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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Hospital Must Pay $2.7 Million for Serial Sex-Abuser Doctor

A court had upheld a $2.75 million jury verdict against a hospital for a doctor accused of sexually abusing and taking obscene photographs of 500 or more children. Dr. George Reardon, former chief endocrinologist at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn., claimed he was studying the growth rates of children to gain access to the children. Among the 150 lawsuits by children who claimed they were abused by Reardon, who died in 1998, only one went to …

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$6M Award Upheld for ‘Rampant’ Sex Abuse of Deaf and Blind Children

A federal court has upheld a $5.75 million settlement of a lawsuit alleging rampant student-on-student sex abuse at the Hawaii Center for the Deaf and Blind. The lawsuit claimed that a group of older students who called themselves “the ringleaders” bullied, terrorized, assaulted, robbed, gang raped and sodomized younger, smaller students at the school. The parents of the victims blamed the school administration, the state of Hawaii, and school counselors for not providing a safe school environment and for trying …

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Jury Awards $1.7M to Victim of Sexual Assault on School Bus

Apparently India isn’t the only place where girls are sexually assaulted on buses. As six suspects in the fatal gang rape of a student on a public bus in Delhi stand trial, on this side of the world, a jury in Florida awarded $1.7 million to a girl who was attacked by a ninth grader when she was only 3 1/2 years old. The girl’s parents sued the Palm Beach County school board. The name of the victim was not …

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Pope to Step Down After 8 Years of Legal Tumult

Pope Benedict XVI on Feb. 11 announced that due to health concerns, he will step down from his position at the end of the month. The pope, 85 years old, is reportedly not suffering any serious illness; he reportedly said his strength is depleted and plans to retire to a more quiet life. Having presided over the Catholic world for only eight years, it’s understandable Pope Benedict is tired: The church has dealt with some serious controversy and legal problems …

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Posted 3 years ago in Litigation by Keith Ecker  
13-Year-Old Sex Abuse Victim Wins $15.4 Million

In early summer of 2005, a 13-year-old boy sought counseling at a Virginia facility known as Empowering Families. The counseling center was run by a man named Daniel Price, who had employed a counselor by the name of James Davis who was assigned to the boy’s case. Davis had just been hired by Price a few months prior to counseling the boy. Throughout the course of the counseling, Davis allegedly made repeated sexual advances toward the boy and on several …

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