

(phillynews.com) Catholic Church officials announced Monday that they had banned Roxborough native and former West Virginia Bishop Michael J. Bransfield from exercising “any priestly or...

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Mar

7
McSally says sexual assault in the military threatens national security

“Think about it: If you have a predator, if you have a rapist serving in uniform, you don’t deal with it by keeping a woman out of their unit because that predator is going to go assault...

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Mar

5
Philadelphia priest charged with raping girl, recording their sex acts

(philly.com) A suspended Catholic priest has been charged with raping a teenage girl at his former Roxborough parish and recording their sexual encounter five years ago. According to court...

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Feb

26
Most senior Catholic charged with child sex abuse convicted

MELBOURNE, Australia — The most senior Catholic cleric ever charged with child sex abuse has been convicted of molesting two choirboys moments after celebrating Mass, dealing a new blow to the...

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Feb

26
HHS docs show thousands of alleged incidents of sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors in custody

Washington (CNN) — The Department of Health and Human Services received more than 4,500 complaints of sexual abuse against unaccompanied minors from 2014-2018, according to internal agency...

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Feb

23
Cardinal says Catholic Church ‘destroyed’ documentation of sex abuse

LONDON — A German Roman Catholic cardinal claims the church “destroyed” documents in an effort to cover up sexual abuse that has engulfed the institution in scandal. Cardinal Reinhard...

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Feb

22
Judge rules DOJ violated the law by failing to confer with victims of Jeffrey Epstein

(CNN) — A federal judge in Florida ruled that the Department of Justice broke the law by failing to confer with victims of Jeffrey Epstein, a well-connected Palm Beach billionaire and alleged...

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Feb

19
The Pope, for the first time, calls the sexual abuse of nuns ‘a problem’

(CNN) For the first time, Pope Francis has acknowledged the sexual abuse of nuns by priests and bishops as a “problem” in the Catholic Church, saying that “we’ve been...

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Feb

19
Vatican admits to secret rules for children of priests

(CNN) The Vatican has revealed that it maintains secret guidelines for priests who father children despite their vows of celibacy. “I can confirm that guidelines exist; it is a document for...

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Feb

12
What Is A Professional? Why Are Their Abuses So Devastating?

Not many people know that the first three established “professions” were medicine, law, and the clergy.   These distinct areas of practice became formalized during the Middle Ages. In each,...

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Feb

5
Which helps victims of sexual abuse more – a civil lawsuit or criminal prosecution?

Civil actions brought by victims of sexual assault have recently been increasing at an exponential pace. Victims pursue claims against attackers as well as additional defendants known as “third...

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Feb

4
Shelter worker sentenced to 19 years in prison for sexually abusing migrant boys

(CNN) — A former youth care worker has been sentenced to 19 years in prison for sexually abusing teenage boys at a migrant shelter in Arizona, the Justice Department said. Levian Pacheco, 25, of...

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Jan

30
How Businesses Can Be Liable For Victims Of Crime

Take any hotel chain – Marriott, Sheraton, or Best Western.   What do they do as a business?  They market and advertise that you should stay with them while away from home.   Their commercials...

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Jan

30
The Michael Jackson and R. Kelly documentaries show how hard it can be to recognize and stop sexual abuse

After every new revelation about a celebrity accused of sexual misconduct — especially those whose misdeeds have long been talked about— the public starts asking why nobody stopped them...

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Jan

23
How to protect a loved one from abuse or sexual assault in a nursing home

(CNN) — It’s the stuff of nightmares: Your loved one, who you thought was being well cared for in a long-term care facility or nursing home, was physically abused, raped or even impregnated....

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Jan

22
Uber says it’s one step closer to delivering data on sexual assaults

Laguna Beach (CNN) — Uber released a report Monday that outlines how it will categorize sexual misconduct, sexual assault and rape claims involving its drivers and passengers,...

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Jan

18
Sick, Dying And Raped In America’s Nursing Homes

Some of the victims can’t speak. They rely on walkers and wheelchairs to leave their beds. They have been robbed of their memories. They come to nursing homes to be cared for. Instead, they are...

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Jan

14
Priest who abused boys, made 1 confess, sentenced to prison

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Roman Catholic priest who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing two boys and making one of them say confession after the assaults was sentenced Friday to 2½ to...

