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    • 3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers

      3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers

      This past week St. John’s Abbey released a list adding 3  Monks accused of sexually abusing minors. Father Augustine Strub Father Hugo John “Augustine” Strub, OSB was born on March 7, 1921, Father Strub entered the monastic community of St. John’s professing […]

    • 17 Cases Settled, 3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers

      17 Cases Settled, 3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers

      News Release:  17 Cases Settled, 3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers   St. John’s Abbey settles 17 more sex abuse cases, 3 never before disclosed names added to its list of abusers Newly identified abusers, […]

    • Understanding  the Fourth of July

      Understanding the Fourth of July

      It’s Independence Day. It was always one of the greatest days growing up back in Rhode Island. There was a 3-4 hour parade, clam bakes and fireworks that night. The whole town of Bristol was electric as people returned home and there […]

    • Constitution?  States Rights?  Right to Contract? Crazy Ideas H.R. 1215

      Constitution? States Rights? Right to Contract? Crazy Ideas H.R. 1215

      Those odd Republicans in Washington are at it again, contradicting their core values. This new Medical Malpractice bill (HR 1215) pretends to “reduce healthcare costs” by 1) capping damages in medical malpractice cases, 2) capping attorney fees, and 3) doing […]

    • Startling Look at Cost of Child Abuse

      Startling Look at Cost of Child Abuse

      A recent Centers for Disease Control and Protection(CDC)  study, The Economic Burden of Child Maltreatment in the United States and Implications for Prevention, was both interesting and frightening.  The CDC states that … the total lifetime estimated financial costs associated with just […]

    • Crosier Order Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Framework Established for $25.5m Agreement with Abuse Survivors

      Crosier Order Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Framework Established for $25.5m Agreement with Abuse Survivors

      News Release  June 1, 2017  Crosier Fathers & Brothers File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy  Sexual abuse survivors, Crosiers have framework for $25.5 million agreement   (Minneapolis, MN) – Today, the Crosier Fathers & Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection […]

    • First Bishop in the United States  Sued for Coercion

      First Bishop in the United States Sued for Coercion

      Media Advisory May 8, 2017 First Bishop in the United States Sued for Coercion  In 2015, a Minnesota Bishop Suppressed Report of Child Sexual Abuse  Survivor to speak publicly for the first time Tuesday about abuse by a former top […]

    • More Ice Means More “Slip and Falls” in Minnesota

      More Ice Means More “Slip and Falls” in Minnesota

      There was a interesting story in Minnesota Tribune  this week about an increase in slip and fall  visits to the ER.  These are always tough cases to deal with: – The Minnesota courts have been hostile to these claims. Thiese past […]

    • Minnesota Law: You Have to Sue the Person Who Hit You vs The Insurance Company?

      Minnesota Law: You Have to Sue the Person Who Hit You vs The Insurance Company?

      In each new case we will get a question like : Do I have to sue the person who hit me, or can I sue their insurance company? Minnesota is not a direct action state. This means that despite the […]

    • Constitutional Conservative? Nope Congressman Steve King

      Constitutional Conservative? Nope Congressman Steve King

      Well we are off and going with the introduction of bills to the One Hundred Fifteenth United States Congress.  The  one we saw this week was from  Iowa Congressman Steve King.  He introduced: King Introduces Bill to Prohibit Supreme Court […]