2012 October

Oct 31, 2012: Judge lets archdiocese bankruptcy abuse ruling stand

A federal judge on Monday handed partial victories to both the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the sex abuse victims who make up the vast majority of creditors in its bankruptcy.The ruling, by U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa, lets stand a February decision by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley dismissing one victim’s claim and allowing two others to move forward, at least for now.The three cases were seen as test cases in which the archdiocese argued that a significant number of victims of clergy sexual abuse had enough information on the church’s handling of cases to have filed fraud claims…

Oct 10, 2012: Law firm says there may be more victims at Shattuck-St. Mary’s

 ST. PAUL, Minn. — The law firm that’s repeatedly sued religious institutions for covering up alleged child sexual abuse says it’s working on behalf of possible victims of alleged sexual misconduct at the Shattuck-St. Mary’s prep school in Faribault.Gregg Meyers, an attorney with the St. Paul-based Jeff Anderson and Associates, said people who say they are victims of a drama teacher charged Monday with 17 counts of criminal sexual misconduct have started to come forward. A possible third victim may also come forward, he said.”We are in the process of doing the analysis that will tell us, …