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U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Slams Redlands Unified School District for Repeated Failures to Protect Students from Sexual Harassment and Abuse

A bombshell report by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR)found that the Redlands Unified School District(RUSD) repeatedly failed to protect students from sexual harassment and abuse during a three-year period, from 2017 to 2020. The letter to Redlands Unified School District and the resolution agreement are available on the OCR website.

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Courtney Thom Partner Announcement

Irvine, California – Manly, Stewart & Finaldi is pleased to announce the promotion of experienced sexual abuse litigator Courtney Thom to partner. Courtney Thom is a formidable trial lawyer who has dedicated her practice to championing the rights of survivors and securing substantial settlements in the process. Her legal practice is focused on representing victims of sexual abuse across a broad spectrum, including those abused by coaches, teachers, family members, mentors, and religious figures.

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Sexual Assault Victim’s Attorneys Announce Lawsuit Against Notorious Pedophile Former Priest Michael Baker, The Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and Cardinal Roger Mahony

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of John LA-1 Doe, a survivor of child abuse by convicted pedophile and former priest Michael Baker, against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Cardinal Roger Mahony, and Baker, capitalizing on California’s new law AB 218 which opens a three-year window for past victims of childhood sexual abuse to seek justice.

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