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Diocese of Great Falls/Billings agrees to settle abuse claims for $20M

May 2nd, 2018Posted By: Megan


The Diocese of Great Falls/Billings has agreed to settle 86 sexual abuse claims for $20 million, ending a lawsuit that began in 2011. The agreement was announced in a press release from Tamaki Law Offices, which represents 38 of the 86 plaintiffs. The lawsuit alleges that multiple priests and nuns working for the diocese sexually […]

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Teen tossed ‘like a child’s doll’ by Tacoma cop awarded $500,000

March 23rd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Seattle Times - Christine Clarridge

A teenager who was tossed around “like a child’s doll,” grabbed by her hair and thrown to the pavement by an off-duty Tacoma police officer working security at a Pierce County mall was awarded $500,000 in federal court on Thursday. The girl’s brother, who was also detained by the officer and another security guard when the teens were […]

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Catholic sex abuse survivors ask bankruptcy judge to let state trials proceed

January 10th, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Billings Gazette - Clair Johnson

Survivors of sex abuse by church officials of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings are asking a bankruptcy judge to allow two state district court lawsuits to go to trial to determine damages and to move the case along. Settlement talks between the diocese, its insurance carrier, Catholic Mutual, and the sex abuse claimants […]

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Principles learned from family guide Tamaki’s dedication to justice

January 10th, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Yakima Herald Republic - Phil Ferolito

Blaine Tamaki is photographed in his office at Tamaki Law on North 16th Avenue in Yakima, Wash., Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. Tamaki, who has dedicated his career to fighting social injustices, was recently named to the board of regents of the University of Washington.   Blaine Tamaki’s family’s history weighs on him — especially the […]

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Victims: $70 million in assets from Montana Catholic parishes at stake in clergy-abuse settlement

December 20th, 2017Posted By: Megan

Contributor: KTVQ

Montana Clergy Abuse Case – More than $70 million in assets at Catholic parishes in Eastern Montana, including in Billings, could be at stake as part of the regional diocese’s bankruptcy amid claims of Montana clergy abuse / sexual assault stemming back to the 1950s. Survivors of sexual assault at the hands of priests and […]

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