DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Diocese of Duluth has reached a settlement with dozens of people who say they were abused as children by its priests.
The attorney for 125 claimants in the diocese’s bankruptcy case, Jeff Anderson, says the agreement requires the diocese to pay them $40 million. The settlement also requires the diocese to release the files of 37 priests that it has classified as credibly accused.READ MORE: At Duluth's Rose Garden, Thousands Of Vibrant Flowers Are Uniquely Situated On Lake Superior's Shore
The diocese filed for bankruptcy in 2015. Anderson says once the diocese’s reorganization plan is approved in bankruptcy court, the 125 claimants will formally vote on the plan. A claims reviewer will determine how much each claimant will be paid.READ MORE: COVID Community Test Sites In Mpls., St. Paul, Bloomington To Close By End Of The Week
The settlement requires the diocese, its parishes and other Catholic entities to pay $10 million. The rest will be funded by its insurance carriers.MORE NEWS: Twin Cities Among Metro Areas Included In Biden Plan To Curb Violent Crime
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