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December 5, 2019

Former Our Lady of Mount Carmel students accuse old basketball coach of sexual abuse

(NEWS 12 – Bronx, NY) Five former students at Our Lady of Mount Carmel have filed lawsuits against the school and the Archdiocese of New York. The students claim that former basketball coach Rudy Tremaroli sexually abused them over the span of 15 years. Tremaroli is now dead. They also claim that school administrators and religious leaders failed to act when notified of the crime. The lawsuits were filed by Herman Law under the Child Victims Act. The act gives victims of child sex crimes a one-year window to file claims against their attackers. “Another alleged sexual predator exposed by […]
August 14, 2019

Woman Alleges Nun Sexually Abused Her at Catholic Orphanage – St. Colman’s

Our brave client Susanne Robertson shares her story.  NBC NEWS – TO VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE CLICK HERE. Nun sexually abused me at Catholic orphanage, woman says By Aliza Nadi, Emily Siegel, Anne Thompson and Rich Schapiro Susanne Robertson has devoted much of her life to sounding the alarm over the horrific abuse she says she suffered at a New York orphanage more than 50 years ago. A maintenance man sexually assaulting her in a boiler room. A nun violating her with a Lysol-soaked rag. For nearly 25 years, her efforts to force a reckoning on the St. Colman’s Home near […]
August 12, 2019

Rockville Centre Press Conference on Child Victims Act 8/14/19

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                  CONTACT: Eva Herman WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 (2:30 PM)                       (305) 778-3388 Nassau County Supreme Court (Details Below)                    www.hermanlaw.com FIRST OF HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE Filings Coincide With the Opening of the One-Year Window Under the Child Victims Act; Diocese of Rockville Centre Named […]
August 12, 2019

New York Press Conference on Child Victims Act 8/14/19

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                  CONTACT: Eva Herman WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 (1:00 PM)                       (305) 778-3388 New York County Supreme Court (Details Below)                 www.hermanlaw.com FIRST OF HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE Filings Coincide With the Opening of the One-Year Window Under the Child Victims Act; Archdiocese of New York, Rockefeller Univ. […]
August 12, 2019

Brooklyn Press Conference on Child Victims Act 8/14/19

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                   CONTACT: Eva Herman WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 (11:00 AM)                       (305) 778-3388 Kings County Supreme Court (Details Below)                         www.hermanlaw.com FIRST OF HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE Filings Coincide With the Opening of the One-Year Window Under the Child Victims Act; Diocese of Brooklyn, Boy Scouts Named in First Three Suits Brooklyn, NY— Sex abuse victim’s attorney Krisel McSweeney […]
August 12, 2019

Albany Press Conference on Child Victims Act 8/14/19

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                   CONTACT: Eva Herman WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 (11:00 AM)                       (305) 778-3388 Outside the Diocese of Albany (Details Below)                       www.hermanlaw.com FIRST OF HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE Filings Coincide With the Opening of the One-Year Window Under the Child Victims Act; Diocese of Albany Named in First Three Suits ALBANY, NY — Sex abuse victim’s attorney Dan Ellis will hold a press […]
August 12, 2019

Buffalo Press Conference on Child Victims Act 8/14/19

PRESS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT PDF Version PRESS CONFERENCE TO BE HELD                                   CONTACT: Eva Herman WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2019 (12:00 PM)                       (305) 778-3388 Outside the Erie County Clerk (Details Below)                    www.hermanlaw.com FIRST OF HUNDREDS OF LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS ON BEHALF OF VICTIMS OF CHILD SEX ABUSE Filings Coincide With the Opening of the One-Year Window Under the Child Victims Act; Diocese of Buffalo Named in First Three Suits BUFFALO, NY — Sex abuse victim’s attorney Stuart Mermelstein will hold a […]
August 8, 2019

Flood Of Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits Expected To Hit NY Next Week

NEW YORK (WNYC/Gothamist) Next Wednesday, adult survivors of child sex abuse in New York will begin filing a flood of civil lawsuits against institutions and individuals, after decades of having their cases barred from court because the allegations were too old. Hundreds of plaintiffs are expected to sue organizations large and small, including Catholic dioceses and parishes, the Boy Scouts of America, hospitals and educational institutions. The one year window was enacted under the Child Victims Act that lawmakers passed in January, and intended as a partial remedy to the state’s previous statute of limitations, which required victims to bring civil cases […]
August 5, 2019

Survivors of Sexual Abuse Plan to File Lawsuits August 14th

NEW YORK (WRVO) Beginning August 14, New Yorkers who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse will have a one year window of opportunity to file civil suits against their abusers, under the terms of the Child Victims Act passed by the legislature earlier this year. Thousands of cases are expected to be filed, with payouts potentially in the millions.  Gordon Smith was 14 years old when he says he was first abused by two priests at a St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and school in Albany in the early 1960s. He was filling in as a janitor for his father, who […]
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