New Orleans Archdiocese Covers Up 15 Years of Priest’s Child Sex Abuse Crimes

By: Samantha Breitner, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Group An investigation by The Guardian has uncovered a massive cover-up of child sex abuse by the Archdiocese of New Orleans. Roman Catholic priest Lawrence Hecker confessed to his superiors that he had molested multiple teens over a 15-year period, but has never been charged. Several accusations of [...]

2023-06-28T08:12:49-05:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|Comments Off on New Orleans Archdiocese Covers Up 15 Years of Priest’s Child Sex Abuse Crimes

KY School District Reaches Settlement with DOJ Concerning Racist, Hostile Environment

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice The Madison County School District in Kentucky recently settled a lawsuit to remedy racism after an investigation by the DOJ found that school administrators failed to respond to reports of hostile racism in the form of racial epithets by a Kentucky high school student and her family, as [...]

2024-01-24T12:49:02-06:00By |Categories: Discrimination|Comments Off on KY School District Reaches Settlement with DOJ Concerning Racist, Hostile Environment

Cosby Faces Sexual Assault Allegations from Nine More Women

By: Cindy Morgan, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Nine more women have come forward with decades-old claims of sexual assault against comedian Bill Cosby. This lawsuit was filed just a few weeks after Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo signed a bill removing the two-year statute of limitations for adults to file sexual abuse cases. Other states, such [...]

2023-06-17T16:02:50-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Cosby Faces Sexual Assault Allegations from Nine More Women

G&E Attorneys Speak on Maryland Child Victims Act Panel

This week, G&E’s Steve Kelly and Suzanne Sangree spoke on a panel hosted by the Maryland Association for Justice covering the Maryland Child Victims Act of 2023. Moderated by Jenner Law, “Representing Survivors of Institutional Sexual Abuse” panelists discussed the components of a case filed against institutions responsible for childhood sexual abuse as well as the [...]

2024-03-22T13:32:29-05:00By |Categories: Child Sexual Abuse|Comments Off on G&E Attorneys Speak on Maryland Child Victims Act Panel