October 06, 2005

Possible motions aired in abuse trials


Thursday, October 06, 2005
GREENFIELD - Lawyers and a judge involved in the consolidated cases of Catholic clergy sexual abuse yesterday began assembling a schedule of how the cases should proceed through the courts.

After listening to possible motions that could be filed in the cases and concerns surrounding discovery, Franklin Superior Court Judge John A. Agostini agreed to meet with all parties Oct. 14 to continue moving the case along. However, after the proceeding, a lawyer for several of the alleged sexual abuse victims expressed frustration, saying the complainants have become "the forgotten people" in the case.

"Judge Agostini is doing the best he can, but they are talking about a process that will be taking us to the end of 2006 at least. Some of the victims have been waiting since 2002 to get some justice," said Boston lawyer Carmen Durso.

Posted by kshaw at October 6, 2005 09:54 AM