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.
  • 2018 Intake Contacts 670 (as of 8/2)
  • 2018 Intakes Declined 619 (as of 8/2)
  • All Intakes Under Investigation 51 (as of 8/2)
  • 2018 Accepted/Filed Cases 13
  • 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 Doe v. Archdiocese of Hartford (Superior Court of Hartford—filed February 13, 2018) Our client was repeatedly sexually abused as a minor child by parish priest, Louis Paturzo, who was employed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford beginning in 1974, and appointed to Sacred Heart Church in Hartford in 1982. While under direct supervision of the Archdiocese, Paturzo was given unlimited access to children as part of his daily work. Our plaintiff was raised in a devout Catholic family and participated in many youth and church activities, including serving as an altar boy. Over a three-year span, Paturzo sexually molested our plaintiff and put extreme pressure on the young teen not to report his abuse, a hallmark of clergy sex abuse cases.  Even though the Archdiocese likely knew about Patruzo’s inappropriate actions with children—and that he presented a danger to the youngest and most vulnerable members of the parish family—he was re-assigned and rotated from church to church, a practice that provided him fresh access to new helpless children. As a direct result of the Archdiocese’s negligence and misconduct, our plaintiff was forced to perform sexual acts as a minor and has suffered severe and permanent emotional distress. Psychological injuries and physical trauma prevent him from performing typical daily activities and obtaining a full enjoyment of life. The Archdiocese had a duty to protect the children, and all parishioners, of Sacred Heart Church from these predators, but instead, the Hartford Diocese actively re-assigned Paturzo to other churches in the state—8 parishes altogether—where he actively continued his depraved pattern of abuse.

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