Filing a Civil Lawsuit for Child Sexual Abuse
Posted On January 11, 2018
Victims of child sexual abuse may pursue both criminal charges and civil lawsuits. Whereas criminal cases are brought by the government and may involve jail time as a punishment,...Read More
Mountaire Water Contamination Survey
Posted On January 4, 2018
The Delaware toxic tort lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. have partnered with the law firm of Nidel & Nace, P.L.L.C. to investigate claims of dangerous water contamination in...Read More
Taking Notes After An Accident
Posted On December 26, 2017
When someone is injured in an accident, whether it is a car wreck, slip and fall, or some other occurrence, it is essential to write down what transpired as...Read More
Mesothelioma Survival Rates Improving
Posted On December 23, 2017
While there is still no cure for mesothelioma, survival rates are improving – giving victims of this rare but aggressive cancer new hope for the future. Mesothelioma is a...Read More
Holiday Drunk Driving
Posted On December 21, 2017
As the end of the year approaches, many people have a social calendar full of parties and celebrations. Festivities typically include enjoying alcoholic drinks, making this time of year...Read More
Dangerous Drinking Water Near Mountaire Farms
Posted On December 19, 2017
As reported in The News Journal and other Delaware media repeatedly in recent weeks, homeowners surrounding the area of Mountaire Farm’s Millsboro, Delaware poultry processing plant have been warned...Read More
Types of Defective Product Liability Claims
Posted On December 11, 2017
Dangerous or defective products cause injury to millions of consumers each year, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. The injuries arise from various products including household...Read More
Liability for Toxic Mold
Posted On December 8, 2017
Exposure to the spores of certain types of mold can cause serious health problems. People with existing health issues or compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable to these dangerous...Read More
Xarelto Makers Ordered to Pay $28 Million Over Failure to Warn
Posted On December 7, 2017
A Philadelphia jury awarded the first Plaintiff’s verdict against the manufacturers of the popular blood thinner Xarelto. Commonly advertised on TV, Xarelto has unfortunately been known to cause excess...Read More
U.S. 9 Truck Bypass
Posted On November 28, 2017
Sussex County is in the process of improving the safety of the U.S. 9 truck bypass from east of Georgetown to U.S. 113. The plan by the Delaware Department...Read More
Safe Shopping for Toys
Posted On November 22, 2017
Every year sees many children rushed to the emergency room with toy-related injuries, particularly choking hazards. While many toys are well made and safe for little hands to play...Read More
Fatal Car Accident Involving Overturned Car in Seaford
Posted On November 14, 2017
On Monday afternoon, a fatal car accident in Seaford, Delaware claimed the life of one victim, and caused injuries to another individual. The crash occurred when a 31-year-old woman failed to...Read More
Church Abuse is Still a Problem
Posted On November 10, 2017
The National Religion Correspondent for The New York Times, Laurie Goodstein, has been writing about child sexual abuse for 22 years. She has covered stories over many faiths, such...Read More
Asbestos Exposure – Who is at Risk?
Posted On November 1, 2017
Despite the known link between mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, asbestos is not completely banned in the United States and risk for exposure still exists. There is no known cure...Read More
Halloween Safety
Posted On October 28, 2017
Halloween is an extremely popular holiday, with more Americans celebrating than ever before. Last year broke records as 171 million people participated in Halloween festivities, spending a new high...Read More
Head-on Crash in Newark Hospitalizes Four Victims
Posted On October 24, 2017
A head-on crash hospitalized four individuals in Newark, Delaware on Tuesday morning. Around 8 am, a sedan and hatchback car collided on Otts Chapel Road, leaving four victims with...Read More
Jacobs & Crumplar to Represent Victim Assaulted at Haunted Attraction
Posted On October 19, 2017
Raeann Warner of Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A., has filed a civil lawsuit on behalf of the mother of a 13-year-old girl who was raped while volunteering at Cemetery House...Read More
Two Prison Employees Killed, Several Hurt in Attempted Prison Escape
Posted On October 17, 2017
Two employees at the Pasquotank Correctional Institution in Elizabeth City, North Carolina were killed when inmates started a fire as part of an unsuccessful escape attempt. Several others were...Read More
FDA Approval of Keytruda with Chemotherapy
Posted On October 13, 2017
Keytruda is the brand name for the drug pembrolizumab, manufactured by Merck & Co. pharmaceuticals. Many are optimistic that Keytruda will be a viable and powerful treatment option for...Read More
Defective IVC Filters
Posted On October 6, 2017
