Harrisburg Diocese Bankruptcy: Catholic Church Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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Diocese of Harrisburg Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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Diocese of Harrisburg Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

For decades, if not longer, the Diocese of Harrisburg has protected over 60 priests credibly accused of sexual assault of children. In recent years, the Diocese has paid out roughly $12 million dollars in a settlement with 106 victims ($114,000 per victim). Many, including other prominent sexual abuse lawyers and journalists, have noted the small payout.

Fearing an onslaught of new claims, on February 19, 2020, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg filed for Chapter 11 reorganization under the U.S. Federal Bankruptcy code.

The goal of this filing is to prevent the Diocese from incurring an insurmountable debt. Chapter 11 lets the Diocese try to settle claims with existing assets and insurance coverage. This means that there will be a limited fund of money for victims of sexual assault.

The Diocese’s bankruptcy filing will likely set the amount of this fund on May 19, 2020, at a status conference set for 11AM. In addition to this, as a part of the Chapter 11 filing, the US Bankruptcy Court set a hard deadline for claims against the Diocese of Harrisburg for November 13, 2020.

If you were abused by a priest, clergyman, or other member of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, you must act now to claim the compensation you deserve.

Don’t let the Diocese of Harrisburg deny or minimize your sex abuse claim.

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In order to qualify, you will need an experienced sexual assault lawyer, also known as an IRCP Lawyer, IRRP Attorney, or IVCP Attorney. (These abbreviations come from various different Catholic victim compensation programs.)

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.

Jordan Merson, Founder of Merson Law, New York’s top sex abuse law firm and winner of the largest sexual assault verdict in New York State History has helped numerous sexual abuse victims of the Catholic Church receive the compensation they truly deserve.

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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 cases with the New York IRCP , the Syracuse IRCP , the  Buffalo IRCP, and the Philadelphia IRRP.

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 Harrisburg.

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Information Victim-Survivors of Abuse in the Diocese of Harrisburg

The key features of the Diocese of Harrisburg Bankruptcy Filing are as follows:

  • The Diocese intends to pay out victim-survivors of sexual abuse
  • 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 must be reported to the local office of the District Attorney and to the Diocese of Harrisburg for review. This is extremely complicated and daunting.

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  • Individuals who previously submitted a complaint of sexual abuse of minors to the Diocese may have an opportunity to seek compensation.
  • Individuals who have not previously filed a complaint with the Diocese may register on or before a deadline to be determined May 5, 2020.

  • Survivors who claimed abuse by lay teachers (public/private school teachers, college professors, or other teachers that are not employed by the Diocese of Buffalo) or members of religious orders will not receive compensation from the fund. It is limited to individuals abused by priests, bishops, or deacons.

Get the help that you need in maximizing your compensation from the Chapter 11 filing.

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