Portland Diocese Gag Order To Remain In Place

Law360, New York (March 2, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Less than three months after brokering a deal between the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland and alleged victims of sexual abuse, a federal bankruptcy judge has tossed a bid to lift a gag order that prevents public discussion of the details surrounding the diocese’s Chapter 11 proceedings.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth Perris said in an order filed on Thursday that no party, attorney or insurer participating in the mediation process shall make any comment outside of court proceedings about the claims, adversary proceedings, Chapter 11 proceedings,...
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