Posts Categorized In: Child Sex Abuse

Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal Upholds Constitutionality of “Lookback Law”

The Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal recently issued a ruling upholding the constitutionality of a law passed by the Louisiana Legislature in 2022. Act 386, often referred to as the “Lookback Window,” sought to revive all previously time-barred childhood sexual abuse claims for three years, thereby giving countless child abuse survivors a second chance… Read More

Lamothe and Shafner Firms Unite to Fight for Colorado Sexual Assault Survivors

Lamothe Law Firm is pleased to announce its new affiliation with Shafner Law Firm, based in Greenwood, Colorado, near Denver. The two practices will work together to pursue sexual assault and abuse claims for Colorado residents. The firms have a long history. Frank Lamothe has been licensed to practice in Colorado since 1999, and he… Read More

Lamothe Law Firm in the News

The Wall Street Journal’s Isaac Wu recently published, “Laws Giving Childhood Sex-Abuse Victims More Time to Sue Face Uncertainty.” Many U.S. states have enacted legislation opening the statutes of limitation for filing lawsuits against perpetrators for childhood sexual abuse. Louisiana’s legislature passed Act 322 unanimously in June 2021. This legislation gives sexual abuse survivors a… Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Attorney Featured in the News

Lamothe Law Firm attorney Kristi Schubert was featured in recent media about the Louisiana Supreme Court decision pertaining to the constitutionality of Act 322 which revived previously prescribed child sex abuse claims. The Louisiana Supreme Court declines to address constitutionality of old child sex abuse claims, was written by David Hammer, Eyewitness Investigator, 4WWL. Ms…. Read More

Louisiana Supreme Court Decision on Child Abuse Claims

On June 27, 2023, the Louisiana Supreme Court released its opinion in T.S. v. Congregation of Holy Cross Southern Province, Inc. The highly anticipated decision vacated the district court’s holding declaring Act 322’s revival of previously prescribed child sex abuse claims as unconstitutional. It ruled that the district court should not have issued a ruling… Read More

Sexual Abuse by a Counselor or Therapist

A close trusting relationship is an essential part of successful therapy. Therapists are skilled in cultivating the trust of their patients and making them feel safe to share their deepest doubts, fears, and insecurities. When this trust is used properly, it can be powerful tool in helping the patient achieve therapeutic success. Unfortunately, a small… Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Attorneys Attend Louisiana Supreme Court Arguments

Yesterday, the Louisiana Supreme Court held oral arguments in T.S. v. Congregation of Holy Cross Southern Province, Inc., a case expected to determine whether countless childhood sexual abuse survivors will get a second chance at justice under Louisiana’s Act 322. Attorneys Frank Lamothe, Kristi Schubert and Julien Lamothe from the Lamothe Firm, which currently represents… Read More

Lamothe Law Firm Attorney Featured in the News

WWLTV and The Advocate newspaper recently featured segments and articles pertaining to sexual abuse survivors seeking justice in civil suits against former St. Tammany Parish sheriff Jack Strain.  Also discussed are the ongoing constitutional challenges against the 2021 Louisiana state legislation that removed the time restriction for filing lawsuits and provided a three-year window for… Read More

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