Friday, June 02, 2017

Catholic Order Files For Bankruptcy In Settlement of Sex Abuse Claims

The Minneapolis Star Tribune and Premier report that yesterday the Crosier Fathers and Brothers, a Roman Catholic order, filed for bankruptcy in a Minnesota federal Bankruptcy Court. Along with the filing, the Order agreed to a $25.5 million settlement with 43 plaintiffs who have filed sex abuse lawsuits against the Order.  The sex abuse by 19 members of the Order occurred from the 1960's to the mid-1980's. The settlement is one of the largest per victim payments among the 14 Catholic Church bankruptcies around the country so far.