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Jun
05
2013
Documents: | 11:41 AM          
St. Luke's 6-16-1963

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Jun
04
2013
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Media Advisory: Sexual abuse survivor to speak about his abuse at St. John's Preparatory School by Father Allen Tarlton

Media Advisory St. Cloud News Conference Wednesday Sexual abuse survivor to speak publicly about his abuse at St. John’s Preparatory School by Father Allen Tarlton Second civil suit to be filed under the Child Victims Act What:  At a news conference on Wednesday in St. Cloud, MN prominent clergy abuse attorney Jeff Anderson will: • Introduce the childhood sexual abuse survivor who is courageously brining suit against the Order of St. Benedict which includes St. John’s Abbey and St. John’s Preparatory School, along with Father Allen Tarlton, for abuse he endured while atten...

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May
31
2013
Article: Posted in Opinion | 12:08 PM          
PostBulletin.com: Our View: Abuse victims have chance to seek justice

  In a resounding display of bipartisanship, the Minnesota Legislature has allowed childhood sexual abuse victims a chance to seek justice that was once denied. The Child Victims Act, which passed the Senate unanimously and the House by an overwhelming 123-3 vote, lifts the civil statute of limitations that prevented anyone 24 or older from filing a lawsuit over sexual abuse that occurred while they were children. That gave childhood sexual abuse victims just a six-year window to file a civil lawsuit after becoming an adult. The six-year limit is the same time frame that applies to fra...

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May
30
2013
Article: CHAO XIONG | 2:53 PM          
Startribune: Minn. churches are sued under new sex abuse law

A 51-year-old Twin Cities man sued Wednesday alleging sexual abuse by a Catholic priest in the 1970s, the first such lawsuit since the Child Victims Act was signed into law last week by Gov. Mark Dayton. The act strips away the statute of limitations that previously gave child sex-abuse victims until the age of 24 to sue. Exactly what impact it will have is unclear, but St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson, who is representing the man, said more litigation is inevitable. “He was suffering in the shadows,” Anderson said of his client, who is remaining anonymous. “There are going to be many more [s...

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May
29
2013
Documents: | 12:25 PM          
Complaint: Doe 1 vs Archdiocese of St.Paul and Minneapolis, Diocese of Winona and Thomas Adamson

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May
28
2013
Article: Tom Lyden | 11:22 PM          
Fox9: CHILD SEX ABUSE: New law exempts statute of limitations for victims

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - Minnesota may be on the verge of a big game change when it comes to lawsuits brought forward by those who were sexually abused as children thanks to a recent exemption to the statute of limitations. "Give this kid and his family a trial," urged attorney Jeff Anderson. From his ornate office in St. Paul, Anderson has been taking on the nation's most-respected institutions over allegations of sexual abuse of children. On Tuesday, he was focused on the Boy Scouts of America. Anderson is currently trying to convince a judge that the Boy Scouts should be held civilly li...

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Article: Emily Gurnon | 5:40 PM          
Pioneer Press: Boy Scouts not responsible for scoutmaster's sex abuse of teen, lawyers argue

The Boy Scouts were not responsible for protecting a teenage Scout from abuse by a leader and claims against the organization should be dismissed, defendants in a Ramsey County lawsuit argued Tuesday. Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America, its Northern Star Council regional group and the River Hills United Methodist Church of Burnsville, the troop sponsor, argued that the alleged abuse of John Doe 180 by Peter Stibal did not stem from violations of Boy Scout policies and could not have been foreseen. Stibal was sentenced in 2011 to 21 years in prison for the sexual abuse of four Scouts. Jo...

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Documents: | 3:34 PM          
Media Advisory: First civil lawsuit to be filed under the Minnesota Child Victims Act

Media AdvisoryMay 28, 2013 St. Paul News Conference Wednesday First civil lawsuit to be filed under the Minnesota Child Victims Act Imperative to the public safety of Minnesotans, complaint seeks the release of the names of 46 priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona What:  At a news conference on Wednesday in St. Paul, prominent clergy abuse attorney Jeff Anderson will:  • Announce the filing of the first civil lawsuit filed under a new Minnesota law signed by Governor Dayton last week eliminating the civil statute of limitations for chi...

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Article: Emily Gurnon | 10:25 AM          
Pioneer Press: Boy Scouts not responsible for scoutmaster's sex abuse of teen, lawyers argue

The Boy Scouts were not responsible for protecting a teenage Scout from abuse by a leader and claims against the organization should be dismissed, defendants in a Ramsey County lawsuit argued Tuesday. Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America, its Northern Star Council regional group and the River Hills United Methodist Church of Burnsville, the troop sponsor, argued that the alleged abuse of John Doe 180 by Peter Stibal did not stem from violations of Boy Scout policies and could not have been foreseen. Stibal was sentenced in 2011 to 21 years in prison for the sexual abuse of four Scouts. Jo...

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May
24
2013
Article: Manya A. Brachear | 2:58 PM          
Chicago Tribune: Christian Brothers settle suit with 400 sex abuse victims

The Roman Catholic religious order that runs Brother Rice High School in Chicago and St. Laurence High School in Burbank didn't want Brother Edward Chrysostom Courtney in Chicago any longer. So in the early 1970s, the Irish Christian Brothers shipped him to the West Coast and kept the troubling reasons to themselves. When he was finally ousted from the parochial system 10 years later, landed in a public school in rural Washington and sexually abused a boy there, those reasons came to light. Law enforcement finally got involved. The Christian Brothers dismissed Courtney from the order shortly ...

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