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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

UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center

Frontier Airlines No Action on In-Flight Sexual Assault Class Action

“The prevalence of passenger-on-passenger in-flight sexual assault is a well-known, and growing, problem,” says the complaint for this class action. It bring suit against Frontier, Inc. for “failure to have and/or follow policies and procedures to prevent, report, and respond to sexual assault of its passengers on its flights.”  Read more

Frontier Airlines Plane

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

Detail of Statue at St. Ann's

USC Medical Exams Sexual Assault Class Action

In the complaint for this class action—against the University of Southern California, for their retention of a sexually abusive gynecologist—one sentence stands out as representative. “Although USC had been on notice of [Dr. George] Tyndall’s misconduct for nearly 30 years, not until March 9, 2018 did USC disclose it to authorities.” Among other things, the  Read more

University of Southern California Campus

Clergy Sexual Abuse Fund

Although no financial compensation can mend the wounds of sexual assault, the Archdiocese of New York has established a fund to compensate those who have been abused in the past by priests and deacons.  Read more