News Release: Archdiocese, Diocese of Winona Seek to Dismiss Doe 1 Case in Monday Hearing

Archdiocese, Diocese of Winona Seek to Throw Doe 1 Lawsuit Out of Court

Ramsey County Hearing Scheduled for 1:30PM Monday, July 21, 2014

(St. Paul, MN) – On Monday, July 21, 2014, at 1:30PM in Ramsey County District Court, Judge John Van de North will hear oral arguments  pertaining to numerous legal issues in the Doe 1 vs. Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis and Diocese of Winona civil lawsuit.

One of the issues the Archdiocese and Diocese of Winona seek to dismiss is the public nuisance legal claim. The Archdiocese also contends it did not know of then-priest Father Thomas Adamson’s history of sexually abusing children before he was placed at St. Thomas Aquinas parish where he abused Doe 1.

The original Doe 1 complaint and additional information can be found on our website at