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Posted 12 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
New Plaintiff Joins Horrific Illinois School Hazing Suit

A fifth plaintiff has filed a lawsuit in Illinois claiming that members of a Des Plains high school’s sports teams were hazed in a manner so horrific it rose to a level of sexual assault. The original suit alleges that four students were forced to the ground during soccer practice last year by their teammates and sodomized with fingers and sticks. School officials at Maine West High School knew about the abuse, the suit contends, but did nothing to stop …

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Posted 1 year ago in Personal Injury Traveling by Aaron Kase  
Passengers Can Sue Cruise Lines for Crimes Aboard Ship

Major cruise lines recently released data revealing that 237 alleged serious crimes have occurred on their ships since 2011, including rape, theft, assault, kidnapping and homicide. The companies posted the data voluntarily in response to criticisms that there was no good source of crime data, and in advance of potential federal legislation that would mandate that the statistics be made public. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Carnival Corporation and Norwegian Cruise Line collectively reported 99 serious crimes in 2011, 88 in 2012 …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Ex-Boy Scouts File Suit After Abuse by Prolific Molester

Fifteen former Boy Scouts filed a lawsuit today claiming that the local and national Scouting organizations didn’t do enough to protect them from being molested by their scoutmaster. The plaintiffs, all named as John Doe, were in a troop in suburban Chicago and allege that they were assaulted by notorious pedophile Thomas Hacker between 1980 and 1987. Hacker is currently serving two concurrent 50-year sentences after a 1989 conviction for aggravated sexual assault of an 11-year-old. Known as “the most …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Teen Sexually Assaulted by Pastor Wins $3.6M Against Church

A woman was was sexually assaulted by a pastor when she was 15 has won a $3.6 million jury verdict. The woman, who is now 21, was sexually assaulted in 2008 during counseling sessions with Brian L. Williams while he was a pastor at Sunbury Grace Brethren Church in Ohio. Williams pleaded guilty to two felony sexual battery charges and is serving an eight-year prison term. The woman and her father sued the Grace Brethren Church of Delaware, Ohio because …

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Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Government Litigation by Michele Bowman  
Prisoner Wants to Sue Feds for Sexual Assault by Guards

The federal government is safe from most lawsuits under the concept of immunity. But it may not be safe from itself: Its own lawyers decided an indigent prisoner who claims prison guards sexually assaulted him just might be right that he should be allowed to sue the federal government. The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 19 heard oral arguments in Millbrook v. United States, a remarkable case originally brought by Kim Millbrook, a prisoner without a lawyer who reportedly hand-wrote …

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