Sexual Abuse Legal News & Updates

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Landlord Negligence: Your Landlord Could Be Held Liable for Sexual Assault
In civil court, the perpetrator of sexual assault isn’t the only one who can be held liable. Civil courts allow victims the opportunity to sue third parties for sexual assault,...
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California Bans Secret Settlements: How Senate Bill 820 Will Affect Sexual Harassment Cases in 2019
The pervasive use of secrecy provisions to prevent victims of sexual assault and abuse from speaking about their situations has prompted new legislation in California. State Senator Connie Leyva authored...
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Sexual Assault in the Military: Exploring Your Legal Options
This post was written before the passage of AB-218. For information regarding the statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit for childhood sexual assault/abuse, click here or contact our...
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What to Do If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted in Another Country
What to Do If You’ve Been Sexually Assaulted in Another Country
Violence occurs in every country around the world, regardless of political affiliation, economic prosperity, or culture. Societal attitudes toward sexual assault can vary greatly from country to country and the...
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Understanding the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act: What Happens When Mandated Reporters Fail to Report
Rarely does a sexual predator assault a child, suddenly and without warning. More commonly, they select a target and gradually groom the child to accept their abusive behavior. Subtleties include...
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California’s Mandated Reporter Law: Can Non-Reporters Be Held Responsible for Sexual Abuse?
Child sexual abuse requires a culture of silence to continue. Though it’s unthinkable, there are people who would look the other way to save face, rather than protect a vulnerable...
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What to Do If I Was Sexually Assaulted at Work by a Customer
Those in media and news have been in the spotlight lately for sexual assault claims but other industries lead in the number of assault charges filed. More than a third of...
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Sexual Abuse in the Workplace: Know Your Rights
The State of California provides workers with the right to a non-hostile work environment. By law, employers must create a written policy regarding sexual abuse in the workplace and investigate...
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What to Do If My Child Was Sexually Abused at Summer Camp?
Staff members at summer camps hold a legal responsibility to act in loco parentis—in place of parents—to safeguard those entrusted into their care. Camp owners and administrators possess a legal...
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Can I Sue My Doctor for Sexual Abuse Years Later?
This post was written before the passage of AB-218. For information regarding the statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit for childhood sexual assault/abuse, click here or contact our...
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What to Do If I Was Sexually Assaulted by My Doctor?
When you seek medical care from a doctor, dentist, surgeon, physical therapist, or psychiatrist, you place your trust in their hands. Sexual abuse by a medical professional is a serious...
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What to Do If I Was Sexually Abused in Foster Care: Exploring Your Legal Options
This post was written before the passage of AB-218. For information regarding the statute of limitations for filing a civil lawsuit for childhood sexual assault/abuse, click here or contact our...
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