Case Results

$660 million

The Clergy Cases I (JCCP No.: 4286), (2007) Los Angeles Superior Court

Global settlement of 508 sexual abuse claims, just days prior to Manly, Stewart & Finaldi commencing trial in the John Doe v. Roman Catholic Bishop of Los Angeles, et al. matter.


$500 Million

Michigan State University, former MSU and Olympic Team doctor Larry Nassar

Global settlement of 332 sex abuse claims against Michigan State University for the abuse of child and young adult athletes by former MSU and Olympic Team doctor Larry Nassar. Clients included members of Team USA and Olympic Team female gymnasts. This is the largest personal injury settlement against a University.


$216 million

Various Superior Courts in the State of Alaska and U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Global settlement of 110 separate sexual abuse claims against the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province (2007, 2011).


$198.1 million

The Clergy Cases II (JCCP No.: 4297), (2007) San Diego Superior Court

Global settlement of 144 sexual abuse claims during sixth months of Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding. The Diocese had filed for Chapter 11 protection just days prior to Manly, Stewart & Finaldi commencing trial in the John B. v. John Doe 1, et al. matter.


$140 million

Los Angeles Unified School District, Miramonte Elementary School by Mark Berndt

Global settlement of 81 child sexual abuse claims against Los Angeles Unified School District resulting from the sexual abuse of students at Miramonte Elementary School by Mark Berndt. This is the largest child sex abuse settlement against any public agency in the United States


$109 million

Delaware Clergy Sexual Abuse Cases, (2011) Delaware Superior Court and U.S. Bankruptcy Court

Global settlement of over 145 claims on behalf of victims of sexual abuse in the State of Delaware, involving the Diocese of Wilmington, the Brothers of the Holy Cross, and the Capuchin Friars


$100 million

The Clergy Cases I (JCCP No.: 4286), (2004) Orange County Superior Court.

Global settlement of 87 sexual abuse claims filed on behalf of individuals sexually assaulted by priests and agents of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, California.


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