Archdiocese of Milwaukee Files for Bankruptcy

Hit stalemate over transparency in sex abuse lawsuits
By Imperator ,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2011 10:09 PM CST
Promoted on Newser Jan 5, 2011 6:14 AM CST

(User Submitted) – Overwhelmed by 23 sex abuse lawsuits, the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee filed for bankruptcy yesterday. In so doing, Milwaukee followed seven other dioceses also forced into bankruptcy by the costs of litigating and settling claims against their priests for sexual abuse. The bankruptcy filing followed a failed mediation effort that foundered over the issue of how much the diocese would disclose going forward about sex abuse claims, reports the New York Times.

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