July 28, 2005

Clergy abuse deal given OK

The Boone Community Recorder

By Paul McKibben Staff Reporter
BURLINGTON - A judge has officially given preliminary approval to a proposed settlement between the Diocese of Covington and victims of clergy abuse.
The deal still needs Judge John Potter's final approval. His order on the preliminary approval was filed last week in Boone Circuit Court.

A hearing has been scheduled for 11 a.m. Jan. 9, 2006. Objections to the proposed settlement must be made in writing and filed with the court on or before Dec. 19.

"We're glad that this milestone has been reached," said diocese spokesman Tim Fitzgerald.

Posted by kshaw at July 28, 2005 07:39 AM