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Guy D’Andrea Talks with WGAL News 8 about New Dr. Vollmar Accusers

Guy D’Andrea Talks with WGAL News 8 about New Dr. Vollmar Accusers

In the alleged child sexual abuse case against Dr. William Vollmar that came to light last April, thirteen more accusers have come forward to speak their truth. Additionally, the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office filed a motion to add the account of the 13 accusers to its case against Vollmar as witnesses.

Guy D’Andrea, attorney for at least one survivor of Dr. Vollmar’s alleged abuse, spoke with WGAL’s Katelyn Smith, saying that more victims were expected to come forward due to Vollmar’s wide-reaching practice wherein a countless number of individuals, including children, were in his care.

D’Andrea also urged survivors to speak their truth, despite the statute of limitations: “Tell your truth. Tell what happened to you. That will help the survivors who do have a cause of action. But it will also ensure, I believe, if justice is done, that no one else is victimized by this man.”

Watch WGAL’s interview with Guy here.

Institutional Sexual Abuse & Harassment: Prevention, Response, and Survivor’s Rights & Remedies – Brian Kent

Laffey, Bucci, & Kent partner Brian Kent spoke at the Center On Sexual Exploitation on the topic of “Institutional Sexual Abuse & Harassment: Prevention, Response, and Survivor’s Rights & Remedies”

Institutional Sexual Abuse & Harassment: Prevention, Response, and Survivor’s Rights & Remedies – Brian Kent from Center On Sexual Exploitation on Vimeo.

Philly Voice Talks Alleged Abuse at Valley Forge Military Academy and College with Attorney Brian Kent Philly Voice Talks Alleged Abuse at Valley Forge Military Academy and College with Attorney Brian Kent

Laffey, Bucci, & Kent partner Brian Kent spoke with Philly Voice reporter Natalie Hope McDonald about the firm’s lawsuit against Valley Forge Military Academy and College. The lawsuit, filed in April, alleges devastating physical, sexual, and emotional abuse of the plaintiff, John Doe.

Kent explained that the purpose of the lawsuit is about “exposing the habitual abuses that were happening at the school.”

Kent also told McDonald that he expects to file additional complaints. Anyone with information about VFMAC or who has been victimized themselves can call the law firm’s hotline at 855-382-3385.

To read the Philly Voice article, click here.

Laffey, Bucci & Kent Lawsuit Against Valley Forge Military Academy Sent Back to State Court

Laffey, Bucci & Kent Lawsuit Against Valley Forge Military Academy Sent Back to State Court

The Legal Intelligencer’s P.J. D’Annuzio reported on Laffey, Bucci & Kent’s recent victory in their case against Valley Forge Military Academy.

The case was improperly transferred out of state court after the Defendants used a tactic called “snap removal.” U.S. District Judge Michael Baylson of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania granted the Plaintiff’s request to remand the case to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

The plaintiff is represented by attorneys Brian Kent, Guy D’Andrea, and Stewart Ryan.

Attorney Brian Kent said, “While we disagree with the tactic used by the Defendant in attempting a snap removal to avoid this case being heard by a Philadelphia County jury in a matter involving solely state law claims against an in-state defendant, especially given the allegations of abuse in this case, we are pleased with Judge Baylson’s decision to apply the law and require the Defendant to strictly adhere to the requirements regarding removal.”

Read the full article on Law.com. (Subscription required)

Jeffrey Laffey Speaks to WWDB-AM Talk 860 American Justice Radio Network About Carpenter Injured in Scaffolding Fall and Awarded $2.5M

Brian Kent Speaks On WPTV 5 About Florida Massage Envy Sexual Assault Cases

Philadelphia Inquirer Quotes Attorney Brian Kent in Story on Abuse Lawsuit Against Germantown Academy

Laffi, Bucci & Kent partner Brian Kent was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about a lawsuit alleging that elite preparatory school Germantown Academy tolerated physical and mental abuse of several swimmers by renowned coach Richard Shoulberg. Kent represents the ex-swimmer who brought the suit claiming that Shoulberg was allowed to continue coaching despite the many verified claims of abuse that occurred during his tenure.

“We wanted the truth out there in regard to what occurred,” Kent told The Inquirer.

