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Mar
15
2011
Article: PATTI MENGERS | pmengers@delcotimes.com | 11:46 AM          
Delco man plans priest-sex lawsuit

One week after officials in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that 21 priests were being suspended while allegations that they sexually abused minors are reviewed, a Delaware County man is planning to file a lawsuit against the archdiocese in connection with abuse he says he suffered at the hands of a priest.

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Mar
14
2011
Article: Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel | 9:25 AM          
Lawyer states case for clergy sex abuse victims

mjs-anderson.jpgSt. Paul, Minn — . - Jeff Anderson has heard it all. He's been called a scourge. A parasite. A media-monger hellbent on bringing down the Catholic Church. But the Minnesota lawyer who's made a career of suing the most powerful religious institution in the world over its handling of clergy sex abuse cases pays no mind. "I don't care what people think, and I don't try to control it," said Anderson, the lead attorney in civil fraud cases pending against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee who is now representing those victims in the archdiocese's bankruptcy.

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Mar
10
2011
Article: By Chris Hubbuch | chubbuch@lacrossetribune.com lacrossetribune.com | 11:13 AM          
Diocese fraud suit moves ahead

A fraud lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse that claims child sexual abuse four decades ago moved forward today.La Crosse County Circuit Judge Scott Horne denied the diocese’s motion to dismiss the complaint, in which a Plover, Wis., woman contends diocese officials knew a priest had a history of molesting children before he abused her in 1971.

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Mar
07
2011
Article: the CNN Wire Staff | 11:21 AM          
Philadelphia archdiocese to face new claims in child sex abuse allegations

New York (CNN) -- Attorneys said they will announce a new lawsuit Monday against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which has been the subject of a two-year grand jury investigation into claims officials ignored and covered up sex crimes against children."The Lawsuit will allege that Archdiocese officials conspired to endanger the safety of the Plaintiff when they actively concealed their knowledge of (a) priest's previous offenses, lied to parishioners, and created a sham sexual abuse victim assistance program for the Archdiocese," according to a news release announcing the lawsuit. The lawsuit...

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Documents: | 9:06 AM          
New lawsuit names Philadelphia Archdiocese officials

At a news conference on Monday in Philadelphia, prominent clergy abuse attorneys will announce a new lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua and Cardinal Justin Rigali, as well as others within the Archdiocese, on behalf of a Delaware man who grew up in Philadelphia. 

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Mar
04
2011
Article: Georgia Pabst of the Journal Sentinel | 1:41 PM          
Sex abuse lawyers plan ad campaign

Lawyers representing victims of clergy abuse in the Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese announced Thursday that they are launching a monthlong media campaign to encourage others who have been sexually abused in the archdiocese to come forward. At a news conference at the Pfister Hotel, lawyer Jeff Anderson said that because the archdiocese had filed for bankruptcy protection, there will be a short time frame for survivors of abuse by priests to come forward and make their claims. Therefore, he said, he and other lawyers representing survivors are mounting an unusual outreach...

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Mar
03
2011
Article: CARRIE ANTLFINGER The Associated Press | 1:18 PM          
Lawyer: Ex-Wis. archbishop's letter 'smoking gun'

MILWAUKEE -- A 2003 letter from then-Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan shows he was more concerned about the church's reputation than the actions of an abusive priest, an attorney for nearly two dozen alleged Wisconsin sex abuse victims claimed Tuesday. But the archdiocese that Dolan now heads said the letter does just the opposite and shows Dolan was deeply concerned and wanted the priest, Franklyn Becker, dismissed. St. Paul-Minn.-based attorney Jeff Anderson obtained the letter, which he released Tuesday, as part of cases he handled in California involving Becker. Anderson has filed 14...

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Documents: | 8:35 AM          
Prominent Clergy Abuse Attorneys Reaching Out to Victims of Clergy Abuse in Milwaukee Archdiocese

At a news conference on Thursday in Milwaukee, attorneys who represent numerous victims of clergy sex abuse in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will announce the launch of an effort to reach out to victims of clergy abuse and the importance of acting now.

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Mar
01
2011
Article: Por GILLIAN FLACCUS The Associated Press | 3:27 PM          
Jueza: Mexicano puede demandar a la Iglesia en EEUU

LOS ANGELES -- Un mexicano puede proceder con una demanda de abuso sexual interpuesta en Estados Unidos contra la arquidiócesis de Los Angeles, aunque el presunto abuso ocurrió en México y el sacerdote y el demandante son de ese país, determinó una jueza. La jueza federal de distrito Josephine Staton Tucker negó el viernes una petición de abogados de la Iglesia católica que han buscado el sobreseimiento del caso bajo el argumento de que los tribunales estadounidenses no tienen jurisdicción. Michael Hennigan, un abogado de la arquidiócesis, dijo que el caso carece de méritos...

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Documents: | 11:17 AM          
Press release: Newly Discovered Evidence Details Vatican's Delay Tactics in Dealing with Known High Risk Pedophile Priest

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