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Catholic diocese intends to file for bankruptcy

December 4th, 2018Posted By: Bryan

Another Catholic diocese is attempting to shield its assets from lawsuits stemming from sexual abuse perpetrated by its priests by filing for bankruptcy. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe New Mexico has been defending lawsuits over the last several years but in a recent press conference indicated that it intends to file for bankruptcy. Historically, bankruptcy […]

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For Native American Clergy Sex Abuse Survivors, Justice is Elusive

October 1st, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: - Cecily Hilleary

WASHINGTON —  Elsie Boudreau was 10 years old that afternoon in 1978 when Father James Poole called her and two playmates into the office of a small radio station he had founded in Nome, Alaska. “He had us line up against the wall and began asking us questions,” said Boudreau, who grew up in St. […]

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Lawsuit settled over dangerous Yakima County intersection resulting in teen’s death

September 6th, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: - Marie Schurk

YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. – The county has settled a lawsuit which states a poorly-designed intersection resulted in a Granger High School student’s death back in 2015. Yakima County settled the lawsuit for $1.6 million after 17-year-old Angel Mendoza was killed at the intersection of Yakima Valley Highway and Gurley Road, local law firm Tamaki Law […]

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County settles wrongful death lawsuit for $1.6 million, promises to fix intersection

September 6th, 2018Posted By: Megan

Contributor: Yakima Herald Republic - Phil Ferolito

After settling a wrongful death lawsuit for $1.6 million, Yakima County now plans to improve the intersection deemed unsafe where a head-on collision killed a 17-year-old Granger High School student in 2015. A few months ago, the county agreed to the settlement involving the death of Angel Mendoza, who was killed where Gurley Road forks […]

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August 15th, 2018Posted By: Bryan

Pennsylvania Priests Sexually Abused Children for Decades A Pennsylvania Grand Jury has concluded that the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania has been covering up child sex abuse for decades. Read the news report.  According to the grand jury report, which examined 6 of the state’s 8 dioceses, over 300 perpetrators sexually abused over 300 victims, over a […]

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