Click here to read the full story on The Philadelphia Inquirer’s website.

Brian Kent Appears On Good Morning America Regarding Massage Envy Lawsuits


ABC News, May 31, 2019

ABC News interviewed Laffey, Bucci & Kent attorney and former Montgomery County assistant district attorney Stew Ryan as part of a discussion with current and former sex crimes prosecutors, high-profile defense attorneys, and sexual assault experts about the case against Kevin Spacey in Massachusetts.

When asked about the jury trial, Ryan said, “In the context of a jury trial, there is nothing that is more important than the [alleged] victim being able to look the jury in the eye[s], and the jury being able to look [the alleged victim] in the eye. That common sense, gut feeling when you look someone in the eye and decide whether they are telling the truth is paramount in these cases.”

Ryan also added: “I believe that we are in a place right now where the cult of celebrity is not as powerful as it once was. When you hear the facts in a case like this, the aura of celebrity is very easily stripped away.”

Spacey has been accused of sexually assaulting a young man who was working as a busboy at the Club Car bar and restaurant in Nantucket, Mass.

Read the full article on ABCNews.com.


Philly Labor WWDBAM, May 20, 2019

Listen live to Jeff Laffey on WWDB 860AM or online at http://wwdbam.com/ from Noon to 1:00PM, May 20, 2019. A link to the recording will be posted when available.


ABC27, April 17, 2019

Doctor charged with indecent assault worked at four local schools

Guy D’Andrea was quoted extensively in this story by ABC27.

“The allegations that are being put forth now is that he had been abusing children as young as 13, if not younger, and all the way up through their 20s”. Read more about Dr. Vollmar here.

Source: https://www.abc27.com/news/local/lancaster/doctor-charged-with-indecent-assault-worked-at-four-local-schools/1933945404


Philadelphia Inquirer, September 27, 2018

Judge Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testify before Congress on sexual assault allegations

http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/kavanaugh-ford-supreme-court-hearing-analysis-credibility-opinion-20180927.html

Laffey, Bucci & Kent attorney Stewart Ryan was asked to participate in an expert panel on the Congressional hearings of Brett Kavanaugh, providing his comments on the sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.

To learn more about the panel, click here.


FOX News, December 2, 2017

Penn State still fighting 2 Sandusky abuse claim lawsuits

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/01/penn-state-still-fighting-2-sandusky-abuse-claim-lawsuits.html

“‘I believe that our case, that we are going to present to a jury, will definitively show that individuals at the university — in addition to just the administrators — concretely knew there was abuse that Sandusky had committed prior to our client,’ said Brian Kent, lead attorney for a man listed as John Doe in one of the cases.”


FOX29 News Good Day Philadelphia, November 28, 2017

Good Day Roundtable: Massage Envy sexual assault report

http://www.fox29.com/good-day/296610645-video

Firm founder Brian Kent and his client, Susan Ingram, were interviewed about Ingram’s lawsuit against Massage Envy after a massage therapist was convicted of sexually assaulting Ingram and other women at a West Chester, PA Massage Envy location.


ABC News Good Morning America, November 27, 2017

Women speak out about sexual assault at Massage Envy spas

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/women-speak-sexual-assault-massage-envy-spas-51403895

Laffey Bucci Kent Good Morning America Massage Envy LawsuitsAfter a BuzzFeed report revealed that over 180 women have alleged being sexual assaulted while at a Massage Envy location, Good Morning America ran a news segment featuring Laffey, Bucci & Kent client Susan Ingram. Her lawsuit against Massage Envy is one of many filed around the country. Laffey, Bucci & Kent attorneys are handling several cases, and currently represent 20 women.


Penn Record, November 13, 2017

Carpenter argues his work site injuries were result of OSHA and regulatory violations

https://pennrecord.com/stories/511266884-carpenter-argues-his-work-site-injuries-were-result-of-osha-and-regulatory-violations

Firm partner Jeff Laffey represents a Philadelphia area carpenter who was injured in a construction site accident in Philadelphia. The case involves a ladder accident, as a result of which, the plaintiff sustained major injuries.


