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Archive for January, 2014

Catholic Diocese to File for Bankruptcy Protection

January 31st, 2014Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: USA Today - Matt Volz, Associated Press

HELENA, Montana (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Helena is set to file for bankruptcy protection in advance of proposed settlements for two lawsuits that claim clergy members sexually abused 362 people over decades and the church covered it up. Diocese spokesman Dan Bartleson said in a statement Friday the bankruptcy reorganization case came […]

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Diocese of Helena Files Bankruptcy as Part of Proposed Settlement of 362 Sexual Abuse Claims for $15 Million

January 31st, 2014Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

The Diocese of Helena is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as part of its effort to settle 362 claims involving sexual abuse perpetrated by priests and nuns in Montana churches and boarding schools.  The Diocese has pledged a proposed settlement fund of $15 million, which will be funded with insurance and Diocese assets. The […]

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Turning Wrongs Into Rights

January 30th, 2014Posted By: Blaine Tamaki

This is my mission in representing every one of our clients. Without imposing accountability to those who commit “wrongs” against us, we really have no rights. My business is to correct the wrongs which cause serious injury, abuse, and death. It is tragic and unjust when people from all walks of life, children, elderly, workers, […]

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Victims of former Kennewick teacher’s sex abuse planning legal action

January 16th, 2014Posted By: Megan Chang-Ngaruiya

Contributor: Tri-City Herald - Kristin M. Kraemer

KENNEWICK — Several boys who were sexually abused by their Kennewick High teacher believe the school district didn’t do enough to protect them and should be held accountable. Some of William B. Pickerel’s victims, who are now adults, are working with an attorney to build a case against the Kennewick School District. Lawyer Jeff Kreutz with […]

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