Victims of sex assault or abuse can get compensated for pain and suffering in a sex abuse or assault lawsuit in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. Learn about how pain and suffering evidence is presented in lawsuits.
Does the repressed memory theory apply in cases of child sex abuse or assault in NJ? Learn about NJ law, which may allow claims of repressed memory.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering statute of limitations law changes for sex abuse in 2016. We’re one step closer to helping victims seek justice.
There have been many reports of sex abuse scandals in the news in recent years. Many schools around the country, including those in NJ, are promoting awareness about sex abuse. Parents should also talk to their children about sex abuse.
It is not uncommon for victims of child sex abuse or molestation not to tell anyone about the sexual abuse. Victims may keep this horrible secret with them until adulthood. Some do not come forward because they are afraid of their abusers. For instance, a coach who is molesting a teenage boy on his football […]
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 […]
Summary – Civil Sex Abuse & Assault Lawsuits in New Jersey Allegations in sex abuse or assault lawsuits are often egregious and morally reprehensible. However, the civil justice system in New Jersey treats all civil actions the same. Therefore, civil sex abuse or assault lawsuits are handled much like any other tort or injury cases, […]
Civil sex abuse and assault lawsuits are increasingly common in New Jersey. Churches, schools and other youth organizations are under scrutiny in recent years due to increased media attention. Countless teachers, priests/pastors, etc., have been blasted in the media due to allegations of sexual abuse and assault. The increased media attention gives courage to other […]
Under New Jersey law, punitive damages may be awarded in civil sexual abuse or assault cases, including child molestation cases. Punitive damages claims are not made lightly and are not appropriate in ordinary negligence cases, such as an auto injury case. Rather, they are reserved for cases in which a party acts in such a […]