Spokane diocese sues lawyers in bankruptcy case
Catholic World News - October 10, 2012
The Diocese of Spokane, Washington, has filed a malpractice suit against the law firm that handled the diocese’s bankruptcy case.
In seeking $12 million from the firm of Paine Hamblen Coffin Brooke and Miller, the Spokane diocese says that the lawyers failed to provide adequate protection for the assets of the diocese. In particular the lawsuit questions the lawyers’ decision to file for bankruptcy just before former Bishop William Skylstad was scheduled to testify in a sex-abuse trial. The new leader of the diocese, Bishop Blaise Cupich, questions whether the firm’s representation of both Bishop Skylstad and the diocese constitutes a conflict of interest.
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