July 10, 2005

Archdiocese settles 12 abuse lawsuits

Chicago Tribune

Published July 10, 2005

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA -- The archdiocese of San Francisco has agreed to pay more than $16 million to settle a dozen lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by a once-popular priest.

The agreements that attorneys announced Friday came days before the first of several planned trials was to begin on alleged abuses by the late Rev. Joseph Pritchard.

The attorneys said the individual settlement amounts varied and would not be disclosed.

Posted by kshaw at July 10, 2005 07:51 AM