2014 March

Mar 05, 2014: News Release: Court of Appeals Issues Orders in Doe 1 Lawsuit

 News ReleaseMarch 5, 2014Court of Appeals Issues Orders in Doe 1 LawsuitOrder – Granting or Denying MandamusProhibition Timeline of efforts to have Winona’s list released (St. Paul, MN) – The Court of Appeals issued two orders denying the Archdiocese’s and Diocese of Winona’s attempt to review Judge Van de North’s decisions and delay the case. These decisions permit us and this courageous survivor to move forward with full discovery including taking the depositions of the decision makers and advancing efforts to unearth the long-kept secrets.  We are grateful to Doe 1 for …

Mar 05, 2014: Court clears way for deposition of Archbishop Nienstedt

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has cleared the way for attorneys representing an alleged victim of clergy sexual abuse to question Archbishop John Nienstedt under oath.In a three-page order issued Wednesday, Chief Judge Edward Cleary denied requests by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona to block depositions of Nienstedt and former vicar general Kevin McDonough.

Mar 05, 2014: Court Clears Way For Deposition of Archbishop Nienstedt

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has cleared the way for attorneys representing an alleged victim of clergy sexual abuse to question Archbishop John Nienstedt under oath.In a three-page order issued Wednesday, Chief Judge Edward Cleary denied requests by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona to block depositions of Nienstedt and former vicar general Kevin McDonough.