Category: Crime Victims/Civil Rights Blog

Abuse at Glen Mills Schools: Survivors Seek Justice

Transcript Rob Rosenthal [00:00:00] Hi again, everybody. And this is another episode of Ask the Lawyer. Today, we’re going to ask about some disturbing allegations surrounding a longtime reform school for children in Pennsylvania. I’m Rob Rosenthal with And here to answer our questions is attorney Nancy Winkler of the law firm of Eisenberg, […]

Jury Awards $60 Million to Woman Who Was Sexually Assaulted at a Devereux Foundation Rehabilitation Facility

A Georgia jury recently awarded $60 million in damages to a Cobb, Georgia woman who was sexually assaulted by a male employee of the Devereux Georgia Treatment Network in May 2012 when she was 15 years old. The jury awarded the woman $10 million in actual damages, $50 million in punitive damages, and the costs […]

The Legal Intelligencer Spotlights Eisenberg Rothweiler’s Work Representing Clients Sexually Abused by Boy Scout Leaders

A recent front-page article in The Legal Intelligencer, the leading Pennsylvania daily newspaper covering the legal industry, discussed in detail the work Stewart Eisenberg and Josh Schwartz have done on behalf of their clients who allege they were sexually abused by Boy Scouts of America scoutmasters. The article focused on the impact state laws have […]

Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Scandal: More Than 12,000 Victims?

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The Boy Scouts of America is facing thousands of accusations involving child sexual abuse. For many decades, the organization maintained a blacklist that accounted for thousands of instances of alleged child sexual abuse. In 2012, the Los Angeles Times wrote extensively on these blacklists, which are also known as the “perversion files”. The Los Angeles […]

Understanding the Boy Scout Abuse Scandal and the “Perversion Files”


Since its start in 1910, The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) kept secret files containing thousands of sexual abuse cases against scout leaders. Also known as the “Perversion Files,” these reports detail the abuse, as well as include a blacklist of abusers, dating back to the early 1900s. Investigations by the Los Angeles Times report […]

Is Uber Doing Enough to Protect Passengers from Sexual Assault?

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Uber has shot to popularity over the past few years as an alternative to driving, using public transportation or taking a cab. However, a recent Penn Live report may bring the rideshare company’s rise to a sudden stop. According to the story, Uber may have a problem with drivers sexually assaulting passengers. In November, an Uber sexual […]