September 16, 2019

Former Yale professor sexually assaulted five students, report says

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By Rob Frehse,From CNN (CNN)A former Yale psychiatry professor sexually assaulted five students and engaged in other sexual misconduct, according to an independent report released by the university.Eugene Redmond, who was on the faculty for 44 years, is accused of misconduct and sexual assault primarily by interns in a program he ran that included undergraduate students at […]

Cleansing the Catholic Church of its sins

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By Andrew Sullivan From New York Mag After a while, I couldn’t continue reading the Pennsylvania grand jury report on sexual abuse in six dioceses in the Catholic Church. Apart from the rising nausea, I realized the horror of each incident had begun to numb my conscience, and the sheer number of cases had numbed […]

Leonardo DiCaprio announces $20m deal for environmental grants

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By Celebretainment From Journal Review Leonardo DiCaprio has awarded $20 million in grants through his environmental foundation. The Academy Award-winning actor – who founded The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation in 1998 – has announced that the eye-watering sum is to be spread across more than 100 organizations that are committed to environmental sustainability. Speaking at a […]

US: Man injured in church ‘Healing’ can proceed with suit

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By Andrew Denney, From New York Law Journal A mentally ill man who lost his leg after members of a Korean church tied him down with duct tape so they could pray over him can move forward with his lawsuit over the “religious healing,” a federal judge has ruled. Eastern District Judge Kiyo Matsumoto rejected arguments […]

Patricia King: How to break bad news to your clients

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From Patricia King, The Connecticut Law Tribune If you are like most lawyers who have been practicing for any length of time, you have had the unfortunate assignment of being the bearer of bad news. It is no comfort that your obligation of communication under the Rules of Professional Conduct requires you to give all […]