Sexual abuse is one of the most serious and systemic problems plaguing our society. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most under-reported crimes in the books. According to surveys conducted by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVR), barely 40% of rapes are ever reported to the police. This number dwindles down to a sickening… Read More
Happy Mardi Gras from Lamothe Law Firm!
Congratulations to Lamothe Law Firm attorney, Frank Lamothe! Frank was recently recognized as one of New Orleans Best Lawyers for 2024 by Biz New Orleans Magazine.
John Simerman’s article in The Advocate, “Louisiana high court weighs ‘lookback’ window for child sex abuse claims” details oral arguments heard by the Louisiana Supreme Court recently concerning the constitutionality of legislation to allow survivors of child sexual abuse in Louisiana to sue their perpetrators, regardless of when the alleged abuse occurred. The majority of… Read More
In 2021, the Louisiana legislature passed the Child Victims Act, enacting a special exception to the state’s statute of limitations for sexual assault. This provision affords adult survivors of child sexual abuse three years to file civil lawsuits and damages – no matter how long ago the wrongdoing occurred. But that “lookback window” is set… Read More
Lamothe Law Firm is pleased to announce that Frank Lamothe has been selected again for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers 2024 for the practice area of Personal Injury – Plaintiff. This is the 17th consecutive year that he has earned this honor. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and… Read More
Often referred to as the “Lookback Window,” Louisiana Legislature Act 386 opens a brief timeframe for survivors of child sexual assault to bring claims against their perpetrator(s), regardless of how much time has passed. This legislation marked a resounding victory for survivors of child clergy sexual abuse, offering them a clear path to pursue justice… Read More
The Guardian’s journalist Jason Berry recently published, “‘The devil was in that building’: New Orleans church orphanages’ dark secrets.” This article tells some of the stories of the survivors of the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ run children’s homes as they “recall litany of sexual abuse as bankruptcy process keeps documents hidden.” Hope Haven and Madonna… Read More