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National Capital Mikvah Videotaping Settlement

Closed Settlement Statement: 
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.
Settlement Structure: 
Case Summary: 

This class action was brought against Rabbi Bernard Freundel and four religious organizations: the Georgetown Synagogue – Kesher Israel Congregation; the National Capital Mikvah, Inc.; the Rabbinical Council of America, Inc.; the Beth Din of the United States of America, Inc. The complaint alleged that Freundel did harm to females whom he videotaped without their consent at the National Capital Mikvah. A mikvah is a bath for Jewish ritual purifications. The complaint alleged negligent hiring, training, retention, and supervision; negligent infliction of emotional distress; intrusion upon seclusion; breach of warranty; premises liability; and negligence. 

Docket Number: 
2014 CA 8073 B, 2015 CA 7814 B
National Capital Mikvah
Class Period: 
Friday, July 1, 2005 to Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Filing Deadline: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Objection Deadline: 
Monday, October 15, 2018
Final Approval Hearing: 
Monday, October 22, 2018
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