Bridgeport diocese tries another legal move to avoid release of files
November 25, 2009
The Diocese of Bridgeport, Connecticut, which has lost a series of legal battles to prevent disclosure of files relating to the handling of sex-abuse complaints, has filed yet another motion with a Connecticut court, asking a judge to reconsider his order for release of diocesan documents. Lawyers for the Bridgeport diocese filed documents acknowledging that 8 priests in one parish had been accused of sexual abuse over a period of years, but argued that there is no need to release further documentation.
Having failed in every effort to overturn a state court order-- including appeals to the Connecticut Supreme Court and the US Supreme Court-- the Bridgeport diocese is now facing the requirement to release a huge volume of internal documents by next Tuesday, December 1.
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- Diocese Of Bridgeport Acknowledges Allegations Involving 8 Priests From 1968 To 2000 (Hartford Courant)
- Diocese fights lawsuit alleging abuse by St. Theresa's priests (Connecticut Post)
- Bridgeport diocese loses another appeal on release of sex-abuse documents (CWN, 11/02)
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