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$25 Million Jury Verdict Obtained in Boy Scout Childhood Sexual Abuse Case

Attorneys from Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP recently obtained a $25 million jury verdict for their client, who is a victim of childhood sexual abuse. The result is believed to be the first jury verdict in New York State for a lawsuit filed under the Child Victims Act.

Several media outlets reported on the $25 million decision, which was handed down in New York State Supreme Court by an Erie County jury. The Buffalo News reported on the verdict in a front page story. Additional media coverage of the case included WGRZ 2 On Your Side, WIVB News 4, and the New York Law Journal. You can watch the full reports from WGRZ and WIVB in the videos below.

Attorneys Amy C. Keller, Christina M. Croglio, and Robert M. Corp represented the plaintiff in this case. To maintain his privacy, the plaintiff is identified as “LG 40 Doe” in court filings for this matter.

Buffalo Diocese’s Reliance on Insurance Policies Conflicts With Sex Abuse Victims’ Demands for Justice

A recent frontpage story in The Buffalo News reports on the Buffalo Diocese’s plan to rely on insurance policies to cover their liability in Child Victims Act lawsuits.

Attorney Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr. spoke with The Buffalo News for the story. He provided insight on the perspective that survivors of clergy sexual abuse and Child Victims Act attorneys have regarding steps the diocese is taking with insurance policies.

The story in The Buffalo News details: the Buffalo Diocese’s bankruptcy plans, how insurance coverage has been used by other dioceses for child sex abuse lawsuits, delays and objections from insurance companies, as well as how this approach conflicts with victims’ demands for justice.

The Buffalo News Reports on Steps Lipsitz Green is Taking to Move Child Victims Act Lawsuits Forward for Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse

The Buffalo News recently published an article as part of their ongoing coverage of clergy sex abuse in the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo and New York State’s Child Victims Act (CVA).

The article included a report on steps Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria is taking in state court to move Child Victims Act lawsuits forward on behalf of clients whose abuse was perpetrated by someone associated with an entity within the Buffalo Diocese. Attorney Richard P. Weisbeck, Jr., who represents many survivors of childhood sexual abuse, was quoted by The Buffalo News for the report.