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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Youth Soccer League Sued Over Molester Coach

The parents of a girl who was raped by her youth soccer coach when she was 13 are suing the local soccer league and its national umbrella organization for negligence in failing to adequately vet the coach before allowing him access to children. The lawsuit, filed in Santa Clara County, California, names U.S. Youth Soccer and the California Youth Soccer Association-North, claiming that if they had a policy of conducting background checks they would have discovered that coach Emanuele Fabrizio …

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LA School District Pays $23M to Sexually Molested 5th Grader

A boy who was molested as a fifth grader by his teacher won a $23 million verdict against the Los Angeles school district and the teacher. The victim was a 10-year-old student at Queen Anne Elementary School when his teacher, Forrest Stobbe, molested him. He was caught and arrested after molesting the young student from October 2008 to July 2009. Stobbe was charged with rape and oral copulation on a minor and pled no contest to two counts of a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Disgraced Minister Ordered to Pay $1 Million for Sexual Abuse

Sexual molestation by church leaders continues to be exposed as a widespread scourge, but their victims are finally getting justice in court. In the most recent example, a former youth minister in Alabama who had been convicted of sexually abusing a 15 year-old girl has now been been ordered to pay $1 million to his victim. William David Webb, was a youth minister and executive pastor at the Word of Life Christian Center, where his father, Scott Webb, served as …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Jerry Sandusky Sentenced to 30-60 Years for Child Rape

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky will likely spend the rest of his life in prison, after he was sentenced to 30 to 60 years behind bars today for over a decade’s worth of sexual abuse of children. The earliest the long-time defensive coordinator could be freed would be in 2042, when he will be 98 years old. Sandusky was convicted in June of sexually molesting ten boys, including several counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. He met the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards by Sylvia Hsieh  
Editor’s Choice: Jury Awards Edition

Contractor burned in Iraq wins $18.8 million A man who worked as a contractor in Iraq won an $18.8 million jury award for a hot water burn he suffered in 2007. David Dawson was a civilian contractor working on the reconstruction of Iraq, living in the Freedom Compound in Baghdad. The compound was one of several maintained by Fluor Intercontinental Inc. based on a contract Fluor had with the Army Corps of Engineers in which it was paid $59 million …

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