Posts Categorized In: Child Sex Abuse

New Sexual Assault Advocacy Center in Louisiana

Louisiana Foundation Against Sexual Assault (LaFASA) has announced a new sexual assault advocacy center in Louisiana: Southeast Advocates for Family Empowerment (SAFE) is provisionally accredited for Tangipahoa, Livingston and St. Helena Parishes and will serve both sexual assault and domestic violence survivors.  Their crisis line number is 888-411-1333. There are 11 other accredited sexual assault… Read More

Lafayette Diocese and ex-Father Michael Guidry Try to Shift Blame to Family

Lamothe Law Firm represented this family against the Diocese of Lafayette and Father Michael Guidry, and negotiated a substantial settlement on behalf of our clients.  As a condition of the settlement, we obtained a commitment that the Diocese of Lafayette would issue a public apology acknowledging that our client’s allegations against the priest were true,… Read More

Milestone Change in Louisiana Law Eliminates Deadlines for Child Sexual Abuse Survivors to Pursue Damages

A newly enacted state statute has reopened the courthouse doors for many Louisianans subjected to childhood sexual assault and abuse and removes restrictions to those who may seek justice in the future. This landmark change in the law is a massive victory for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The New Law Expands Child Sexual Assault… Read More

Archdiocese of New Orleans Bankruptcy Contacts Claimants Directly

Last month, the Archdiocese of New Orleans bankruptcy attorneys sent clergy sexual abuse survivors with claims against the Archdiocese three request for information letters. Instead of communicating with the survivors’ attorneys, these documents asking for information were sent directly to the claimants. Helen Lewis of Big Easy Magazine wrote an article about this, “Clergy Sexual… Read More

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April has been designated National Child Abuse Prevention Month by the Department of Health and Human Services. According to DHHS, the national number of children who received a child protective services investigation response numbered 3,476,000 for 2019. There are many types of child abuse including neglect, emotional and physical abuse, and sexual abuse. Our lawyers… Read More

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