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Vatican Served With Court Documents In Wis. Abuse Case
Posted on 13 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MILWAUKEE - (AP) The Vatican has been served with court papers stemming from decades-old allegations of sexual abuse against a now-deceased priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf, attorneys for the accuser and the Vatican said Tuesday. Jeff Anderson... Read More

Judge Orders Vatican To Show Files In Abuse Case
Posted on 25 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) A federal judge in Oregon ruled Thursday that the Vatican must respond to certain requests for information from a man who says he was molested by a priest in the 1960s. The man known in court documents as John V. Doe filed suit eight... Read More

Philadelphia Diocese Faces New Priest Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
Posted on 22 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) The Archdiocese of Philadelphia was hit Monday with the fourth in a series of new lawsuits that blame church officials for failing to protect children from sexually abusive priests. The lawsuits mirror accusations made by city prosecutors... Read More

Lawsuit Claims Vatican Covered Up Child Sex Abuse
Posted on 12 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CHICAGO - (AP) A lawyer says he's suing the Vatican on behalf of a woman whose son was sexually abused by a Chicago priest in an effort to hold the Holy See responsible for covering up abuse. Attorney Jeff Anderson says the Vatican engaged in a criminal... Read More

Man Sues Over Alleged Abuse By Catholic Priest
Posted on 30 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MIAMI – (AP) A Mississippi man who says he was molested by a Fort Myers priest when he sought after-school tutoring in the late 1960s has sued two Roman Catholic dioceses, claiming they actively concealed the sexual abuse. The lawsuit was filed... Read More

Nuns Sue Boston Archdiocese Over Retirement Funds
Posted on 25 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) An order of Roman Catholic nuns has sued the Boston Archdiocese and Cardinal Sean O'Malley after years of failed efforts to withdraw from a church-run pension fund. The Daughters of St. Paul have asked the Supreme Judicial Court to order... Read More

Court Wants Records Made Public In Friars' Sex Cases
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A California appeals court ruled Thursday that psychiatric and other confidential records of Franciscan friars accused of sex abuse should be made public in a long-awaited decision that could speed the release of similar documents about... Read More

Lawyer For Wisconsin Accuser: Vatican Rejected Lawsuit
Posted on 1 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MINNEAPOLIS - (AP) The attorney for a man who says he was sexually abused decades ago by a now-deceased priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf says the Vatican has refused to be served with a lawsuit over the matter. St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson... Read More

Former Staff Files Suit Against Closed N.Y. Hospital
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW YORK - (AP) The now-defunct St. Vincent's Hospital was destroyed by mismanagement as it teetered at the edge of bankruptcy including a $278,000 golf outing and more than $100 million in unspecified spending for just one year, according to a lawsuit... Read More

Nuns Withdraw Pension Fund Lawsuit Against Boston Archdiocese
Posted on 26 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

BOSTON - (AP) An order of Roman Catholic nuns has withdrawn a lawsuit alleging the Boston Archdiocese didn't allow it to withdraw its portion of a church-run pension fund. The two sides said in a statement Wednesday they'd reached a resolution... Read More

Knights Of Columbus Lawsuit Claims Sex Abuse Coverup
Posted on 15 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) Two men have sued the Knights of Columbus alleging they were sexually abused decades ago by a leader of the Catholic fraternal organization's youth program. Jeffrey Herman, attorney for the men, said he believes the lawsuits... Read More

Knights Of Columbus Wants Abuse Lawsuits Dismissed
Posted on 15 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - (AP) The Knights of Columbus, citing a statute of limitations, asked a judge to dismiss lawsuits by two men who say a youth leader sexually abused them decades ago. The men sued the New Haven-based group in December and said a former... Read More

Sex Assault Lawsuit Filed Against Philadelphia Archdiocese Officials
Posted on 8 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHILADELPHIA - (AP) A man suing the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia says clergy covered up sexual assault allegations against a Roman Catholic priest who molested him in the 1990s. In a lawsuit filed Monday in the city's Court of Common... Read More

Lawsuit: Priest Impregnates Pennsylvania Teenager
Posted on 29 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - (AP) A Pennsylvania couple secretly videotaped a Roman Catholic priest having sex with their 18-year-old daughter in the basement of their home and are now suing, saying he got her pregnant. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in Berks County... Read More

Delaware Diocese Settles Priest Abuse Claims For $77M
Posted on 4 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) Lawyers involved with the Delaware Catholic Diocese of Wilmington's $77 million settlement with nearly 150 alleged victims of sexual abuse said the church's agreement to release unredacted documents is a historic step toward making sure it... Read More