2017 May

May 18, 2017: Media Advisory: Settlements Announced Today in Seven Archdiocese of New York Sexual Abuse Compensation Program Cases

Today, Attorney J. Michael Reck of Jeff Anderson & Associates, P.A., will announce and discuss settlements obtained on behalf of seven survivors
of childhood sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New York. The cases
involved Phase I of the Archdiocese’s Independent Reconciliation and
Compensation Program (IRCP) that began in October 2016.

May 17, 2017: Media Advisory: Sexual Abuse Cases Involving the Archdiocese of New York’s Compensation Program

On Thursday, Attorney J. Michael Reck of Jeff Anderson & Associates, P.A., will Announce and discuss settlements obtained on behalf of seven survivors
of childhood sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New York. The cases
involved Phase I of the Archdiocese’s Independent Reconciliation and
Compensation Program (IRCP) that began in October 2016.

May 11, 2017: Media Advisory: Voting Complete, Results Tallied in Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis Bankruptcy Case

(Minneapolis, MN) – In December 2016, United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert J. Kressel ruled that two proposed reorganization plans would move forward to a vote in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis bankruptcy case. One plan was submitted by the Archdiocese and one plan was submitted by the Creditors’ Committee. Of the 447 people eligible to vote, 406 people participated in the voting process. The plan submitted by the Creditors’ Committee received 94% of survivors’ votes and 93% of the survivors who participated voted to reject the plan proposed by the Archdiocese.

May 09, 2017: News Release: Abuse Survivor Breaks Silence About Abuse by Former Top Official of the Diocese of Crookston

Sexual Abuse Survivor Ron Vasek Breaks SilenceAbout Abuse by Former Diocese of Crookston Vicar General Msgr. Roger GrundhausCrookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner Sued for Coercion (St. Paul, MN) – A Minnesota man sued the Diocese of Crookston and Bishop Michael Hoeppner on Tuesday, claiming that Hoeppner coerced him into keeping silent about his alleged abuse by a Diocese of Crookston priest 46 years ago and signing a document stating the abuse never occurred.Ron Vasek and his attorney, Jeff Anderson, announced the filing of the lawsuit in St. Paul. Vasek alleges that he was abused as a minor by…

May 09, 2017: Media Advisory: Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner Sued for Coercion, Abuse Survivor to Speak Publicly Today

(St. Paul, MN) – At a news conference on today in St. Paul,
attorney Jeff Anderson, a child sexual abuse survivor, and a Minnesota
priest will announce the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of the survivor
naming Bishop Michael Hoeppner and the Diocese of Crookston as
defendants. This is the first time in the United States a bishop has
been individually sued for coercion.

May 08, 2017: First U.S. Bishop Sued for Coercion in Minnesota After Suppressing Report of Child Sexual Abuse

First Bishop in the United States Sued for CoercionIn 2015, a Minnesota Bishop Suppressed  Report of Child Sexual Abuse  Survivor to speak publicly for the first time Tuesday about abuse by a former top official in Minnesota diocese Bishop threatened harm to survivor’s vocation and his son’s career as a priest if he did not recant his abuse report(St. Paul, MN) – At a news conference on Tuesday in St. Paul, attorney Jeff Anderson, a child sexual abuse survivor, and a Minnesota priest will announce the filing of a lawsuit on behalf of the survivor naming a current Minnesota bishop and…