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Court Says Communications Decency Act Does Not Shield Website from Liability in Sexual Abuse Negligence Case – Jane Doe No. 14 v. Model Mayhem

By contacthermanlaw
September 17, 2014

In a landmark decision, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the Communications Decency Act does not protect Internet Brands, DBA ModelMayhem.com, from liability in a sexual abuse negligence claim. Jeff Herman, the attorney for Jane Doe and a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, said: “This is a landmark decision and a victory for victims of sexual abuse. For the first time ever, websites may be held liable for their failure to protect users from a known danger. I look forward to taking this case to trial.”

Third Lawsuit Filed Against Bright Horizons, d/b/a Discovery Preschool, for Child Sexual Abuse

By contacthermanlaw
September 10, 2014

Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a third lawsuit against BRIGHT HORIZONS, doing business as DISCOVERY PRESCHOOL for child sexual abuse by OLAKUNLE OMOMOWO, a music teacher at the daycare. Herman will release significant facts, which indicate that the school was warned about Mr. Ola in March before his arrest and has assisted in his criminal defense.

Former Tampa headmaster and principal arrested for child sexual abuse

By Jeff Herman
September 08, 2014

 A Tampa private school headmaster is accused of child sexual abuse for the second time in four months. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, applauds the brave victims in this case for coming forward and breaking their silence.

Indianapolis Daycare Worker Arrested for Child Sexual Abuse; Employee placed on leave for failure to report

By Jeff Herman
September 05, 2014

One daycare employee resigned and another has been placed on administrative leave in the wake of an investigation into Children's Choice Learning Center’s failure to immediately report an allegation of child molestation by Ali Al-Awadi. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of child sexual abuse, says many of the civil lawsuits brought by sexual abuse victims regularly allege that workers failed to report abuse, but were never investigated or charged for breaking the law.

Former Baltimore church youth leader sentenced to prison for child sexual abuse

By Jeff Herman
September 04, 2014

A longtime youth leader at Greater Grace World Outreach Church in East Baltimore was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in prison for child sexual abuse. The victims in the case described in court the grooming process that led up to the abuse. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, says one of the best things parents can do to protect kids is to look for red flags.

Mississippi man claims teacher at Baptist school sexually abused him as anti-gay therapy

By Jeff Herman
September 02, 2014

A Mississippi man has filed a criminal complaint alleging that a male teacher at Bethel Baptist School, a church-run school in Walls, sexually abused him in an attempt to change his sexual orientation from homosexuality. Jeff Herman,a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, applauds the brave survivor for breaking his silence and protecting others.

Former Big Brothers volunteer asks to have sex abuse conviction overturned

By Jeff Herman
August 29, 2014

An attorney for a former Big Brothers volunteer convicted of child sexual abuse argued Thursday that the judge who heard the case should not have allowed testimony alleging the man committed inappropriate acts decades ago. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, applauds the brave victims who testified and hopes they found a sense of justice in the conviction.

Sexual abuse lawsuit alleges Seventh-day Adventist Church hired a known sexual predator

By Jeff Herman
August 27, 2014

Two men who allege they were sexually molested as children in the 1970's by a youth group leader in Oregon sued the Seventh-day Adventist church for $13.5 million on Tuesday. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of childhood sexual abuse, says it is never too late for adult survivors to break their silence and seek justice.

St. Mary's Hospital Worker Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Patient

By Jeff Herman
August 22, 2014

A hospital worker in Reno, Nevada was arrested for sexually assaulting a 19-year-old patient. 

Former St. Raphael Catholic School teacher and Trinity High coach charged with sexual abuse

By Jeff Herman
August 21, 2014

A former St. Raphael Catholic School teacher and Trinity High School football coach is now facing sex abuse charges. Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of clergy sexual abuse, urges the Archdiocese of Louisville to make the safest choice to protect kids.

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