Insurers in the Diocese of Rockville can obtain ch. 11 Information on abuse claims


By Vince Sullivan (September 23, 2021, 5:14 p.m. EDT) – A New York bankruptcy judge has said insurers who have provided historic liability coverage to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Center will be able to access information provided by victims of sexual abuse, concluding that the documents are relevant to future mediation discussions.

In a virtual hearing, U.S. bankruptcy information judge Shelley C. Chapman said she was primarily concerned with the mediation process that will begin shortly to facilitate a possible settlement between the diocese, its insurers and the hundreds of claimants alleging have been sexually assaulted by people associated with the church.

“It should be easy for the diocese”, judge …

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