Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Suit Against Legion of Christ Over Bequest Settled

According to Monday's Providence Journal, a Rhode Island federal district court lawsuit against the scandal-ridden Catholic order, the Legion of Christ, has been settled out of court. The suit was brought by Paul Chu as executor of his father's estate. (See prior related posting.) His father, James Boa-Teh Chu, a former Brown University mechanical engineering professor who died in 2009, left annuities worth between $1 and $2 million to the Legion. The suit claimed that the Legion used undue influence on the elder Chu in his last years in order to obtain the bequest. The terms of the out-of-court settlement were not disclosed.