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Date: 05-18-2007

Case Style: Jane Doe, et al. v. Diocese of Rockville Centre, et al.

Case Number: Unknown

Judge: Unknown

Court: Supreme Court, Nassau County, New York

Plaintiff's Attorney:

Mike Dowd, Law Offices of Michael G. Dowd, New York, New York

Defendant's Attorney:

Brian Davey, Williston Park, New York


Plaintiffs claimed that they were repeatedly raped and sodomized by a youth minister hired by Diocese of Rockville Centre and that Defendants negligently failed to protect them.

Defendants denied that they were negligent and asserted that youth minister, who was charged and pleaded guilty to third-degree rape and sodomy in 2003 and served more than two years in prison, alone was responsible for the sexual abuse.

Outcome: Plaintiff's verdict for the female victim for about $5.5 million in damages, and a second male victim about $5.9 million.

Plaintiff's Experts: Unknown

Defendant's Experts: Unknown

Comments: None

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