April 19, 2005

Talks continue in sex abuse suit

Cincinnati Post

By Paul A. Long
Post staff reporter

A hearing planned for today on a class-action lawsuit claiming the Diocese of Covington covered up decades of sexual abuse by priests has been delayed as both sides continue negotiations to achieve an out-of-court settlement.

After a hearing last month, Special Judge John Potter ordered both sides back to the bargaining table, and indicated that he may take a more active role in settlement talks unless both parties moved toward an agreement.

He told them to return to court today to update him on the status of the talks.

But on Monday, Potter signed an order delaying that hearing until May 20.

Posted by kshaw at April 19, 2005 08:58 PM