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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

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

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

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

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

Settlement In 26 Vermont Priest Sex Abuse Cases
Posted on 14 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MONTPELIER, Vt. – (AP) Dozens of former altar boys who sued Vermont's Catholic church over allegations of sexual abuse by priests 30 years ago will share in a nearly $18 million settlement of their cases. The attorney for the 26 plaintiffs and... Read More

Lawsuits Filed Against Jesuits In Oregon Bankruptcy Court
Posted on 22 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) Attorneys representing a group of people who allege sexual abuse by Jesuit priests have filed 37 lawsuits in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland, seeking about $3.1 million. The Oregonian reports that the lawsuits f iled late Thursday... Read More

California Church Documents Show Sex Abuse Allegations
Posted on 26 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN DIEGO - (AP) Attorneys for nearly 150 people who claim sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests made nearly 10,000 pages of previously sealed internal church documents public Sunday, revealing at least one previously unknown decades-old case in which... Read More