February 01, 2006

SNAP Reacts To Covington Diocese Settlement


Reported by: Lynn Giroud/ AP
Web produced by: Neil Relyea
Photographed by: 9News
First Posted: 1/31/2006 11:07:55 PM

It is a landmark case. A class-action lawsuit against the Diocese of Covington results in an $85 million settlement.

That settlement was approved Tuesday by the courts, clearing the way for hundreds of victims to be compensated for the abuse they suffered at the hands of priests.

More than 350 people are taking part in this class action settlement, all claiming they were sexually abused by priests in the Covington Diocese.

This was a day they have waited for a long, long time.

Posted by kshaw at February 1, 2006 08:10 AM