Saturday, September 02, 2006

Milwaukee Diocese Settles With California Abuse Plaintiffs

The Los Angeles Times today reports that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has reached settlements totaling $13.3 million with eight California victims of clergy sexual abuse. The suits were brought in California by victims who allege that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee transferred one of its priests, who it knew was a pedophile, to California’s Diocese of Orange to get rid of him. California courts have held that they have jurisdiction of the Milwaukee Diocese in these cases.