2019 October

Oct 31, 2019: “In Bad Faith” Fault Lines; Puts the Pressure on Cardinal Dolan and NY Abuser Msgr. John Paddack; Honors Survivors’ Stories

On October 23, Aljazeera English released “In Bad Faith: Child Sex Abuse and the Catholic Church” (posted below). Part of their Fault Lines series, it is an unflinching investigation into survivors and perpetrators of Catholic clergy sex abuse in the Archdiocese of New York. This is an important piece of journalism for the child protection movement, told with the compassion, the scrutiny, and the urgency the Catholic clergy sexual abuse crisis requires.

Oct 14, 2019: Advocates and Survivors’ Attorneys to Address California’s New Child Victims Act Law Signed by Gov. Newsom

(Los Angeles, California) – Today in Los Angeles, advocates and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Discuss California’s historic new Child Victims Act, which was signed into law Sunday. The law provides a three-year window for sexual abuse survivors to bring lawsuits in cases that were previously barred by the statute of limitations, no matter when the abuse occurred.

Oct 14, 2019: Advocates and Survivors’ Attorneys to Address California’s New Child Victims Act Law Signed by Gov. Newsom

(San Francisco, California) – Today in San Francisco, advocates and the law firm of Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Discuss California’s historic new Child Victims Act, which was signed into law Sunday. The law provides a three-year window for sexual abuse survivors to bring lawsuits in cases that were previously barred by the statute of limitations, no matter when the abuse occurred.

Oct 13, 2019: Statement of Attorneys Jeff Anderson and Mike Finnegan on California Governor Newsom’s Signing of Historic Child Victims Act

(Sacramento, California) – California took a gigantic step for child protection today when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the California Child Victims Act. “We applaud California lawmakers for passing the legislation and the governor for signing the bill,” said attorney Jeff Anderson of Jeff Anderson & Associates law firm, who represents survivors of child sexual abuse in California and throughout the United States.

Oct 10, 2019: Holy See to be Served With Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Against Vatican on Friday—All Roads Leading to Rome

(St. Paul, MN) – A lawsuit by five clergy sexual abuse survivors against the Vatican is scheduled to be served upon the Holy See on Friday. Attorneys for the five survivors believe the Holy See will likely attempt to refuse service of the lawsuit based on past practices but say the Plaintiffs will not be deterred. “We know from the past that the Holy See will put up barriers and hurdles to try and prevent the survivors from pursuing justice and accountability with the Vatican,” said attorney Jeff Anderson of Jeff Anderson & Associates, who represents the five Plaintiffs.