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Pfiefle v. Hustwaite


Type of Case: Legal

Location (State or Country): Washington

Civil or Criminal: civil

Form of Corroboration: other victims


Pfiefle v. Hustwaite was a 1991 civil suit from Washington in which the plaintiff, a 31-year-old woman, alleged that when she was a grade school student at Sky Valley Seventh Day Adventist School between 1969 and 1976 she was repeatedly raped and molested by a teacher. She recovered the memory as an adult. “Discovery revealed several other victims, whose testimony was helpful in establishing that the Seventh Day Adventist should have known of the teacher’s propensities.” The suit resulted in a settlement favorable to the plaintiff. (Shepard’s/McGraw-Hill, Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics (1991).)

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