Victims Retract Support For Del. Diocese Ch. 11 Plan

Law360, Wilmington (June 21, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT) -- A committee of alleged sexual abuse victims in the Catholic Diocese of Wilmington Inc.’s bankruptcy reversed course Monday, vowing to oppose the church body's Chapter 11 plan over concern that appeals of its confirmation could delay $77 million in settlement payments.

The Diocese of Wilmington, forced into bankruptcy in 2009 by a flood of litigation stemming from allegations of sexual abuse by priests, cleared a path out of Chapter 11 in February when it reached a $77.4 million settlement with 146 alleged abuse victims.

But attorneys...
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