2019 September

Sep 24, 2019: Buffalo Diocese Sued in 14 Lawsuits Under New York Child Victims Act—Total Number of Cases Filed by Law Firms Reaches 100

(Buffalo, New York) – Fourteen more sexual abuse survivors sued the Diocese of Buffalo under the New York Child Victims Act. The lawsuits name 11 alleged perpetrators, including Fr. Philip Badame who is being publicly identified for the first time. “There are a lot of survivors suffering in Buffalo,” said Attorney Jeff Anderson. “It’s time for reckoning, a massive clean-up and child protection.”

Sep 19, 2019: Boy Scouts Sued for Nuisance in Hawaii, Lawsuit Seeks Release of Secret Perversion Files

(Honolulu, Hawaii) – A survivor sexually abused as a minor by his Scoutmaster in Hawaii has sued the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) for the abuse. The survivor, identified in the lawsuit as John Roe 120 (see attached lawsuit), has also sued BSA for nuisance and is asking the court to order BSA to release all of its secret Perversion Files and discontinue its dangerous practices.

Sep 17, 2019: Archdiocese of Chicago Clergy Abuse Settlements to be Revealed; Settlements Involve 160 Survivors and 48 Perpetrators

(Chicago, Illinois) – At a press conference Today in Chicago, a sexual abuse survivor and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Discuss and reveal that more than 160 survivors represented by Jeff Anderson & Associates have settled clergy abuse cases against the Archdiocese of Chicago over the past two decades involving 48 Archdiocesan perpetrators.

Sep 13, 2019: Understanding California AB218 and What It Means For Survivors

There’s a lot of growing excitement and discussion in the Child Protection Movement, locally and across the country, around California Assembly Bill 218 – and rightfully so. It transcends bi-partisan politics. It kicks open courthouse doors thought forever closed. It makes healing and justice a possibility for survivors of child sexual abuse. It’s a BIG DEAL.

Sep 12, 2019: Press Release: Survivors’ Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Steve Boyd to Address Diocese of Rochester’s Decision to File Bankruptcy

(Rochester, New York) – Today in Rochester, survivors’ attorneys Jeff Anderson and Steve Boyd will: Discuss the decision of Bishop Salvatore Matano and the Diocese of Rochester to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy after facing dozens of clergy abuse lawsuits filed under New York’s Child Victims Act. This is a legal tactic they are using to prevent jury trials and an attempt to stop the truth from being revealed.

Sep 12, 2019: Statement of Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Steve Boyd Regarding Diocese of Rochester Filing Bankruptcy

(Rochester, New York) – The Diocese of Rochester filed bankruptcy this morning after being named as a defendant in dozens of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits filed since New York’s Child Victims Act’s one-year window opened on August 14. “We want to assure the survivors and their family members who have been harmed for so long and have brought claims under the Child Victims Act that this is not the end,” Boyd said. “This will not stop us or the survivors and we know there are battles to be fought.”

Sep 11, 2019: Clergy Abuse Report: Retraction, Correction and Apology

(New York, NY) –The law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates released information identifying the incorrect individual as being subject to allegations of child sex abuse. The Anderson Report on Sexual Abuse in the Diocese of Brooklyn released on September 10, 2019, incorrectly and erroneously identified Sr. Kathleen McKinney CSJ, a member of the Sisters of St. Joseph, as being subject to allegations of abuse.