Experienced Sexual Abuse Lawyers
In April 2013, Shareholders Paul Hanly and Jayne Conroy, along with co-counsel Mitchell Garabedian, settled a landmark sex abuse case on behalf of 24 Haitian boys for $12 million dollars. This Catholic sex abuse lawsuit brought sexual abuse claims against the Society of Jesus of New England, Fairfield University, the Order of Malta, Hope Carter, Father Paul Carrier, and Fairfield graduate Douglas Perlitz.
Previously, Perlitz was convicted of sex abuse by a Connecticut court and is currently serving a 20-year sentence. The criminal investigations, headed by the U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Interpol and the United Nations, found he was sexually abusing underprivileged boys who lived and attended school at a Cap-Haitien orphanage overseen by the Society.
The $12 million civil settlement was ranked by The National Law Journal as a “Top 50 Settlement of 2013.” Since then, more boys have come forward and, after more than six years, the team continues to fight in order to achieve justice for all survivors.