Ex-foster child gets $30M in Calif sex abuse case - San Jose Mercury News: "Ex-foster child gets $30M in Calif sex abuse case
The Associated Press
Posted: 08/05/2010 06:18:37 PM PDT
Updated: 08/05/2010 06:26:53 PM PDT
SAN JOSE, Calif.—A Northern California boy who was the victim of more than 600 sexual abuse acts while in foster care has been awarded $30 million by a jury, his lawyer said.
Stephen Estey, who represented the former foster child in his lawsuit against Giarretto Institute said his client, now 25, broke into tears when the verdict was read Wednesday in a Santa Clara County court. He said it's the largest award in California this year for a single-person sex abuse case."