Montana Diocese reaches $20M settlement with Catholic sex abuse victims

After six years of litigation and three attempts at mediation, victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse in Eastern Montana have reached a settlement with the church.

The tentative $20 million agreement with the Great Falls-Billings Diocese was announced Friday by the diocese and two law firms representing the victims. 

The bankruptcy judge and the victims still must approve the settlement.

The claims cover allegations of sexual abuse between the 1940s and 1980s at ministries throughout  . . . 

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