Is Church Property At Risk In Abuse Suits?
The 13 sexual abuse lawsuits pending against the Archdiocese of Miami is a small number compared to elsewhere in the country. But over the years, even single multimillion dollar jury awards have driven some dioceses to sell off property and take out loans to pay victims. The cases against the Archdiocese of Miami still have … [Read more...] about Is Church Property At Risk In Abuse Suits?
Priest Is Named In Sex-Abuse Suit For The First Time
A Single Allegation of Sex-Abuse Suit. A Roman Catholic priest who was removed from ministry in June because of a single allegation of sexual abuse from the 1970s has been named for the first time in a lawsuit alleging abuse. The Rev. Joseph Stoltz is accused of sexually abusing a Louisville man, Bernard Wiseman, in the … [Read more...] about Priest Is Named In Sex-Abuse Suit For The First Time
Boston Church, 86 Plaintiffs Reach Settlement In Abuse Suit
Settlement In Abuse Suit. A judge today approved a $10 million settlement between the Archdiocese of Boston and 86 alleged victims of sexual abuse by defrocked priest and convicted pedophile John J. Geoghan. The settlement resolves a case that helped spark a crisis in Roman Catholic dioceses worldwide with revelations … [Read more...] about Boston Church, 86 Plaintiffs Reach Settlement In Abuse Suit
Geoghan Victims Get $10M: Judge Oddly Praises All Parties
The victims in the John J. Geoghan abuse suit An emotional Superior Court judge yesterday praised the courage of the victims in the John J. Geoghan abuse suit, but surprised some onlookers by also lauding Geoghan's former Archdiocese of Boston supervisors for their actions in the bitter three-year case. After formalizing a $10 … [Read more...] about Geoghan Victims Get $10M: Judge Oddly Praises All Parties
19 Seek To Join Lawsuit Against 2 Kentucky Dioceses
Nineteen plaintiffs are seeking to join a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic dioceses of Lexington and Covington, raising to seven the number of priests accused of past sexual abuse in the case. The amended lawsuit, filed Monday in Fayette Circuit Court by Lexington attorney Robert Treadway, added 19 plaintiffs, bringing the total … [Read more...] about 19 Seek To Join Lawsuit Against 2 Kentucky Dioceses