Settlement Reached in 2020 Lawsuit Accusing Gateway Church of Failing to Report Minor’s Sexual Assault at Volunteer’s Home

Southlake, Texas – A 2020 lawsuit alleging mishandling of a minor’s sexual assault claim at a church-affiliated sleepover resulted in an out-of-court settlement earlier this year, according to Tarrant County court records. Gateway Church was sued by a former member who claimed church leaders failed to report her daughter’s assault during the 2018 incident properly. The suit claimed the girl, then age 11, was assaulted by the minor son of the couple hosting the sleepover, who were volunteers at Gateway Church. Allegations suggested that church officials learned of the incident but struggled to handle it … Read more

Bank of America Faces Lawsuit for Failing to Refund Overdraft Fees During COVID-19 Hardship

Oakland, California – Bank of America is facing a lawsuit after allegedly failing to honor its commitment to provide refunds for overdraft fees to customers suffering financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, stating that they had valid claims that the bank deceived them with false promises of assistance. The bank had quietly discontinued its “Client Assistance Program” on August 31, 2020, despite continuing to promote relief from overdraft and insufficient fund fees on its website and mobile app. The program was initially … Read more

D.C. Officials Knew of Failing Bus Service for Disabled Students, Lawsuit Reveals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The city of Washington, D.C. has come under scrutiny for failing to provide reliable school bus service to disabled students. Recent allegations have shed light on the distressing experiences of families who have been burdened by the city’s inadequate transportation system. The extent of the problem became clear when a frustrated father wrote an email to officials, highlighting that if the city’s trash wasn’t being collected, there would be swift consequences. Parents of children with disabilities have been forced to rely on expensive alternatives such as Lyft rides, depleting funds reserved for … Read more

Parents in York County Sue School District and Principal for Failing to Report Alleged Sexual Assault of Young Girl on School Bus

YORK COUNTY, Pa. – A school district and its principal in York County are facing a lawsuit from parents who claim that they failed to report a case of alleged sexual assault on a school bus involving a five-year-old girl last year. According to the lawsuit filed on Feb. 1 in the Middle District of Pennsylvania Court, the Red Lion School District and Clearview Elementary School Principal Michael Langan allegedly did not report the incident, in which a male student reportedly assaulted the girl on Oct. 16. The lawsuit also alleges that both the district … Read more