Last week, [[title]] filed lawsuits in the Circuit Court of Cook County on behalf of men who were sexually abused as children at three Congregation of Christian Brothers high schools: Brother Rice, Leo and St. Laurence. Each of these high schools allowed sexual predators to abuse innocent children for decades by moving accused brothers between schools and failing to notify the proper authorities, among many other failures.
The Congregation of Christian Brothers declared bankruptcy in April 2011. As quoted in the Chicago Tribune, [[title]] partner Mark R. McKenna explained the significance of the bankruptcy filing:
“There has been difficulty determining what, if any, assets the Christian Brothers have to pay claims. We felt it was important to protect the rights of our clients to file this lawsuit right now.”
The attorneys of HM&M are honored to represent these courageous men who suffered life-altering sexual abuse that could have been prevented if the Congregation of Christian Brothers had acted properly.