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Consumer Class A New Liability For Sex Abuse Enablers

Law360 (March 1, 2018, 6:24 PM EST) -- A new class action against a renowned Illinois volleyball coach over claims he and his gym concealed allegations he sexually abused players is using a novel consumer protection approach to find relief for victims, which could lead to massive liabilities for other organizations caught up in similar scandals.

The suit, filed Tuesday in Illinois federal court on behalf of a proposed class of customers at coach Rick Butler’s Sports Performance Volleyball Club, claims Butler failed to disclose his sexual abuse of at least six underage girls...
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