TV News LIES

Thursday, Jun 30th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Few Milwaukee clergy abuse victims get large sums

Few Milwaukee clergy abuse victims get large sums

E-mail Print PDF

Timothy DolanClergy sex abuse victims have long accused the Archdiocese of Milwaukee of spending more money on lawyers to protect itself than to care for those who suffered at the hands of abusive priests. An

Associated Press analysis of documents released this week found most of the $30 million the archdiocese paid out through mid-2012 went to victim settlements and therapy, but the bulk of it went to just a few victims — while hundreds of others got no money at all.

The archdiocese released the records as part of a deal with victims suing it for fraud in federal bankruptcy court. The documents cover 88 settlements worth at least $6.6 million and provide the first detailed look at which victims were paid, how much and when. Until this week, the archdiocese had only released annual totals.

The records support victims' longtime claim that Wisconsin for many years was among the more difficult states for them to get compensation. The main reason was a 1995 Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that made it nearly impossible to hold the church responsible for its priests' actions. The court said the church was protected from negligence lawsuits by the First Amendment. No longer afraid of litigation, the archdiocese established a no-settlement policy that lasted until the national clergy abuse scandal erupted in 2002.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


IKEA recalls 36 million chests and dressers after six deaths

Ikea recalls dressersSwedish furniture company IKEA Group [IKEA.UL] is recalling almost 36 million chests and dressers in the...

US Senators kill gun control measures

US Senate votes down gun control lawsSenators voted on four measures -- two Democratic and two Republican -- that would have set...

End of California nuclear era: Last plant to close by 2025

california nuclear plants to close by2025California's last nuclear power plant will close by 2025 under an accord announced Tuesday, ending three...

Southern California wildfire grows to 1,700 acres, evacuations under way

California Sherpa wildfireResidents and visitors near Las Padres National Forest were evacuated Thursday as a wildfire continues to...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!