the republic logo

Archdiocese bankruptcy creditors wants claims deadline for clergy abuse victims pushed back

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

ST. PAUL, Minnesota — The creditors committee in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has asked a judge to give clergy sex abuse victims more time to file claims.

Aug. 3 is the current deadline. The committee wants that pushed back to May 25, 2016, which would align with the deadline the Legislature has set for victims to file abuse lawsuits. In a court filing, the committee notes that the bankruptcy judge has expressed concerns about the church's efforts to publicize the deadline.

Minnesota Public Radio reports (http://bit.ly/1J4DM7P ) a hearing on the request is scheduled for July 30.

More than 170 abuse victims have filed claims against the archdiocese. At least 120 or so parishes are also filing claims, seeking compensation for costs related to resolving clergy sex abuse claims.


Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.org

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.