Barnstormers Basketball of Iowa Coach Abuse Settlement

Barnstormers Basketball, Inc. and the Amateur Athletic Union of the United States, Inc. are settling a class action with a payment of $1.9 million. The complaint alleged that Barnstormers co-director and coach Gregory Scott Stephen victimized participants who were minors by procuring nude images and recordings of them. It claimed that Barnstormers was negligent in  Read more

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Pornhub Profits from Videos of Underage Children Class Action

The defendants in this case are companies related to Pornhub (MindGeek USA, Inc., MindGeek SARL, MG Freesites, Ltd, and others). The plaintiff is identified only as Jane Doe. The complaint alleges that the companies “have knowingly benefited financially from … videos posted to their various websites featuring victims who had not yet reached the age  Read more

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Holy See and Childhood Sexual Abuse New York Class Action

This class action brings suit against the Holy See in Vatican City for a policy of secrecy and concealment in regard to child sexual abuse by clergy. The refusal to face and deal with sexual abuse, the complaint says, led to the development and continuation of such abuse “as a pervasive and systemic problem in  Read more

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UCLA Doctor Sexual Abuse

The Regents of the University of California and Dr. James M. Heaps are spending $73 million to settle a class action alleging Heaps assaulted, abused, and engaged in harassing and offensive misconduct with female patients during the time he was in obstetrics and gynecology at UCLA. The complaint alleges that UCLA received notice of his  Read more

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Jeffrey Epstein Victims Compensation Program

The Epstein Victims Compensation Program (Epstein VCP) is a voluntary and independent program aimed at compensating and resolving the claims of victims of Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse. It was designed by claims administration experts Kenneth R. Feinberg, Camille S. Biros, and Jordana H. Feldman, with input from victims’ attorneys and representatives of the estate, and  Read more

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Indian Day School Attendees Canadian Settlement

This Canada-wide settlement resolves a class action brought against the Government of Canada about harms suffered by students at federal Indian day schools. Students reported suffering verbal, physical, psychological, and sexual abuse by teachers, officials, other students, and third parties. The abuse ranges from mocking and humiliation to severe physical or sexual abuse.  Read more

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University of Southern California Health Center Settlement

The University of Southern California (USC) and its Board of Trustees and Dr. George M. Tyndall, MD, have arrived at a $215 million settlement in several combined class actions relating to Tyndall’s behavior with patients at the USC Student Health Center. The complaints claimed that Tyndall committed medical malpractice in allegedly sexually assaulting, abusing, and  Read more

Diocese of Syracuse Child Sex Abuse by Catholic Priests Class Action

A horrifying story of sexual abuse suffered at the hands of three priests is the heart of this class action. The complaint names as defendants the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse and the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, as well as the three priests, a bishop, and a Victim Assistant Coordinator.  Read more

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Olympic Gymnastics Training Facility Sexual Abuse of Minors Class Action

As a minor, plaintiff Marcia Frederick was an elite-level gymnast who won world-class competitions. Unfortunately, the complaint for this class action alleges that she was also the subject of sexual abuse by her coach, Richard Carlson. The complaint also alleges that those who could have stopped the abuse did nothing, nor did they report it,  Read more

Marcia Frederick in 1982