YOST LAW BLOG

Sex Abuse in Maryland Juvenile Detention Centers: The Yost Legal Group Is Taking Cases for Survivors

If You Were Raped or Sexually Abused as a Minor in a Maryland Youth Detention Center, You May Have a Case With the quickly approaching deadline to file a lawsuit against the Catholic Church and Archdiocese of Baltimore in Maryland for sexual abuse and assault committed by Catholic Church clergy members and Catholic school employees,...

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Deadline Against Archdiocese of Baltimore for Sexual Assault Is May 31: File Your Catholic Church Rape Lawsuits Before Deadline

In a move that surprised no one, the nation’s oldest Catholic diocese filed a bankruptcy petition two days before a statute of limitations waiver took effect. The bankruptcy filing immediately stopped lawsuits against the archdiocese itself. In another move that was no surprise, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Michelle M. Harner upheld the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s bankruptcy...

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Uber Sexual Assault Litigations Go Global

Last week, a group of Canadian lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber “on behalf of passengers that were sexually assaulted, assaulted, battered, raped, kidnapped, forcibly confined, stalked, harassed, otherwise attacked or subjected to other sexual misconduct by an Uber driver with whom they had been paired through the Uber App.” It is a comprehensive...

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Culpable Catholic Church Criticizes Continued Investigation of Its Sexual Abuses

A Catholic Church advocacy group asked the Maryland Attorney General to stop digging into allegations that the Catholic Church tolerated child sex abuse for decades. A year ago, the Maryland Office of the Attorney General released its scathing “Report on Child Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of Baltimore.” The Archdiocese of Baltimore has been on...

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Catholic Church Sexual Abuse and the Path to Justice

The unwavering trust and faith that congregants once had in the Catholic Church has been shaken by disturbing reports of abuses committed within their ranks. Catholic Church sexual abuse has traumatized so many children and families throughout Maryland. The institutional coverup against the molestation of thousands of children extended over decades. In no place were...

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The Voice of a Survivor of Church Sexual Abuse in Baltimore

Rebecca was a sweet 14-year-old little girl in the 8th grade when she was violently raped and sexually assaulted. The sexual abuse and rape happened while she was in school at St Peter Clavers Catholic School in Baltimore. They told her that the church sexual abuse was her fault. Life has been very challenging for...

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Clergy Sexual Abuse Lawyers Helping Survivors Seek Justice

The topic of child sexual abuse can be difficult to talk about. It is important to do so to bring justice and healing to survivors. Recently, news broke that the Archdiocese of Baltimore has filed for bankruptcy. This was due to lawsuits filed on behalf of hundreds of children whom members of the Maryland Catholic...

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Archdiocese of San Francisco Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

As the number of sexual abuse cases against priests and other church staff mounted, one of the largest Catholic Church organizations in the country threatened to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a measure to protect itself and limit survivor payouts. “We believe the bankruptcy process is the best way to provide a compassionate and equitable...

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School District Pays $3.9 Million in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Lawsuit Won for Failing to Stop Abusive Paraeducator The Tahoma School District recently paid a sexual abuse survivor $3.9 million to resolve a child sexual abuse lawsuit. The School District negligently continued to employ Bryan Neyers, a former para-teacher, after receiving allegations that he was sexually abusing and grooming students. The lawsuit was filed on...

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Multiple Patients Allege Sexual Abuse at Montgomery County Hospital

Prosecutors believe that the ten patients who have come forward so far might be just the tip of the iceberg in an extensive sex abuse operation at Montgomery County Hospital. Montgomery County police arrested a doctor who works at Advanced Walk-in Urgent Care in Silver Spring on two counts of rape in February. “I want...

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