Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Milwaukee Archdiocese Seeks Supreme Court Review In Bankruptcy Decision

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, yesterday a petition for certiorari was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Listecki v. Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors.  In the case, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that $55 million held by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in a perpetual care trust fund for maintaining Catholic cemeteries is potentially available in the Archdiocese's bankruptcy to satisfy claims of clergy sex abuse victims. (See prior posting.)