$2.4 Million Dollar Verdict Against Abusive Marist Religious Brother

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On November 18, 2013, Jacobs & Crumplar secured a $2.4 million dollar verdict against Brother Damian Galligan, a religious brother of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, for plaintiff Brian Elliott, as reported in The News Journal and the AP, in the links below.  Plaintiff Brian Elliott was sexually abused in New York, New Jersey, and Delaware over a six year time frame,  from 1977-1983, when he was 8-14 years old.  Brian Elliott testified in his trial regarding the horrendous chilhood sexual abuse he suffered, as well as the effects of it that still haunt him today.  Psychiatrist Dr. Carol Tavani testified regarding Brian’s damages as well.  Galligan did not attend the trial.  Brian thanked the Court, General Assembly, and the Jury for their part in enabling him to tell his story and have a measure of justice and resolution.

http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20131119/NEWS/311190084/Jury-awards-2-4-million-sex-abuse-case

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/federal-jury-in-del-awards-24m-in-clergy-sex-abuse-case-defendant-didnt-contest-lawsuit/2013/11/18/11a133fa-50b7-11e3-9ee6-2580086d8254_story.html

 

picture Brian and me

 

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