Diocese of Rockville Centre files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid clergy abuse lawsuits

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October 1, 2020

By Sophia Hall


The Diocese of Rockville Centre is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to help manage legal expenses and facilitate settlements with sex abuse survivors who brought lawsuits under the Child Victims Act.

Bishop John Barres said more than 200 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse have been filed against the diocese and Chapter 11 bankruptcy “offers the only way to ensure a fair and equitable outcome for everyone involved.”

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