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550 Sexual Abuse Claims Against Archdiocese Of Milwaukee Made Before Bankruptcy Court Deadline

February 2, 2012  ·  By HM&M


Last year, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee filed for bankruptcy protection, stating that sexual abuse lawsuits against it could lead to debts that it could not afford. The bankruptcy court set February 1 as the deadline for claims to be filed against the Archdiocese. Before this deadline, approximately 550 clergy sex abuse claims were filed. In fact, one priest was accused of abusing around 200 boys at a suburban school for deaf students over a 24 year period.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has already paid more than $30 million to settle clergy sex abuse claims. Sadly, the number of victims and size of these settlements demonstrate the pervasiveness of the abuse and the crippling harm that it has caused so many people.

Although it is unfortunate that this deadline had to be set, I am glad to see that 550 victims had the courage to come forward. If you are a victim of sexual abuse or are inquiring on behalf of a friend or family member who has suffered a sexual assault, contact experienced trial lawyers immediately to confidentially discuss your claims.

February 2, 2012

Italian Cruise Line Offers Discount On Future Cruises To Survivors of Ship Disaster

This past week, the owners of the Costa Concordia offered stunningly low compensation to survivors of the wrecked cruise ship in the form of a 30 percent discount on future cruises. A spokesman for Costa Cruise said, “The company is not only going to refund everybody but they will offer a 30 [percent] discount on... Read More

February 2, 2012

Cook County Morgue Fails to Identify Body for 14 Months, Suit Alleges

The Chicago law firm of Hurley, McKenna & Mertz P.C. has filed a lawsuit against the County of Cook on behalf of the family of a woman whose body lay unidentified in the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office for over fourteen [14] months. The suit alleges that 47 year-old Carmelita Johnson went missing in Chicago... Read More

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