Posts Tagged 'catholic church'

New Jersey Moves to Extend Statute of Limitations for Sex Abuse Cases

New Jersey extends statute of limitations for sex abuse casesNew Jersey has joined a growing number of states that are giving power to the voices of those who were sexually abused as children at the hands of the clergy and organizational leaders tasked with teaching them and keeping them safe. While study after study has shown that it can take years – if not decades – for a victim to come to grips with their abuse ...

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Administrator of PA Dioceses Sex Abuse Funds Has Extensive Prior Experience

The vast majority of Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses have chosen Kenneth Feinberg’s Washington, D.C.-based law firm to handle the administration of funds they’re using to compensate survivors of sex abuse at the hands of the Church.

Feinberg is highly experienced in such matters and has become, as described by triblive.com, the “go-to person for determining how people are compensated in the wake of tragedy.” His prior engagements include the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal that rocked Penn State ...

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New Information Emerges on Pennsylvania Catholic Church Sex Abuse Victims Funds

As several Pennsylvania dioceses move to establish funds to settle claims over hundreds of sex abuse allegations, details have emerged about how the funds will be paid and the pathways that survivors of the abuse may have toward filing their claims.

The funds, known as reconciliation and reparation funds, are particularly important to those whose claims may have exceeded the statutes of limitations that would normally bar the victim from pursuing civil action in court. It can take ...

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Pennsylvania Catholic Church Establishes Sex Abuse Survivors Compensation Fund

Several Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses have established a fund to pay out settlements to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy members. Known as the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations program, the fund may help provide a layer of closure to survivors who claim to have been sexually abused by the Church during childhood.

The issue of Catholic clergy sexual abuse has ravaged the Church for decades and Pennsylvania has been hit particularly hard. The Pennsylvania compensation program is run by ...

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