Ohio Class Action Attorney represents plaintiffs nationwide in a Catholic School Class Action Lawsuit and fraud claim against the Catholic Church to recover donations and tuition paid to misrepresented schools and church organizations.
The Catholic Church put its own reputation before the protection of young children and students.
With each passing year, more and more Catholic Church sexual abuse cases are uncovered—more victims are coming forward, and the Church is pressured into admitting and releasing information regarding hundreds of abuse cover-ups in the past. While the Catholic institution is still busy trying to save their reputation, sexual abuse victims and many connected to Catholic churches, parishes and schools are taking legal action.
The Catholic Church is a powerful community organization throughout the world and in many cities and towns across the United States. The Church took advantage of the good faith and trusting nature of many parishes, parents and students. Parents who willingly sent their children into potentially dangerous schools were deceived by the Church, unaware that the Catholic archdiocese in many cities and states was covering up criminal acts, sexual abuse, and pedophilia.
Several Catholic archdioceses have admitted to hiding sexual predators, covering up abuse cases, and misusing church funds to relocate criminal priests and educators. Hundreds of thousands of young students were exposed to a potentially dangerous school environment, and a legal claim may be viable to recover school tuition costs plus interest.
Because the Church misrepresented itself, it’s associated schools, and their own core values, The Lyon Firm is filing a Catholic school class action lawsuit against specific Archdioceses. The Lyon Firm is representing plaintiffs in class action fraud claims to recover any donations and tuition paid to the Catholic Archdiocese.
Joe Lyon is an Ohio Class Action Attorney investigating class action fraud claims against the Catholic Church for plaintiffs nationwide who were deceived and sent children to misrepresented Catholic and Jesuit schools.
Plaintiffs can file a fraud complaint and Catholic school class action lawsuit against Catholic Archdioceses and potentially recover donation and tuition costs paid to the Church and Catholic schools across the United States.
Jesuit School Sexual Abuse Cover-up
Only in December 2018 did the Jesuit society in the U.S. decide it should release the names of sexual predators, priests and educators accused of credible sexual abuse allegations. For decades, the Church withheld information on criminal sexual abuse cases and very few pedophiles were brought to justice over the years because the Catholic Church Archdiocese protected sexual deviants and their own reputation in the process.
Parents who were deceived into believing these Jesuit schools were safe, innocent and ethically superior, sacrificed a great deal to pay tuition to schools with a history of known sexual predators present. All donations and tuition paid to misrepresented educational institutions can be recovered by plaintiffs by filing a class action fraud lawsuit against specific Catholic Dioceses that withheld crucial criminal information from the public.
The recent list of credibly accused sexual predators, priests and educators and the schools they worked in is quite expansive and spans a large portion of the nation. Combining the lists of four Jesuit school regions in America, more than 230 Jesuits have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor in the United States since the 1950s. The majority of the alleged abuse cases occurred decades ago, and the Archdiocese elected to hide this information from the public, and therefore misrepresented the institution to garner more devotion, donations and tuition money from unknowing parents looking for the best possible schools for their children.
In 2011, the Jesuits Society of Jesus paid $166 million to 470 victims who were sexually and psychologically abused as students and children from the 1940s until the 1990s.
Legal Action: Catholic School Class Action Lawsuit
Catholic Church sexual abuse litigation is likely to garner more attention in coming years as more information is uncovered each and every day. A recent report from the Illinois Attorney General found the number of Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse against children in Illinois is much higher than previously acknowledged. This is thought to be the case in almost every state and diocese.
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 Catholic School Class Action Lawsuit.