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Another Suit Against Ex-California Priest Moving Forward

Just days after a Southern California diocese announced the settlement of two child-abuse lawsuits, a lawyer says he has no plans to settle a third suit against a former Catholic priest. Attorney Anthony De Marco tells the Sun newspaper the …

Abuse Suits Settled by California Diocese For $3.8M

A Southern California diocese has paid $3.8 million to settle two child-abuse lawsuits brought against a former Catholic priest. The Diocese of San Bernardino announced Sunday that payments settling the two civil cases involving Alejandro Castillo came from a combination …

California Diocese Files For Bankruptcy Due to Sex Abuse Payouts

A Roman Catholic diocese in Central California filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday after paying out millions of dollars to plaintiffs who made sexual abuse allegations during the past two decades. The Diocese of Stockton, which filed for Chapter 11 …

Missouri Diocese Not Liable In Priest Abuse Civil Case

The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph cannot be held liable for the actions of a priest accused of abusing a boy off church property, a Missouri appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the Missouri Western District Court …

Former Oregon Resident Files $16M Sex-Abuse Suit Against Church

A 34-year-old woman who was raised near Portland, Ore. has filed a $16 million lawsuit, alleging she was the victim of sexual abuse as a teenager. The Oregonian newspaper reported that Cristie Prasnikar, who now lives out of state, filed the …