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Minn. Court Clears way for Archbishop's Deposition

Updated: 03/05/2014 7:56 PM
Created: 03/05/2014 4:13 PM KSTP.com

The Minnesota Court of Appeals has cleared the way for attorneys representing an alleged victim of clergy sexual abuse to interview Archbishop John Nienstedt.
    
Chief Judge Edward Cleary denied requests by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona to block depositions of Nienstedt and former vicar general Kevin McDonough.
    
The plaintiff's attorney, Jeff Anderson, has scheduled Nienstedt's deposition for April 2 and McDonough's deposition for April 16.
    
In a statement, the archdiocese says it appreciates that the court considered its appeal and issued a timely opinion.
    
The lawsuit against the archdiocese, the Winona diocese and former priest Thomas Adamson alleges sexual abuse by Adamson between 1976 and 1977 when he was assigned to a church in St. Paul Park.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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