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$6.6 M in Chicago Priest Abuse Cases; Settlements Total $50 M+

Posted May 29, 2007 8:26 PM CDT
By Martha Neil

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A $6.65 million settlement has been announced in a Chicago archdiocese priest sex abuse case, reportedly bringing the total of all such settlements paid by the Chicago archdiocese to more than $50 million.

The $6.65 million resolves lawsuits brought by 15 plaintiffs in 2005 and 2006 concerning a dozen allegedly abusive priests from the 1960s to the 1990s. The plaintiffs will receive varying amounts, and the largest total settlement with an individual plaintiff is $2.3 million, reports the Chicago Tribune. (One plaintiff committed suicide after bringing suit.)

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