Monday deadline to file priest abuse claims

August 02, 2015


ST. PAUL, Minn - Victims of clergy sex abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis must file their claims by 5 p.m. Monday.

The Aug. 3 deadline was challenged by victims' attorneys, who asked a U.S. bankruptcy court judge to honor a May 2016 deadline - the same filing cutoff for all other abuse victims in Minnesota. But, last week, Judge Robert Kressel reaffirmed his April decision, designed to expedite the archdiocese's reorganization plan.

The archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January following a wave of clergy abuse lawsuits. Minnesota Public Radio News reports more than 400 creditors had filed claims. Abuse victims accounted for more than 250 of them.


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