Kristi Schubert

Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal Upholds Constitutionality of “Lookback Law”

The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently issued a ruling upholding the constitutionality of a law passed by the Louisiana Legislature in 2022. Act 386, often referred to as the “Lookback Window,” sought to revive all previously time-barred childhood sexual abuse claims for three years, thereby giving countless child abuse survivors a second chance… Read More

Sexual Abuse by a Counselor or Therapist

A close trusting relationship is an essential part of successful therapy. Therapists are skilled in cultivating the trust of their patients and making them feel safe to share their deepest doubts, fears, and insecurities. When this trust is used properly, it can be powerful tool in helping the patient achieve therapeutic success. Unfortunately, a small… Read More

Archdiocese of Baltimore Covered Up Sexual Abuse

in 2019, the Maryland Attorney General’s office began investigating the Baltimore Catholic Archdiocese and has discovered the sexual abuse of over 600 children over 80 years: Baltimore Catholic Archdiocese Covered Up Sexual Abuse, Probe Finds, reported by Brian Bushard, Forbes Magazine. According to the investigation’s report, the Baltimore Archdiocese never reported the sexual abuse allegations… Read More

President Biden Signs New Law to Eliminate Prescription for Federal Child Sex Abuse Claims

President Biden just signed a law which eliminates federal civil statutes of limitations for child sex abuse victims. The law will not revive any previously time-barred claims but it will apply retroactively to claims which were not already barred by the prior statute of limitation (which gave child sex abuse victims until they were 28… Read More

New Amendments to the Louisiana Crime Victims Bill of Rights

Louisiana Crime Victims Bill of Rights Act Increases Sexual Abuse Survivors’ Access to Evidence and Streamlines the Path to Justice In June 2022, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards signed into law specific amendments to the state’s Crime Victims Bill of Rights. Effective August 1, 2022, these measures are intended to reduce obstacles sexual assault survivors… Read More

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