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New Legislation Expands Childhood Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights

The Louisiana Supreme Court and the Legislature have reopened the courthouse doors for adult Louisianans subjected to childhood sexual assault and expanded the “lookback window” in which to file lawsuits through June 2027. This is a massive victory for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The New Legislation Expands Childhood Sexual Assault Survivors Rights This latest… Read More

Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds Lookback Window Giving Child Sex Abuse Survivors a Second Chance at Justice

Today, June 12, 2024, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued a ruling upholding the constitutionality of the Louisiana Lookback Window, a widely praised law originally passed unanimously by the legislature in 2021. The law revived all previously expired childhood sexual abuse claims in Louisiana, thereby giving countless childhood sexual abuse survivors a second chance at justice… Read More

What Happens With a Rape Kit and How Is Evidence Collected

Originally written in 2020, this informative blog details what to expect during a sexual assault forensic exam (SAFE exam) and a helpful overview of evidence collection. Rape and sexual assault are some of the most horrific crimes imaginable. The immediate aftermath of an attack can be confusing. There are questions from police – and family… Read More

Federal Court Motions to Dismiss and the Standard for Overcoming Them

Lamothe Law Firm attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience practicing in federal court including maritime law cases. Our maritime and offshore injury attorneys are Frank Lamothe, Richard Martin and Julien Lamothe. Here’s a popular article that Richard Martin wrote for other attorneys on “Legal Standards for Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12 Motions… Read More

Louisiana Supreme Court Grants Request to Revisit Controversial Ruling Striking Down Child Sex Abuse Survivors’ Second Chance at Justice

Today, May 10, 2024, the Louisiana Supreme Court granted pending requests to reopen and revisit its highly controversial ruling previously issued in Bienvenu v. Defendant 1, 2023-CC-1194 (La. 3/22/2024). The Bienvenu ruling, which was issued on March 22nd of this year, struck down as unconstitutional the Louisiana Lookback Window1 which had been passed unanimously by… Read More

Damages for Sexual Abuse Survivors: Much More Than a Number

It’s impossible to overstate how damaging sexual abuse crimes are for its survivors. These encounters exploit emotional and physical vulnerabilities and create wounds that often fester for years, leaving survivors to grapple with depression, anxiety, and social isolation as they struggle to heal. Such deep-seated physiological and mental hurdles make it extremely difficult for survivors… Read More

Kristi Schubert is Featured on the TentMakers of Louisiana Podcast about Unmasking Sexual Abuse

Lamothe Law Firm attorney Kristi Schubert is featured on the TentMakers of Louisiana podcast, Unmasking Sexual Abuse: Understanding, Healing & Prevention. Letitia Peyton, Executive Director at TentMakers of Louisiana says, “Bold & direct! Kristi Schubert is phenomenal in our latest podcast.” Frank Lamothe, Kristi Schubert and Julien Lamothe have won numerous verdicts and negotiated life-changing… Read More

LLF Attorney Kristi Schubert Featured on LPB Regarding Lookback Law

 LLF attorney Kristi Schubert was recently a featured guest on the show “Louisiana: The State We Are In,” The Lookback Law. The show is anchored by Kara St. Cyr and Karen LeBlanc, and presented by Louisiana Public Broadcasting. “Legislators unanimously passed Louisiana’s Look Back Law, extending the statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual… Read More

Kristi Schubert Speaking at TentMakers of Louisiana Event – Unmasking Sexual Abuse: Understanding, Healing and Prevention

TentMakers of Louisiana supports survivors of clergy sexual abuse. The TentMakers of Louisiana mission: “TentMakers of Louisiana is an organization dedicated to fostering hope, healing, and justice for survivors of clergy sex abuse. Our primary objectives are to bring restoration, joy, and a renewed sense of life to those who have been affected. We provide… Read More

A convicted former NOPD detective who admitted to molesting children to be released to a halfway house

Ramon Antonio Vargas’ article, The Guardian: An ex-child abuse US detective admitted to molesting minors. He could soon be free. “A former child sex crimes detective who admitted to molesting children during his New Orleans policing career, has been in and out of prison for images depicting the sexual abuse of minors, and has been… Read More

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