Sexual Abuse Within the Catholic Church
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Diocese of Camden — Proposed Settlement: On April 19, 2022, the Diocese announced a proposed settlement with approximately 300 survivors of child sex abuse, agreeing to pay $87.5 million in cash – the largest cash payment by any Catholic diocese in bankruptcy to date – and an assignment of its insurance rights. You can read more about this proposed settlement by clicking here.
First Lawsuits Filed: On December 1st, our law firms filed some of the first lawsuits against the Catholic Church under New Jersey’s new law for abuse survivors. The new law gives all abuse survivors, regardless of their current age, a limited time to file suit for the abuse they suffered. If you or someone you love was sexually abused as a child, please contact us to learn your legal options and to ensure your rights are protected.
Child Sexual Abuse in the New Jersey Catholic Church: We represent dozens of people who were sexually abused by Catholic priests and others associated with the Catholic Church in New Jersey. If you were sexually abused, you are not alone and it was not your fault. Please contact us for a free, confidential consultation to learn your legal options under New Jersey’s new law for abuse survivors.
Read and Watch Interviews with Our Attorneys and Clients: Some of our clients have decided to speak publicly about the legal claims they are filing under New Jersey’s new law for survivors of childhood sexual abuse. You can read and watch interviews with them and some of our attorneys by clicking these links:
NJTV: “For those claiming clergy abuse, a window long shut is about to open”
AP: “Lawsuit wave expected as New Jersey eases sex abuse limits”
NorthJersey.com: “What to expect when alleged abuse victims can begin suing the clergy this Sunday”
Priests Identified as “Credibly Accused”: Click on a name below to see the names of priests and others who the Catholic Church in New Jersey has concluded were the subject of credible allegations of child sexual abuse: