Illinois Catholic Church Failed to Disclose Abuse Accusations Against 500 Priests and Clergy

Another state’s Catholic diocese is in the news. The Illinois Catholic Church publicly listed 185 clergy members who had been credibly accused of child sexual abuse. However, the church failed to identify 500 other priests and clergy members against whom sexual allegations have been made. According to Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s preliminary findings, the church…

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Negligence: What it is and How to Prove it

Most personal injury cases proceed on a theory of negligence. Even product liability cases, which have the additional option in most instances of proceeding on what is known as “strict liability”, may also proceed on negligence. Automobile cases, slip and falls, dog bites, and most other cases are ultimately submitted to juries based on whether the defendant was negligent in…

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Former Missouri Police Officer Criminally Charged for Sexual Abuse after Victim Comes Forward; Victim May Also Pursue a Civil Claim to Recover Money

The charges were filed against John Rollins, age 34, on July 26, 2018 by the prosecuting attorney in Moniteau County. According to the Complaint, Rollins abuse of the minor girl spanned “several years” from ages 5 to 13. The court records provide details surrounding the abuse, including allegations that Rollins performed oral sex on the…

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