Thursday, January 4, 2007

Spokane Diocese Close to Settlement

The Spokane Roman Catholic Diocese has agreed to pay $48 million to settle claims of sexual abuse by clergy, according to a press release from the Nevada bankruptcy judge who is serving as a mediator. The settlement still needs to be approved by the bankruptcy judge who is presiding over the case and then voted on by the creditors. Spokane Diocese agrees to pay at least $48 million to settle clergy abuse, Seattle Times, Jan. 4, 2007.

The press release is here (on the Spokesman Review's website). And the Spokesman Review's ongoing coverage is here.

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