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New Jersey Fund to Compensate Victims of Catholic Priest Sex Abuse

Victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in New Jersey will soon be able to apply for compensation from a fund representing all five of the state’s dioceses, one of the fund’s administrators announced. Camille Biros, who also is …

Pennsylvania Dioceses Consider Victims’ Compensation Fund

Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses said late Friday they are willing to set up a victims’ compensation fund as they face the prospect that state lawmakers will give victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to sue the church. The …

GM Faulty Ignition Victim Compensation Fund Accepting Claims

A fund set up by General Motors to pay for deaths and injuries caused by its vehicles with faulty ignitions is accepting claims. The five-month filing period that began Friday is part of the fallout from General Motors’ recall of …

GM to Pay All Claims From Faulty Ignition Switches

General Motors Co. will spend whatever it takes to compensate victims of accidents in Cobalts, Ions and other cars with faulty ignition switches, said Ken Feinberg, the lawyer hired to make the payments. Feinberg will take claims from Aug. 1 …

9/11 Responders Far From New York City Seek Compensation

They weren’t exposed to anywhere near the same level of ash, grit and fumes, but emergency workers who rushed to the Pentagon and the Pennsylvania countryside on 9/11 are signing up for the same compensation and health benefits being given …

Marathon Bombing Victims Urged to Apply for Funds

The administrator of the Boston Marathon victims’ compensation fund says so far just five people have filed applications for a portion of the $30 million the One Fund has already collected. Kenneth Feinberg tells the Boston Herald that the families …