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Jan

14
After sex abuse allegations, archdiocese takes action on 3 Philly priests

Two Philadelphia-area priests, the Rev. John F. Meyers and the Rev. Raymond W. Smart, have been found to be “not suitable for ministry” after church officials investigated claims that they...

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Jan

11
Survivors of domestic violence, child abuse could be hit next by shutdown

Survivors of domestic violence, child abuse and a slew of other crimes could be next to feel the squeeze of the partial government shutdown. Shelters across the country are bracing for federal funds...

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Jan

11
New anti-hazing law signed in Pennsylvania after death of Penn State student

By: Associated Press “Our young people deserve better and we must protect them from this rampant criminal behavior,” the father of Tim Piazza said. HARRISBURG, Pa. — A new anti-hazing...

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Jan

11
Sorority hazing led to Northwestern student’s suicide, lawsuit claims

By: Dakin Andone, CNN (CNN)A Northwestern University basketball player killed herself because of severe hazing she endured while pledging to the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority in the fall of...

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Jan

9
New Jersey sex assault victim wants college held liable

PHILADELPHIA — A lawyer for a college student who was sexually assaulted at a fraternity “Date Night” party and then driven across campus and assaulted again asked a U.S. appeals court Tuesday...

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Jan

2
Pennsylvania Schools Could Be Held Responsible For Bullying

A Philadelphia judge recently awarded a student $500,000 in damages for bullying she suffered in schools in the Philadelphia School District.  The claim was brought under the Pennsylvania Human...

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Jan

2
Vatican letter undermines U.S. cardinal on barring of action on sexual abuse

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican blocked U.S. bishops from taking measures to address the clergy sex abuse scandal because U.S. church leaders didn’t discuss the legally problematic proposals with...

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Dec

20
Some Catholic clergy abuse victims shut out of new compensation funds

Is the Philadelphia’s Victim’s Fund Victimizing?  The politics of religion will never stop, even when there appears to be an effort to provide financial relief and acknowledgment for...

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Dec

18
Jesuits’ list of accused priests includes 11 who worked at St. Joseph’s University or Prep in Philly

By: Julia Terruso and Susan Snyder Nearly a dozen Jesuit priests who in past decades worked in Philadelphia at St. Joseph’s Preparatory School or St. Joseph’s University were named by the...

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Dec

12
Mandatory Reporting Of Teachers Who Assault And Sexually Abuse Students In Pennsylvania: We Have The Law, We Just Have To Use It

Did you know that there is a law in Pennsylvania that is about 20 years old that requires teachers and administrators to report any student sexual abuse or assault committed by educators?...

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Dec

10
USOC, USA Gymnastics officials enabled Nassar’s abuse of athletes, investigation reveals

By: Pierre Meilhan and David Close, CNN (CNN) – An independent investigation reveals numerous institutions and individuals enabled former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar’s...

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Dec

5
Sexting, Schools, and Law Enforcement: Where Does Child Protective Services Fit In?

Sexting. You won’t find the word in any 20th century dictionary. A combination of “sex” and “texting,” sexting is the exchange of explicit pictures via cell phone. Sometimes the photographs...

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Dec

5
Children, Sports, and Sexual Predators: Ten Commandments for Parents to Follow

Click here for full article. Gymnastics. Soccer. Swimming. Skating. Whatever the sport, even the nicest parents can lose their cool when they’re rooting for their own child. To remind parents that...

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Nov

27
Philadelphia Archdiocese Establishes Victim Compensation Fund

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has established an Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program to compensate victims of clergy sex-abuse. The Program will be overseen by an Independent...

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Nov

14
Domestic Violence Unpaid Leave FAQ

What is the Domestic Violence Unpaid Leave Law? Domestic Violence Unpaid Leave Law, officially Entitlement to Leave Due to Domestic and Sexual Violence (Bill No. 090660-A), was...

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Oct

2
Main Line Doctor Says Lower Merion Schools Ignored Her Sexual Abuse Allegations

Our client was courageous enough to tell her story of abuse at the hands of her teacher while in middle school. See her story that appeared in the Philadelphia Magazine. Bill McKendry was once a...

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Aug

15
Potential Claims Against Catholic Priest After Release Of Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report

A Pennsylvania grand jury report released Tuesday reveals decades of child abuse allegations against more than 300 accused “predator priests” as well as claims that Roman Catholic Church...

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