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October 24, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: The Weinstein Company Sued for Enabling Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Misconduct

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** The Weinstein Company Sued for Enabling Harvey Weinstein’s Sexual Misconduct NEWS CONFERENCE WEDNESDAY (OCTOBER 25) IN LOS ANGELES at 11:00AM PST WHAT: JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY for enabling the sexual misconduct against a young aspiring actress, DOMINIQUE HUETT. According to the Complaint: In or about November 2010, aspiring actress, DOMINIQUE HUETT, and HARVEY WEINSTEIN, a board member of THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY LLC (“TWC”), arranged to meet at The Peninsula Hotel in Beverley Hills, CA for the purpose discussing WEINSTEIN’s offer to […]
Jeff Herman
October 2, 2017

Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against DEVEREUX FOUNDATION, INC., d/b/a Devereux Glenholme School

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against DEVEREUX FOUNDATION, INC., d/b/a Devereux Glenholme School WHAT: JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against DEVEREUX FOUNDATION, INC., d/b/a Devereux Glenholme School, for negligence leading to the sexual assault of a student by school employee, Melissa Lee Houck. According to the Complaint: ADRIAN LOVELL was a 15 year-old male resident student at Devereux Glenholme School in 2001. ADRIAN LOVELL had emotional, behavioral and cognitive issues which required specialized treatment at Devereux Glenholme School, a therapeutic boarding school. Melissa Lee Houck, employed […]

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September 19, 2017

Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Norwich University

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Sexual Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Norwich University WHAT: JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against NORWICH UNIVERSITY for negligence leading to the sexual assault of a student by fellow student, Alexander Alvarez. According to the Complaint: LAUREN MORRISSEY and Alexander Alvarez were adult resident students at NORWICH UNIVERSITY in 2016. LAUREN MORRISSEY was sexually assaulted in her dormitory room on November 17, 2016 by Alexander Alvarez. NORWICH UNIVERSITY’s Title IX Office received three complaints of sexual harassment, sexual abuse and/or sexual assault by Alexander Alvarez from […]
Krisel McSweeney
August 24, 2017

Sexual Assault Suit Filed Against Jefferson County Board of Education

***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Doe v. Jefferson County BOE Complaint WHAT: JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against the JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION, E. TONY ROMAN (Assistant Principal), and TERRY TAYLOR (Teacher) for the repeated sexual assault of a student by another student at JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL. According to the Complaint: JANE DOE was a student with an intellectual disability and special needs, receiving special services at JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL. In 2014, JANE DOE was sexually assaulted on multiple occasions by a fellow student in the same special needs […]
Jeff Herman

Public Schools/Schools/Students with Special Needs

August 10, 2017

Lawsuit Filed Against Montgomery County Public Schools for Child Sexual Abuse by John Vigna

***MEDIA ALERT*** NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY (THURSDAY) COMPLAINT #  V435268 Coletta Complaint filed (3).pdf – Adobe Acrobat Pro Lawsuit Filed Against Montgomery County Public Schools for Child Sexual Abuse by John Vigna WHAT: Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (MCPS) for child sexual abuse by JOHN VIGNA, a teacher at CLOVERLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Silver Spring, Maryland. VIGNA was recently convicted and sentenced to 48 years in prison. According to the Complaint: • In 2008, Vigna was caught putting little girls on his lap two […]

Public Schools

August 3, 2017

Two Additional Lawsuits (Now Four Total) Filed Against La Petite Academy

  ***MEDIA ALERT*** Two Additional Lawsuits (Now Four Total) Filed Against La Petite Academy Based On Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits allege:   La Petite Academy daycare hired Mark Mays without doing a proper investigation of his prior employment. Mays was fired from two previous daycares for repeatedly crossing boundaries with children; and Mays sexually abused the two infant girls while changing their diapers.   WHAT: Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of two additional lawsuits against LA PETITE ACADEMY for child sexual abuse by MARK MAYS, a teacher at the daycare. MAYS […]
Daniel Ellis

Day Care/Preschool/After Care

July 25, 2017

Two Lawsuits Filed Against La Petite Academy For Child Sexual Abuse

Case No. CI 17-6252  Complaint (Jane Doe 1) Case No. CI 17-6250 Complaint (Jane Doe 2) ***MEDIA ALERT*** NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY (TUESDAY) Two Lawsuits Filed Against La Petite Academy For Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuits allege: La Petite Academy daycare hired Mark Mays without doing a proper investigation of his prior employment. Mays was fired from two previous daycares for repeatedly crossing boundaries with children; and Mays sexually abused the two infant girls while changing their diapers.  WHAT: Jeff Herman, a nationally recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of two lawsuits against LA PETITE ACADEMY for child sexual […]

Day Care/Preschool/After Care

July 10, 2017

USF Fraternity sued for the sexual assault of a minor

CONTACT: Jeff Herman jherman@www.hermanlaw.com Tel. (305) 931-2200 ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** Complaint ALERT: USF FRATERNITY sued for the sexual assault of a minor; Complaint alleges 16 year old girl was plied with alcohol at party and raped. WHAT: JEFF HERMAN (www.hermanlaw.com), a nationally-recognized attorney for victims of sexual abuse, announces the filing of a lawsuit against PI KAPPA PHI FRATERNITY ZETA ETA CHAPTER at the University of South Florida and Dillon LeGamma for the sexual assault of JANE DOE No. 72 by fraternity member Dillon LeGamma. LeGamma was arrested and charged with sexual battery on a child over 12. Upon information […]
May 31, 2016

Sexual Abuse Victim Wins Appeal Against Internet Giants

On May 31, 2016 the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a ruling against Internet Brands and attorneys representing Craigslist and Facebook in the sexual abuse case Doe v. Internet Brands, Inc. The Court stated that “California law imposes a duty to warn a potential victim of third-party harm.” Craigslist and Facebook appeared through, or by filing, an amicus brief. Jane Doe, represented by Jeff Herman of Herman Law, argued that the website Model Mayhem did not properly warn its members of Lavont Flanders and Emerson Callum, who had victimized females posting profiles on the website […]
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