Class Action Attorney reviewing sexual abuse settlements and filing Ohio Catholic church lawsuits on behalf of victims and plaintiffs
In another round of Catholic Church lawsuits, the attorney general in West Virginia filed a workplace negligence claim against the Catholic diocese, alleging the church knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct proper backgrounds checks at the diocese’s schools and associated camps.
The plaintiffs allege that the church and individuals covered up cases of sexual abuse, and employed sexual predators and priests with credible accusations of child sex abuse. The director of one camp was even accused of sexual abuse, according to the lawsuit. The priest was employed at a high school for many years before he went on to plead guilty to abusing children. Other priests who admitted to sexual acts with children were removed from positions at schools only to be relocated by the diocese.
Plaintiffs in dozens of Ohio Catholic Church lawsuits claim the church knew of hundreds of pedophiles employed after sexual misconduct and abuse and concealed the crimes, making them liable for the actions of their employees.
Joe Lyon is a Cincinnati, Ohio class action attorney representing plaintiffs nationwide in Ohio Catholic Church lawsuits and sexual abuse settlements.
The denial of responsibility and cover-ups of the Catholic institutions in many communities is unprecedented, and sexual abuse claims have mounted in recent years. Plaintiffs claim the concealing of child sexual abuse warrants both criminal and civil Catholic church lawsuits for the gross negligence of placing children in serious danger.
The West Virginia lawsuit claims the diocese violated consumer protection laws and alleges that the diocese was not transparent with parents who paid school tuition. Class action lawsuits around the country, including in Ohio, are seeking reimbursement for all tuition paid to the Catholic church in schools and camps.
In many church sexual abuse cases, no criminal charges can be filed because Ohio has statute of limitations laws that prevent victims from seeking justice. But a class action consumer protection lawsuit can be filed on different legal grounds.
In August 2018 a Pennsylvania grand jury report identified hundreds of Catholic priests credibly accused or found guilty of abusing children in Pennsylvania. Communities around the world have been affected.
The Lyon Firm is dedicated to assisting church abuse victims and members of Ohio Catholic diocese to come forward and hold the church accountable for the terrible harm it has caused in the last 50 years. Legal action is necessary to ensure the church does not continue to abuse more children in the future, and to rightfully compensate those who have been hurt the most.
The Catholic schools in Ohio have collected millions of dollars in tuition revenue throughout the years, and plaintiffs are seeking tuition reimbursement in class action lawsuits. The church and certain schools were aware of abuse and predators on the premises and failed to alert the proper authorities, and even relocated sexual predators to other schools and communities.
If you have paid tuition to a Catholic school in the past, and have questions about the legal remedies available to recover these funds, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer critical questions regarding a local class action Catholic Church Lawsuit.