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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Judge Settles Lawsuit In Case Of Child, Booze At Detroit Tigers Game

Judge Settles Lawsuit In Case Of Child, Booze At Detroit Tigers Game

A Wayne County judge has settled a lawsuit filed by a couple whose son was temporarily removed from their custody after he was mistakenly given alcohol at a Detroit Tigers game.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Woman sues for $268 million, claims ‘theft’ of children

Woman sues for $268 million, claims ‘theft’ of children

A woman who is suing several county and state officials says she wants a dollar for the roughly 41.5 million seconds each of her six children have been taken from her care.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Ontario could face class-action suit over alleged failure to protect Crown wards

Ontario could face class-action suit over alleged failure to protect Crown wards

Two former wards of the Crown allege the Ontario government deprived them of their right to seek compensation for the abuse they suffered as children.

Advocacy group appeals judge’s decision in DCF suit

Advocacy group appeals judge’s decision in DCF suit

The federal judge who handed the state’s embattled child welfare system a victory in a closely watched lawsuit last year set the bar too high for the plaintiffs to meet and either “ignored or misinterpreted” the law, a New York advocacy group charged in a sharply worded appeal of the decision.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Judge: State must pay newspapers $301,000 to cover legal bills in child-abuse records dispute

Judge: State must pay newspapers $301,000 to cover legal bills in child-abuse records dispute

The state must pay $301,783 to Kentucky's two largest newspapers to cover their attorneys' fees in a court fight over records about children killed or badly hurt from child abuse, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Family of bleach-burned foster child sues foster insurance fund

Family of bleach-burned foster child sues foster insurance fund

Prior to a South San Francisco foster mom burning a 20-month ward with bleach-soaked diapers, the licensed home had received more than a dozen allegations of child abuse or neglect, according to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the injured girl.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Twins Claim Social Workers Ignored Abuse

Twins Claim Social Workers Ignored Abuse

Social workers failed to respond to years of warnings that two parents were beating and starving their adopted twins, the children claim in court.

Wash. to pay $8M to 6 siblings to settle lawsuit

Wash. to pay $8M to 6 siblings to settle lawsuit

Washington state has agreed to pay a combined $8 million to settle a lawsuit filed by six King County siblings who said they were abused and neglected in the care of a family friend while the state failed to properly investigate more than a dozen separate tips.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Children's Rights lawyer, in 5th year of lawsuit against DCF, says state has long failed to correct system

Children's Rights lawyer, in 5th year of lawsuit against DCF, says state has long failed to correct system

Sara M. Bartosz, the lead attorney for Children's Rights representing foster children in a federal class action lawsuit filed years ago against the state, said the Patrick administration was well aware of changes needed within Department of Children and Families to ensure youngsters are cared for long before 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver of Leominster disappeared.

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

NJ Teen Loses Effort to Make Parents Pay High School Tuition

NJ Teen Loses Effort to Make Parents Pay High School Tuition

A New Jersey family court judge ruled Tuesday that Rachel Canning’s parents do not have to pay her high school tuition after she sued them to cover her schooling and living costs.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Lawsuit targets NM child welfare agency

Lawsuit targets NM child welfare agency

New Mexico's embattled child welfare agency is the target of a federal lawsuit alleging civil rights violations.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Foster care lawsuit against Clark County Family Services drags on

Foster care lawsuit against Clark County Family Services drags on

A federal civil rights lawsuit aimed at improving Clark County’s child welfare system for abused and neglected children has dragged on since 2010, but it could go to trial this year if a settlement isn’t reached.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Dr. Phil accused of ‘slavery,’ ‘abuse' and ‘false imprisonment’ in lawsuit

Dr. Phil accused of ‘slavery,’ ‘abuse' and ‘false imprisonment’ in lawsuit

Television psychologist Phil McGraw has been slapped with a lawsuit, claiming that McGraw exploited the fact that their daughter had solicited sex on the internet, and ultimately had her virtually incarcerated in a “private prison” rather than provide useful psychological counseling.

Note: Don't forget, Dr Phil is a National CASA Spokesperson.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Beaten New Jersey Boy, 4, Wins in Lawsuit

Beaten New Jersey Boy, 4, Wins in Lawsuit

An Essex County jury handed down a $166 million verdict on Friday against the New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services in a case involving a boy who suffered severe brain damage allegedly caused by a beating.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Grandmother suing NJ child welfare agency for father's beating of four-month-old boy

Grandmother suing NJ child welfare agency for father's beating of four-month-old boy

In the weeks before Jadiel Velesquez was viciously beaten by his father when he was just four months old, there were signs of trouble to come.

Foster parent to sue over low payment

Foster parent to sue over low payment

A class-action lawsuit is expected to be filed today against the state, alleging it has failed to pay foster parents enough to adequately care for their foster children.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Government tries to appeal 60s scoop lawsuit

Government tries to appeal 60s scoop lawsuit

After being taken by child welfare authorities from her aboriginal family and being adopted into a non-indigenous home, she lost her distinct language, traditions and ties to her community, resulting in a crushing sense of isolation.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Family can sue in child removal case involving Mike's Hard Lemonade, judge rules

Family can sue in child removal case involving Mike's Hard Lemonade, judge rules

An Ann Arbor family can proceed with a lawsuit against a judge who placed their 7-year-old son in foster care after his father mistakenly gave him Mike’s Hard Lemonade at a Detroit Tigers game, a federal judge ruled today.

Lawsuit In Case Of Child, Booze At Detroit Tigers Game Moves Forward

Lawsuit In Case Of Child, Booze At Detroit Tigers Game Moves Forward

A federal judge is refusing to throw out a lawsuit against a Wayne County judge in a dispute over a child who was temporarily removed from his parents after mistakenly drinking alcohol at a Detroit Tigers game.

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