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Educator sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the Union School District and its former top administrators

Lawsuit alleges that top Union School District officials ignored numerous “red flag” warning signs for almost a decade that then Dartmouth Middle School teacher Samuel Neipp was grooming and sexually abusing his students. As a result, the lawsuit seeks a court order mandating that the District implement new policies that would result in either immediate suspension without pay or termination for all personnel who violate rules or regulations designed to protect children. For example, the lawsuit is asking that all employees communicate with students using only district issued email addresses and that personal communication via phone, text or social media be prohibited.

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Stockton Swim Club Coach Arrested for Sex Crimes

Stockton Swim Club coach Shunichi Fujishima, also known as Coach Shun, is facing child sexual abuse charges following his arrest for sexual penetration with force with a child under 14 years old, sending harmful material to a minor, oral copulation, and two counts of lewd and lascivious acts with a child.  Meanwhile, “investigators are looking for possible additional victims,” police said in a news release. Stockton Swim Club is a member of USA Swimming, the organization responsible for competitive swimming in the United States and under investigation for failing to protect hundreds of young swimmers from coaching sexual abuse. Stockton Swim Club parents reportedly received an email stating that Coach Shunichi Fujishima would no longer be coaching, but they were provided with no other details.…

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San Ramon Valley Unified School District and New Life Church of Alamo Agree to Settle Sexual Abuse Case for $1.548 Million

The lawsuit was filed by the law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard on behalf of a victim of Wrestling Coach and Youth Group Leader Kevin Lopez. The law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard is announcing a $1.548 million settlement resulting from sexual abuse committed by convicted wrestling coach and youth group leader Kevin Lopez. Attorney Lauren Cerri represented the victim in his lawsuit against both the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and New Life Church of Alamo. The lawsuit alleged that one year before Lopez was arrested, the administration at California High School in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District violated mandatory reporting laws by failing to report suspected sexual abuse and by conducting its own investigation after receiving two complaints…

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Joseph Toy Westborough Middle School

Sex Abuse Lawsuit Claims South San Francisco Unified School District Ordered Destruction of Incriminating Evidence

Parent submitted photos of Westborough Middle School teacher Joseph Toy with his arms around a young boy. School principal ordered shredding of photos. The South San Francisco Unified School District is being sued by the law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard over sexual abuse allegedly committed by Westborough Middle School teacher Joseph Toy. The lawsuit claims that, many years before Toy’s arrest, a parent caught Toy being inappropriate with a young student and photographed him with his arms around the student. The photos were turned over to Assistant Principal Barbara Bowler. Then-Principal Beth Orofina ordered Bowler to talk to Toy, shred the photos and not document the complaint. Once Bowler and Orofina saw the pictures of Toy, numerous red flags continued to emerge. Two…

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Youth Soccer Sex Abuse Settlement Promises to Make the Sport Safer for Children

Two youth soccer organizations are conducting background checks on coaches following a record-setting $8.2 million settlement for a young girl sexually molested by her youth soccer league coach.

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US Center for SafeSport Sued by Sexual Abuse Victims

The Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard sexual abuse legal team along with a group of nationally prominent attorneys are suing the US Center for SafeSport for failing to protect athletes. SafeSport was added as a defendant to the amended USOC sexual abuse lawsuit filed against the United States Olympic Committee (USOC). The lawsuit alleges that the sexual abuse investigations against Jean and Steve Lopez were suspended to allow the brothers to coach and compete in the 2016 Olympic Games and the 2017 US Championships. Taekwondo champion Mandy Meloon first filed a complaint with USA Taekwondo (USAT), the organization authorized by the USOC to oversee the sport of taekwondo in the United States, in 2006. In her complaint to USAT, Meloon alleged that Jean Lopez had sexually…

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Ohio State University Sued for Sexual Misconduct by Former Team Physician Dr. Richard Strauss

Federal class-action lawsuit claims Ohio State knew about Dr. Richard Strauss sexual misconduct and failed to act. A national group of prominent attorneys and law firms who represent sexual abuse victims, including the sexual abuse attorneys at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, have filed a class-action lawsuit against the Ohio State University. The lawsuit claims that the school knew that former team physician Dr. Richard Strauss took sexual advantage of student-athletes. As a result, the complaint states that the university did nothing to stop him from harming hundreds of athletes from 14 different sports. The OSU Strauss lawsuit charges that Dr. Richard Strauss was employed to administer physical examinations on the student-athletes as a condition of their participation in the sport that they were recruited for.…

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USA Diving Olympic Hopeful Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against USA Diving & USOC

A group of nationally prominent sex abuse attorneys and law firms, including the sexual abuse legal team at Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, have filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against USA Diving and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) on behalf of an Olympic diving hopeful. The class-action lawsuit alleges the sexual abuse of former diver Eszter Pryor along with a claim of forced labor. Pryor competed at the 2012 US Olympic Trials as a 14-year-old diver. Pryor, along with all diving athletes, is forced to pursue their Olympic dream by participating in events sponsored and controlled by USA Diving, the organization selected by the USOC to oversee competitive diving in the United States. As a result of the power held by USA Diving, divers are…

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USOC Sued for Forcing Athletes to Train with Predator Coaches in Order to Pursue Olympic Dreams

A newly filed lawsuit on behalf of four taekwondo champion athletes claims that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) engaged in sex trafficking by forcing the athletes to train and travel with known sexual predator coaches. The USOC sex trafficking lawsuit is a joint legal effort brought forth by nationally prominent attorneys who work on behalf of sexual abuse victims, including attorneys Robert Allard and Lauren Cerri from Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of former USA Taekwondo (USAT) athletes Amber Means (Randall), Mandy Meloon, Heidi Gilbert, and Gabriella Joslin. According to the lawsuit, the USOC and USAT knowingly participated in a venture to traffic the four young female athletes and numerous other unknown other young female USA Taekwondo athletes around…

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