Posts Categorized In: Child Sex Abuse

Kristi Schubert – Speaker on Sexual Abuse Cases for Attorney CLE Today

Lamothe Law Firm attorney Kristi Schubert is teaching attorneys about sexual abuse cases today for the New Orleans Bar Association Continuing Legal Education program. Her topic is Sexual Abuse Cases in Louisiana and Trauma-Informed Communication Tips for Attorneys. Kristi Schubert is an experienced civil litigation and personal injury attorney with particular experience in sexual abuse… Read More

If You Were Raped, You Still Have a Voice

Every 68 seconds, an individual in the US is sexually assaulted. Survivors of rape, sexual assault, and sexual abuse are individuals of all ages, races, genders, and economic backgrounds. RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, reports that one in six American women and one in 33 American men… Read More

Is the Catholic Church Subverting Civil Law to Avoid Compensating Victims?

Our attorney Kristi Schubert was interviewed by the Society of St. Peter Damian (SSPD) for their feature, “Is the Diocese of Lafayette Flouting Civil Law to Avoid Compensating Victims?” As we have mentioned, Louisiana passed a new law, H.B. 492, that went into effect August 1, 2021. This new law extends the state’s statute of… Read More

The Catholic Church and the Art of the Coverup

Richard Windman, the President of Survivors of Childhood Sex Abuse, wrote this interesting article, The Catholic Church and the Art of the Coverup, recently featured in the Big Easy Magazine. As a survivor who came forward publicly about his own abuse as a child at the hands of employees at Jesuit High School in New… Read More

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

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