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Institutional Sexual Abuse: What It Is, and How It Protects Predators From Justice

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

Lamothe Law Firm Attorney Kristi Schubert Remarks on Louisiana Supreme Court Oral Argument

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

Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Assault Have Until June 14, 2024 to Hold Their Attackers Liable

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

Super Lawyer Frank Lamothe for the 17th Consecutive Year

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

Louisiana’s Revised Statute of Limitations Offers Justice for Older Adults Subjected to Sexual Abuse as Children

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

Archdiocese of New Orleans – Hope Haven and Madonna Manor

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

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