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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

U.S. Judge Asks Vatican To Serve Court Paper To Pope
Posted on 2 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MILWAUKEE - (AP) A federal U.S. judge is asking the Vatican to cooperate in serving the Pope and two other top officials with court papers that stem from decades-old allegations of sexual abuse by a priest in Wisconsin. The request is an incremental and... Read More

Vatican: Ky. Abuse Lawsuit Lacks Link To Rome
Posted on 25 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - (AP) The Vatican is asking a federal judge to reject an attempt to question Pope Benedict XVI under oath in a Kentucky sex abuse lawsuit on the grounds that there has been no evidence of a link to church officials in Rome. The arguments... Read More

Vatican Offers 3 Reasons It’s Not Liable For Abuse
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

VATICAN CITY – (AP) Dragged deeper than ever into the clerical sex abuse scandal, the Vatican is launching a legal defense that it hopes will shield the pope from a lawsuit in Kentucky seeking to have him answer attorneys' questions under oath... Read More

Oregon Abuse Case Lawyers Want To Question Cardinals
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) Lawyers for a man who wants to hold the Vatican accountable for the priest who molested him in the 1960s asked a federal judge Wednesday to allow them to question top cardinals. The lawyers filed papers outlining requests for depositions... Read More

Attorney Suing Vatican, Pope Over Murphy Case
Posted on 22 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ST. PAUL, Minn. – (AP) An attorney says he is filing a federal lawsuit that accuses Pope Benedict XVI and senior Vatican officials of failing to defrock a Wisconsin priest despite allegations he molested at least 200 deaf children from 1950 to 1975... Read More

Vatican Halted Trial For Man Accused By Deaf Boys
Posted on 25 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

VATICAN CITY – (AP) Two Wisconsin bishops urged the Vatican office led by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Benedict XVI, to let them conduct a church trial against a priest accused of molesting some 200 deaf boys, but the Vatican ordered the... Read More