Minnesota Lawyer Jeff Anderson Leading Boy Scout Sex Abuse LawsuitsThe lawyers' ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of America: potentially the most fateful chapter in its 109-year history.
Clergy Abuse Victims To Vote On Reorganization PlanThe tentative settlement reached in May provides about $210 million to compensate abuse victims.
St. Paul Archdiocese Agrees To Pay $210M To Sexual Abuse SurvivorsIn 2013, the Minnesota Legislature opened a three-year window in the statute of limitations that allowed alleged victims of prior abuse to sue for damages.
Twin Cities Archdiocese Bankruptcy Plans Denied By JudgeAn attorney for victims for clergy sex abuse says a judge has denied both compensation plans in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis' bankruptcy case.
Abuse Victims Propose $80 Million Settlement From ArchdioceseSurvivors of priest abuse say the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul can contribute more to victims than it has proposed in bankruptcy court.
Hundreds Of Minnesotans Sue Over Sex AbuseIt's been nearly three years since Minnesota opened a path for lawsuits by victims of long-ago childhood sexual abuse. In that time, more than 800 people have brought abuse claims against churches, the Boy Scouts, schools and a children's theater company.
As Lawsuits Against CTC Mount, Victims Urged To Come ForwardTodd Hildebrandt was a 15-year-old child actor at the Children's Theatre Company back in 1977. At a press conference, he shed his protective John Doe 84 identity. He sought to put a face to decades of trauma.
Another Lawsuit Filed Against Children’s Theatre, Former ActorAnother former child actor is suing the Children’s Theatre Company and a Minneapolis businessman she says abused her in the early 1980s.
Lawyer To Release Files On 5 More Priests Accused Of AbuseAn attorney who represents a significant group of people who have filed bankruptcy claims against the Twin Cities Archdiocese plans to release files on five priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Jeff Anderson said the files pertain to priests connected with St. John's Abbey were obtained as part of the Troy Bramlage settlement earlier in 2015.
Victim Advocates Decry Milwaukee Archdiocese Settlement PlanThe Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."
2 Men Filed Civil Lawsuits Against Crosier Seminary ClergyAttorney Jeff Anderson said Tuesday one man was molested at about age 15 to 17 by a priest and two brothers who were assigned to the seminary and the other man was sexually abused by the same priest, another father and a brother when he was about 14 to 15 years old.
Lawyer Reveals More Names Of Priests Accused Of AbuseThe effort to reach more victims of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic church is stepping up. Lawyer Jeff Anderson revealed Tuesday more names of clergy who he says have been credibly accused of sexual abuse.
Parishioners, Victims React To Archbishop's ResignationParishioners leaving morning mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul have mixed feelings about the resignations of Archbishop John Nienstedt and Bishop Lee Anthony Piche. Nienstedt announced his resignation Monday, along with that of Piche.
Father Eckroth Is Laid To Rest, While New Documents Shed Disturbing LightA retired St. John's Abbey priest accused of sexually abusing children is dead. The law office of Jeff Anderson and Associates announced Friday that Father Richard Eckroth passed away this week at the age of 88.
In Settlement, St. John’s Abbey Monk Admits To Abusing StudentSecret abuse files kept hidden inside a Minnesota monastery are coming to light. As part of a new legal settlement, The Rev. Allen Tarlton had to admit he sexually assaulted Troy Bramlage at St. John's Preparatory School in the 1970s.