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A divided Texas appellate court is allowing a case to proceed against Herman Paul Pressler III, a retired justice of the Fourteenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Houston, accused of molesting a boy he met at a Bible study group that the former jurist led.

The lawsuit also named Pressler’s former law partner Jared Woodfill and the Woodfill Law Firm among the defendants. It claimed a network of people, including religious organizations, helped the former judge conceal the alleged abuse.

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Samantha Joseph

Samantha Joseph is co-head of the Litigation Desk in ALM's global newsroom. Grad school: Newhouse Syracuse. Contact: [email protected] On Twitter: @SjosephWriter

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Charles Toutant

Charles Toutant is a litigation writer for the New Jersey Law Journal.

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