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MAR 12 2020

Today in Oakland, James Bartko – a college athletic department administrator, survivor of clergy abuse in the Diocese of Oakland, and author – along with two fellow clergy abuse survivors, attorney Jeff Anderson, and Alameda County Attorney Rick Simons will announce and discuss the release of Mr. Bartko’s personal account of his abuse ...


MAR 9 2020

Media Advisory – March 9, 2020 Hearing Tuesday to Approve $34 million Settlement in the Diocese of New Ulm Bankruptcy Case as Part of Massive Cleanup   (New Ulm, MN) – Tuesday at the Brown County Courthouse in New Ulm, a bankruptcy hearing is scheduled at 11:00AM CT to approve a joint reorganization plan between sexual abuse survivors and the Diocese of New Ulm.   If the plan is approved, it provides for a payment of over $34 million for sexual abuse survivors and implementation of future child protection protocols in the Diocese of New Ulm. The Diocese...


FEB 28 2020

 Today in Buffalo, sexual abuse survivors and attorney Steve Boyd, in partnership with the law firm of Jeff Anderson and Associates, will provide comment on the Diocese of Buffalo’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing – a self-serving legal tactic to limit the ability for survivors of clergy sexual abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo to pursue justice.


FEB 28 2020

The Diocese of Buffalo filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy today after being named as a defendant in more than 100 clergy sexual abuse lawsuits filed since New York’s Child Victims Act’s one-year window opened on August 14, 2019. The Diocese of Buffalo is the 25th Catholic diocese or religious order to file for bankruptcy reorganization. The move is a disappointing, albeit not surprising, attempt by the Diocese to hide the truth at the expense of survivors. “The Diocese of Buffalo is using bankruptcy to continue ...


FEB 19 2020

At the first bankruptcy hearing, the Boy Scouts of America still has not shared the names of perpetrators with the public despite laying out a four-point plan with transparency as the first point. The Boy Scouts of America wants to limit this and other information to attorneys. “True transparency requires the immediate, public release of the names of the thousands of perpetrators only the Scouts know about,” said Mike Finnegan, an attorney at Jeff Anderson and Associa...


FEB 18 2020

Organization continues century-long practice of putting self-preservation above transparency, accountability, and protection of children(Saint Paul, MN) – The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed bankruptcy early Tuesday as the number of sexual abuse claims against the organization continues to rise. Attorney Jeff Anderson of Jeff Anderson & Associates believes that the Boy Scouts of America are using Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization to keep perpetrator names and documents secret. “I don’t believe that this legal maneuver by the Boy Scouts of America will stop survivors from coming forwar...