News Release: Nuisance, Spoliation Claims to Proceed in Lawsuit Involving Curtis Wehmeyer

Judge Allows Unprecedented Legal Claims to Move Forward in Lawsuit Involving Father Curtis Wehmeyer 

Claims Include Nuisance and Spoliation of Evidence

(St. Paul, MN) – Today, Ramsey County Judge John Van de North issued an Order allowing Doe 31, who was sexually abused by Father Curtis Wehmeyer, to move forward with legal claims for nuisance and spoliation and offered Doe 31 a chance to amend the complaint filed on January 30, 2014 to include additional details in support of false advertising and deceptive trade practices claims to demonstrate the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis misrepresented its programs to be safe for children.

“We are eager to put all of the information before the Court that will show the misrepresentations of a safe environment for children,” said Doe 31’s attorney Jeff Anderson.

The legal claims are consumer protection laws that have never before been used in a clergy child sexual abuse lawsuit in civil court.

Notes: The Order issued today by the Court is attached and posted to our website along with the complaint and other documents.