Credibility is key in a sex abuse or assault lawsuit in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The victim’s memory must be clear about specific, important details. Usually, the more details the victim remembers, the more believed they will be. Details such as dates, times, circumstances, etc. should be recalled, and if possible, corroborated.
Learn about priest or pastor sex assault and abuse lawsuits in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including victim’s civil legal rights and rights to compensation.
Do criminal and civil cases for priest sex abuse in Pennsylvania affect each other? Statements a party makes during the course of a criminal prosecution or civil lawsuit are fair game later on.
A Philadelphia, PA sex abuse lawyer discusses recent sex abuse scandal in the church. A PA retired priest is being investigated in the decades-old sex abuse scandal at St. George’s School in Middletown, Rhode Island.
What rights does a minor have against a priest or pastor who sexually abused him? Learn about criminal and civil law in priest abuse cases.
Why We Need Statute of Limitations Reform Unfortunately, like its neighbor, New Jersey, Pennsylvania seems to be a long way off from amending civil child molestation laws. Over the last few years many states, including PA and NJ have considered many bills aimed at tightening laws for child sex abuse or assault. This has been […]
The Statute of Limitations Success of a priest or church sex abuse lawsuit depends on many variables, such as the complexity of the legal issues, the state/county where the case is filed, etc. In addition, the facts of a particular case will ultimately determine whether the lawsuit will be successful or not. Two of the […]
In a recent New Jersey priest sex abuse case involving a church in Tuckerton, NJ and the Diocese of Trenton, the allegations of sex abuse involve 1 priest and at least 3 victims. The first victim states he was abused when he was 14 years old, in 1968. Two victims state their abuse occurred years, […]
In church sex abuse and assault cases such as one involving a priest, multiple parties may be liable and ultimately ordered to pay financial compensation to the victim. Church organizations, dioceses and other private entities may be liable in addition to the perpetrator. There are many potential theories which may be advanced against the defendants. […]
In the vast majority of the priest or church sex abuse and assault lawsuits, multiple parties will be liable for perpetuating the abuse or allowing it to occur. In a typical priest/church sex abuse lawsuit, not only is the perpetrating priest liable, other parties which can be held liable include church organizations such as a […]