2019 August

Aug 26, 2019: Minnesota Attorney General Given Permission to File Papers Seeking Release of Secret Perversion Files

(St. Paul, MN) – A Minnesota court issued an Order granting the Minnesota Attorney General permission to file a memorandum supporting the release of more than 1,500 Boy Scout Perversion files. Ramsey County District Court Judge Leonardo Castro, noting that “The Attorney General is responsible for protecting the public interest and advocating in favor of the public good,” issued an Order allowing the Attorney General to file an amicus curiae memorandum supporting efforts in a Minnesota case seeking the public release of the Perversion Files.

Aug 20, 2019: Boy Scouts Sued For Nuisance in New York, Lawsuits Seek Release of Secret Perversion Files

(New York, NY) – Tuesday in Manhattan, the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Announce the filing of 9 lawsuits against Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and its Greater New York Councils for sexual abuse as minors of 9 survivors by 9 adult Scout leaders; Reveal that one of the lawsuits made possible by New York’s Child Victims Act pursues a claim of nuisance. BSA has created and continues to maintain a nuisance by concealing sexual abuse of scouts by its present and former leaders in its secret Perversion Files. All 9 lawsuits include claims of negligence.

Aug 20, 2019: Survivors Sue Archdiocese of New York, Covenant House and Franciscans for Sexual Abuse

(New York, NY) – At a press conference Wednesday in Manhattan, a sexual abuse survivor and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Announce the filing of 2 lawsuits against the Archdiocese of New York, the Conventual Franciscan religious order, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York and Covenant House for sexual abuse as minors of 2 survivors by notorious perpetrator Fr. Bruce Ritter. The lawsuits were filed as a result of New York’s new Child Victims Act (CVA).

Aug 20, 2019: Minnesota Attorney General Files Motion to Support Public Release of 1500 Perversion Files From Boy Scouts

(St. Paul, MN) – Today, the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office filed a motion to support the public release of over 1500 Boy Scout perversion files. At a hearing on August 6, 2019 in St. Paul, the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates, representing a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by a Boy Scout leader, sought the public release of 1,538 secret Boy Scouts files on leaders with allegations of sexual misconduct against children.

Aug 15, 2019: Six Clergy Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed Against Diocese of Syracuse—One Perpetrator Identified Publicly For First Time

(Syracuse, New York) – Today in Syracuse, the law firms of LaFave, Wein & Frament, and Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Announce the filing of 6 lawsuits against the Diocese of Syracuse yesterday – Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – when the one-year window provision of the New York Child Victims Act (CVA) took effect; Reveal a list of the names of the perpetrators named in the lawsuits, including 1 perpetrator named publicly for the first time.

Aug 15, 2019: 14 Clergy Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed Against Diocese of Ogdensburg Wednesday Under Child Victims Act

(Watertown, New York) – Today in Watertown, the law firms of LaFave, Wein & Frament, and Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Announce the filing of 14 lawsuits against the Diocese of Ogdensburg yesterday – Wednesday, August 14, 2019 –  when the one-year window provision of the New York Child Victims Act (CVA) took effect; Reveal a list of the names of the perpetrators named in the lawsuits, including 4 perpetrators named publicly for the first time.

Aug 14, 2019: Over 15 Lawsuits to be Filed Against Diocese of Rockville Centre Wednesday Under Child Victims Act

(Uniondale, New York) – Wednesday in Uniondale, NY, sexual abuse survivors and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Announce the filing of over 15 lawsuits against the Diocese of Rockville Centre on Wednesday, when the one-year window provision of the New York Child Victims Act (CVA) takes effect; Reveal a list of the names of the perpetrators named in the lawsuits, including multiple perpetrators who will be named publicly for the first time.

Aug 14, 2019: Over 20 Lawsuits to be Filed Against Diocese of Albany Under Child Victims Act

(Albany, New York) – Wednesday in Albany, sexual abuse survivors and the law firms of Jeff Anderson & Associates, and LaFave, Wein & Frament will: Announce the filing of over 20 lawsuits against the Diocese of Albany on Wednesday, when the one-year window provision of the New York Child Victims Act (CVA) takes effect; Reveal a list of the names of the perpetrators named in the lawsuits, including over 5 perpetrators who will be named publicly for the first time.

Aug 14, 2019: Over 25 Lawsuits to be Filed Against Diocese of Rochester Under Child Victims Act

(Rochester, New York) – Wednesday in Rochester, sexual abuse survivors and the law firms of Steve Boyd, PC and Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Announce the filing of over 25 lawsuits against the Diocese of Rochester on Wednesday, when the one-year window provision of the New York Child Victims Act (CVA) takes effect; Reveal a list of the names of the perpetrators named in the lawsuits, including over 10 perpetrators who will be named publicly for the first time.