Notice of Claim

By Jennifer Haselberger
Canonical Consultation
August 04, 2015

Since I have been fielding questions from reporters on this topic, I thought I would take the opportunity to also mention here that I too filed a notice of claim in the matter of the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. 

I have not commenced a lawsuit against the Archdiocese. I simply notified them, prior to the established bar date, that I had a claim for which I may seek legal remedy.

It will come as no surprise to many of you that the basis of my claim is defamation of character. Nor will it surprise you to learn that the claim is based not on a single incident but multiple incidences that have occurred over the past year.

However, I do want it to be known that in filing the notice and contemplating legal action I am not seeking personal enrichment. If I do pursue a claim for damages my intention is to use any award in furtherance of the goal of ensuring that the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis becomes a safe and welcoming place for all individuals. I have a very specific idea about one step that can be taken towards accomplishing this, and my intention is to use any award as seed money for that project.


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