San Diego Diocese Mulls Bankruptcy

Law360, New York (February 20, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- On the eve of trial, the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego has threatened to file for bankruptcy in an attempt to temporarily sidestep more than 140 lawsuits accusing priests of sexual abuse.

Bishop Robert Brom said in a letter to parishioners released Sunday that the Diocese of San Diego will consider filing for Chapter 11 reorganization if fair settlements can't be reached with the alleged abuse victims, citing concerns that settlements with the victims could “cripple the ability of the church to accomplish its mission...
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