Posts Categorized In: Child Sex Abuse

Louisiana Supreme Court Strikes Down Look-Back Window as Unconstitutional

The Louisiana Supreme Court has overturned the state law that gave childhood sexual abuse victim more time to file lawsuits. The law was passed in the Louisiana State Legislature in 2021 and gave these survivors a three year window in which to file their lawsuits against their perpetrators. WDSU-TV Louisiana State Supreme Court Strikes Down… Read More

LLF Attorney Kristi Schubert – Look-Back Window for Childhood Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Lamothe Law Firm attorney Kristi Schubert was interviewed by WDSU-TV regarding recent Louisiana legislation seeking to extend the look-back window for childhood sexual abuse survivor claims. Prior to the 2021 legislation, children who were sexually abused had to file a civil lawsuit against their perpetrators by the age of 28. The average age for survivors… Read More

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

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

Treating Adult Survivors of Child Clergy Sexual Abuse with the Compassion and Sensitivity They Deserve

For adult survivors of clergy sexual abuse, the trauma doesn’t end with the act itself. The physical violation you experienced as a child had a tremendous impact on your life and likely left you with deep feelings of mistrust, betrayal, doubt, and helplessness, perhaps even a loss of faith. If you are a survivor of… Read More

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