March 10, 2006

Abuse claim filing deadline passes


News4 Staff
Last updated: Friday, March 10th, 2006 05:18:11 PM

SPOKANE -- The deadline has passed for people wanting to file claims of priest sexual abuse against the Spokane Catholic Diocese.

As part of the bankruptcy reorganization the court imposed Friday’s deadline so that the diocese can settle with legitimate victims and eventually emerge from Chapter 11.

To date, Diocese attorneys say they've received 176 claims. An offer of $46 Million has been made to the 75 victims who had previously filed lawsuits. Of the remaining 101, Diocese attorneys say only 39 appear legitimate and only one rises in their words to a "serious level."

Posted by kshaw at March 10, 2006 09:34 PM