An inferior vena cava filter, or IVC filter, is a tiny medical device used to prevent potentially fatal pulmonary embolisms – blood clots that cause blockages in arteries in...Read More
Changes to Title IX Guidance
Posted On October 3, 2017
Victims’ rights groups and others have denounced changes made to the handling of sexual conduct claims on college and university campuses under Title IX, a federal law that prohibits...Read More
Study on Distracted Driving
Posted On September 22, 2017
Distracted driving is defined as anything that takes a driver’s attention away from driving, such as sending a text, talking on the phone, eating, applying makeup, and listening to...Read More
Delaware Correction Officer’s Request Ignored Before Fatal Prison Siege
Posted On September 15, 2017
A recently released 159-page report suggests that had a lieutenant’s request to move inmates at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center’s (JTVCC) been acted upon, he might still be...Read More
Understanding Your Risk of Mesothelioma
Posted On September 7, 2017
Mesothelioma is a vicious type of cancer that most commonly attacks the membrane lining of the lungs, but it can also affect the heart and other areas of the...Read More
Correctional Officers File Suit Over Prison Uprising
Posted On April 18, 2017
Today Jacobs & Crumplar and The Neuberger Firm, on behalf of the estate and four survivors of a deceased correctional officer, as well as five fellow officer hostages, who...Read More
Thomas Crumplar Interviewed By TNJ On Vaughn Prison Uprising
Posted On February 24, 2017
Jacobs & Crumplar attorney Thomas C. Crumplar discusses in a News Journal article injuries his correctional officer client sustained in the James Vaughn prison uprising and asks those with...Read More
When the Police Are Trigger Happy, No One is Safe
Posted On January 31, 2017
The police who risk their lives everyday are understandably concerned when they get a report about an attempted suicide. People with a gun, especially emotionally distraught ones, can pose...Read More
Police Accountability is Vital to our Democracy –Civil Lawsuits may be One Answer but Voting is the Key
Posted On December 19, 2016
In American unlike many countries the Police have a proud a tradition they are here “To Serve and To Protect “ whereas in many countries there function is to...Read More
Defendants Remove McDole Case To Federal Court
Posted On March 26, 2016
See the story published in The News Journal regarding the removal of the McDole case to Federal Court below http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2016/03/24/wilmington-attorneys-seek-transfer-mcdole-lawsuit/82238172/      Read More
Jacobs & Crumplar File Civil Rights Action On Behalf Of McDole Family
Posted On March 3, 2016
Today the grandmother and mother of Jeremy McDole filed a state court civil rights action for the tragic and unnecessary death of Jeremy, a 28 year old young black...Read More
National Media Quote Raeann Warner as Sex Abuse Specialist in Molly Shattuck Case
Posted On September 1, 2015
Raeann Warner of Jacobs & Crumplar was recently quoted by the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun on the sentencing of Molly Shattuck. In June 2015, Shattuck pled guilty...Read More
Cancer in Delaware: The Industrial Impact
Posted On August 19, 2015
Recently, the News Journal published an article about Delaware’s high lung cancer rate: the state ranks 17th in the nation for the number of men suffering from the disease...Read More
Protecting Our Children: Delaware And Other States Take Action On Behalf of Human Trafficking Victims
Posted On August 5, 2015
In 2014, the Delaware legislature signed into law S. B 197, a bill to fight human trafficking. Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose...Read More
Understanding Legal Compensation for Vaccine Injuries
Posted On July 10, 2015
The names in the following blog have been changed for identity protection purposes. Amy James wanted to get a vaccine because she had taken a job working in a...Read More
Xarelto Lawsuits Show Connection to Risk of Internal Bleeding
Posted On January 6, 2015
Plaintiff lawyers are actively pursuing the causal connection between the use of the anticoagulant prescription medication Xarelto (Rivaroxaban) and severe internal bleeding. Lawsuits filed against Xarelto allege that Xarelto...Read More
Molly Shattuck and the Double Standard of Rape
Posted On November 7, 2014
The recent press coverage of a rape of a 15 year old boy by an attractive 47 year ex Baltimore Raven Cheerleader sadly should remind all of us the...Read More
Children are the Victims, Not the Pedophiles Who Abused Them
Posted On October 7, 2014
Margo Kaplan’s article recent NY Times article is an interesting, but somewhat disturbing, read. She makes the point that being a pedophile is different than acting upon it. The...Read More
Medical Budget Cuts Mean Less Care For Our Loved Ones
Posted On September 24, 2014
With our aging population and the attempt by medical providing agencies such as the VA and Medicaid/Medicare to limit expenses by under-staffing hospitals and nursing facilities, more and more...Read More
Ask A Lawyer: Is if Legal To Fire An Employee Who Is Pregnant?
