April 19, 2005

Judge to rule on hiring new consultant


TUCSON, Ariz. Lawyers representing potential future claimants of priestly sexual abuse may have swayed the judge in the Tucson Catholic Diocese's bankruptcy proceedings.

Lawyers asked bankruptcy Judge James Marlar to let them hire consultants to estimate the number of potential abuse victims.

The judge says he'll rule in the next day or so whether to allow attorneys representing abused unknown future claimants and unknown minors to hire two child sexual abuse experts from Phoenix.

They would estimate how many of those victims likely would come forward.

Posted by kshaw at April 19, 2005 08:49 PM