On January 19, 2023, James, Vernon & Weeks, P.A., together with our Denver co-counsel, Zaner Harden Law, filed a civil lawsuit in Denver District Court against the Denver Archdiocese on behalf of our client, Scott Verti, for the horrific sexual abuse he suffered while serving as an altar boy.
(ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Dec. 29, 2022) — A federal bankruptcy judge on Thursday approved a $121.5 million reorganization plan, ending four years of court battles. The approved reorganization plan provides for monetary payments to nearly 400 claimants and establishes a public archive for documents showing how decades of abuse occurred
After three agonizing years in bankruptcy court and many months of talks, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester and more than 400 sex abuse survivors with claims in the diocese’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy case have agreed to terms. The settlement agreement is an important step, but it is far
The settlement still needs to be approved by the bankruptcy court and voted on by the approximately 475 survivors in the case. Hundreds of people who say they were sexually abused by Rochester-area priests have agreed to a financial settlement with the Diocese of Rochester. The settlement will create
Rochester, N.Y. — The Official Creditors Committee in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester bankruptcy case has reached a settlement with the diocese after more than three years of litigation. The settlement is a first of its kind in a New York Catholic bankruptcy case. Three other diocesan bankruptcies are
In January 2018, Chad and Jennifer Brackeen adopted a Navajo baby boy, winning a legal battle with the Navajo Nation after it sought to place the boy with a Navajo family. Soon after, the Texas couple looked to adopt his younger sister, but ran into more opposition: The girl’s
Gannett Corp. is unfairly stalling any handover of documents needed to help former Democrat and Chronicle newspaper carriers prove they were molested as young teenagers decades ago by an adult route supervisor, an attorney for one of the ex-carriers charges. Meanwhile, Gannett is doubling down on an aggressive
BISBEE, Ariz. (AP) — MJ was a tiny, black-haired girl, just 5 years old, when her father admitted to his bishop that he was sexually abusing her. The father, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and an admitted pornography addict, was in counseling with
There’s been a major decision in favor of sex abuse survivors in the Catholic Diocese of Rochester. They can now sue individual parishes, the diocese, and other Catholic organizations for damages. A bankruptcy court judge made that decision Monday, denying an injunction filed by the diocese to prevent individual
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