A 21-year-old college student has won $12.5 million in compensation for being sexually abused by a minister working for the Florida Baptist Convention, Inc. of Jacksonville, Florida, who had been accused of sexual assault allegations in Maryland and Alabama prior to coming to Florida. The victim, who was 13 years old at the time of the assault, is the first sex abuse victim to ever receive a jury verdict against a state-wide Baptist religious organization.
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Sara A. Mahoney
Sara Mahoney concentrates her practice in the areas of nursing home litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, employment discrimination, and consumer class actions. Sara also does appellate work for the firm and has helped research and compose briefs submitted to the New York Appellate Division, First Department, the New York Appellate Division, Second Department, and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. In a recent appeal to the New York Appellate Division, First Department, the Court upheld pain and suffering damages totaling $20 million for a single plaintiff – the highest amount to be upheld for such damages in New York State.