One Step Forward, Another Step Back: Two Bills that Change the Legal Landscape in Missouri

Missouri introduced two bills this year that can drastically shape the legal landscape for sexual abuse cases. House Bill 739 acts as a step forward in the fight for the rights of child sexual abuse victims, and Senate Bill 96 pulls us back. House Bill 739: Passing the Trash Schools perpetuating sexual misconduct towards children by educators has been, and continues…

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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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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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Remington Class Action Settlement Once Again in the News

Consumers with Remington bolt action trigger rifles may once again start sending their rifles to Remington Arms to be retrofitted with a new trigger. The United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit denied the appeal Wednesday filed by objectors in regards to the Remington Class Action Settlement. The Class Action was initially approved on February 14, 2017 by…

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