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Jury Verdict of $65 Million Awarded to Woman Abused by YMCA Counselor

Attorney Amy C. Keller, of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, recently obtained a $65 million jury verdict for her client, who was sexually abused as a child by a former YMCA counselor.

In a front-page story, The Buffalo News reported that the $65 million award is the third significant jury verdict Ms. Keller has obtained this year, on behalf of her clients who were victims of childhood sexual abuse. In recent months, Ms. Keller has also obtained a $30 million jury verdict on behalf of a client abused by a Lutheran pastor and a $25 million jury verdict on behalf of a client abused by a former Boy Scout leader. All three cases were reported as the largest award obtained in Western New York for a case filed under the Child Victims Act, at the time the verdicts were rendered.
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$30 Million Jury Verdict Obtained in Child Victims Act Case

Attorney Amy C. Keller of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, recently obtained a $30 million jury verdict for her client, who was a victim of childhood sexual abuse.

In a front page story, The Buffalo News reported that the $30 million jury verdict is believed to be the largest award in Western New York for a case filed under the Child Victims Act.

The Child Victims Act lawsuit was filed against Rev. Douglas D. Thore, who served as pastor of St. Nicodemus Evangelical Lutheran Church, located in Marilla, NY, from approximately 1984 to 2004. Thore resigned from his post as a Lutheran pastor when Erie County sheriff’s deputies investigated him due to allegations of child molestation.
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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.
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