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A National Law Firm for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Handling cases across the Country

Herman Law has attorneys who are admitted in NY, FL and the California bar (see lawyer bios ). This allows the Herman Law attorneys, if they are not already admitted to the court, to apply to appear as attorneys of record in all 50 States of the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as all Federal District Courts, by requesting that the judge presiding over a case permit them to appear Pro Hac Vice (“for this occasion only”).

Often we do this in association with a knowledgeable local attorney in that jurisdiction who provides insight into local legal custom and practice and assists in the logistics for matters in that jurisdiction.

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What is sovereign immunity?

Sovereign immunity is a legal concept that basically protects government or government entities from being sued. And so, we see this come up often times when a public school is involved in a case. If we sue a public school, states have the sovereign immunity and say no their schools can’t be sued, or if they can’t be sued, there’s a cap on the amount of damages. It comes from the old English doctrine that the king is sovereign, and can’t be sued,. But in the United States now, States may have sovereign immunity but if it’s a public school and there is a claim under a federal law which is called a Title Nine claim and it depends on the facts, but if there’s a Title Nine claim then there is no cap and there is no sovereign immunity, and that’s important.

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