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February 15, 2019

Herman Law Announces Filing of Class Action Lawsuit Against Roman Catholic Diocese of New York

  PRESS RELEASE 41 Madison Avenue 25th Floor New York,  NY 10010   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                           CONTACT:  LISA DANIELS FEBRUARY 15, 2019                                                        212-390-0100 PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF NEW YORK TO VOID RELEASES GIVEN IN THE INDEPENDENT RECONCILIATION AND COMPENSATION PROGRAM CASE WILL ALLOW VICTIMS TO FILE CLAIMS UNDER THE CHILD VICTIMS ACT New York, NY– Sex Abuse Victim’s Attorney Jeff Herman will hold a press conference on Friday, February 15, 2019, announcing the filing of a class action lawsuit on behalf of lead plaintiff Emmett Caldwell which seeks to […]

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November 1, 2012

Victims’ group holds two events in Miami

Victims’ group blasts Catholic archbishop on abuse Group says he must explain why he put predator back into parish” And they want priest sent to a remote treatment center right away SNAP asks “How many other Miami pedophiles are still on the job?” Group will distribute fliers about recently ousted child molesting cleric What Clergy sex abuse victims will hold two events in Miami today. Holding signs and childhood photos at a sidewalk news conference, they will urge Miami’s Catholic archbishop to –explain why he quietly suspended and re-assigned a controversial priest who has been sued at least four times […]
October 25, 2012

Miami archdiocese suspends priest following sexual abuse lawsuit

Last night, the Archdiocese of Miami announced that Father Rolando Garcia, pastor of St. Agatha church, was placed on administrative leave due to the latest child sexual abuse lawsuit filed by attorney Jeff Herman. We commend Archbishop Wenski for taking the safest course of action to protect kids and we hope that peace will be restored to St. Agatha. For more on this story, read the article in today’s Miami Herald. 
September 6, 2012

Lawsuit Filed Against Archdiocese of Miami for Child Sexual Abuse

Attorney Jeff Herman, a nationally-recognized advocate for survivors of rape and sexual abuse, announced the filing of a lawsuit against ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI for the sexual abuse of a child by Father Rolando Garcia, an active priest in the Archdiocese of Miami, previously accused of sexual abuse.
June 16, 2011

Phoenix Diocese Names Accused Priests

Today the Diocese of Phoenix published the names of 6 priests affiliated with the Diocese that it says have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse or the subject of criminal sexual abuse charges.  The list includes at least one Jesuit priest who worked in and around the Phoenix area, Father Donald J. McGuire.  McGuire has been indicted for sexual abuse by a Maricopa County jail, has convictions in Wisconsin and Illinois on state and federal charges for molesting kids.   
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