NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR (CANADA)
The Canadian Press via the Toronto Star
September 23, 2020
The archdiocese of St. John’s will ask the Supreme Court of Canada to overturn a decision that declared the city’s Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation liable for sexual abuse at the Mount Cashel orphanage in the 1950s.
The archdiocese says in a release that its lawyers today petitioned for leave to appeal the July decision from the Newfoundland and Labrador Court of Appeal.
Geoff Budden, the victims’ lawyer, had said the Appeal Court ruling meant the archdiocese would have to pay about $2 million to four lead plaintiffs in the case.
Budden said today’s decision to appeal was expected, although his clients would rather be getting their settlements.
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