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Milwaukee archdiocese faces 550 abuse claims in bankruptcy proceeding

February 03, 2012

More than 550 people have filed claims for compensation because of sexual abuse by clerics of the Milwaukee archdiocese.

The claims were filed just before a deadline imposed by bankruptcy-court proceedings. The Milwaukee archdiocese filed for bankruptcy protection last year, citing the likely costs of sex-abuse settlements.

The archdiocese has asked the court to dismiss up to 95% of the claims, saying that they are excluded by the statue of limitations or because the alleged molesters were not priests.


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