May 20, 2006

Abuse case aims for arbitration

Pahrump Valley Times

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A civil lawsuit stemming from allegations that a priest abused teenage boys at his Henderson parish is heading for binding arbitration, lawyers in the case said.

Al Massi, attorney for at least six boys who claim they were abused, and Philip Hymanson, attorney for the Catholic Diocese of Las Vegas, said an arbitrator will hear evidence in the case and decide if the plaintiffs are due monetary damages.

``It will be presented just like a nonjury trial,'' Massi said.

Hymanson declined to discuss specifics but said arbitration was in the best interest of the diocese.

Posted by kshaw at May 20, 2006 12:13 PM