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New Funding for Pennsylvania Victims of Sexual Abuse

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NEW FUNDING HELPS SEX ABUSE VICTIMS ACCESS COUNSELING Beginning this week, Pennsylvanians who have suffered rape and never revealed it to police can apply for a portion of $5 million to pay for guidance. “What we have seen with the #MeToo movement, what we have seen with all the unfortunate cases that have befallen… Read More »

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Boy Scouts Declare Bankruptcy over Sexual Abuse Claims

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Boy Scouts of America Declares Bankruptcy over Sexual Abuse Lawsuits The Boy Scouts of America declared bankruptcy following years of declining enlistment and mounting claims of sexual assault. The Boy Scouts of America, a notable entity in the US for over a century, declared bankruptcy early Tuesday, capitulating to financial obligations that introduced a… Read More »

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Harrisburg Diocese Bankrupt Due to Child Sex Abuse

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HARRISBURG DIOCESE BECOMES FIRST IN PA. TO SEEK BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION AFTER CHILD SEX ABUSE SCANDAL Last month, the Harrisburg Diocese became the most recent member of the international Catholic Church to fold under the financial burden of offenses including child sexual abuse. While speaking in the presence of members from the media, Bishop Ronald… Read More »

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Jehovah’s Witnesses Under Investigation for Sexual Abuse in Pennsylvania

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JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR SEXUAL CHILD ABUSE LAWSUITS The office of Pennsylvania’s Attorney General is reportedly investigating the Jehovah’s Witnesses consistent refusal to report child sexual assaults accusations to appropriate authorities in what is considered the first wide-scale analysis by a U.S. law enforcing agency. A previous Jehovah’s Witness, Mark O’Donnell, who had… Read More »

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What to Look for in Hiring a Financial Adviser

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WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR BEFORE CHARTERING A BANK’S FINANCIAL ADVISER Seeking investment guidance in midlife can be tricky, so many people tend to use experts for help. However, so-called “experts” can be more detrimental than advantageous sometimes. According to Leida Snow, a Next Avenue contributor, she used to believe silver-tongued salespeople would never… Read More »

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New Legislation Aimed at Helping Victims of Sexual Abuse

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NEW LEGISLATION TO HELP VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE Last year, twenty-three states and the District of Columbia brought about changes regarding statute of limitations laws, giving victims of sexual assault more chances to have their voices heard. Statute of limitations laws have long hushed the voices of sexually violated people. However, new legislation in… Read More »

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Former Pro Baseball Player Wins $1.7M FINRA Award

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$1.7 Million Award to Former Pro Baseball Player According to his attorney, Lloyd Schwed, Mr. Angel Pagan, former outfielder for the New York Mets, Chicago Cubs, and San Francisco Giants from 2006 to 2016, had a four-year $40-million contract with the Giants when he and his wife opened an account in Merrill Lynch’s Puerto… Read More »

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FINRA Pushes Ahead with New “Bad Broker” Rule

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FINRA’S BAD BROKER RULE TO HIT FIRMS The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has newly suggested a rule to put constraints on brokerage firms that hire brokers with a record of misconduct. If approved, it will pertain to “less than 2%” of broker-dealer firms, the CEO of FINRA, Robert Cook said Wednesday. To further… Read More »

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Website to Help Investors Recognize “Trusted Advisors”

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WEBSITE TO RECOGNIZE ‘TRUSTED’ ADVISORS A new investment website is using regulatory data about financial consultants to go beyond securities regulators’ databases to help investors determine whom to hire. The Investor.com website just issued the “Trust Algorithm,” which is now available for unrestricted use. The tool scrapes background data on financial advisers retrieved from… Read More »

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New Jersey Extends Deadline For Clergy Abuse Claims

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New Jersey Extends Deadlines for Clergy Abuse Claims The Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal has continued to make waves in social media with numerous victims appearing to claim compensation for the help they deserve. New Jersey’s archdiocese has extended the deadline for childhood victims of clergy sexual assault to be considered for compensation…. Read More »

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