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Diocese of Great Falls-Billings settles sexual abuse lawsuit for $20 million

May 2nd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: KULR8.com

The Diocese of Great Falls/Billings has agreed to settle 86 sexual abuse claims for $20 million, ending a lawsuit that began in 2011. The lawsuit alleges that multiple priests and nuns working for the diocese sexually abused children from the 1950s through the 1990s. The Diocese filed for bankruptcy in March of 2017, just months […]

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Montana Diocese reaches $20M settlement with Catholic sex abuse victims

May 2nd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Billings Gazette - Phoebe Tollefson

After six years of litigation and three attempts at mediation, victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse in Eastern Montana have reached a settlement with the church. The tentative $20 million agreement with the Great Falls-Billings Diocese was announced Friday by the diocese and two law firms representing the victims. The bankruptcy judge and the victims […]

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Great Falls-Billings Catholic Diocese reaches settlement with sex abuse victims for $20 million

May 2nd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Great Falls Tribune - Seaborn Larson

The revelation that the Great Falls-Billings Diocese agreed to pay $20 million to sex abuse victims of past clergy should feel like a triumph to those affected by molestation. But, as a few victims put it Friday, money doesn’t solve problems like that. “To me it means justice, to an extent,” one man said. “Nothing will […]

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Montana Diocese reaches $20M settlement with abuse victims

May 2nd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Washingtonpost.com

HELENA, Mont. — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Great Falls-Billings reached a $20 million agreement to settle claims by 86 people who said they were sexually abused as children by clergy employed by the Montana diocese dating back to the 1950s, officials said Friday. The abuse happened at the hands of dozens of priests, deacons […]

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Diocese of Great Falls/Billings agrees to settle abuse claims for $20M

May 2nd, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: KRTV.com

The Diocese of Great Falls/Billings has agreed to settle 86 sexual abuse claims for $20 million, ending a lawsuit that began in 2011. The agreement was announced in a press release from Tamaki Law Offices, which represents 38 of the 86 plaintiffs. The lawsuit alleges that multiple priests and nuns working for the diocese sexually […]

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