Daily Journal masthead

Hundreds of claims over clergy abuse filed by deadline in Twin Cities archdiocese bankruptcy

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of claims have been filed alleging clergy abuse as the court deadline comes to a close in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis bankruptcy case.

Attorneys have counted more than 400 claims filed by Monday, the deadline imposed by a bankruptcy court judge as the archdiocese reorganizes its finances.

The court will continue to assess the archdiocese's assets and determine how many claims might be covered by insurance. The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1ePKqC9 ) says the archdiocese and its insurers will review the claims and a victims fund will be set up to finance the settlement of the claims.

The flood of claims stems from a state law which lifted the statute of limitations on older claims of abuse. The claims prompted the archdiocese to file bankruptcy earlier this year.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow Daily Journal:

All content copyright ©2015 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.