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  • Dioceses come under scrutiny as they change legal structures

    Dioceses come under scrutiny as they change legal structures

    • Jan 23, 2020

    As dioceses across the country continue to face multi-million dollar payouts related to clerical sex abuse, some bishops have relied on advice from lawyers to reconfigure the property of their dioceses into charitable trusts. 

  • New wave of abuse suits could hit Church like never before

    New wave of abuse suits could hit Church like never before

    • Dec 2, 2019

    Across the country, attorneys are scrambling to file a new wave of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by clergy, thanks to rules enacted in 15 states that extend or suspend the statute of limitations to allow claims stretching back decades. Associated Press reporting found the deluge of suits could surpass anything the nation’s clergy sexual abuse crisis has seen before, with potentially more than 5,000 new cases and payouts topping $4 billion.

  • Judge OKs $40M settlement with Duluth diocese

    Judge OKs $40M settlement with Duluth diocese

    • Oct 22, 2019

    A federal judge has approved a $40 million settlement between the Diocese of Duluth and dozens of people who say they were abused as children by priests.

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