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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.

State puts on hold settlement payment to Nubia Barahona’s brother

State puts on hold settlement payment to Nubia Barahona’s brother

When the state of Florida quietly agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the gruesome death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona and the torture of her twin brother, Victor, it all but admitted it was at fault.

Report: State, DCF want Nubia Barahona lawsuit settlement payments put on hold

Report: State, DCF want Nubia Barahona lawsuit settlement payments put on hold

When the state of Florida quietly agreed to pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit over the gruesome death of 10-year-old Nubia Barahona and the torture of her twin brother Victor, it all but admitted it was at fault. Now, the Florida Department of Children and Families and lawyers for the state Legislature want to put the deal on hold and indefinitely delay final payments, the Miami Herald reported Sunday.


TEXAS: CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY GROUP BRINGS CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST CPS

TEXAS: CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY GROUP BRINGS CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST CPS

The class-action lawsuit was filed by a New York advocacy group called Children’s Rights. About 12,000 children are included in the class-action suit. These children are in long-term care in Texas.


Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Lawsuit Payouts Top $150M As Wash. CPS Requests More Workers

Lawsuit Payouts Top $150M As Wash. CPS Requests More Workers

The agency that oversees child welfare in Washington wants to hire nearly 100 more child protection workers.

Former foster youths sue private agency, woman who took them in

Former foster youths sue private agency, woman who took them in

For months, child abuse allegations have roiled a Victorville foster parent and the private San Bernardino County foster care agency that supervised her.

State, child welfare advocates spar over DHS oversight

State, child welfare advocates spar over DHS oversight

After six years of federal oversight, Michigan is seeking to reclaim control of its child welfare system. The state came under supervision of federal monitors in 2008. That was after a 2006 class action lawsuit that alleged the Michigan Department of Human Services had failed to protect the safety and well-being of almost 19,000 children in state custody.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Suit reveals wild abuse claims against Children’s Services

Suit reveals wild abuse claims against Children’s Services

A family desperately seeking help from the city Administration for Children’s Services endured years of abuse from the agency’s workers — including a counselor who impregnated one member and a cruel hypnotist who wouldn’t take no for an answer, a new lawsuit charges.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Father of child allegedly killed by stepfather sues Vermont

Father of child allegedly killed by stepfather sues Vermont

The father of a young Vermont girl, who was allegedly killed by her stepfather, is filing a civil suit against the state and the Department of Children and Families.

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