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Cifarelli Law Firm Helps Secure Record-Setting Settlement for USC Sexual Abuse Victims

USC has agreed to the largest higher education sex abuse payout in history. The $1.1 billion settlement was reached on March 25, 2021, following an $852 million settlement secured, in part, by Thomas A. Cifarelli and the Cifarelli Law Firm. This settlement is thought to be the largest in United States history, awarding more than …

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More than 95,000 People Accuse BSA of Sex Abuse

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has a stated mission: “…to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.” The ideals of the movement include trustworthiness, loyalty, helpfulness, friendliness, and bravery. They also include obedience, a factor that may …

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Signs of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Children are often placed into the care of adults who parents and guardians have trusted to keep them safe. Tragically, this trust can be misplaced, giving predators access to children when they are without support or real adult supervision. Oftentimes, child sex predators hide in plain sight, masquerading as youth pastors, den parents, and teachers. …

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What Types of Damages Can I Seek With a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

When you are injured by a healthcare provider, you may be entitled to seek compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. But what types of damages can you seek with a medical malpractice lawsuit? And does it make more sense to work with insurance than an attorney? Medical Malpractice Damages In personal injury cases, such as …

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What is Distracted Driving?

Distracted driving is an umbrella term that refers to any behavior that takes a driver’s attention off of the road. There are three primary types of distraction. These are: Visual: Taking your eyes off of the road Manual: Using hands for anything besides steering the vehicle Cognitive: Thinking about things other than driving All three …

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Limited Success Removing the Secrecy Surrounding Sexual Harassment Claims in California

Advocates for the rights of victims of sexual harassment have battled against practices that restrict public disclosure of misconduct by offenders. Conditioning settlements in sexual harassment cases on the victim agreeing to a non-disclosure provision a settlement agreement and the inclusion of a mandatory arbitration clause in employment contracts are two methods corporations and other …

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What Does a Lawyer Look for During a Sexual Harassment Consultation?

State and federal laws protecting individuals against inappropriate, gender-related conduct at their places of employment cannot be effective unless the victim is willing to report it. If you are subjected to sexual harassment at your workplace, you might be unsure of the legal rights and remedies available to you. A consultation with an attorney experienced …

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Failing to Report Sexual Assault Does Not Mean It Did Not Happen

The recent Senate hearings that ended with the confirmation of the newest member of the Supreme Court focused national attention on unreported sexual assaults. The news and social media exploded with theories about why sexual assault victims might not report an attack and speculation about the trustworthiness of accounts of sexual assault from a victim …

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Compensating the Victims of Sexual Violence

A sexual assault occurs in this country every 98 seconds with 60,000 children and more than 321,000 individuals 12 years of age and older becoming victims each year. Each sexual assault and abuse victim reacts differently to it. There could be physical injuries requiring medical attention, but it is the hidden, psychological and emotional harm …

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