News Release: Top Official From Duluth Diocese to Testify at Bankruptcy Hearing Tomorrow

Top Diocesan Official to Testify at Duluth Courthouse

(Duluth, MN) – At a hearing tomorrow in United States Bankruptcy Court, a top official from the Diocese of Duluth will testify under oath regarding the Diocese of Duluth Bankruptcy filing.

Friday, February 5, 2016
U.S. Courthouse
Courtroom 2  – 11:30 AM
515 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN 55802

On December 7, 2015, the Diocese of Duluth filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection. Judge Robert J. Kressel set a May 25, 2016 deadline for creditors, including survivors of childhood sexual abuse, to come forward confidentially and bring a claim in the Duluth Diocese bankruptcy case.

Additionally, the Minnesota legislature passed the Child Victims Act in 2013 eliminating the civil statute of limitations for survivors of sexual abuse in Minnesota and opened a three-year “window” for survivors to file claims against their abusers and the institutions that protected their abusers. That window also closes on May 25, 2016.