2019 July

Jul 25, 2019: Archdiocese of Los Angeles Sued for Sexual Abuse

Los Angeles, California) – At a press conference Today in Los Angeles, the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Discuss a lawsuit filed by a courageous survivor against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles for sexual abuse as a minor by former priest Fr. Michael Stephen Baker, one of the Archdiocese’s most prolific and notorious child sexual abusers.

Jul 23, 2019: Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles Sued For Allowing Sexually Abusive Former Catholic Priest to Continue in Ministry

(Los Angeles, California) – At a press conference Todayin Los Angeles, a sexual abuse survivor and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Discuss a lawsuit filed against the Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles for allowing Rev. Paul Kowalewski to remain in ministry despite a history of sexually abusing a child while a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo;

Jul 17, 2019: Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors Reach Settlement With Diocese of Crookston

Fifteen survivors of child sexual abuse by priests in the Diocese of Crookston have settled their lawsuits against the Diocese. In addition to receiving compensation, the 15 survivors compelled the Diocese of Crookston to be more transparent through non-economic settlement provisions. As part of the settlement, the names and secret files of clergy accused of sexually abusing children in the Diocese of Crookston will be made public at a later date. In addition, depositions taken in the litigation of clergy child sex abuse cases against the Diocese will be made public.

Jul 16, 2019: Archdiocese of New York Sued for Maintaining, Concealing the Public Hazard of Sexually Abusive Priests

(New York, New York) – At a press conference Tuesday in New York City, a sexual abuse survivor and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Announce the filing of a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of New York alleging that the church officials engaged in an ongoing pattern of conduct to keep priests in ministry after they concealed and/or misrepresented their sexually abusive histories. Discuss that in doing so, the Archdiocese is exposing the public and children to the risk of sexual abuse.