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.
Settlements and bankruptcies in Catholic sex abuse cases
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.
The diocese of Helena, Mont., is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as a tactical step in achieving a global settlement for 362 sexual abuse claims.
The diocese of Gallup, N.M., has formally started the process of bankruptcy, citing the costs incurred by a growing number of sex-abuse claims.