Sexual Assault in Daycare: $1,000,000 Verdict / Settlement
A man abused his own children, so they were placed in a “safe house.” Social workers later assigned the man to work at a children’s daycare, where he raped and abused numerous children. We sued the daycare and the State of Michigan, and achieved a combined $1 million verdict and settlement. The key to this lawsuit was dogged determination — we filed a federal suit, a state appeal, and eventually, at trial, we proved that the daycare and state failed to screen caregivers. We went to the top of the state administration to learn the truth, and we changed the way daycare workers are screened.