February 20, 2006

Judge Appoints Pair to Oversee Sexual Abuse Payments


BURLINGTON - A newspaper company executive and a retired federal judge have been appointed to oversee payments to victims of sexual abuse in the Diocese of Covington.

William Burleigh, chairman of the board of the E.W. Scripps Co., and Thomas D. Lambros of Ashtabula, Ohio, former chief judge in the Northern District of Ohio, will be the special masters of the $85 million settlement fund.

Special Judge John Potter appointed the pair Tuesday to sort through roughly 361 claims and decide who will receive how much money.

Lambros, 76, served as a federal judge in northern Ohio from 1967 to 1995. For the last five of those years, he was chief judge, and the courthouse in Youngstown is named after him.

Posted by kshaw at February 20, 2006 09:06 AM