Feb 13, 2018 News Headlines 0 comment

Judge Allows Two Claims In Diocese Sex Abuse Case To Proceed In District Court

A federal judge on Monday granted a motion allowing two claims of sexual abuse by an Absarokee priest in the 1970s and ’80s to proceed to conclusion through the state courts. The order by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Jim Papas allows two claims to move forward in district court, which was not previously an option after the Great Falls-Billings Diocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last year to move toward a settlement for the 86 people who have filed claims of sexual, physical and emotional abuse.