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Diocese of Syracuse Files for Chapter 11
On June 19, 2020, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York (the “Debtor”) filed a petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of New York seeking relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The Debtor’s Chapter 11 Case is pending before the Honorable Judge Margaret M. Cangilos-Ruiz under case no. 20-30663.
The filing is necessary to manage litigation expenses, address disputes with the Diocese’s insurers and facilitate settlements with abuse survivors who brought lawsuits under the Child Victims Act.
In order to qualify, you may need an Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program Lawyer, also known as an IRCP Lawyer or IRCP Attorney.
The Catholic Church sex abuse scandal continues to make news with more and more victims coming out to claim the help they need.
Many of these victims don’t get the full compensation they deserve.
Do not miss your opportunity for monetary compensation.
Attorney Jordan Merson has been successful in helping numerous sex abuse victims of the catholic church get the compensation they need and deserve, with child sex abuse caseswith the New York IRCP , the Syracuse IRCP , the Buffalo IRCP, and the Philadelphia IRRP and many more.
Jordan Merson and his firm, Merson Law, have been featured on many prominent media outlets for championing justice for sexual abuse victims.
And now Merson Law is representing church sex victims of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, New York.
Diocese of Syracuse Files for Chapter 11 to Manage Legal Expenses and Facilitate Settlements with Abuse Survivors
In February of 2018, the Diocese of Syracuse announced the formation of the Syracuse Independent Reconciliation Compensation Program (IRCP) to pay out compensation for victims of sexual abuse by members of the Syracuse clergy. Merson Law represented many victims who attended the Diocese of Syracuse during the lifetime of the IRCP, which has since expired.
By May 1st of 2019, the Diocese of Syracuse had paid out nearly $11 million to 79 victims.
In February 2019, the New York State Senate passed the Child Victims Act, which opened up new opportunities for victims who had not filed through the IRCP to sue the Diocese of Syracuse for their abuse.
After “the financial impact of the Child Victims Act on the Diocese, as well as the economic downturn precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic,” the Diocese of Syracuse opted to file Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, also known as Reorganization.
– Reverend Douglas J. Lucia, in his letter to the Diocese of Syracuse
What you need to know if you were a sex abuse victim of the Diocese of Syracuse
The Diocese of Syracuse Chapter 11 case has been filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.
To register, please provide you name, contact information, and a summary description of the nature of the claim, including the dates and location of the abuse and name of the perpetrator. Or simply contact us.
New complaints of abuse received through the process must be reported to the local office of the District Attorney and to the Diocese of Syracuse for review. This is extremely complicated and daunting.