Verdicts & Settlements: $20 million awarded - child sex abuse case in Stamford    $1.1 million won - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder    $1 million - Injured worker requiring back surgery    $1 million+ Awarded - Woman in car accident Rt. 17    $975,000 Recovered - Foot Injury at Work    $650,000 Recovered - Woman suffered neck injury required surgery    $580,000 Recovered - Head Trauma as a Result of Falling Downstairs    $500,000 Recovered - Pedestrian Hit by Car    $500,000 Recovered - Rear End Car Accident    $425,000 Recovered - Rear End Tractor Trailer Accident    $380,000 Recovered - Dog Bite by Police Dog    $155,000 Recovered - Slip and Fall on Walkway    $125,000 Recovered - Slip and Fall at a Supermarket

The Ten Types of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse is any form of forced or unwanted sexual activity. The perpetrator may use physical force, make threats or take advantage of the victim. Sexual abuse can happen between people who know each other and can occur in the context of domestic violence. Sexual abuse has an...
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$20 Million Awarded in Child Sexual Abuse Case

After a month-long trial in a Connecticut courthouse, a jury in a horrific child sexual abuse case awarded the plaintiff, Elizabeth Spalter, $20 million from her deceased father’s estate. This was the state’s largest civil award to a survivor in a child sexual abuse case in...
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What is Sexual Harassment in the Workplace?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is discrimination that includes any unwanted comments, conduct or behavior regarding sex, gender or sexual orientation. The two basic types of workplace sexual harassment are quid pro quo harassment and hostile work environment. Quid pro quo...
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5 Things to Do If You Are Sexually Harassed at School

Sexual harassment has a negative and life-altering impact on the victim. Students who have been sexually harassed or abused at school report a significant drop in their grades. Some students have been compelled to transfer to a different school, drop important classes or leave...
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How Can a Sexual Abuse Lawyer Help You?

If you have experienced any conduct at your workplace that you think may be sexual harassment, it is vital to speak to a sexual abuse lawyer at the earliest. Your lawyer can assist you in the following ways: Determine whether the conduct you experienced fits the legal definition...
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$20M judgement ordered in sexual assault case

The Reinken Law Firm recently won a $20,000,000 jury verdict against the estate of a defendant who committed child sexual abuse in Stamford-Norwalk Judicial District, Superior Court. The plaintiff, in that case, testified that her father sexually abused and exploited her for...
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Boy Scouts Initiate New Sexual Abuse Awareness Programs

In an effort to further protect children enrolled in their program from the dangers of child abuse, The Boy Scouts of America is tightening its policies requiring further mandatory online education programs for all volunteers and professionals through their new updated Youth...
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The Reinken Law Firm to Represent Boy Scouts Abuse Victims

The Reinken Law firm is representing 19 plaintiffs who are seeking to recover damages against the Boy Scouts of America Corporation, the Fairfield County Council of Boy Scouts of America, Inc. and the Connecticut Yankee Council, Inc., Boy Scouts of America. The plaintiffs claim...
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$20 million awarded in Stamford child sex abuse case

Elizabeth Spalter lives far from the “house of terror” her brother described in court. But she says the years of her father’s sexual abuse at the family’s summer home on Van Rensselear Avenue in Shippan helped shape her career as a social worker in Vienna, Austria. Read...
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Sex Abuse Civil Lawsuit

Victims of sex abuse can file a lawsuit against the perpetrator in civil court. Sexual assault incidence can be criminally prosecuted as well. Which will result in jail time, fines, probation, and other sanctions against the defendant if a conviction is obtained in the latter....
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