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2005 Catholic Church sexual-abuse settlements

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

MAY 2005

Altoona-Johnstown and Greensburg, Pa., dioceses, et. al.; one plaintiff; three priests; amount undisclosed.

APRIL 2005

Manchester, N.H.,diocese; four plaintiffs; three priests; amount undisclosed (six-figure range).

Santa Rosa diocese; one plaintiff, one priest; $3.3 million "The largest settlement for a female victim of sexual abuse by a priest in this country and the third-largest for any California victim."

Fort Worth, Texas,diocese and Worcester, Mass.,diocese; one plaintiff; one priest (first of two cases against same priest); $1.4 million; one plaintiff; one priest (second case against same priest); $2.75 million. Money to come from Fort Worth Diocese.

Peoria, Ill.,diocese; one plaintiff; three priests; amount undisclosed.

MARCH 2005

Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska,the Society of Jesus, Oregon Province, and the Alaska Jesuits; one plaintiff; one priest; $1 million.

Sioux City, Iowa,diocese; 16 plaintiffs; two priests; amount undisclosed.

San Francisco,archdiocese; one plaintiff; one priest; $437,000.

Stockton, diocese; two plaintiffs; one priest; $3.6 million.


Archdiocese of Miamiand diocese of Venice, Fla.; three plaintiffs; one priest; $1.1 million.

Paterson, N.J.,diocese; 27 plaintiffs; $5 million. "The largest payout by a New Jersey diocese in a clergy sex-abuse case."

Albany, N.Y., diocese; five plaintiffs, amount undisclosed.


Bridgeport, Mass., diocese; one plaintiff; one priest; amount undisclosed.

Dubuque, Iowa, archdiocese; one plaintiff; one priest; $100,000.

Covington, Ky., diocese; one plaintiff; one priest; amount undisclosed

Compiled by: Colleen Robledo

Source: Associated Press (Nexis)


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