ABUSED IN CARE: SUING THE CAS | Q&A WITH LORETTA MERRITT


“If we as a society, are not willing to talk about this issue, are we really failing our children?”
- Lorreta Merritt, LLB


LIST OF QUESTIONS (WITH TIMECODE)

  1. [00:00:05.00] Introduction (Who do you normally represent?)
  2. [00:00:37.10] Do you ever represent natural, foster, or adoptive parent(s)?
  3. [00:01:43.10] How does the court define “negligence”?
  4. [00:02:22.18] Do you have to prove the CAS was negligent?
  5. [00:04:37.25] How do you prove fault?
  6. [00:07:16.17] Is the CAS contracting out to group homes to avoid being sued?
  7. [00:08:58.24] How does the law apply if other children (in a group home) abused the survivor?
  8. [00:10:16.11] If a file has been sealed for 20 years, or the CAS claims there is no file, can a survivor still sue?
  9. [00:11:08.26] How much money can a survivor sue for?
  10. [00:15:00.18] Is it harder to sue the CAS if the child was damaged before they went into care?
  11. [00:15:28.19] Is it worthwhile for an abuse survivor to sue for damages?
  12. [00:16:56.29] Are gag orders normally part of the settlement?
  13. [00:18:46.04] Do the claims cost tax payers when the CAS loses?
  14. [00:20:46.29] Would you encourage kids – teens or young adults – to sue?
  15. [00:22:30.25] What if a survivor can’t afford a lawyer?
  16. [00:23:08.15] How do you know if it’s “a strong case” ?
  17. [00:24:06.26] If the abuse happened in a foster home does that mean you can’t sue the CAS?
  18. [00:24:42.28] Is there a statute of limitations?
  19. [00:28:02.10] Final thoughts...

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2 Responses to ABUSED IN CARE: SUING THE CAS | Q&A WITH LORETTA MERRITT

  1. Howdy ALL. Iam from Sydney , and my son was stolen by d.o.c.s nsw at 5days old from vary loving parents in 2002. Robert is now “FORCED” to take “HARMFULL  ADDICTIVE DRUGS” , has knowen  12 foster parents,  NOW has reactive attachment diorder, and will not let anyone love or hug him.
    I am trying to start sueing action  for $$ i billon $$ , this $$ will b e used for  “THE CHILDREN OF ABUSE BY D.O.C.S  FOUNDATION”  Awareness Campaign, and sett up farms and loving homes for street children, and ones that have been abused by the “SYSTEM”.
    I need any help please !!!!!.
    I just found your sit  , through “LUKESARMY” sit. I have not looked at your sit  yet to milk it for infomation,
    Thankyou for any help to “DEFEAT  THEM. 
     

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