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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

Lawsuit Tries Tough Sell: Vatican As Business
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MILWAUKEE – (AP) A lawsuit from the U.S. aims to place blame for priest sexual abuse at the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church by claiming the Vatican controls leadership, fundraising and doctrine down to the lowest levels. The lawsuit... 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

Vatican Pleased U.S. Plaintiffs Seek To Dismiss Lawsuit
Posted on 10 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

VATICAN CITY - (AP) The Vatican said Tuesday it was satisfied that three men who had sought to hold the Vatican liable in an American court for sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests have decided to abandon the case. The Kentucky case was being closely... 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

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

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

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

High Court Lets Vatican Sex Abuse Lawsuit Move Forward
Posted on 28 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court won't stop a lawsuit that accuses the Vatican of conspiring with U.S. church officials to transfer a priest from city to city despite repeated accusations that the clergyman sexually abused young people. The... Read More

Lawsuit: Church Protected Abusive Salesian Priest
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A California man who alleges he was abused in the 1960s by a priest who belonged to the Salesian order of the Roman Catholic church filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the order and the Vatican, claiming officials covered for the cleric... 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