Frank Lamothe

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

Children Sexually Abused by Clergy Suffer As Adults

Many survivors of child sexual abuse struggle with a wide variety of psychological, social, emotional, and personal recovery issues as they mature into adults. Those who survived clergy-perpetrated sexual abuse (CPSA), however, may face additional spiritual challenges. Long-Term Effects According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, adults… Read More

The Archdiocese of New Orleans Bankruptcy: How Have Other Archdioceses Responded to Clergy Sexual Abuse Claims?

The Roman Catholic Church is a global spiritual entity, but in the United States, it is a network of nearly 200 individual archdioceses, dioceses, and parishes overseen and guided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Each local group has a great deal of financial and decision-making autonomy. Because of this, they have… Read More

Lamothe Law Firm in the News

WDSU recently reported on our recent lawsuit filed in Eastern District of Louisiana court against Aramark. The lawsuit alleges that a director at Aramark recruited the plaintiff for a position there with false promises of good pay and fair working conditions. The Director’s true intention was to use his powerful position at Aramark to force… Read More

Creditors’ Committee Files Motion to Dismiss Archdiocese of New Orleans Bankrutpcy

The Creditors’ Committee (which includes survivors of alleged abuse) has filed a motion to dismiss the Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy. The Committee says that the bankruptcy was filed “in bad faith” because the intent was not to reorganize or respond to a financial crisis (or any other valid reorganizational purpose), but instead to gain… Read More

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