Amid legislation, Hollywood films and UN resolutions, plaintiffs firms are also getting involved in fighting against nondisclosure agreements in cases of sexual assault and harassment.

Philadelphia-based personal injury litigation firms Laffey Bucci Kent and Missouri-based Monsees & Mayer on Friday filed a petition for damages against  Kanakuk Ministries, the organization’s CEO Joe White and three other defendants, alleging fraud in the context of a settlement and nondisclosure agreement reached with a sexual-abuse victim.