Apr 27, 2018
BILLINGS – The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings has agreed to pay $20 million to settle 86 sexual abuse claims.
The law firms representing the victims issued a press release Friday morning announcing the settlement.
The claims, initially filed in 2011, alleges priests and nuns working for the diocese sexually abused children for four decades beginning in the 1950s.
The settlement was reached on Tuesday following mediation.
According to the press release, The Diocese filed for bankruptcy in March 2017, just months before the first of many jury trials were scheduled to begin.
The Diocese later asked to dismiss the bankruptcy action.
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