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The baseless recent threat by the Stockton Catholic Diocese to file Bankruptcy if more child sexual abuse cases are filed against it is just one of several threats by diocese around the state that have no factual basis and are part of an on-going concerted effort by the church to continue to protect sexual predators in its midst. This scare tactic
Recently, the Los Angeles Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church took two major actions: it released 12,000 documents relating to priests accused of child sexual abuse, and simultaneously announced Cardinal Roger Mahony had been relieved of his duties. Cardinal Mahony has been heavily criticized for his handling of sex-abuse charges against Churc
Six years ago, Irwin Zalkin was preparing to serve as a lead trial attorney in a 14-victim clergy sex abuse case against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese. Just before trial, a group of 562 victims of clergy abuse (including the 14 plaintiffs in our case and others represented by The Zalkin Law Firm) reached a historic, $660 million global settlement
Survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Hawaii now have an unprecedented opportunity to seek justice and hold those responsible for their abuse accountable. On April 24, 2012, the State of Hawaii changed the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse occurring years, or even decades ago. Beginning last April, and continuing through April 24,
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