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Showing posts with label lawsuit. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Three CAS cases settled

Three CAS cases settled

Three former County foster children have reached out-of-court settlements with the Highland Shores Children’s Aid Society for damages stemming from sexual abuse sustained while they were in the society’s care.

Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy

Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy

Lawyers for a 16-year-old transgender girl detained in Connecticut say she’s being forced to wear male clothing and staff members keep calling her by her male birth name.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Judge asked to toss lawsuit against Iowa agency

Judge asked to toss lawsuit against Iowa agency

The Attorney General's office has asked a judge to dismiss a wrongful-death lawsuit filed by the estate of an Omaha boy strangled by his mother in 2009.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

DCF agrees to pay $5 million to Barahona children



    DCF agrees to pay $5 million to Barahona children

    The state has agreed to pay $5 million to settle claims arising out of the 2011 death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona and the horrific injuries suffered by her twin brother, Victor, at the hands of their adoptive parents.

    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Nubia Barahona’s adoptive sister sues DCF

    Nubia Barahona’s adoptive sister sues DCF 

    The adoptive sister of Nubia Barahona, the child whose gruesome death while under the care of her adoptive father and mother shook Florida a few years ago, filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Florida Department of Children & Families, a child welfare worker, and two former DCF investigators.

    Monday, September 08, 2014

    Father of injured Tacoma boy sues DSHS for negligence

    Father of injured Tacoma boy sues DSHS for negligence

    The father of a Tacoma boy critically injured as an infant by his mother’s boyfriend is suing the state Department of Social and Health Services, contending its employees knew the boy was in danger but did not protect him.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Lawsuit says Vermont DCF ignored abuse

    Lawsuit says Vermont DCF ignored abuse

    A lawsuit has been filed against the Vermont Department for Children and Families alleging its social workers failed to act on reports of abuse and neglect of two Ludlow children for four years until local police intervened.

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Wednesday, August 06, 2014

    Nonprofit group, foster parents sue L.A. County over communication with DCFS

    Nonprofit group, foster parents sue L.A. County over communication with DCFS

    A nonprofit group and a trio of foster parents sued Los Angeles County on Wednesday, alleging the Department of Children and Family Services routinely fails to properly communicate with foster parents and violates notification requirements when children are removed from their homes.

    Monday, August 04, 2014

    Abuse victims 'bullied by State' to drop legal action

    Abuse victims 'bullied by State' to drop legal action

    A WOMAN who won a landmark European Court victory over abuse she suffered as a young girl at the hands of a teacher has said that nothing has changed in Ireland in terms of child protection.

    Monday, July 14, 2014

    FATHER TO SUE CHILD WELFARE

    FATHER TO SUE CHILD WELFARE

    An Australian father will be suing the PNG Welfare Department for failing to carry out its duties in on a Child Neglect Case.

    Thursday, June 19, 2014

    Clark County sued by mother whose children suffered harm in foster care

    Clark County sued by mother whose children suffered harm in foster care

    The mother of a 17-month-old toddler and a 2-month-old baby who suffered neglect under the care of their foster parents is suing Clark County, several Clark County Department of Family Services’ employees and the foster parents.

    Wednesday, June 04, 2014

    Father of girl at center of adoption controversy sues former foster parents, 15 others for defamation

    Father of girl at center of adoption controversy sues former foster parents, 15 others for defamation

    The father of the young girl at the center of an interstate custody battle has filed a lawsuit against the child’s former foster parents and 15 other people seeking unspecified damages for defamation of character. John E. McCaul Jr. of Nebraska filed the suit in Dickson County Circuit Court asking a judge to ban David and Kim Hodgin and others from posting pictures of 9-year-old Sonya McCaul or comments about the custody dispute on Facebook, other social media sites or the Internet and from commenting on the case in the news media.


    Tuesday, June 03, 2014

    Unpaid adoption subsidies are focus of suit against DCS

    Unpaid adoption subsidies are focus of suit against DCS

    A lawsuit filed Monday against the Indiana Department of Child Services claims the agency failed to pay promised adoption subsidies while returning millions of dollars to state coffers.

    Monday, May 26, 2014

    Saturday, May 24, 2014

    Siblings get $9M in ‘horrific’ abuse case

    Siblings get $9M in ‘horrific’ abuse case

    What is the price tag for “ritualistic, sadistic and horrific abuse” of six children?

    The social cost is incalculable, because research on the effects of child abuse says victims carry psychological scars for the rest of their lives.

    Thursday, May 01, 2014

    Suit challenging Neb. ban on same-sex couple foster care can move forward

    Suit challenging Neb. ban on same-sex couple foster care can move forward

    Three same sex couples can go ahead with their lawsuit challenging a Nebraska policy preventing them and all unmarried couples from serving as foster parents, a judge ruled.

    Note: See, when they take too many kids they must lower their standards in order to house them all.

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