New Jersey Law Journal, October 26, 2017

Claims That School Failed to Accommodate Abused Student Can Go Forward, Court Says

https://www.law.com/njlawjournal/sites/njlawjournal/2017/10/26/claims-that-school-failed-to-accommodate-abused-student-can-go-forward-court-says/

“One of Carolyn’s attorneys, Samuel Reich, issued a brief statement. ‘We are very pleased with the decision. Bullying is a serious issue that needs to be addressed. Our client is happy that she will get her day in court,’ said Reich, of Philadelphia’s Laffey, Bucci & Kent.”


West Virginia Gazette, October 22, 2017

More former students sue over alleged abuse at boarding school

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/cops_and_courts/more-former-students-sue-over-alleged-abuse-at-boarding-school/article_db70c152-c8db-5711-82dc-52e3d26303ab.html

“The lawsuit in January was filed by attorney Guy R. Bucci, V. Paul Bucci II and Brian D. Kent. This month’s suits were filed by Guy Bucci, V. Paul Bucci II and Kent, along with R. Scott Long, Ashley N. Lynch and John K. Cecil.”


Jeff Laffey on WWDB-AM Talk 860 Radio, May 23, 2017

Firm founder Jeff Laffey was interviewed about the firm’s extensive work injury and accident practice. Jeff concentrates his practice on complex construction accidents, factory accidents and industrial accidents. He regularly gives work safety talks to union members in the greater Philadelphia area.

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Delaware Online, March 4, 2017

Parents of day care kids may never know extent of abuse

http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2017/03/04/parents-day-care-students-may-never-know-extent-abuse/98691834/

“Guy D’Andrea, a lawyer at Laffey, Bucci & Kent LLP, questioned whether Kitson’s actions have been enough. He is trying to talk to the victims’ parents and the parents of those who weren’t notified by the day care to determine if a civil lawsuit is warranted.

‘The abuser is to blame, but oftentimes they are allowed or emboldened because those who employed them don’t do anything about the abuse,’ he explained.”


Philadelphia Inquirer, February 17, 2017

Jersey Christian preschool teacher’s aide suspended over allegations of sex abuse

http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/real-time/S-Jersey-Christian-preschool-St-Pauls-Evangelical-Lutheran-Church-Rejoyce-Hainesport-teacher-aide-suspended-allegations-sex-abuse.html

“Kent, of the Center City Philadelphia law firm Laffey, Bucci & Kent, filed an amended complaint earlier this month on behalf of the parents of the four children against St. Paul’s and its parent or support organizations.”


FOX29, February 16, 2017

FOX 29 Investigates: NJ church school abuse claims

http://www.fox29.com/news/local-news/fox-29-investigates/fox-29-investigates-nj-church-school-abuse-claims

“Attorney Brian Kent represents four children ages 5 and 6 who have told their parents of ‘inappropriate touching.’

‘It’s a parent’s worst nightmare come true, and I think it’s just fueled even more so by the fact that they learned that these allegations existed back in 2014,’ Kent said.”


Washington Post, February 7, 2017

A Christian school said it helped troubled kids. It covered up sex abuse instead, lawsuit says.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2017/02/07/a-christian-school-said-it-helped-troubled-kids-it-covered-up-sex-abuse-instead-lawsuit-says

“In many ways, the children were the perfect victims, said Brian Kent, an attorney for the two former students who has spoken to other victims.”


Lancaster Online, January 25, 2017

Family of Karlie Hall files suit against Millersville University, others; calls death preventable

http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/family-of-karlie-hall-files-suit-against-millersville-university-others/article_5e0d6b92-e339-11e6-a121-03b6dba03690.html

“Hall’s parents, John and Jeannette Hall, filed the suit as administrators of her estate and as heirs-at-law and are represented by Laffey, Bucci and Kent LLP of Philadelphia.

‘I think part of the motivation for Karlie’s parents to bring this suit is to bring the issues of domestic violence and dating violence to the forefront,’ the Halls’ attorney Brian Kent said Wednesday afternoon.”


West Virginia Record, November 6, 2016

Sixteen file class action against Ford for sudden acceleration incidents

https://wvrecord.com/stories/511042584-sixteen-file-class-action-against-ford-for-sudden-acceleration-incidents

Firm partner Paul Bucci is representing one of the plaintiffs in a class action against Ford which alleges unintended/sudden acceleration.


