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In Australia, $1M settlement for clerical abuse victim
September 08, 2021
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CWN Editor's Note: $1 million (Australian dollars) is equivalent to $750,000 (US dollars).
“Previous court awards for general damages for mental harm have been in the $300,000 to $400,000 range,” said the victim’s attorney. “Hopefully, this paves the way for a significant increase in awards of general damages in sexual abuse claims in [the Australian state of] Victoria.”
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