St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese keeps August 3rd’s deadline for sex abuse claims


By Frannie Smith, Producer

MINNEAPOLIS-ST.PAUL, Minn. (KTTC)– Attorneys for clergy sex abuse victims have been asking for more time to file claims. However, a federal judge puts his foot down for this coming Monday’s deadline.

Attorneys have argued that the August 3rd deadline was not publicized enough. However, Federal Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel dissagrees. He said “extraordinary efforts” have been made for the upcoming deadline.

The Archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January after several clergy abuse lawsuits.

Richard Anderson, attorney for the archdiocese, said this Monday’s deadline is not meant to keep victims from coming forward, but to keep the bankruptcy process moving along.

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