SETTLEMENT : Two young boys suffered sexual abuse while in foster care system
Richard B. Koskoff, Carly L. Sanchez, and Amy Niven of Booth & Koskoff have secured a settlement of $4 million for two young boys who were sexually abused while in the care of the County of San Bernardino.
The case began more than five years ago after the two boys, ages 9 and 10, were removed from their parent’s custody and placed in the foster care system. Roughly one year after they were placed in a foster home, an older child was also placed in the same home. The foster parents were not notified that this child, Ricky F. had a history of abuse towards younger children. Shortly after he arrived, Ricky F. began abusing the two children. The abuse continued for six months.
The case rested on the plaintiff’s claim that the foster agency had a responsiblity to protect the two boys by informing their foster parents of Ricky F.’s predatory tendencies and history. Our legal team was successful in refuting every claim made by the Defendants, including the allegation that the two boys were willing participants in the abuse.
A settlement of $4 million was reached by the plaintiff and defendant just two days before trial.
“Mr. Booth did an incredible job resolving the case for us, and we are very thankful for the successful ending to our lawsuit. Thank you for your hard work Mr. Booth. You will always be our family lawyer and friend.”
– Sam Kirakosyan
My family experienced a tremendous loss as a result of my father’s death. During the entire process of investigation and settlement of our case, we were treated with the utmost professionalism by the Booth & Koskoff attorneys and staff.
– Dale Magner
The lawyers and staff at Booth & Koskoff were efficient, thorough, helpful and always available, even on weekends. I am very pleased with my overall experience, and I would recommend Booth & Koskoff to anyone who needs an excellent attorney.
– Keith Schultz
“From the moment I contacted Booth & Koskoff from my hospital bed to the eventual settlement of my case, I experienced nothing but outstanding assistance and representation.”
– Claire Rexon
“Because of Roger’s experience and professionalism, I was able to focus on the others things I needed to do for my brother to care for him during this time. He was a godsend, and I would highly recommend Roger and his staff.”
– Penny Vincelli
“We felt lucky like we were referred to Booth & Koskoff by someone we trusted. Richard’s professionalism and tenacity showed that he definitely was in our court.”
– John Mahoney
When I met with Roger, he was honest, genuine, and straight-forward on how we would proceed. Roger took a leap of faith when taking this case. He trusted what I said to be true, and wasn’t afraid to proceed.
– Cynthia Mitchell