Judge Sets Deadline in Duluth Diocese Bankruptcy Case

By Kevin Jacobsen
Northlands News Center
January 7, 2016

Duluth, MN ( -- A Bankruptcy judge has set a deadline in the Diocese of the Duluth bankruptcy case.

Judge Robert J. Kressel set a May 25th deadline for creditors, including survivors of childhood sexual abuse, to confidentially file claims

The decision requires all information about survivors of sexual abuse to be kept strictly confidential.

"Any survivors out there who are suffering in silence, blaming themselves, can now confidentially get help and take action," said attorney Mike Finnegan, "But time is running out."

On December 7, the Diocese of Duluth filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.

The court decision ordered the Diocese to pay $8.4 million to abuse victims with Duluth's chapter responsible to pay $4.8 million of that amount.








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