Coursey v Boulder Valley Schools: New case filing under Child Sex Abuse Accountability Act


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Denver,  Colorado.  Colorado’s Top Personal Injury Law Firm® trial lawyer James Avery has filed a civil cause of action for sexual misconduct against a minor under the newly enacted Colorado law (SB021-088, CRS 13-20-1202) governing Sexual Misconduct Against Minors in Boulder County District Court-Boulder, Colorado (Case No. 2022cv30042) on behalf of Brian Coursey (a former basketball player at Broomfield (CO) High School) againstBoulder Valley School District and Robert T. Osborne, Jr (a former Broomfield (CO) High School freshman basketball coach)

Plaintiff Brian Coursey, age 47, claims that he was sexually abused as a minor (ages 14-15) for years (1989-90) by Defendant Robert T. Osborne, Jr., age 40, a person in a position of trust as his freshman basketball coach, at Boulder Valley School’s Broomfield High School.  Osborne, an adult, was not reported and not charged at the time of the offense.  Coursey complained to law enforcement in 1993 and Osborne was found guilty of charges related to sexual assault on a child and sentenced to jail.  Coursey has never been contacted by Boulder Valley School District, although he believes the School District was contacted by the Boulder Sheriff Office at the time of his complaint.

The newly enacted law (SB021-088), effective Jan 1, 2022, creates a new cause of action effectively setting aside time limits in cases going back to 1960. Victims have 3 years (until Jan. 1, 2025) to file previously time barred claims the new law.

The lawsuit seeks an unspecified amount of damages.  Damages under the new law, C.R.S. 13-20-1201, are capped at Five Hundred Thousand or One Million Dollars depending on the facts of the case.  

Denver trial lawyer James Avery comment on the new law:  “This is an unprecedented opportunity for justice where it is truly needed.  I have turned away dozens of clients who were sexually abused as children but who didn’t come forward in time to file a case.  This new law gives them a remedy, albeit a limited one.  These victims invariably suffer for a lifetime and the abuse effects their families, their jobs, their social relationships, virtually every aspect of their lives.  To have this new tool in the arsenal to help them is a big step forward for society at large.   For the defendants in these heinous cases, its a day of reckoning.” This is Avery’s fourth case filing under the new law.

Brian Coursey, sex assault victim
Freshman Broomfield High Freshman Basketball Coach Osborne, convicted sex offender

If you have any information about this case, or other cases of sex abuse against minors, contact lawyer James Avery Denver Injury Law LLC now.

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