Posted On July 24, 2014
This week’s “Ask A Lawyer” question deals with employment law and discrimination. It is illegal to discriminate against an employee because she is pregnant or for any pregnancy related...Read More
Still Covering Up Abuse After All These Years
Posted On July 16, 2014
News out of Minnesota demonstrates that the hierarchy of the Catholic church is not only still in denial about abuse of children by clergy, but is still covering it...Read More
An aAalysis of the 1964 Civil Rights Movement.
Posted On July 2, 2014
Jordan Perry, an attorney with Jacobs and Crumplar, recently co-authored  a column with Dr. Leland Ware, the Louis L. Redding of Law and Public Policy at the University of...Read More
Teacher Resigns Amid Allegations of Sex Abuse – Then Lands Another Teaching Job
Posted On May 28, 2014
As reported in The Philadelphia Inquirer, May 20, 2014, a Delaware County school teacher named Edgar Friedrichs was allowed to quietly resign when he was alleged to have molested and...Read More
Vatican /Delucca and the Defrocking of Priests for Child Sex Abuse
Posted On May 7, 2014
The Vatican with great fanfare has bragged about all the priests they have defrocked for the abuse of the children of the Church. Much more has to be done...Read More
Tower Hill , Salesianum and the Simmons Delaware AG Sex Case
Posted On May 6, 2014
Let’s hope there is finally some progress from institutions in reporting abuse and in supporting the victim. According to the  News Journal it was someone from Salesianum, the victims’s...Read More
Arrest of Deputy AG for Rape of a 16 Year Boy
Posted On May 5, 2014
If the allegations are true we have sadly more proof that childhood sex abuse involves all classes of society, the rich and poor the powerful and the weak are...Read More
3 Teachers Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Children In 9 Days!!!
Posted On May 5, 2014
Since April 26, 2014 3 teachers in Delaware public schools have been arrested for sexually abusing/raping public school children!! This is an epidemic. See below for the News Journal’s...Read More
Teacher Sexually Abuses Student In Classroom
Posted On April 27, 2014
Smyrna High School teacher and coach Jennifer Suarez was charged Friday after investigators say she sexually abused a 17-year-old boy inside her classroom.  The News Journal reported the story here: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2014/04/25/smyrna-teacher-charged-sexual-abuse-teen/8160081/...Read More
Senator Claire McCaskill Questions GM CEO Mary Barra
Posted On April 12, 2014
On April 2, 2014 former trial lawyer Senator Claire McCaskill questioned General Motors CEO Mary Barra at a hearing in the Senate’s Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and...Read More
Pennsylvania State Rep. Mark Rozzi Fights for Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Posted On March 29, 2014
We need more like him.  Please see attached article which details Rep. Mark Rozzi and the fight in Pennsylvania for justice for survivors of childhood sexual abuse.   http://news.yahoo.com/alleged-victim-targets-accused-pedophile-priest-30-years-later-014011517.htmlRead More
A Historical Overview of Asbestos, Including the Risks it Poses Today
Posted On March 27, 2014
This recent article from the New Republic highlights the worldwide use of asbestos.  The article also demonstrates that those in charge of asbestos companies knew the dangers of asbestos...Read More
Lawsuit Filed Against Robert Richards IV For Sexually Abusing Children
Posted On March 18, 2014
Today, as reported by Cris Barrish of The News Journal, WDEL, and other news media, Jacobs & Crumplar filed suit  under the 2007 Child Victims Act in Sussex County...Read More
The Morse Trial-Abuse in Families
Posted On February 11, 2014
According to the press account this young girl has been living a nightmare that is reminiscent of grim fairy tale. The evil step-parent who favors his natural child. As...Read More
Chicago Diocese Covered Up Years of Abuse
Posted On January 22, 2014
The cover-up.  Be it in politics or business, the problem of the cover-up is constant.  Admitting that you made a mistake and failed to stop bad behavior is such...Read More
Child Abuse Enabler Freed on a Technicality
Posted On December 27, 2013
As reported in the Philadelphia Inquirer on December 27, 2013 Msgr. William Lynn who was serving a three to six year jail term for child-endangerment was released on a technicality....Read More
A champion of the rights of victims: Kelly Clark.
