Dr. Olivarius tells GW Hatchet “until universities are held civilly liable – which requires a party to pay for damages in a lawsuit – they won’t be on the same side of the survivors.”
In the Media
Dr. Ann Olivarius discusses the fresh wave of abuse allegations facing the Spiritans in Ireland, and the options available to survivors.
Carol Merchasin joins Rachel Bernstein to discuss litigating spiritual abuse on the IndoctriNation podcast.
New York state opens a yearlong window that allows sexual abuse victims who were assaulted as adults to sue their offender in a civil court regardless of how long ago the conduct occurred.
New York’s new Adult Survivor Act enables sexual abuse victims who were assaulted as adults to bring civil claims against their abusers regardless of how long ago the assault happened.
Dr. Olivarius speaks about her work and support for the survivors of child sexual abuse.
Dr. Olivarius talks about the new wave of abuse cases facing the Spiritans in Ireland, and her work to win justice for survivors.
Since the MeToo movement started 5 years ago, over 70 anti-harassment bills were passed across the US. Dr. Olivarius says this is a crucial development but more needs to be done to open up the civil court system for survivors.
Dr. Olivarius comments on the effectiveness of the University of Michigan’s plan for an independent ethics office. She says it is important that Title IX and similar offices are truly independent of university leadership and are given investigative powers.
Dr. Ann Olivarius comments on the return of Florida International University’s president after sexual harassment scandal.
Our new practice will represent victims of sexual abuse in spiritual communities, with a survivor-centered, trauma-informed approach.
Thank you to all who nominated us, and special thanks to the BB&O Law Society for hosting such a fantastic dinner and awards ceremony.