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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

LA County to pay family $800,000 for kidnapping their unvaccinated children without a warrant

LA County to pay family $800,000 for kidnapping their unvaccinated children without a warrant

The Board of Supervisors for Los Angeles County have agreed to pay the parents of two children $800,000 after a sheriff's deputy and accompanying social workers forcibly removed them.

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.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Local authorities are not liable for acts of abuse by foster carers

Local authorities are not liable for acts of abuse by foster carers

In a decision handed down on 2 December the High Court held that local authorities who place children in foster care are not vicariously liable for acts of physical and sexual abuse committed by foster carers against those children, nor are they legally responsible for those acts under a non-delegable duty of care (NA v Nottinghamshire County Council).

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Governor's office says DCF will honor child abuse settlement, won't say when

Governor's office says DCF will honor child abuse settlement, won't say when

A spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Scott has indicated that the governor's office wants the Department and Children and Families to pay the settlement to the surviving Barahona twin whose sibling died after years of torture by their adoptive parents, but questions remain.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Appeals court upholds dismissal of group’s suit against DCF

Appeals court upholds dismissal of group’s suit against DCF

A federal appeals court in Boston on Monday upheld a lower court’s decision to dismiss a lawsuit that a New York-based advocacy group brought against the state Department of Children and Families. A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit voted unanimously to uphold the dismissal of the lawsuit, which the group Children’s Rights filed in 2010 against then-DCF commissioner Angelo McClain, Governor Deval Patrick, and JudyAnn Bigby, then head of the state Executive Office of Health and Human Services, alleging negligent care of youths in DCF custody, court records show.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Broken System – TX CPS being sued in behalf of 12,000 kids in foster care

Broken System – TX CPS being sued in behalf of 12,000 kids in foster care

A lawsuit alleges that 12,000 kids trapped in foster care with little chance of getting out are being exposed to abuse and neglect, shuttled around the state and denied health services.

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