March 10, 2006

Church to Settle With 88 in Abuse Arbitration

Los Angeles Times

From Reuters
March, 10 2006

BOSTON The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston said Thursday that 88 people would settle claims they were sexually abused by priests, agreeing to a smaller payout than a first group of abuse victims received.

Kelly Lynch, a spokeswoman for the archdiocese, said the 88 agreed to participate in a first round of arbitration scheduled to take place in March and April.

The archdiocese has offered average payments of $75,000 per person.

This settlement would come three years after the Boston Archdiocese, which was at the heart of a national pedophile priest scandal, reached a global settlement with about 540 victims for $85 million, paying each person roughly $153,000.

Posted by kshaw at March 10, 2006 07:28 AM