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News Release: Judge’s Order Puts Public Safety and Child Protection First

Trial Court’s Order Puts Public Safety and Child Protection First

(St. Paul, MN) – Today, Judge John Van de North issued an order bifurcating the Doe 1 v. Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis and Diocese of Winona civil lawsuit. The decision today to separately try the public nuisance claim before the negligence claim is a giant step forward for public safety and child protection.
The trial for the public nuisance claim is scheduled to begin November 3, 2014, followed by the trial of the negligence claim on January 5, 2015.

“The harm being done by the dangerous practices of the Archdiocese is imminent and real,” said Doe 1’s attorney, Jeff Anderson. “This is why the trial of the public nuisance case before the negligence case is a giant step toward public safety and child protection. We are grateful for the chance to share this journey, with this survivor and other courageous survivors, of exposing these dark secrets and reckless practices.”

Today’s Order is attached and additional information can be found on our website at www.andersonadvocates.com.