Uber Sexual Assault Crisis: Historic Litigation Picks Up Steam As Survivors File Master Long-Form Complaint In The Uber Passenger Sexual Assault Multi-District Litigation

First-Ever Sexual Assault MDL Could Soon Be Largest Sexual Assault Litigation Ever, With 10,000+ Reported Rape/Sexual Assault Allegations Gathered for Consolidation in Federal Court. SAN FRANCISCO – Attorneys for Uber sexual assault and rape survivors across the country filed a master complaint in the Uber Passenger Sexual Assault Multi-District Litigation (MDL). The MDL was ordered

2024-02-16T14:04:24+00:00February 16th, 2024|Survivors|

Hotchkiss Student Files Class Action Lawsuit To Create Pathway for Survivors of Abuser Roy Smith to Come Forward, Hold School Accountable

Lawsuit filed by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel asserts that The Hotchkiss School fostered an environment rife with sexual abuse for decades; if successful, future survivors would have quicker pathway to justice and not need to again prove school is liable for negligence, breached its duty, and created unreasonable risk Lakeville, Connecticut – A class-action lawsuit

2023-11-06T18:09:08+00:00November 6th, 2023|Sexual Abuse, Survivors|

Unsilenced: A Nonprofit Dedicated to Protecting Youth from the Troubled Teen Industry

Unsilenced is a dedicated nonprofit organization combatting institutional child abuse by targeting the “Troubled Teen Industry” (TTI) – a pervasive network of unregulated congregate care facilities. While these facilities’s stated mission is to assist youth grappling with mental health and/or educational challenges, reports from families and residents allege that such teen care facilities all-too frequently

2023-04-28T19:10:27+00:00April 28th, 2023|Sexual Abuse, Survivors|

Judge Orders Devereux Foundation to Produce Documents in Federal Child Abuse Litigation

Judge Anita Brody of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has granted plaintiffs’ motion to compel defendant Devereux Foundation to produce certain records related to alleged abuse at behavioral health facility the Devereux Foundation. Judge Brody held that letting Pennsylvania state law take precedence over federal law would create a “worringly”

2023-02-28T17:54:57+00:00February 15th, 2023|Sexual Abuse, Survivors|

Judge Denies Motions to Dismiss in Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Sexual Abuse Class Action Lawsuit

As reported in Law360, Law.com, and Courthouse News, on January 11, 2023, Judge Anita B. Brody of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an order denying multiple motions by defendants’ seeking to dismiss the class action lawsuit brought by Lieff Cabraser and co-counsel against The Devereux

2023-02-28T17:57:56+00:00January 13th, 2023|Sexual Abuse, Survivors|

Lieff Cabraser to Host November 16 Event: Beyond #MeToo and Athletics: Where We Have Been and Where We Must Go

On November 16, 2022 from 5 to 7 pm, the Beyond #MeToo Working Group on Corporate Governance, Compliance, and Risk will hold a panel discussion in New York hosted by Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP on the topic of gender and sexual violence in sports and academia. “Beyond #MeToo and Athletics: Where We Have

2022-11-09T03:37:22+00:00November 9th, 2022|Sexual Abuse, Survivors|