William F. McMurry Blog

“Non-survivors fail to recognize, uplift, and center survivors of sexual abuse”; Child sexual abuse Survivors; Survivors Space

I am very proud of my daughter, Sophia McMurry, who recently published a very accurate statement on the disenfranchisement of Survivors and how this injustice may be remedied. Having represented hundreds of abuse and assault victims, I know that her observations are accurate and deserve our compasionate attention. View this article by clicking on this link:…

Louisville archdiocese sued over ‘erotic’ photos

Parents of a young boy who claim their son was inappropriately photographed by a Roman Catholic priest, now a convicted sex offender, are suing the Archdiocese of Louisville for negligence. Louisville attorneys William F. McMurry and Mikell Grafton and Paducah, Ky., attorney W. Fletcher McMurry Schrock represent the parents. Read: Louisville archdiocese sued over ‘erotic’…

Parents file lawsuit against Roman Catholic Bishop

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The parents of children who attended St. Margaret Mary School have filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Bishop of Louisville, fighting to keep roughly 200 pictures of children and other evidence from being destroyed and alleging that the church was grossly negligent and displayed “outrageous conduct” when it hired and retained a priest who would later plead guilty to a child pornography charge. Reference:…

McMurry sues Archdiocese, Again

McMurry again sues the Archdiocese of Louisville for priest child exploitation – Failed leadership of the Church leads to priest accessing child pornography and he taking “child erotica” photographs of children over many years. Download the full…

Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Exposed in Hollywood

In the United States today, not just yesterday, the risk of sexual abuse to children of the Catholic Church remains real. I applaud Michael Sugar, the producer of SPOTLIGHT, the movie, for calling on Pope Francis to recognize that it is now “time to protect the children.” SEE:…

U.S. Court of Appeals Rejects Diageo’s Argument That Clean Air Act Preempts Property Owners’ Claims

On Monday, November 2, 2015, the Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals rejected liquor-giant Diageo’s defense that property owners’ had no right to pursue litigation against Diageo due to federal preemption by the Clean Air Act. This is a major development in the case and will allow litigation to proceed in the lower court. Read the full Diageo Opinion and…