Settlements and bankruptcies in Catholic sex abuse cases
An attorney for victims for clergy sex abuse said Thursday that a judge has ordered all sides back to mediation in the years-long bankruptcy case of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
An amended bankruptcy plan for the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese would potentially double survivors' funds, but an attorney for the creditors is unsatisfied with the proposal.
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Duluth announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This makes Duluth the 13th diocese to file since 2004 because of sex abuse scandals.
A bevy of appeals of decisions in the bankruptcy case as well as other federal and state lawsuits indicate the plan will not be the last word, however.