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Justice for Australian victims of child sexual abuse is being blocked by a legal tactic – and it must stop | Matt Barker | The Guardian

Justice for Australian victims of child sexual abuse is being blocked by a legal tactic – and it must stop | Matt Barker | The Guardian | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it

Permanent stays are supposed to be used only in ‘exceptional’ circumstances but are being used regularly by institutions to defend historical abuse claims

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October 13, 2020 10:45 PM
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Rochester diocese bankruptcy: 500 abuse claims, $3 million to lawyers - DemocratAndChronicle.com

Rochester diocese bankruptcy: 500 abuse claims, $3 million to lawyers - DemocratAndChronicle.com | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it
A year after Rochester's Catholic diocese filed for bankruptcy protection, private talks continue toward a resolution.
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St. Catharines Catholic Diocese reaches settlement with witness of her sister’s chronic sex abuse - TheGlobeAndMail.com

St. Catharines Catholic Diocese reaches settlement with witness of her sister’s chronic sex abuse - TheGlobeAndMail.com | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it

Witness wanted to share her story with others who may not recognize as witnesses, they too were victims and survivors

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Deadline Looms For Clergy Sex Abuse Victims In New Jersey To File For Compensation – CBS Philly

Deadline Looms For Clergy Sex Abuse Victims In New Jersey To File For Compensation – CBS Philly | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it
Last year, the state passed a game-changing law that temporarily lifts the statute of limitations for victims of sexual abuse to sue their attackers.
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2 accused clergy predators can be deposed despite New Orleans church's bankruptcy case, judge says | NOLA.com

2 accused clergy predators can be deposed despite New Orleans church's bankruptcy case, judge says | NOLA.com | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it

A federal bankruptcy judge has ended a stay that was blocking purported victims of child abuse from taking sworn testimony from their alleged abusers while the Archdiocese of New Orleans

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Church of England approves compensation for sexual abuse survivors | The Guardian

Church of England approves compensation for sexual abuse survivors | The Guardian | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it

The Church of England has approved an initial compensation scheme for survivors of sexual abuse that could reach a multimillion-pound sum as it braces itself for the findings of an independent inquiry to be published next week.

The C of E’s executive body, the Archbishops’ Council, unanimously agreed to draw down reserves for the first payouts to survivors as part of an “interim pilot scheme”.

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Supreme Court says Basilian Fathers responsible for $2.5M in damages to sexual abuse victim Rod MacLeod - SooToday.com

Supreme Court says Basilian Fathers responsible for $2.5M in damages to sexual abuse victim Rod MacLeod - SooToday.com | Denizens of Zophos | Scoop.it

Rod MacLeod, the victim of a pedophile priest in the 1960s at a Sudbury high school, said he hopes his latest legal victory will inspire other sexual abuse victims to come forward and “seek justice through the court.”

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