JAA Staff Writer

Feb 04, 2020: Vatican Prohibits Bishop Hoeppner from Handling Sex Abuse Cases While Under Investigation for Concealing Clergy Abuse Himself

The Vatican’s decision to prohibit Diocese of Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner from dealing with cases of clerical sexual abuse in his diocese while the Vatican investigates him for concealing abuse by priests in his diocese is the correct step.The Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops recently authorized Archbishop Bernard Hebda of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to conduct further investigation related to claims that Bishop Hoeppner engaged in “acts or omissions…

Jan 28, 2020: Child Sexual Assault Lawsuit Brought Against Fullerton Joint Union High School District Under Child Victims Act

Tuesday in Costa Mesa, on behalf of a courageous survivor, attorneys from Jeff Anderson & Associates and Greenberg Gross, as well as sexual assault survivors and advocates will reveal and discuss a new lawsuit brought against Fullerton Joint Union High School District under the new California Child Victims Act (AB 218) for childhood sexual assault by Charles “Chuck” Ritz III, a math teacher, soccer coach, and surf club advisor at La Habra High School …

Jan 21, 2020: Lawsuit Brought Against Boy Scouts and Weedsport Central School District for Child Sexual Abuse & Cover-Up

Wednesday in Syracuse attorneys and advocates from Jeff Anderson & Associates and LaFave, Wein, & Frament, and a courageous survivor will reveal and discuss a new lawsuit brought by a former Boy Scout and Weedsport Central School District student under the New York Child Victims Act against the Boy Scouts of America, Long House Council (formerly Cuyahoga Council), and the Weedsport Central School District for sexual abuse by Victor L. Sine, longtime Scout…

Jan 02, 2020: First Lawsuit Filed Against Diocese of Fresno Under Child Victims Act for Child Sexual Abuse by Fr. Anthony Moreno

(Fresno, California) – Today in Fresno, a courageous survivor and attorneys from Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Reveal and discuss a child sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Fresno and St. Philip the Apostle in Bakersfield under California’s new Child Victims Act (AB 218). The Plaintiff was sexually abused by Fr. Anthony Moreno in approximately 1979-80 at St. Philip the Apostle. Moreno is being identified as a perpetrator publicly for the first time in the lawsuit.

Jan 01, 2020: Diocese of Monterey, Palma School, and Damien Memorial School Sued Under California’s New Child Victims Act

(Salinas, California) – Wednesday in Salinas, attorneys from Jeff Anderson & Associates will: Reveal and discuss the first child sexual assault lawsuit brought against the Diocese of Monterey, Palma High School in Salinas, and Damien Memorial School in Honolulu, Hawaii, under California’s new Child Victims Act (AB 218). The Plaintiff in the lawsuit was sexually assaulted by Fr. Gerald Funcheon in approximately 1984-1985 at Palma School, known to have regularly harbored several sexually abusive clergy.