The Los Angeles Times details the aggressive approach employed by the Boy Scouts of America to defend itself in child sex abuse lawsuits. Adam Horowitz, the victim's attorney in a pending sex abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, weighs in on the Scouts' legal tactics.
At a hearing in Miami-Dade court, 2 Opa Locka police officers were arraigned on charges of criminal contempt for disobeying a court Order, a choice that eventually led to the horrific sexual abuse of a mentally disabled 9 year old boy. Both officers, as well as the City of Opa Locka, are defendants in a lawsuit brought by Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, P.A., on behalf of the boy and his mother last summer.
A spokesman for the Diocese of Buffalo confirmed to WGRZ TV that it received a report that Father Secundo Casarotto sexually assaulted a woman in 2008, but took no action in response to the report. HMH attorney Adam Horowitz represents a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Father Casarotto in 2009.
Catholic Diocese of Buffalo officials admit that another woman had reported that she was sexually assaulted by Rev. Secondo Casarotto in 2008. Despite this report, Casarotto maintained his role as priest, and has been accused of sexually assaulting another parishioner in 2009.
Attorney Adam Horowitz has been featured in Buffalo, New York, media reports regarding the removal of Catholic priest Rev. Secondo Casarotto, a member of the Scalabrinian Order, who has been accused of sexually assaulting a parishioner in the summer of 2009.
Following an out-of-court settlement with our client, John Yengich, the Bishop of Pueblo, Colorado, agreed to call Mr. Yengich's mother to offer conciliation for the sexual abuse her son says he suffered at the hands of the former Diocesan youth director, Father Daniel Maio. That was three months ago.