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Delaware diocese paid $16 million in legal fees for bankruptcy

August 14, 2014

The Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware, paid nearly $16 million in legal fees and other costs for the bankruptcy case it filed in 2009, the Associated Press reports.

Most of the expenses for the bankruptcy case-- more than $12 million-- were lawyers' fees and expenses. The diocese emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2011 after a settlement that paid $77 million to victims of sexual abuse.

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  • Posted by: skall391825 - Aug. 15, 2014 4:44 AM ET USA

    So what? It's not cheap to be a welcoming diocese. Right?