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Spokane bishop explains suit against bankruptcy lawyers

Catholic World News - October 15, 2012

Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Washington, has written to the faithful of his diocese explaining why he has filed a malpractice suit against the law firm that handled bankruptcy proceedings for the diocese.

The law firm “failed to explore other means of ending the abuse scandal,” Bishop Cupich said, and the bankruptcy plan crafted by the lawyers “failed to adequately fund the risk of new claims.” The bishop said that he felt a fiduciary responsibility to safeguard the assets of the diocese, and had consulted with a variety of experts before making the decision to file suit.

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  • Posted by: koinonia - Oct. 15, 2012 9:54 PM ET USA

    What a mess.

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