$5.4 Million Jury Verdict Awarded in Child Victims Act Case

Numerous media outlets have reported on the $5.4 million jury verdict that attorneys from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria recently obtained on behalf of their client, who is a victim of childhood sexual assault.

Attorneys Amy C. Keller and Gregory P. Krull represented the victim in this case. ABC News affiliate WHAM 13 spoke with Amy Keller regarding the case. NBC News affiliate WHEC and News Radio WHAM 1180 also reported on the jury verdict.

To maintain his privacy, the victim is identified as “LG 55 Doe” in court filings for this matter. LG 55 Doe is an adult in his 30s, who was sexually assaulted as a child. As a minor, LG 55 Doe attended middle school at Siena Catholic Academy in Brighton, NY, from 2002-2004. While attending Siena Catholic Academy, LG 55 Doe met Joseph A. Grasso, a Catholic Priest who served as Principal of the school. Joseph Grasso used his position as a priest and school Principal of Siena Catholic Academy to pull LG 55 Doe out of his classes and sexually assault him.

On March 13, 2024, in New York State Supreme Court, a Monroe County jury awarded LG 55 Doe a verdict of $5.4 million against Joseph A. Grasso. The verdict amount includes compensation for pain and suffering as well as medical expenses and lost wages that are a result of the sexual assaults LG 55 Doe endured.  The verdict amount also included an award of $3 million dollars for punitive damages against Joseph A. Grasso.

Click the video below to watch WHAM 13’s full report on this case, which includes an interview with attorney Amy Keller. Click here for a full press release regarding the jury verdict in this case.

If you have questions about the Child Victims Act, click here to contact attorney Amy C. Keller.