NEW YORK (NY)
The Wall Street Journal
December 27, 2018
By Tom Corrigan
USA Gymnastics, Boy Scouts of America explore chapter 11 to handle victims’ claims
The Archdiocese of Portland was the first to do it. Three months later the Roman Catholic Diocese in Tucson, Ariz., followed suit and three months after that the diocese in Spokane, Wash., did it, too.
They all filed for bankruptcy and since then more than 15 other Catholic dioceses and religious orders have filed for bankruptcy to seek protection from lawsuits by sexual-assault victims, resulting in about 4,000 claims seeking compensation for past wrongdoing.
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