Jeff Anderson & Associates Law Firm Involved in Multiple Lawsuits against Religious Groups
Gatehouse Media Illinois
October 18, 2018
This isn’t the first such lawsuit that Jeff Anderson & Associates has jointly filed against Catholic dioceses in the U.S.
Earlier this month, Anderson’s firm filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles against the Vatican. That suit seeks the release of files maintained by church leaders and the names of all offenders worldwide, “held secret by the Vatican, who sexually abused kids, many of whom remain in ministry and in our communities today.” That suit also seeks the disclosure “of all top officials held secret by the Vatican who were known and found to be complicit in the cover-up of child sexual abuse, including Vatican officials, Cardinals, Bishops, and religious superiors worldwide.”
In September, a lawsuit was filed in Hawaii by Kailua lawyer Mark Gallagher and Anderson’s firm on behalf of a man who alleged he was sexually abused by a priest in the 1980s. That lawsuit, naming as defendants the Diocese of Honolulu and the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, a religious order, accused the priest of molesting the man when he was a child.
And in August, lawyer Mike Reck and the Anderson firm filed suit against the Diocese of Buffalo on behalf of a man who said he, too, was a sexual abuse survivor. In that New York state lawsuit, the Buffalo Diocese and Bishop Richard J. Malone were accused of creating and exposing members of the public to dangerous predator priests and that they continue to do so.