Philadelphia Inquirer, February 11, 2016

Ex-swimmer sues Germantown Academy over alleged abuse

http://www.philly.com/philly/education/20160211_Ex-swimmer_sues_Germantown_Academy_for_alleged_abuse.html

“‘We wanted the truth out there in regard to what occurred,’ said Brian Kent, attorney for the accuser. He said Shoulberg has said publicly that he did nothing wrong and that the school had done nothing to dispute his statement.

Germantown Academy acknowledged in an email that multiple incidents of physical abuse of swimmers had occurred, said Kent.”


FOX29 News (Philadelphia)

Laffey, Bucci & Kent crime victims rights lawyer, Brian Kent, gives interview about the firm’s representation of a sex abuse victim against the abuser, a Delaware state court judge.  Due to LBK’s representation and efforts, the case settled with the judge’s admission of guilt, resignation from the bench and eventual disbarment.

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/071009_Local_Judge_Accused_Of_Child_Sex_Abuse (article no longer available)


Philadelphia Inquirer, November 2014

LBK partner Brian Kent was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer about the Jerry Sandusky Penn State scandal. Mr. Kent, a noted PA and NJ sexual abuse crime victims lawyer, discussed filing sex assault and sex abuse victims’ lawsuits in federal court.

http://articles.philly.com/2011-11-24/news/30437939_1_sovereign-immunity-statute-of-limitations-one-sexual-abuse-victims/2 (article no longer available)


Delaware OnLine Press Conference – LBK Settles Sexual Abuse Case Against Judge Bradley in Delaware

Philadelphia sex abuse crime victim’s rights attorneys Brian Kent and Jeff Laffey were featured on Delaware OnLine discussing their success in this landmark case.  In the settlement, they obtained the abuser’s acknowledgment and admission of guilt for the victims and their families.  This case serves as a model for victims of child sexual abuse who persevere in their search for justice.


TruTV Interview, December 2011

Highly regarded crime victim’s civil lawyer and LBK partner, Brian Kent, was a guest speaker on TruTv‘s show, In Session, on December 13 and 14, 2011.   Mr. Kent was interviewed by In Session host, Christi Paul, about the Jerry Sandusky Penn State scandal and Defendant Sandusky’s decision to waive his Preliminary Arraignment.

*Due to broadcasting policies at Turner Broadcasting, no portion or image of the interview is permitted to be shown.  


Brian Kent interviewed by the American Association for Justice re: changes to OSHA’s work accident/injury reporting system.

*The article is no longer available online (http://www.justice.org/cps/rde/justice/hs.xsl/22391.htm)

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Philadelphia Inquirer Quotes Attorney Brian Kent in Story on Abuse Lawsuit Against Germantown Academy

Laffi, Bucci & Kent partner Brian Kent was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about a lawsuit alleging that elite preparatory school Germantown Academy tolerated physical and mental abuse of several swimmers by renowned coach Richard Shoulberg. Kent represents the ex-swimmer who brought the suit claiming that Shoulberg was allowed to continue coaching despite the many verified claims of abuse that occurred during his tenure.

“We wanted the truth out there in regard to what occurred,” Kent told The Inquirer.

Click here to read the full story on The Philadelphia Inquirer’s website.

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FOX News, December 2, 2017

Penn State still fighting 2 Sandusky abuse claim lawsuits

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/12/01/penn-state-still-fighting-2-sandusky-abuse-claim-lawsuits.html

“‘I believe that our case, that we are going to present to a jury, will definitively show that individuals at the university — in addition to just the administrators — concretely knew there was abuse that Sandusky had committed prior to our client,’ said Brian Kent, lead attorney for a man listed as John Doe in one of the cases.”


FOX29 News Good Day Philadelphia, November 28, 2017

Good Day Roundtable: Massage Envy sexual assault report

http://www.fox29.com/good-day/296610645-video

Firm founder Brian Kent and his client, Susan Ingram, were interviewed about Ingram’s lawsuit against Massage Envy after a massage therapist was convicted of sexually assaulting Ingram and other women at a West Chester, PA Massage Envy location.

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