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Lawsuit: Famed Jesuit abused boy 1,000 times around world

One day in May of 1970, an 11-year-old boy and his disabled sister were sitting on the curb outside a Chicago tavern, waiting for their mother to come out. When a priest with crinkly eyes and a ready smile happened by and offered the family a ride home, they could not have been happier.

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Legal reckoning: New abuse suits could cost church over $4B

At the end of another long day trying to sign up new clients accusing the Roman Catholic Church of sexual abuse, lawyer Adam Slater gazes out the window of his high-rise Manhattan office at one of the great symbols of the church, St. Patrick's Cathedral. "I wonder how much that's worth?" he muses.

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Church bankruptcy plan to be put to vote

Lawyers for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and victims of clergy sexual abuse are arguing over what creditors will be told before they vote on the archdiocese's bankruptcy reorganization plan.

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Milwaukee archdiocese proposes $4M for victims

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has proposed setting aside $4 million to compensate the victims of clergy sexual abuse in its bankruptcy reorganization plan, according to a statement provided to The Associated Press.

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550 seeking restitution from Milwaukee Archdiocese

About 550 people are asking for restitution for alleged sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee - more than in any of the other U.S. dioceses that have filed for bankruptcy protection, according to a lawyer involved in the Milwaukee case.

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Racine district settles civil claim for $150,000

RACINE, Wis. (AP) — The Racine Unified School District has agreed to pay $150,000 to resolve a civil claim involving sexual-abuse allegations. The claim was filed by a family who alleged that an educational assistant sexually assaulted their special-education student three times. A Journal Times of Racine report says the settlement was finalized last week. The amount was determined by ...

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Vatican served with court documents in Wis. abuse case (UPDATE)

By CARRIE ANTLFINGER Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Vatican has been served with court papers stemming from decades-old allegations of sexual abuse against a now-deceased priest at a Wisconsin school for the deaf, attorneys for the accuser and the Vatican said Tuesday. Jeff Anderson, an attorney for the man making the allegations, said he had been notified the papers ...

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Minn. lawyer seeks clergy-abuse victims in Wis.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Minnesota lawyer who represents alleged victims of clergy sexual abuse is launching a 30-day media blitz in southeastern Wisconsin asking other victims to come forward. Attorney Jeff Anderson of St. Paul is suing the Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee. His charges included allegations that one of its now-deceased priests molested as many as 200 deaf boys from ...

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Wis. priest removed after sexual abuse allegation

MILWAUKEE (AP) — An Elm Grove priest has left active ministry while authorities investigate whether he molested a child in the 1970s. Spokesman Jerry Topczewski tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel the allegation was made to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee last week and turned over to the district attorney’s office. If no charges are filed, he said, the archdiocese will conduct ...

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