Posted On December 18, 2013
Jacobs & Crumplar is proud to work with countless other attorneys across the country in the fight against childhood predators and the institutions and organizations that cover-up their actions....Read More
$2.4 Million Dollar Verdict Against Abusive Marist Religious Brother
Posted On November 20, 2013
On November 18, 2013, Jacobs & Crumplar secured a $2.4 million dollar verdict against Brother Damian Galligan, a religious brother of the Marist Brothers of the Schools, for plaintiff...Read More
Legislation to Be Introduced to Limit Victim’s Rights to Access to Courts
Posted On November 7, 2013
Two pieces of legislation that will be going to a vote the week of November 11 could adversely affect victim’s rights. FACT.   Asbestos companies and their supporters are...Read More
Tower Hill Headmaster Steps Down Due to Investigation Involving Child Abuse
Posted On October 23, 2013
  The News Journal reports that the headmaster of Tower Hill School has stepped down because of an investigation involving child abuse allegations.   http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20131023/NEWS03/310230064/Tower-Hill-headmaster-steps-down-amid-investigation-school-saysRead More
Uninsured Motorist Bill becomes law
Posted On October 21, 2013
The practice of law is often affected by what happens at the state and federal level. New laws can have both a positive and negative effect on the rights...Read More
Waterhouse v. Hollingsworth | Plaintiff’s Claims of Sexual Abuse Can Go Forward
Posted On October 17, 2013
On October 10, 2013 Judge Parkins of the Delaware Superior Court held in the attached ruling that plaintiff Jordan Waterhouse’s claims, based on sexual abuse, which were not time-barred...Read More
Delaware Supreme Court find that State police can be held liable for sexual misconduct of their officers
Posted On September 26, 2013
On September 12, 2013, the Delaware Supreme Court released its decision in Jane D.W. Doe v. State of Delaware. The issue before the Court was whether the State of...Read More
Co-Owner of Ice Rink Arrested on Molestation Charge
Posted On September 13, 2013
The co-owner of a popular Newark, DE ice rink was recently arrested. Scott Bicking has been accused by two young boys of inappropriate contact. A criminal investigation is still...Read More
Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico Filing For Bankruptcy
Posted On September 5, 2013
Facing claims of sexual abuse, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico has announced plans to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.  The diocese covers 53 parishes and includes...Read More
A lot of money but no apology: the NFL-Players Settlement
Posted On September 5, 2013
Football Season is back and with it comes arguments as to the best teams will be:  will Alabama’s Nick Saban-led team continue its dynasty?  Will Baltimore repeat as Super...Read More
Liz Lewis Rides for Cancer Research
Posted On August 29, 2013
On August 3rd and 4th of 2013, Jacobs & Crumplar attorney Elizabeth Lewis participated in the 34th 2013 Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) which is 2-day, 192  mile bike ride across...Read More
Judge Implies That 14 Year Old Girl Who Cannot Legally Consent to Having Sex Asked for it From A 54 Year Old Teacher
Posted On August 29, 2013
A story by John Bacon of USA Today found at the link below, details how a Montana Judge sentenced a 54 year old former teacher who raped a 14...Read More
Restitution Paid to Survivors of Child Pornography
Posted On January 31, 2013
On January 24, 2013 The New York Times reported about the cases of several survivors of childhood sexual abuse who suffered the added trauma of knowing that videos and...Read More
Decision on Boy Scouts Case
Posted On January 29, 2013
On January 28, 2013 the Delaware Superior Court held in the case of John Doe 6 v. Boy Scouts of America that the Boy Scouts of America must produce...Read More
Posted On December 21, 2012
Boy Scouts As reported by The News Journal on December 13, 2012, a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts was filed in Philadelphia on December 12, 2012 alleging that a...Read More
Sexual abuse by religious officials: Not a just a “Catholic Priest thing”
Posted On December 12, 2012
On Monday, December 10th, a NY jury found Nechemya Wberman, an unlicensed ultra-Orthodox Jewish counselor, guilty of sexual assault. As described in the NY Times, Weberman repeatedly sexually abused...Read More
4th Annual Champions for Children Prevent Child Abuse
Posted On September 25, 2012
This past Friday, several staff members  of Jacobs & Crumplar attended the 4th Annual Champions for Children Gala of Prevent Child Abuse Delaware.  Not only did we attend, but...Read More
Welcome to our new blog!
Posted On April 24, 2008
Stay tuned here at the Jacobs & Crumplar blog for news and updates.Read More




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