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Jul
19
2012
Documents: | 9:58 AM          
St. John's Fr. Tarlton's deposition

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St. John's Fr. Licari's deposition

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St. John's Answers to discovery

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St John's TARLTON timeline

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Jul
16
2012
Article: AP | 4:19 PM          
mysanantonio.com - 3 men settle sexual abuse suits

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — Three men who filed the first sexual abuse lawsuits in the Navajo Nation court system against the Catholic Church have recently settled their cases.The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/4FPz5i) that the men will receive money as part of the settlement from the priest who is accused of sexually abusing them, the Diocese of Gallup, the Franciscan Province of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Albuquerque and another church entity.Patrick Noaker, an attorney who represented the men, said his clients have asked that the settlement amounts not be publicly disclosed.The lawsuits al...

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Article: MARK SCOLFORO and MARYCLAIRE DALE Associated Press | 10:59 AM          
Delaware Online: Legal experts link Penn State, Catholic church scandals

HARRISBURG — Legal experts say emails and other evidence from the Penn State sex abuse case suggest that Joe Paterno and other university officials put boys in danger with their failure to report sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky more than a decade ago.The allegations are similar to those made against a top Philadelphia archdiocese official who was convicted on child endangerment charges last month.Duquesne University law professor Wes Oliver said former FBI Director Louis Freeh's investigative report on the Penn State scandal reads like a prosecution case for a...

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Jul
12
2012
Documents: | 10:05 AM          
Press Release Re: Special investigative report related to the sexual abuse of children at Penn State by Gerald A. Sandusky

July 12, 2012Freeh Report:  A step towards transparency, but far from the whole storySerious concerns about the limitation of scope remain Broader and deeper investigation neededStatements of Jeff Anderson and Marci Hamilton:Jeff Anderson: The release of the investigation by Louis Freeh, hired by the Board of Trustees, is a major step in the direction of transparency.  It reveals in sorted and candid detail what has happened and gives us a glimpse of why it happened and the institutional failures at the top on down from 1998 to the present.  What is most notable it not only the ...

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Documents: | 9:47 AM          
Special investigative report related to the sexual abuse of children at Penn State by Gerald A. Sandusky

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Jun
29
2012
Article: Joshua J. McElwee | 3:47 PM          
NCRonline.com: Kansas City diocese ordered to hand over documents in sexual misconduct case

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first Catholic bishop criminally charged in the decades-long clergy sex abuse crisis will have to grant prosecutors access to a range of files regarding his diocese's response to previous accusations of clergy abuse, a county judge ordered Thursday.According to the decision, Bishop Robert Finn and his Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese will have to turn over notes and other documents from a diocesan investigation into their handling of the case of diocesan priest Fr. Shawn Ratigan, who was arrested last year for possession of child pornography.They will also have to g...

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Jun
25
2012
Article: Teri Thompson, Michael O’keeffe AND Christian Red / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | 10:04 AM          
NYDailNews.com: Disgraced Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky headed to jail as civil actions await him

Jerry Sandusky’s lawyers say they will appeal several issues in the wake of the former Penn State football coach’s conviction on 45 of 48 counts of child sex abuse Friday. But no matter how the appeals process plays out, Sandusky’s legal troubles are far from over, experts say.By the time Sandusky is transferred to a state penitentiary in the next months, a mountain of civil claims against him are sure to be underway, and he could face new criminal charges as well, according to Jeff Anderson and Benjamin Cardozo law school professor Marci Hamilton. Anderson and Hamilton jointly represent Travi...

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Father Michael Kolar Priest File
Father Michael Kolar Priest File
The priest file of former Archdiocesan priest Father Michael Kolar was made public due to a civil la... READ MORE
News Release: Archdiocese, Diocese of Winona Seek to Dismiss Doe 1 Case in Monday Hearing
Affidavit of Jennifer Haselberger