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Attorney Thomas C. Crumplar of Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. offered commentary on the wastewater spill that occurred at the Mountaire Farms poultry processing plant in Millsboro, Delaware. Up to one million gallons of partially treated wastewater was reported to have spilled onto the ground on Wednesday as a result of a machine malfunction. Although representatives for Mountaire […]
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Attorney Patrick C. Gallagher of Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. successfully represented the Plaintiff in a nationally-recognized breastfeeding discrimination case. A Delaware woman was awarded $1.5 million in damages for the gender discrimination and hostile work environment she endured while working for the KFC chain in Camden and Dover, Delaware. Case Background After giving birth to […]
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A recent ruling in Delaware Chancery Court effectively prohibits corporations  from forcing shareholders to litigate initial public offering (IPO) fraud claims in federal court through forum selection clauses in their corporate charters. This move invalidated provisions in the corporate charters of three companies that went public in 2017, demanding shareholders bring Securities Act lawsuits in […]
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The past decade has brought to light serious allegations of sexual abuse against the Catholic Church, with new stories still appearing in the news. Now, another group of religious leaders are facing claims of abuse: nuns. CBS News has reported cases of molestation and other mistreatment from those willing to share their stories. The Survivors […]
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Hundreds of young gymnasts and their families trusted Dr. Larry Nassar, the longtime USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University team physician. Their trust was unfounded, as Nassar was arrested in 2016 for sexual abuse of young girls and women, conducted under the guise of examination. Some of the top female gymnasts in the country, including […]
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The New York legislature is set to pass the updated New York Child Victims Act on Monday. Revisions to the act will grant sexual abuse survivors more opportunities to file claims against their abusers. The statute of limitations, which previously set the allowance to file criminal charges against perpetrators at age 23 for the survivors, […]
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Attorney Raeann Warner of Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. is representing the plaintiff in a sexual abuse and harassment suit against the Cape Henlopen High School district in Lewes, Delaware, the former and current principals, the former theater director, and the school board. The lawsuit, filed on Wednesday in the Sussex County Superior Court, alleged that […]
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Title IX prohibits university education programs and activities that receive federal funding from discriminating on the basis of sex. While regulations related to Title IX programs have existed since the law’s passage in 1972, these rules are receiving a complete overhaul under a new proposal introduced by the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. One of […]
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Sexual abuse of children is among the most heinous crimes a person can commit.   Yet, over the past few years, evidence of extensive sexual abuse of children by priests within the Roman Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania has been revealed.  The work to uncover this abuse has not been easy. The dioceses have consistently worked to […]
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Recently, House Bill 456 made Delaware the first state to ban lead paint on outdoor structures, including water towers, bridges, playground equipment, and roads. Lead poisoning is serious and can have life-long consequences. There is no safe level of exposure and no way to reverse the effects of exposure. Exposure to lead can cause: Behavioral and […]
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