Modern History of Clergy Abuse

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Posted By DAM Firm | July 25 2019 | Clergy Abuse

Modern History of Clergy Abuse

Sexual abuse includes any words or actions which are designed to gratify the abuser’s desires at the expense of the survivor’s self-esteem. Such abuse is especially common in unequal relationships, like clergy-parishioner and teacher-student. Legally, the institution which employs the abuser is usually responsible for damages. In clergy abuse cases, the Catholic Church is usually…

Posted By DAM Firm | July 24 2019 | Clergy Abuse

What is Clergy Abuse?

Reports of large-scale child sexual abuse in Catholic churches, like the 1,300-page report issued by a Philadelphia grand jury in August 2018, dominate the clergy sexual abuse headlines. The allegations themselves are disturbing enough. Even worse, there is evidence that Church officials quietly condoned this type of activity for many, many years. Yet statistically, such…

Posted By DAM Firm | June 24 2019 | Clergy Abuse

What if My Independent Compensation Claim Is Against Clergy of Another Diocese?

Compensation is available under the Independent Compensation Program for survivors who were sexually abused as minors by a priest of certain Dioceses in Southern California. But what recourse do survivors have if the sexual abuse was committed by clergy of another Diocese or religious order? If you or your child is a survivor, contact DiMarco…

Posted By DAM Firm | June 22 2019 | Clergy Abuse

Receiving Compensation from the Independent Compensation Program

A number of instances have come to light of sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests throughout the nation. If you or your child is a survivor of clerical sexual abuse in certain Southern California Dioceses, you may be entitled to file a claim with the Independent Compensation Program. Call DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo…

Posted By DAM Firm | June 20 2019 | Clergy Abuse

Filing a Claim with the Independent Compensation Program

Victims of sexual abuse by priests in certain Southern California Dioceses have the option to file a claim for compensation with the Independent Compensation Program, an independent program run by two nationally-recognized claims administrators. At DiMarco Araujo Montevideo in Santa Ana, we can help you explore your legal options. Speak with an experienced Orange County…

Posted By DAM Firm | June 16 2019 | Clergy Abuse

What Is the Independent Compensation Program?

Clerical child sexual abuse has led to numerous civil lawsuits filed by survivors against the Catholic Church in California. The Independent Compensation Program is a program independent of the Dioceses, administered by two nationally recognized administrators, who have complete autonomy to determine eligibility of individual claims and the amount of compensation for victims. It is…

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