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Gallup diocese has spent $3.5 million in legal fees for bankruptcy

February 09, 2016

The Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico, has spent $3.5 milion in legal fees and associated costs during its bankruptcy proceedings.

The diocese, which filed for federal bankruptcy protection in November 2013, is still working to reach a settlement with creditors, led by sex-abuse victims. The law firm representing the diocese had filed bills for nearly $2 million by the close of 2015, while a firm representing victims had sough payment for more than $1 million. 


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