Frank Lamothe

Two New Orleans Archdiocese Clergy Accused of Molestation Can Be Deposed

2 Accused Predator Priests May Be Deposed Despite New Orleans Church’s Bankruptcy Case, article by David Hammer and Ramon Antonio Vargas, nola.com. The federal bankruptcy judge in the Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy case has ruled that two priests accused of molesting minors decades ago, Paul Calamari and Lawrence Hecker, can be deposed regarding that… Read More

New Orleans Archdiocese Adds 7 Priests to Abuse List

Archdiocese of New Orleans prepares to add 7 Franciscan priests to their clergy abuse list, article by Ramon Antonio Vargas, Times-Picayune. Members of the Franciscan Friars chapter recently released a roster of 24 priests and seven religious brothers with “substantiated child sex abuse allegations against them.” Franciscan members were added to the list “if they… Read More

Massive Flaws in Catholic Church Abuse Prevention Plans

An independent two year study by USA Child details major inconsistences and gaps in standards for the development and implementation of safeguards against abuse in the Catholic Church. Instead of implementing an overall prevention and investigation plan, the Catholic Church has left the details up to the individual U.S. Archdioceses. Very few Archdioceses have an… Read More

Louisiana Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is a criminal activity that steals the victim’s freedom for profit. Victims are tricked, defrauded, or physically forced to sell sex or work illegally under inhuman conditions. The International Labor Organization reports that this multi-billion-dollar criminal industry denies freedom to 40.3 million people globally. The International Labor Organization also estimates that each victim… Read More

Boy Scouts of America Abuse

Newly released documents from the Boy Scouts of America show that the BSA recorded at least 12,000 sexual abuse cases since the 1940s. The actual numbers could be much higher since sexual abuse often goes unreported. If you have suffered abuse, you are not alone. You can submit a claim to the Boy Scouts of… Read More

How AI Can Help Save Children from Sexual Predators

Safeguarding children’s rights online is a priority. A recent investigation by the New York Times showed that tech companies report more than 45 million images of sexually exploited children annually. In 2018, there were more than 18.4 million reports of online abuse of children, a 6,000-fold increase in only 20 years. And in the last… Read More

Legal Options for Human Trafficking Victims and Organizations for Survivors

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), more than 24 million people are affected by human trafficking globally, with the United States accounting for more than 10% of trafficking cases worldwide. While human trafficking affects people of all ages, genders, and races, it disproportionately affects women, children, and marginalized populations. Unfortunately, this billion-dollar industry continues… Read More

State Court Lawsuits Against New Orleans Archdiocese to Stay in Federal Court

New Orleans clergy abuse plaintiff can’t move bankruptcy-halted case out of federal court: judge, by Ramon Antonio Vargas, The Times-Picayune-New Orleans Advocate. In May, 2020, more than two dozen clergy abuse lawsuits that had been filed in Orleans Parish civil court were halted because of the Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy proceedings in federal court…. Read More

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The Archdiocese of New Orleans Has Filed Bankruptcy


 

Clergy sexual abuse survivors must file their claim by March 1, 2021 or risk losing their right to compensation.

 

If you or someone you know endured sexual assault or abuse at the hands of a clergy member at any time,

 

PLEASE CONTACT US TODAY so we can help you file your claim.

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