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Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse to Get Day in Court in Archdiocese of Baltimore Bankruptcy Case

By: Steve Kelly, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice On March 21, 2024, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michelle M. Harner issued a historic order permitting survivors to tell their stories in the Baltimore-based bankruptcy proceedings. To our knowledge, this is the first such order in the spate of bankruptcy cases brought on behalf of Catholic dioceses across the [...]

2024-03-27T16:02:35-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse to Get Day in Court in Archdiocese of Baltimore Bankruptcy Case

Students are Using AI to Generate Deepfake Pornographic Images, Schools’ Lack of Discipline Exacerbating This Nationwide Problem

By: Steve Kelly, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice The disturbing deepfake pornography trend is rocking the nation—but schools aren’t always equipped to handle the fallout, and federal legislation hasn’t yet caught up. Recently, a Westfield High School student decided to take her classmate to federal court over pornographic images of her that were created without [...]

2024-03-18T11:34:39-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Students are Using AI to Generate Deepfake Pornographic Images, Schools’ Lack of Discipline Exacerbating This Nationwide Problem

700-Page Report Issued by IL Attorney General Last Year Names Over 450 Catholic Diocese Child Sex Abusers in the State

By: Steve Kelly, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Multi-year investigation into child sex abuse by members of the Catholic clergy in the six dioceses across Illinois reveals abuse of almost 2,000 children by more than 450 Catholic clerics A multi-year investigation into child sex abuse by members of the Catholic clergy in Illinois culminated in [...]

2024-03-22T13:35:19-05:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on 700-Page Report Issued by IL Attorney General Last Year Names Over 450 Catholic Diocese Child Sex Abusers in the State

Former Baylor Student’s Title IX Lawsuit Results in Finding of Negligence and $270,000 Jury Award Against the University

By: Barbara Hart, Principal in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice  In October 2023, a federal court jury found that Baylor University was negligent in its handling of a Title IX lawsuit filed by a former student. The female student was awarded $270,000 after alleging she was physically abused by a football player in 2014.  Almost 10 years [...]

2023-11-08T16:36:36-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Harassment or Assault|Comments Off on Former Baylor Student’s Title IX Lawsuit Results in Finding of Negligence and $270,000 Jury Award Against the University

300 More Patients Claim Sexual Abuse by OB-GYN Robert Hadden

By: Kathryne Hemmings, Associate in G&E’s Civil Rights Practice Marking a significant surge in survivors seeking justice, over 300 additional women have filed suit against disgraced former gynecologist Robert Hadden—adding to the hundreds of other victims who already filed sexual misconduct claims against him. These lawsuits are perhaps also motivated by the impending deadline for survivors [...]

2023-11-05T18:06:43-06:00By |Categories: Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault Lawsuit|Comments Off on 300 More Patients Claim Sexual Abuse by OB-GYN Robert Hadden