Green Bay Diocese Ordered Pay $500,000 after Being Found Guilty in Civil Lawsuit
Green Bay Press-Gazette
November 1, 2012
The Green Bay Catholic Diocese has been found guilty in a civil lawsuit involving a pedophile priest, according to a report from WGBA-TV in Green Bay.
A Las Vegas jury concluded Thursday the diocese was negligent in transferring John Patrick Feeney to a Nevada parish where he allegedly molested a 13-year-old boy.
The Green Bay Diocese will have to pay a $500,000 in damages.
The Diocese will also stand trial next May in Wisconsin, involving the sexual abuse Todd and Troy Merryfield.
The Diocese is accused of concealing Feeney's history in that case as well.