California School Settles Daniel Witters Abuse Suit for $14 Million

Nation’s Largest Molestation Settlement Per Student California’s Moraga School District has agreed to pay two women $14 million to settle sexual abuse lawsuits involving biology teach Daniel Witters, who later committed suicide. According to the Contra Costa Times, “The hefty settlement — two other victims received $4.65 million last year — is the price of […]

More on Dumas Suit Against Scout Leader Clyde Brock

The Oregonian wrote this article on our filing of a new Oregon Boy Scout abuse lawsuit. The story details in part the negligence and attitude of the Boy Scouts in their handling of volunteer Clyde Brock whom they knew had been abusing young Scouts. The Oregonian writes: Scouting executives quietly blacklisted Brock from ever volunteering […]

Oregon Clyde Brock Boy Scout Abuse Lawsuit Filed 5/28/14

We filed a new sex abuse lawsuit today against the Boy Scouts of America and the local Boy Scout Council (Multnomah Co. Circuit Court Case No. 14CV05531). The perpetrator of the abuse was Clyde Brock, formerly of Oregon City, who was one of the creepiest perps in Oregon. His 1968 Boy Scout “Ineligible Volunteer file” […]

Mediation Scheduled in William Walker Sex Abuse Case

Today, we are mediating a case involving the United Methodist Church. We filed a sex abuse lawsuit against the church on January 29, 2013 on behalf of an adult man who was sexually abused as a young boy by Methodist pastor William Walker. Walker died of complications from AIDS, which the church disclosed after his […]

New Oregon Filing Against Boy Scout Leader Clyde Brock

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 28, 2014 FORMER BOY SCOUT FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST BOY SCOUTS FOR SEXUAL ABUSE BY SCOUTMASTER IN 1960’s FOR MORE INFORMATION: Gilion C. Dumas 503-952-6789 gilion@dumaslawgroup.com Ashley L. Vaughn 931-206-0090 ashley@dumaslawgroup.com PORTLAND, OREGON – A former Boy Scout filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and Cascade Pacific […]

Catholic Church: 848 Priests Removed for Sexual Abuse

The Associated Press is reporting that the Vatican’s U.N. ambassador to Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, revealed the figures during a second day of grilling Tuesday by a U.N. committee monitoring implementation of the U.N. treaty against torture. Tomasi revealed that 848 Catholic Church priests have been laicized (defrocked) as a result of allegations of sexual […]

Latest Victim of Fr. Maurice Grammond Catholic Archdiocese of Portland Sexual Abuse

View Complaint | View Press Release Over ten years after the Catholic Archdiocese of Portland first had knowledge that Father Maurice Grammond sexually abused boys, Grammond sexually molested another altar boy in his Seaside, Oregon parish, according to Portland attorney Gilion Dumas, of the Dumas Law Group, LLC.[1] A 52-year old Benton County man is […]

Lake Oswego School Lawsuit Settled

This week, the Lake Oswego School District approved the settlement of claims brought by five brave men who committed themselves to finding justice for the sexual abuse they suffered as children at the hands of their elementary school teacher.  The men were in Judd W. Johnson’s fifth-grade class when, these men claimed, he sexually fondled […]

Oregon District Court Enforces Narrow Exception Rule Wrongful Discharge Case

An Oregon District Court has enforced the “narrow exception” rule in a wrongful discharge lawsuit brought against Vestas-American Wind Tech., Inc. The plaintiff, a former employee of the company was injured on the job and had filed a worker’s compensation claim and then went on leave pursuant to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). When […]

Four Men Sue Mormon Church, Boy Scouts over Sexual Abuse

Four former Idaho boy scouts are suing the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) and the Boy Scouts of America because they say neither group did enough to prevent them from being sexually abused as children. The attorneys for the four men with Idaho ties make the case that both organizations could have […]

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