Twin Cities Archdiocese Adds Money for Abuse Victims to Bankruptcy Plan

By Rebecca Omastiak
November 15, 2016

[with video]

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has announced an amended plan of reorganization tied to its bankruptcy case.

The case involves financial reorganization and clergy abuse claims.

According to the announcement, the plan raised the proposed trust for claimants from $65 million to more than $130 million.

Court filings indicate most of the new money is coming from settlements with additional insurance carriers. The original plan included settlements with three carriers worth over $33 million. The archdiocese has now reached settlements with 11 of its 13 insurance carrier groups totaling over $92 million. The archdiocese says it still hopes to get "many millions of dollars" from the two remaining carriers that have not settled.

Victims' attorney Jeff Anderson says the new plan lets the insurers off the hook too easily.



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