Diocese of NJ seeks $ 27 million insurance settlement

By Rick Archer (Jan. 6, 2022, 6:35 p.m. EST) – The Diocese of Camden asks New Jersey bankruptcy judge to sign nearly $ 27.2 million settlement with its insurance companies despite opposition clergy abuse seekers.

In documents filed Wednesday, the Roman Catholic Diocese said that although the tort plaintiffs committee rejected the proposed settlement, accepting it would be better for the estate than uncertain and potentially costly litigation.

The diocese reached Chapter 11 on October 1, 2020, as it faced dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by clergy and other religious figures dating back decades. At the time, we used to say …

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