April 30, 2006

Judge will consider reinstating civil suit

Anchorage Daily News

The Associated Press

Published: April 30, 2006
Last Modified: April 30, 2006 at 02:58 AM

FAIRBANKS -- A judge in Nome has decided he will hear arguments from attorneys in their effort to get the civil case involving allegations of abuse by a priest to go forward.

Superior Court Judge Ben Esch in February dismissed the suit against the Fairbanks Catholic Diocese and the Society of Jesus brought by a woman identified in court documents as Jane Doe 2.

After going over motions filed by the attorneys in the case, Esch now is asking attorneys on both sides to set a date to hear arguments between May 30 and June 16.

"We are all thrilled," said Anchorage attorney Ken Roosa, who with California attorney John Manly represents the plaintiff.

Posted by kshaw at April 30, 2006 06:52 AM