Case Stats

  • This gives referring lawyers and the outside world the exact same information we use in-house for quality control. Intakes need to be accepted / declined and cases need to be resolved! Justice delayed is justice denied.
  • Total Intake Contacts (8/6/20) 512
  • Total Intakes Declined (8/6/20) 412
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 40 (8/6/20)
  • Total Accepted/Filed Cases 7
  • Total Pending Cases 159 
  • Referred Cases from other lawyers state and nationwide 94%
  • Median Time First Contact to Decline 25 days (most cases are reviewed w/ an indication of merit within 72 hours)
  • Median Time First Contact to Accepted/Filed Cases 9 weeks
  • Median Time Case Filing to Resolution 1.8 years

John Roe 1 v. Legionaries of Christ and Legion of Christ, Inc. (Waterbury Superior Court — filed October 26, 2016) The defendant, The Legion of Christ, Inc. is a multi-billion dollar sect of the Roman Catholic Church, with worldwide headquarters in Vatican City, Rome and domestic headquarters located in Cheshire, CT. Our plaintiff, now an adult residing in California, was a student of Legionaries of Christ summer program when he sexually assaulted by at least three of the most powerful priests in the organization and additionally became a victim of a systematic cover-up led by the Legionaries. As early as 1956, reports of sodomy of the children, intravenous drug use, extravagant spending and other behaviors in contrast to religious life were made organization leaders, however not only was no action taken, the defendants continued to allow the group’s founder, Fr. Marcial Maciel, and his co-conspirators Fr. Luis Garza and Fr. Jose Sabin access to children and young seminarians for subsequent decades. Our plaintiff fled the Legionaries’ campus to escape further abuse and, with his mother’s support, reported the sexual abuse both in writing and orally to Cardinal Mahoney and again to Archbishop Gomez, top officials at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. In approximately 2014, the plaintiff reported details of the abuse he endured directly to Legionnaire officials. Again, no substantive response was received. As a direct result of the Legionaries’ negligent supervision, the plaintiff suffered severe injuries and trauma.

How to Use Case Builder

Case Builder contains two helpful categories: cases we are working on now and our past results. Case Builder is a novel concept. Our web designer said we should have this information fixed in a web page. We disagreed—thinking that just like our practice is always changing the case builder should be an ever-changing description of where we are right now—not last month or a year ago.

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