Bankruptcy judge rejects jury-trial motion, insurance settlement | Catholic Courier

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court July 9 denied a motion by the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors that would have allowed 21 sexual-abuse lawsuits against the Diocese of Rochester to proceed in state court. The motion was filed June 8 by attorneys representing the Committee, which was appointed by the Office of the United State Trustee and comprises several survivors of childhood sexual abuse who had filed claims against the diocese under New York state’s Child Victims Act. Also during the hearing, the court denied the diocese’s motion for approval of a $35 million settlement with several insurers involved in its bankruptcy case, which began in September 2019. After denying both motions, Judge Paul R. Warren of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York, ordered all involved parties to return to mediation via face-to-face discussions.

Bankruptcy judge rejects jury-trial motion, insurance settlement | Catholic Courier

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