2015 December

Dec 14, 2015: Court Rules That Abuse Survivor’s Public Nuisance Claims Against Diocese of Rockville Centre May Proceed

Ruling Will Help Protect Children, Expose Diocese’s Protection of AbusivePriests, and Scrutinize Decisions Regarding Allegedly Abusive Priests A lawsuit alleging that the actions of the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre regarding clergy sex abuse constitute a public nuisance will be allowed to proceed in New York Supreme Court in Nassau County. The Diocese of Rockville Centre has refused to release a full list of its priests that have been…

Dec 10, 2015: New Lawsuit Against Children’s Theatre Company and Jason McLean Filed Today

(Minneapolis, MN) – A second civil lawsuit was filed today on behalf of Doe 76, a child sexual abuse survivor, in Hennepin County District Court naming the Children’s Theatre Company and Jason McLean as defendants. McLean began sexually abusing Doe 76 in 1984 when she was 15 years old. McLean was a Children’s Theater company actor at the theater and taught acting classes to students at Children’s Theatre. Last week, the first lawsuit naming Children’s Theatre and McLean as defendants and brought under the Minnesota Child Victims Act was filed…

Dec 07, 2015: Media Advisory: Diocese of Duluth Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Today

WHAT: At a news conference today in Duluth, attorney Mike Finnegan will discuss today’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing by the Diocese of Duluth. WHEN:  Monday, December 7, 2015 at 3:15 PM CSTWHERE:  Holiday Inn – Lyric Room 2    200 West First Street    Duluth, MN 55802Contact Mike Finnegan: Office/651.227.9990 Cell/612.205.5531Contact Jeff Anderson: Office/651.227.9990 Cell/612.817.8665(Duluth, MN) – Today, the Diocese of Duluth filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. The Diocese of Duluth is the fifteenth Catholic Diocese or Religious Order to file for …