Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
Sexual Abuse Lawsuits
On November 11th, the Michigan Supreme Court upheld a sexual abuse lawsuit verdict by a lower court ordering the Department of Corrections to pay $100 million to 800 victims, who had alleged sexual abuse and harassment by the Oakland County prison staff in 1996. A day before, a Miami jury imposed $100-million fine on a former Roman Catholic priest in a child sexual abuse lawsuit and a young Indianapolis girl moved court against Indiana Swimming, USA Swimming, and Metropolitan School District of Lawrence Township, alleging sexual victimization by her coach. Earlier in the month, the entire nation was taken aback when a grand jury indicted Jerry Sandusky, an ex-football coach at Pennsylvania State University, for sexual abuse of eight young boys. The last two months have also witnessed filing of a number of sexual abuse lawsuits against Catholic priests, the Pentagon, universities, and sports bodies.
What is Sexual Abuse?
The law defines sexual abuse as