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Jun
13
2012
Article: John Pepitone | 1:55 PM          
Judge Orders Diocese Into Arbitration with Alleged Abuse Victims

The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has been ordered into arbitration to determine if it violated the terms of a 2008 settlement with alleged priest abuse victims.Victims of abuse say it’s an important victory for them. They say it will make kids safer in the Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. A Jackson County judge has ordered the Diocese into arbitration to determine whether church leaders violated a 2008 settlement with a group of people who say they were abused by priests.Robert Bates is one of 47 plaintiffs who sued the Diocese in Kansas City. Bates ...

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Documents: | 11:12 AM          
Hawaii Complaint: John Roe 2 v. Diocese of Honolulu, Sulpicians, and Maryknoll Fathers

New Hawaii law allows civil claim for man sexually abused as child

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Jun
08
2012
Article: | 8:58 AM          
FOX9: Lawsuit: What Breck School knew about William Jacobs abuse, history

A Wisconsin man is suing the elite Breck School and William Jacobs, alleging he was sexually abused by Jacobs over a three year period, starting when he was 12 years old.Jacobs, a former Minneapolis Park Police chief and former Breck teacher, was given a maximum 18-year prison sentence earlier this year for the abuse of a 15-year-old boy over a period of three years, also beginning when that victim was 12.Prosecutors say there are other victims dating back to when Jacobs was a chemistry teacher at Breck School, but the cases are too old to press charges.

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Jun
07
2012
Documents: | 3:11 PM          
Photos of Richard Covin as a child

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Article: Jeff Anderson & Associates | 3:00 PM          
Video: press conference naming the elite Breck School in a sexual abuse lawsuit

News Conference to reveal startling and shocking new information
concerning what top Breck School officials knew about child sex
abuser William Allan Jacobs and when they knew it

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Documents: | 1:00 PM          
New lawsuit naming the elite Breck School to be announced

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Documents: | 12:59 PM          
Complaint: Richard Covin v. Breck School and William Allan Jacobs

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Documents: | 12:58 PM          
William Jacobs Sworn Statement

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May
26
2012
Article: Kristine Uyeno | 8:32 AM          
KHON2: Former Damien teacher and chaplain accused of sex assault

An alleged sex assault involving a former Honolulu priest and a Damien Memorial School student has surfaced, nearly 30 years later.A new state law allows adults who claim they were molested as children to take legal action even after the statute of limitations has lapsed.The lawsuit that was filed yesterday claims the then 13-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by a former Damien chaplain. And it's not the first time the former priest has been accused of a sex crime.

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May
21
2012
Article: Heather Burke | 10:45 PM          
NBC: Verdict Reached in Green Bay Diocese Trial

A jury finds the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay liable in a civil trial accusing it of fraud. Todd and Troy Merryfield filed the civil suit against the Diocese after evidence of other victims came out during John Patrick Feeney's criminal trial. An Outagamie County Judge awarded Todd Merryfield $225,000 and Troy $475,000 in court on Monday. The case was centered around former priest John Patric Feeney who was convicted in 2004 of sexually assaulting the brothers in the 1970s. Both sides issued passionate pleas to the jury.

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