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Los Angeles archdiocese will not appeal order to release cardinal's depositions

Catholic World News - June 15, 2010

The Los Angeles archdiocese will not appeal a judge’s order that allowed for the public release of depositions by Cardinal Roger Mahony and other archdiocesan officials.

The decision clears the way for public scrutiny of some 600 pages of testimony from a lawsuit in which a sex-abuse victims charged that archdiocesan officials had been negligent in their supervision of Michael Baker, a priest who has been laicized and is now serving a 10-year prison sentence. The archdiocese has agreed to a $2.2 million payment to settle the lawsuit.

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  • Posted by: opraem - Jun. 15, 2010 7:13 PM ET USA

    roger is still delaying the release of the papers attached to the $660 million settlement several years ago.

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