New Ulm diocese reaches $34M settlement with abuse victims

New Ulm diocese reaches $34M settlement with abuse victims Photo: KSTP-TV

Updated: June 26, 2019 01:52 PM

The Diocese of New Ulm in Minnesota has reached a $34 million settlement in its bankruptcy case with 93 people who say they were sexually abused by priests and others.

Attorney Jeff Anderson, who represents many of the survivors, says it includes contribution of $8 million from the diocese and its parishes with the rest coming from insurance carriers. If the bankruptcy court approves the plan, the survivors will vote, and then their claims will be evaluated to determine award amounts for the individuals.

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