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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Court approves $2.075 million settlement for ex-foster children

Court approves $2.075 million settlement for ex-foster children

The federal court in Nevada has approved a $2.075 million settlement for seven former foster children who claimed they were injured while in Clark County’s child welfare system, the National Center for Youth Law announced Monday.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Arizona children suffer in broken foster-care system, suit claims

Arizona children suffer in broken foster-care system, suit claims

She was just 5 months old the first time she and her siblings were taken from a mother struggling with addiction and placed in the care of the state. At times, she was separated from her brothers and sisters. She received neither the glasses she needed, nor the orthopedic shoes, leaving her with a limp. Now 10, she has spent more than half her life in foster care, having been returned to her mother only to be removed again, a routine that has been repeated multiple times.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tacoma woman settles foster abuse case for $1.3 million

Tacoma woman settles foster abuse case for $1.3 million

A Tacoma woman who accused the state of failed to protect her from abuse at three licensed foster homes has settled a lawsuit with the state for $1.3 million.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Measure would let day care families sue Maine DHHS

Measure would let day care families sue Maine DHHS

A Portland lawmaker has proposed a bill that would give five York County families who protested conditions at a Lyman day care permission to sue the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Monday, March 02, 2015

CDA Tells Woman She Can't Sue On Injured Foster Daughter's Behalf

CDA Tells Woman She Can't Sue On Injured Foster Daughter's Behalf

It is her love for children that drove Inez Burnett to foster eight of them over the years, and it is this same love that is pushing her to seek justice for her youngest foster child, who was hit by a bus close to three years ago.

Monday, February 16, 2015

ACLU asks judge to order Illinois reforms for child services

ACLU asks judge to order Illinois reforms for child services

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois has asked a federal judge to order the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to start enacting court-ordered reforms.

Monday, February 09, 2015

2 local children awarded $1.1 million after county social workers removed them from home

2 local children awarded $1.1 million after county social workers removed them from home

Two children removed from their home by county social workers will receive more than a million dollars as part of a just-inked settlement deal.

Arizona Foster Care Class Action Lawsuit Gets Mixed Reactions

Arizona Foster Care Class Action Lawsuit Gets Mixed Reactions

Since the news of a lawsuit about Arizona's "dangerous, severely deficient foster care system" broke on last Tuesday, the story has made headlines around the nation. It's been reported in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, and if the past week is any indication, Beth K. v Flanagan appears to be a case many will follow closely in the upcoming months.


Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Washington agrees to pay $2.5 million to former foster child

Washington agrees to pay $2.5 million to former foster child

Washington state has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by a former foster child who said she was sexually abused by a foster father who was a convicted sex offender.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Father sues Richland County Children Services

Father sues Richland County Children Services

An Ashland man has filed a civil lawsuit against Richland County Children Services, alleging the agency conspired for three years to take his daughter away from him.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lawmakers Pressed To Approve Lawsuit Against DCF In Child's Abuse Death

Lawmakers Pressed To Approve Lawsuit Against DCF In Child's Abuse Death

Lawyers for the estate of child-abuse victim Athena Angeles are pressing the legislature to permit her father's $20 million wrongful-death claim to proceed against the Department of Children and Families, noting the claims commissioner hasn't acted since the request was filed 27 months ago.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Foster child who was afraid of animals placed in home with Dobermans, then mauled, suit says

Foster child who was afraid of animals placed in home with Dobermans, then mauled, suit says

A 10-year-old foster child who had a fear of animals was nonetheless placed in a Gresham foster home that also served as a Doberman Pinscher rescue and then was mauled in the face by one of the dogs, according to a $900,000 lawsuit.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Suit Alleges Widespread Deficiencies in South Carolina Foster Care

Suit Alleges Widespread Deficiencies in South Carolina Foster Care

In a new challenge to South Carolina’s embattled foster care program, child-welfare activists filed a lawsuit in federal court on Monday claiming that widespread deficiencies in the system have endangered thousands of children.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Two Men Assaulted By 'Zack Morris' As Minors Sue Foster Care System

Two Men Assaulted By 'Zack Morris' As Minors Sue Foster Care System

Two men who were sexually assaulted as minors by a foster parent who changed his name to Zack Morris based on the popular television show “Saved by the Bell” are suing the Hawaii Department of Human Services for putting them in harm’s way.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Former foster kids sue the state after sexual abuse by foster dad

Former foster kids sue the state after sexual abuse by foster dad

The victims of a former foster dad on Maui is suing the Department of Human Services.

Vero Beach father falsely charged with child abuse sues sheriff, arresting deputy

Vero Beach father falsely charged with child abuse sues sheriff, arresting deputy

A father proven to have been falsely charged with child neglect has filed a lawsuit, according to the U.S. District Court’s Southern District.

CPS sued for kidnaping children

CPS sued for kidnaping children

A lawsuit filed Dec. 12 says Riverside County Child Protective Services staff have made a habit of kidnapping children.

Attorney Shawn McMillan, who specializes in civil rights cases against child protection agencies, said he uncovered an alarming trend about a year ago during discovery for other cases. The suit, currently focused on one case, is slated to become one of many class action lawsuits filed against U.S. child protection agencies after legislation increased funding for adopting foster children.

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