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Boy Scouts Lawyers Eye New Bankruptcy Reorganization Plan

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Monday that they plan to file a new reorganization plan after gaining little support for a previous proposal that has been roundly criticized by …

Compensation Program Offered to Sex Abuse Victims by New York Archdiocese

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York announced a compensation program Thursday for victims of sex abuse by priests who are willing to forego lawsuits in exchange for an award to be determined by an independent mediator. “One sin, one …

Milwaukee Archdiocese Proposes $4M in Compensation to Victims

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has proposed setting aside $4 million to compensate the victims of clergy sexual abuse in its bankruptcy reorganization plan, according to a statement provided to The Associated Press. The Wisconsin archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in 2011, …

California Bill Allowing Abuse Victims More Time to Sue Fails

A California bill that would give some sex abuse victims more time to sue has failed to gain enough support to make it out of a key legislative committee. The Los Angeles Times reports the bill, which needed nine votes …

Los Angeles Archdiocese to Release Accused Priests’ Files

Five years after settling with sex abuse victims, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles says it will release the confidential personnel files of about 200 accused priests. Spokesman Tod Tamberg told the San Gabriel Valley Tribune on Friday that the Archdiocese …